Topic: Leadership Training
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 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. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1:5-8 KJV)
Now, I’d like to take you through leadership class 102. In the previous training, we went through obedience class. We must obey our leaders in order to be the second commander of chiefs. Now, here’s the second step in order to be a godly leader. We look back to the history of Joshua’s leadership.
Before Moses died, he chose his assistant to be the next leader to lead God’s people into Promise Land. Why? Joshua demonstrated his leadership role when the obstacles were challenged. Remember, he and Caleb were the only ones who chose to go to the battlefield to get the land for their people as Moses commanded. We must have courage before we’d decide to lead our nation. The Bible is not an only history book, but it is also an instruction for godly living or BIBLE (Basic Information Before Leaving Earth).
Currently, our nation is in economic crisis. Do you know why we are in $700 billion bailout situation? Even though many hurricanes destroyed our homes and supplies, our nation also borrowed so much of money from foreign country, such as China, for military purposes. Our nation is into materialism and cannot trust God to provide our nation needs. Let’s look into presidential election for a moment. Currently, McCain and Obama are trying to make false statements about their own opponents to win the election. One says he is trying to raise our taxes high to save our economic crisis and another says as totally opposite. What happened to our nation is turning our focus away from God. This was not a case in 1700s-1800s. But we are seeing many homosexuals come out from their closets, abortion and crime rates are going high, the education grading systems are lower standards, and Christian rights are taken away from the public community.
We need to pray for our nation. Mostly, we need to bring God’s name back to this country. We do not need to build more churches because we are the temples of the Holy Spirit. God commanded us don’t be discourage to lead our people. Even though this is what Satan wants us to do, we cannot step ourselves down as defeat by him. Instead, we need to obey God and have courage to lead our nation.