Sunday, January 29, 2017, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom


We the Christians of the United States are in a Tsunami of seeing our prayers answered.  We are seeing the HARVEST of our prayers for our nation.


We are in the season of triumph where we are no longer fighting the same demons and principalities we have fought for the past ten years.


Donald J. Trump has and is cutting the head off the kings of the demonic powers.  It is now up to the church to possess the Kingdom. 


I have seen in my days under the sun that people will fight hard for many days, months and years to win a battle.  But once the battle is won, they keep fighting the same demons which are defeated.  They have not been delivered from their battle mind-set.  They do not recognize their victory and end up destroying what the Lord gave them to possess.


  Luke 22: 28-29: You are those who have continued with Me in My trials.  And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as my Father bestowed upon Me.


The apostles received that bestowal and it became their utmost desire to continue operating in that Kingdom just like Jesus.

God’s purposes always begin with a man (a seed), and then consummate in and through a people or nation (the harvest).”

Daniel 7:13: I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days and they brought him near before him.  And There was given him dominion, and glory and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.


Jesus’ ministry on earth was to establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.  Mark 1:14: “…Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent you, and believe the gospel.” He bestowed that Kingdom on the apostles, just as the Lord bestowed it upon Him before the foundation of the World.


Daniel 7:18: But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even for ever and ever.




When you see God-ordained and sanctified ministry uphold and carry the civil and spiritual government of God toward the impossible, then set out from where you are and follow it.  Leave all else.  Abandon your fear, unbelief, resentment, bitterness and move forward.


When Joshua passed over Jordan and conquered Jericho (this which is impossible), it was a Passover of conquest, which speaks of preparation of God’s people for the full possession of the Kingdom.


The enemy is afraid and in confusion.  Jesus Christ is our Lord, our Risen, Exalted and Overcoming Head!  He has heard the prayers of His church and He is moving powerfully on the earth in His Government, Power, Glory, Presence and Throne.


On July 19, 2016, I preached out of Joshua, Chapter 6.  I titled the message, “Make America Safe Again.  I return to the message in Joshua today to proclaim the victory of our Lord ove the world system. 


 The book of Joshua reveals a people who enter, overcome, and occupy the Land of God’s promise.  This is the principle of Victory by Faith.  For the New Testament Church, it is the principle of the overcomer who lives, walks, and has his being in Christ, in the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven.


Moses (the old order) is dead.  A new generation under new leadership has risen to walk into the promises of God.  The new generation has a new leader in a new sphere of living.


“The response of men’s hearts to divine destiny must be birthed by the Holy Ghost.  The Lord of Glory has but one theme, message, and project to build Himself a holy habitation in the earth that will contain and then dispense His glory, a people out of whom He can live and bless the nations.  Survival in these last days pivots on two hinges: We must know the Lord is with us, and we must declare that we are with the Lord.” (K.V.)  We must discern His time and His place.


Jericho is metaphorical of strongholds in the family; religious systems; nations; or man’s spirit, mind and body.  The King of Jericho represents Satan, who is the prince and the god of this world (kosmos) system.  The spirit of the King of Jericho is one of the powers and principalities who are in authority in the strongholds of Satan. 


2 Thess. 2: 7-9: “The mystery of iniquity does already work; only He who now lets will let, until He be taken out of the way.  Then shall that wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders and with deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”


Joshua receives a supernatural and illogical strategy of warfare. 


God ordered such unorthodox military strategy to demonstrate His power to man; and to discourage self-reliance and pride; in so doing to bring all glory to God.


The supreme truth of this book is obstacles are no match for God and a people of FAITH.


Joshua 6:1-2: “Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, See, I have given into your hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor.”  This would be to “See” in FAITH; and the promise of FAITH because the Israelites had not yet conquered the city.  Joshua spoke by FAITH, I have given with a certainty Jericho (world system) with its strongholds into your hand. 


Ephesians 3:10: “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.”


Church it is time to walk into what the Lord has released on the earth.


Upon this rock (You are the Christ the Son of the Living God) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”


6: 6-8: “Joshua, the son of Nun called the priests, and said to them, Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.  Joshua said to the people, pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the Lord.  It came to pass, when Joshua spoke to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns passed on before the Lord, and blew with the trumpets; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them.”


