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Why is this list of defeated kings recorded? They
are names and places far removed from us? Note the
repetition of the word "one. The Israelites were
given a land that was ruled many different kings.
They were defeated one by one and were put under
God's reign. The victories were all God's victories.
Revelation 11:15 shows the ushering in of the eternal
estate where all the kingdoms of this world are
become our Lord's kingdom. In the end Christ will
rule over all. In Joshua 12, we see a glimpse of what
happens in the eternal state when the meek inherit
the earth. The inheritance now is ruled by the devil
and his angels, but they will all be put down one by
one. In this message, we look at victory in God's
1. The victory in the purpose of God
We see a comprehensive victory. All the kings are
defeated. There is land left to possess, but that
does not change the fact they are defeated. Victory
is announced publicly. Christ's victory is also
public (Col 2:14-15). Christ is shown to be a
victorious King in the book of Matthew.
2. The veracity of the promises of God
Deut 31:3-4 shows God's promise to defeat the kings.
Zion and Og were the firstfruits of victory. In
Joshua 12, we see that once again God is faithful and
able to keep his word. Christ has promised us a
glorious resurrection and it will come to pass.
So this chapter gives us a glorious insight into our
future. We will have our inheritance. How does that
impact what I do today?
1. It saves you from discouragement
2. Make sure you are a friend of Christ and not an
3. Run from the futility of fighting with God.
Great comfort. I thank the Lord for guiding me to listen to this sermon! It was a great comfort to my heart. O, blessed day when the Lord Jesus will reign over all nations in righteousness. What a happy day!