Victory is yours....if you really want it!

 “Now the Lord said to Joshua: “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land." - Joshua 8:1-2

Please note the words, “have given” meaning it is already done by the power of God. In Him, and by His power, we can do all things, because He is doing it. 

Joshua, with the help of the LORD conquered and destroyed Jericho.  But it seem as if he forgot were his help came from, because he went up against a tiny little city by the name of Ai, and Ai defeated Israel.  Why did this happen? Is it because they were filled with confidence, confidence in themselves, instead of having confidence in God.   You see Ai was their biggest enemy.

You may be asking what does that have to do with us today?  Well there is a spiritual application for us.  Just like Ai was their enemy, we have enemies that we deal with daily.  They are: the world, the devil, and the flesh, the biggest of them all.  All these enemies can be defeated, if they are handled according to the word of God. 

These verses in Joshua teach us that: we can have victory, if we really want it!