We can compare the conquering of Jericho to Rev. 11:15 following the sounding of the 7th trumpet, or the last trumpet:  The seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.”


I am recalling the vision I had a few weeks before Christmas after I preached on Sunday morning, when I saw the Heavenly Host rejoicing before the throne that we had come into a fullness of time.


Psa. 145: 10-13:  All your works shall praise you, O LORD, and your saints shall bless you.  They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power; to make known to the sons of men your mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of your kingdom.  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.”


All of the blessings and power of God flow from the realm of the Kingdom of God.


6: 15-16: “It came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times; only on that day they compassed the city seven times.  It came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, Shout; for the Lord has given you the city.”


The seventh day DAWNED!  After the same manner” reveals the victory of FAITH on the 7th day will involve some principles walked in during days 1-6.  Joshua did not tell the people the promise of CERTAIN VICTORY (6:2, 5).  He only gave marching orders.  It was on the 7th day that he revealed the promises.


  1. The promise of FAITH (6:2) – (SEE in the Spirit)
  2. The preparation for FAITH (6: 8-9)
  3. The POWER  of FAITH released (6:5, 10, 16, 20,)


IN SEVEN DAYS, Donald J. Trump wrote 14 Executive Orders including overthrow of federal funds for abortion in foreign countries, Obama care regulations, moratorium on refugees and visas from terrorists nations, the wall, deportation of illegal immigrants and defunding sanctuary cities, federal hiring freeze, T.P.P., and giving the go ahead for the pipelines using U.S. steel. Etc.


FAITH beholds that which is invisible to sight and reason.

Divine promises do not render needless the discharge of responsibility.

The rank and file of God’s people must support His ministers.

When success is delayed, efforts are to be increased, not diminished.

Do not build again the things you have destroyed or renounced.

We see the daring, obedience, discipline, patience, assurance, unselfishness, and triumph of Israel’s FAITH in this chapter.


United States of America through the obedience of FAITH, the Lord is “MAKING AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.


  8:1: “The Lord said to Joshua, Fear not, neither be dismayed…”


Rev. 11:15: “The seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world (kosmos) are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever.”


The Kings of Canaan speaks of those principalities and powers of the kosmos which resist our entrance into the heavenlies, and which dull our realization of His finished work. 


  The Lord Jesus is about to raise his spear and signal to burn the city of Ai (corruption and perversion) with Fire!  It will happen as soon as He stretches out His HAND.


Rev. 11:15: “The seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever.”


  Those who have stretched out their hands against their spiritual enemies must never draw them back.  Joshua conquered by yielding, trusting, and obeying.  This is the Victory of Faith that overcomes the world. 


Our Lord Jesus when he bowed his head on the cross seemed as if death had triumphed over him, but in his resurrection he rallied again and gave the powers of darkness a total defeat.  He broke the serpent’s head by suffering him to bruise his heel. 


 There is One Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  He continually leads His people into victory and rest.  We are experiencing a great tsunami of victory as we watch Christ Jesus as the Captain of Our Salvation, and the One who is leading the Church into our inheritance of rest, bounty, and triumph.


God-sent men/women must be “in” the Lord’s message.  The message in the prophet is his spiritual heredity---Christ in the man.  The man in Christ.  You might be the Lord’s messenger, but are you in the Lord’s message. 


As believers, by FAITH, we are responsible to surmount formidable obstacles, engage in protracted warfare, and overcome fierce foes before we possess the blessings and power of the Kingdom of God.


 “ There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so will I be with you; I will not fail you, nor forsake you.  Be strong and of good courage.”


If God be for you, who can be against you?  In Joshua’s Great Commission we see divine assurances, divine injunctions, and the primacy of God’s word.  Be strong and of Good courageis repeated three times.  We will need the strength and courage of the Lord for each of the three realms of Christian maturity (Mt. 13:23).   Joshua was used to cause others to inherit the land. 


Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church


Scripture from K.J.V. – I entered into the labors of Principles of Present Truth – Joshua; Bible Study notes by Carolyn Sissom on Joshua;  Comments and conclusions are my own and not meant to reflect the views of those from whom I have gleaned.

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