Although Joshua was talking about his military battles and the territory, I can apply the principles by which God had worked there with my spiritual battles I face everyday. If we listen to God it does not matter if it is a military or spiritual battle he will get us though the battle we just have to follow him.
David had to make a choice to run or stay and let Saul have him killed. As a young man David did not run from any task that God gave him and as a King, David had to run because Saul had put a hit out on him. David would go from cave to cave to stay alive and like us we run from one sin to another sin. Once David fully dependent on God nothing matter anymore. The same applies to us when we depend on God nothing matters anymore.
Let me first talk about my run in with Jesus back in the summer of 1988 when I took a .357 with semi hollow point rounds to my head. I wanted to die I was at rock bottom and felt like no one cared about me. So one warm afternoon I had wrote a note and place it at my church door, my parents door, and my front door which read bang bang now he is dead took a .357 to his head no one knows why and no one cares bang bang now he is dead. Then I took the .357 and try the first round did not go off, nor the second, nor the third, and so on and Jesus said to me did I not die on the cross for you. Did I not take your sins away. Don’t you know my father in heaven and myself love you? My father’s work with you is not done yet. When the police came to the house and saw the .357 and saw that the primer had been hit they had no answer. My father (on earth) took the round in the box and fired them. To this day all I can say is that Jesus and The Lord stopped the rounds from discharging. There is no other like Jesus who saw my sadness and ask his father if he could come and be with me. Beside who else would die for us. Be blessed.
When I think of Jesus, I find my Savior, my Lord, my protector, my provider. I can go on and on but what I want to you to to take away from this is I want to be tell you about the warrior. When I think about Him knowing that He would lay down His life to save me, a nobody, someone who could decide to walk away from the calling He has put on my life He still said not my will but yours. That’s what He told the Heavenly Father and I think He saw me and knew I could not make it with Him. So do you see the warrior in my Jesus?
No greater love can a man show that he would lay down his life for a friend. So I pray we lay down this flesh and war in the spirit for our family and friends and the friends we don’t know .
David was a man after Gods heart . When he was young he had to deal with a lot of things as a Shepard that trained him to be a warrior in the flesh. I also think all that alone time gave him time to worship God and hear Gods voice and fear God. He also knew God was his source. He even fell a time or two but he knew that he had to repent and get back in the favor of God. A good warrior knows where his strength come from.