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Joshua 12:1-24

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A Summary the Kings Conquered by Israel on Both Sides of the Jordan

Joshua 12:1-24

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Lesson Number 21

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. God keeps a record of the believers' enemies in the land.
  2. God keeps a record of the believers victories in the land.

Practical Application

  1. Count your many battles. Name them one by one.

Questions

  1. What is the difference between the Amorites and the Ammonites?
  2. How many kings were conquered by Israel on the east side of the Jordan? How many kings were conquered on the west side of the Jordan?
  3. What were so many kings doing in a land about the size of the state of New Jersey?
  4. What does the physical land of Canaan represent spiritually?
  5. What do the kings represent?
  6. Why does God keep a record of our spiritual victories?

Answers

  1. Amorites were enemies of Israel. Ammonites were descendants of Lot.
  2. East side - 2; west side - 31.
  3. The Canaanites were not united as a nation, but they were fractured up into many city-states with a ruling king for each city.
  4. The blessings and battles that the Lord has given to Christians and wants them to possess. God wants us to enjoy the blessings and be victorious over the battles.
  5. The satanic forces that work to keep Christians defeated, and to keep them from enjoying the spiritual blessings in Christ. See Ephesians 6:12.
  6. So He can reward us. See 1 Corinthians 3:12-14

Discuss/Consider

  1. God keeps a record of all the enemy opposition that we face. He knows everything that Satan is doing. Do you doubt that He is aware of your battles? Do you doubt that He can give you the victory? Don't ever doubt God's concern for you.
  2. God not only knows about the enemy forces, but He enables us to have victory over them. God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able to bear. Do you believe this? Believe it!

Challenge

  1. Remember to thank the Lord for giving you victory over certain temptations. Just thanking the Lord gives you strength for further victories, even in the same areas of temptation. Don't rest on your laurels.

Key Verses

  • "These are the kings of the land whom the Israelites had defeated and whose land they possessed." (Joshua 12:1)

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