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TAKE THEIR PLACE

5th Sep 2023

Scripture Reading: JOSHUA 2: 1-24

Focus

“And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.” (Joshua 2: 1)

Prior to Joshua’s emergence, in Exodus 3, God called Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. The plan was for Moses to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land, part of which was Jericho. Moses erred in God’s sight, and God passed on his assignment to Joshua. What Moses lost by his error, became Joshua’s portion. As Moses lost his place, Joshua was elevated to take his place.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: as men lose their place, you will be the one to take their place. As men make mistakes that cause them to be disqualified, you will be the one to rise at their expense. As the Vashti’s of this world make mistakes that will take them out of their high places, you will be the one that will rise to high places. As men are pushed out from their places of relevance, you will be the one to rise to relevance.

Get set: the misfortune of others is about to become your good fortune. As others are rejected, you will be accepted. As others are pulled down, you will be raised higher. As others lose their thrones and crowns, you will gain new thrones and crowns. As others fail in their responsibilities, you will gain opportunities to succeed over and above them. As others disappoint God, you will gain the chance to be a success under God.

Do well to speedily close the chapters of your own mistakes, so that you won’t be the one to go down. You may not know, but there are people hoping for you to make mistakes so that they can take your place. There are people hoping for you to disappoint God so that God will choose them. There are people counting on you to remain incompetent, inconsistent, irrelevant, unproductive, etc. so that they can get a chance at the top.

Don’t be counted amongst them that God gave great opportunities in life but messed it all up. Don’t be counted amongst them that lost their place to others.

Declaration

I won’t lose my place; the chapter of mistakes is closed forever, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.” (Proverbs 12: 24)

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