Conquer through Christ – For the Church XIV

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“1 After the death of Moses, the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, saying,
2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, you and all this people, and cross over Jordan into the land I will give them.
3 Every place on which you tread with your feet, I will give it to you, as I said to Moses.
4 Your territories shall be the desert and Lebanon as far as the great river, the Euphrates River; and from the setting of the sun to the farthest sea.
5 No man shall be able to oppose you all the days of your life, and as I was with Moses, thus I will be also with you. I will not forsake you nor disregard you.”

Jashua 1 : 1-5

Many church fathers see Joshua as Christ the Saviour. The promised land was given to Isreal through Joshua, and to salvation was given to God’s people through Christ. Despite their rebellion, God kept his promise to Isreal and kept His promise to us. In the New Testament, we put on Christ in baptism. Thus when we conquer our passions and the dark forces, it is through Christ.

This translation is from The Orthodox Study Bible. You can download the iOS App from App Store. Or you can find it on Amazon in Kindle and Hardcover formats.


Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, Elk Grove, California. The Orthodox Study Bible. Nashville :Thomas Nelson, 2008.

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