The way I see it, that is the problem with our wars in recent, too many politicians not listening to the Generals.
Napoleon did more than win battles; he gave France laws which for the most part still endure. Until, of course President Chirac came into power.
Let me say that God has enlisted us to fight the good fight of faith for Him. We have to do more than resist the devil, but again, we must launch an all-out attack.
The Armour and weapons of our warfare are all offensive, not defensive weapons. So, what can we do to launch this all-out attack on our enemy; the devil?
WE NEED PRAYER IN SERVICE VERSES 1-2!
This is where Joshua failed in the battle of Ai the first time in chapter seven.
In this battle, God encourages Joshua to attack, with the assurance of success, and directs him what method to take,
“The Lord said unto Joshua, Fear not.” By the implementation of justice on Achan in chapter seven, the wrath of God was turned away, the children of Israel were reassured, defeat was succeeded by victory; and the case of Ai gives us an example of God’s chastisements for sin, and how they are often made to pave the way for greater victories in the future.
Joshua, who had been greatly discouraged, but was encouraged by a special promise given to him in Joshua 1:6, “Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them,” and Deuteronomy 31:6-8).
“Take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai.” The number of fighting men amounted to six hundred thousand, and the whole force was ordered into battle. The rest of the people, including the women and children, stayed in the camp at Gilgal.
“I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land … lay thee an ambush for the city.” God assured Joshua of Ai’s defeat, but allowed him to follow his own tactics in achieving the victory.
TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW!