Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.
Me - Cutting my Arm Open - Rebellion - running up the Fence - Submitting to the Doctor
You - Rebellion | Submission
PROBLEM - In the name of God - but not in the power and purspose of God - the Ideal of Submission has been abused by...
God | | James 4.7
Joshua - Rebellion - God is on my Side
REBELLION Invites Satan into our lives because He is the Father of Rebellion
How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.
You cannot ask or expect someone to be FULLY SUBMITTED to you if you are FULLY SUBMITTED to God!!!!
Reality - God is on no one’s Side
Submission - I must Choose to be on God’s Side
You | Submission
Soul Care is about extending the borders of God's grace into your life
To begin your dynamic relationship with the Living God
To restart your relationship with the Lord that may have grown cold
To deepen your already growing relationship with God
Submission Defined: The action or fact of ACCEPTING or YIELDING to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.
The REASON for Submission ()
· I want to be the GOD of my life ()
The PROBLEM of Submission ()
· I don’t want to submit to… (; , ; , ; )
God Others Spouse Parents Boss Leaders
“I should not expect People to submit to me if I am not living a submitted life”
The HOW of Submission ()
It is VOLUNTARY ()
· Live a life of being LAST (; ; ; )
· Practice SILENCE (; Thumper’s Dad & Mom)
The BENEFIT of Submission ()
· I become more like JESUS ()
· People see JESUS in me ()
One Year during the wet season there was a very bad storm. It blem the roof off in te church in one small village. When the Pastor came to inspect the falled roof, he was saddened to see that one of the rafters had fallen in and broken a large statue of Christ over the altar. The people had been very proud of this statue. Now the statue had no arms and no legs. These had been broken off by the falling rafter. The pastor was very worried. He decided that he would get some cement and lime and put new legs and arms back on the statue. Then the people would be happy again. While he slept that night, he had a dream. In the dream Jesus appeared to him and said, “Don not put any arms or legs on the statue, as I do not need them.” The Pastor was amazed and said, “Please, why do you not need them any more?” Jesus answered, “You are my arms and legs now!”