Joshua 5:13-15

“So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”(v14 NKJV)

1. First you experience peace. (Job 22:21) (2) You experience freedom (Romans 6:17 MSG) (3) You experience God’s power in your life. Stubborn temptations and overwhelming problems can be defeated by Christ when given to Him.

As Joshua approached the biggest battle of his life (Joshua 5:13-15) he encountered God, fell in worship before Him, and surrendered his plans. (4) Victory comes through surrender. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army said, “The greatness of a man’s power is in the measure of his surrender. Surrendered people are the ones God uses. God chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus, because she was totally surrendered to Him (Luke 1:38) “So give yourselves completely to God (Psalm 37:23) The best way to live. Everybody eventually surrenders to something or someone. If not to God, you will surrender to the opinions or expectations of others, to money, to resentment, to fear, or to your own pride, lusts, or ego. You were designed to worship God – or you will create other things (idols). You are free to choose the consequences of your choice. E. Stanley Jones said, “If you don’t surrender to Christ, you surrender to chaos” (crisis) The greatest hindrance to God’s blessing in your life – is yourself – self will, stubborn pride – Paul’s moment of surrender was on Damascus road. Now is your time to surrender – to God’s grace, love, and wisdom (Rick Warren)

PRAYER LINE: Father, You arrested Saul (Paul) on his way to Damascus and turned his life around for Your use, I surrender to You afresh. Make me, a reference point to others. Amen.

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Surrender your whole being to Him to be used for righteous purposes (Romans 6:13b)

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