Fearless Summit 2019
The children of Israel were about to cross the river Jordan to go and possess the land that the Lord had promised them. Deuteronomy 31:7-8
Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
God told Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land as an act of judgement and not violence or colonialism. The nations that were living in the promised land, were wicked and sinful and God wanted to use the children of Israel to drive out all the evil nations. Israel was to be an example of people who were living in obedience to God and that is why He did not want them to interact or living together with the pagan nations. They were to wipe out all evil.
With the herculean task ahead of them, it is no wonder at the beginning of Joshua’s leadership, he is told several times to be courageous. They needed all the courage they could get to obey God in the conquest of “their” land. This wasn’t a “walk in the park” gig. God chose the right time for the people to go into the Promised land; and He also chose the right people to go.
We are the chosen ones for our generation to possess that which the Lord has assigned us to. When we make ourselves available, God shall use us to do more than we can ever imagine and restore His glory into our nations through every sector of society. But we all know that changing the world through every sector will not come easy. We need to be ready to face opposition in different forms, at all levels. Most of us will have to endure danger, pain and at times, loss. Hence our theme for the year.