Exodus 7 – What God does to make us obey Him

Lessons from Bible Stories
God destroys the things we trust in The first plague that God inflicted on Pharaoh was one that destroyed the things he trusted in. Exodus 7:17  Now the Lord says, "You are going to find out that I am the Lord." Look! I will hit the water of the Nile with this staff, and the river will turn to blood. 18The fish in it will die, and the river will stink. The Egyptians will not be able to drink any water from the Nile.’" The Nile River was the source of life for the Egyptians. The Egyptians depicted the Nile as Hapi, a fat man with breasts of a woman, which symbolized the powers of fertility. They sang a hymn to this god which went something like this: Thou waterest the…
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Joshua 1 – Conquest

Lessons from Bible Stories
After wandering for 40 years in the wilderness, a new generation is ready to enter Canaan. But first God prepares both Joshua and the nation so that they could begin the long-awaited conquest of the Promised Land. The lessons that Joshua and the Israelites learned about conquest of the Promised Land can be applied to us in the conquest of "lands" for Christ. I am referring to Christians invading Satan's territory and conquering them, freeing unsaved people from Satan's captivity. There are many territories in the world that are still not reached or not well reached by the gospel. Jesus promised that before He returns again, all the world will be reached with the good news. Therefore these unreached lands are our Promised Land. They have been promised to Christians…
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