A New Breed Of Warrior Leaders
By: Apostle Skhumbuzo Sangweni
Study Scripture: So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose men for us, and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” And Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set. So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this in a book as a memorial, and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar, and named it The LORD is My Banner; and he said, “The LORD has sworn; the LORD will have war against Amalek from generation to generation.” (Exodus 17:9-16)
A new breed of leadership will soon arise in the Body of Christ. The coming spiritual generation will not be content to wander in circles in the wilderness, and the coming leadership will be like Joshua and Caleb to lead them into the Promised Land.
Even though Joshua lead the new generation across the Jordan, and in the battles to possess the land, he was not a member of that generation. Joshua and Caleb were the lone survivors of the previous generation, which had left Egypt, but perished in the wilderness. It will likewise be those of the previous generation who have kept the faith who will lead the coming spiritual generation into its inheritance.
The first mention of Joshua in Scripture contains vital insights into his character, which we see in
The basic traits of Joshua’s character that we can see in this text are:
1) He was able to mobilize the warriors of Israel (verse 9). The ability to mobilize others is a crucial gift for all who are called to leadership. You are not a leader unless someone will follow.
2) In the next verse we see that “Joshua did as Moses told him.” The greatest leaders have always been those who first learned to be the best followers.
3) Joshua fought until he “overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.” The coming leaders will not be fighting to just push the enemy–they are going to fight to win.
4) It will have been recited to the generation of leaders to come that the Lord will have perpetual war against Amalek until even the memory of him is destroyed. In Scripture the Amalekites are a type of Satan and his hordes (They attacked at night, preferring darkness to daylight, and constantly harassed the rear of the camp of Israel, picking off the weak or stragglers who wandered from the camp).
The coming leadership will not tolerate the enemy’s attacks on God’s people, and their goal will be to see the works of the devil completely destroyed. They will not tolerate evil in their own lives, or in those who they have been made responsible for. It is written in the Book as a memorial for the Joshua that the battle is not over until even the memory of the enemy is blotted out. Satan will be destroyed, and even the memory of him will one day be blotted out. This was the resolve that Jesus had who came “to destroy the works of the devil.” It will be the resolve of all who become like Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you that you have chosen me to be part of the Joshua generation, make me a warrior for the kingdom of God, one who fights to wins, I’m not content walking in the wilderness circles, make me enter the promise land, let me not get weary in the day of battle, but like Joshua give me a resolve to keep fighting until I have completely destroyed all my enemies. I pray this in Jesus’ name!
Confession: I confess that the Lord is revealed in me as the Lord of the angelic armies. I conquer all my battles, Jesus is manifest in me, all the works of the devil are destroy in me, I’m under authority and I’m in authority, I have broken through the wilderness, I’m in the promise the land.