Getting To Know God
Jehovah Mekoddishkem - Worshiping His Holy Presence
The LORD Who Sanctifies - The Tabernacle - The Worship Of God - The Holiness Of God
Separated For Victory
“Get up, sanctify the people, and say, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, because thus says the LORD God of Israel: “[There is] an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you.”’”
The Lord makes many promises in the Bible. God promised Joshua that He would provide victory to Israel when conquering the Promised Land. However, Israel experienced defeat at Ai because one man was secretly sinning against God. As a result, God brought defeat against Israel. God informed Joshua and plainly told him the truth: If we as God’s people expect to enjoy the benefits of God’s promise in victory, we must be separate from the sin that He seeks to destroy. If we don’t exercise the strength He provides, by submitting to His holy purposes to separate us from sin, we will not enjoy the victory He promises.
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