Give Me This Mountain
Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
July 10, 2022
Central Passage
Joshua 14:6-12
Subject
Give Me This Mountain
Description

Give Me This Mountain
Text: Joshua 14:6-12
Main Text:  Joshua 14:12,  
“Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day;”
Introduction: I want us to look at a man name who was the first spiritual mountaineer that the Bible mentions.  I want us to learn some wonderful lessons from the life of Caleb.    The book of Joshua is more than just history - it is an illustration of the victory that a New Testament Christian is to have.  I Corin. 10:11 
A.) WHAT DOES THE LAND OF CANAAN REPRESENT?
It represents the land of victory and the land of rest for the Christian. The Promise Land represents the victorious Christian life.  
1.  IT MEANT RELEASE FOR THEM
2.  IT MEANT REST FOR THEM
3.  IT MEANT REFRESHMENT FOR
4.  IT MEANT REALITY FOR THEM
B.) WHAT DOES JOSHUA REPRESENT?
Joshua who led them in that day is an illustration and a type of Jesus. Joshua is the Old Testament name for Jesus.  Joshua represents Christ who leads us unto the land of victory.
C.) WHAT ABOUT CALEB WHO DOES HE REPRESENT? 
We will let Caleb represent you.  Caleb representing the Christian, about to concord his Canaan, about to possess his possession, about to get the promises that God has given him.
Let’s notice several things about Caleb today:
I.  CALEB’S CHARACTER
Joshua 14:8 (the last part) “but I wholly followed the Lord my God.”   Joshua 14:9 (the last part) “because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God.”   Joshua 14:14 (the last part) “because that he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel.”
Three times God said in His Word that Caleb wholly followed God. Paul said: “This one thing I do” Also: I Corinthians 6:19-20

II. CALEB’S CONFIDENCE
Joshua 14:6 (the last part) “Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses” Caleb is speaking “do you remember what God said?”
Joshua 14:10 (the first part) “And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said,”
Joshua 14:10 (the last part) “even since the Lord spake this Word unto Moses”
Joshua 14:12 (the first part) “Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day;”
Joshua 14:12 (the last part) “as the Lord said.”
Do you see it? Over and over again, “the Lord said,” “God said, God promise”.    See: Deuteronomy 1:34–36, Romans 10:17

III. CALEB’S COURAGE
 I Corinthians 16:9 I want you to notice some of the adversaries that Caleb had to overcome though his courage and the first place he had to overcome:
A.) GRASSHOPPERS Joshua 14:7-8, Numbers 13:33
Caleb’s Conrades had a grasshopper complex.  
B.) GIANTS Joshua 14:12, Numbers 14:8-9, Isaiah 54:17  
C.) GRAY HAIRS Joshua 14:10-11
IV. CALEB’S CONQUEST
A.) VICTORY IS IN GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU!
Do you know what the name Hebron means, it means = fellowship.  Caleb said I want that mountain of fellowship with God.   He took the whole mountain, do you know what that means, it means = Fullness. Caleb wanted all God has for him.  Do you know what Hebron was known for fruitfulness?  
Do you know what Caleb saying? He was saying; I want that mountain of fellowship, fullness, and fruitfulness with God.  
B.) THE THREE BIGGEST GIANTS IN YOUR LIFE
Joshua 15:14 “And Caleb drove thence the three sons, of Anake, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anake.”    
Old Testament names had a meaning.
1.) Sheshai = “who I am” (free and noble) Has a giant who said, do you want to know my name? My name is “who I am”.
2.) Ahiman = “What I am” (brother of man) Look at what I am!
3.) Talmai = “What I can do” (bold, spirited) Look at what I can Do!
Who I am, what I am, what I can do, are the three biggest giants you will have to drive out of your life if you want the mountain God has for you.  
The Giant of Ego =     Sheshai “who I am”
The Giant of Pride =   Pride “what I am”
The Giant of Self-Reliance = Talmai “what I can do”

I wish every one of us would say I am sick of living in the valley of despair, I am sick of not having what my great God has for me.  There is only so much time left to serve God. It is time for everyone one of us to stop just being sermon listeners and become mountain climbers.  What would happen if the people in service today - who are just sermon listeners would make the decision to be mountain climbers?

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