“Only be thou strong and very courageous.”


Who is like unto Thee O Lord! Who is like unto Thee O! Lord among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness, fearful in Praising doing wonders alleluia, always doing wonders alleluia!!!!!! who is wonderful is Jesus, who is marvelous is Jesus, who is precious is Jesus, who glorious is Jesus, shout alleluia, alleluia, shout alleluia, alleluia, shout alleluia, alleluia, shout alleluia, alleluia.

Glorious God, Excellent God, Precious God I bow before Your throne, to worship at Your feet Your are a glorious God. Father we bow in reverence before the throne, to worship and adore You with the twenty-four elders in heaven, come down in Your glory, receive our Praise, receive all adoration, may our worship come unto Thee as a sweet savor unto Thee, receive our Praise, receive all adoration in Jesus Name.

Beloved, good morning, how are you doing? Hope you are waxing strong and stronger in the Lord, if you are shout alleluia!!!! Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Beloved, in God lies everything you and I will ever want or need while in this part of eternity and beyond so we live in Him and die in Him QED.

Psalmist in psalm 24 verses 1 and 2 said “the earth is of the Lord’S and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwelleth therein. For He has founded it …..” Beloveth the entirety of this whole world was made by God including you, so what can He not fix?

Do you know this song:

Heavenly Father you are wonderful, You are Excellent You are marvelous, I worship You Lord for Your Mighty, You got the Whole world in Your Hand. You got the whole world in Your Hand…..

Indeed, He God the whole world in His hand, therefore I am not afraid what men can do to me (Ps 56:4, 118:6, Heb 13:6). So we need not be afraid for our God is faithful in all His way.

One if the great disappointment in life is when you truly believe you can trust someone only to find out that they are in fact untrustworthy. The “faithful” friend you thought you had ended up not really being all that faithful. Perhaps you have experienced with a business partner. Or someone you are dating. Or worst, your spouse.  The one person you could trust in the end proved unfaithful. And it hurts. It makes you never want to trust anyone because you never want to feel that pain again. You don’t to get burned.

Gratefully, with God you have someone who is perfectly faithful. He can never be unfaithful to you. Why? Because to be unfaithful to you would mean He would be disowning Himself, as we are reminded above. And how would God disowning Himself if He was not faithful to you?

In 1 Cor. 12:27, Paul tell us the simple truth:”Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” and in 1 Cor 6:15 we are told, ”Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ Himself?”

If you are a follower of Christ, you are part of the body of Christ. And if Christ was to be unfaithful to you, He would be unfaithful to Himself. Which means He would disown Himself, which He cannot do, just think about it. God would never turn His back on you, because He can’t. Otherwise He would be denying Himself.

This why I believe the psalmist says in Psalm 33:4,” for the Word of Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.” He isn’t faithful when He feels like it. Or based on how you behave. Or because of any other criteria, He is faithful because of His perfect character that is right and true. That is why He is faithful in ALL he does. Not just some of what he does.

There is a great comfort in that, especially when you go through difficult times, God’s faithfulness doesn’t mean you will be shielded from tough times or heart breaks, you live in a broken world that is under the curse, there are forces at work that will do all they can to destroy your faith. I Pet 5:8-9 reminds us that satan is activity at work to do just that, “be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of the believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

Notice that the way to defect satan and to overcome the darkness arrayed against you is to stand firm in your faith. Trusting God’s perfect faithfulness will thwart the will of satan and render him impotent in your life.

So whatever you may be struggling with today, be assured of this truth: God will never turn His back on you, so you can trust Him with your life because He will always be perfectly faithful to you.

Beloved, you need to be strong and courageous especially at this time so that you will all God made you to be. Come on with us to see why you must be:

“Only be thou strong and very courageous.” Joshua 1:7

Our God’s tender love for His servants makes Him concerned for the state of their inward feelings. He desires them to be of good courage. Some esteem it a small thing for a believer to be vexed with doubts and fears, but God thinks not so. From this text it is plain that our Master would not have us entangled with fears.

He would have us without carefulness, without doubt, without cowardice. Our Master does not think so lightly of our unbelief as we do. When we are desponding we are subject to a grievous malady, not to be trifled with, but to be carried at once to the beloved Physician.

Our Lord loveth not to see our countenance sad. It was a law of Ahasuerus that no one should come into the king’s court dressed in mourning: this is not the law of the King of kings, for we may come mourning as we are; but still He would have us put off the spirit of heaviness, and put on the garment of praise, for there is much reason to rejoice.

The Christian man ought to be of a courageous spirit, in order that he may glorify the Lord by enduring trials in an heroic manner. If he be fearful and fainthearted, it will dishonour his God. Besides, what a bad example it is.

This disease of doubtfulness and discouragement is an epidemic which soon spreads amongst the Lord’s flock. One downcast believer makes twenty souls sad. Moreover, unless your courage is kept up Satan will be too much for you. Let your spirit be joyful in God your Saviour, the joy of the Lord shall be your strength, and no fiend of hell shall make headway against you: but cowardice throws down the banner.

Moreover, labour is light to a man of cheerful spirit; and success waits upon cheerfulness. The man who toils, rejoicing in his God, believing with all his heart, has success guaranteed. He who sows in hope shall reap in joy; therefore, dear reader, “be thou strong, and very courageous.”

Beloved, you must be strong and courageous to transverse the world we are in now. God told Joshua “to be strong and courageous” and that same word is coming your way right now so that you will not dishonour Christ who you profess.

Give God whatever hardship or fear you are facing and tell Him you can trust His faithfulness to you, even in the midst of the hurt and struggle you feel right now. As you stand firm in your faith God will prove His faithfulness to you because He cannot deny Himself and cannot afford to discourage those you are suppose to encourage.

Hold on to Him and be filled afresh by the power that raised Christ from death.

Remain blessed in the Lord.