The Joshua Generation (Updated)
“In this NEW DAY, you are witnessing the rise of the Joshua Generation. I AM releasing the spirit of true AWAKENING in many areas,” says The LORD of ALL.
“Many have asked for My Plan, but carried out their own plan, which has delayed My Purpose for their lives.
I AM releasing a Spirit of Awakening for My chosen Ones, to pursue My Call and My Plan in this hour.
Many who have missed their purpose, will be surprised by My Grace, that they may be clothed with Mercy by My Hand, so that they can finish well,” says The Creator.
“So know, as you are watching My Hand advance and expand The Joshua Generation, that many changes are coming for all.
All of My chosen Ones who are rending their hearts, while seeking My Heart, shall find themselves entering Holy Ground, as they wait in silence before Me.
I AM opening eyes, that they can see and envision this special time, when many who are pregnant with Destiny, are coming to a great day of release.
Many areas of release are on the horizon, as My People arise to a higher level of maturity, and step into a deeper level of faith,” says The LORD of Glory.
“I AM changing the perspective of those who are drowning in gloom and doom and seeing nothing but despair. I say to you,” says The Father, “it is all a matter of perspective.
Though you are seeing through a glass darkly, the persecution that is part of the manipulation of the evil one, know that CHANGE has many faces, and what may seem like an ending, is only the beginning, and a closing door to that which has ended.
I AM the beginning and the END..never forget that I AM the I AM, and I AM the one who opens those doors that no man can shut — and I SHUT those doors NO man can open!
Beloved, clarity is coming to those who have been caught up in emotional trauma, as they let My Mind arise in them, and deliver them from all confusion.
I AM putting the finishing touches on My Creation, to show forth My Glory, as they run hard to finish their race, triumphantly and victoriously.
They shall give a shout out to all the world, that payback has come and a time of wealth, a time of Jubilee — will serve as proof to the wicked that the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the just.
The fulfillment for all generations is at hand!” announces The LORD of Glory.
The arising Joshua Generation, just like Joshua,. will be forerunners. He was a prophetic forerunner, a general that was a prophet.
The LORD is saying, “I have many Joshuas who have been groomed, mentored and trained in Warfare, whom I AM calling forth to take their places, to lead with courage and strength, and to demonstrate fearless Faith in this hour,” says The LORD God.
“This past season has forged a deep Spirit of Endurance in those who have stood their ground against the enemy, and it shall serve them well, as they lead the way with a fearless courageous heart,” says The One Who is The Way.
“As we entered into this New Era, those who have been tested and tried and have stood firm are being positioned — just as Joshua in his day — to release new strategies during these days of New Beginnings and New Promises.
Worship, Salvation, and Intercession are being knit together, to bring an explosion of Healing, Deliverance and Holiness unto The LORD, Who will release the glory of The LORD.
There are many who have been trained for such a time as this, and I AM calling them forward to answer the call,” says The Captain of The LORD of Hosts.
“Arise, to the new day with joy. I AM putting a song in your heart today, to Arise.
The high notes of Redemption are ringing out for the whole world to come to attention. Many are predicting the day and the hour, but I AM The Author of The Beginning and The End.
Many are speaking of the NOW time as the End Times — and I exhort you to keep your eyes on the signs of the times,” says The Timekeeper.
“And The LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:” Joshua 8:1 KJV.
“Many things you think are coming later, are just at the door, and are coming sooner than you think or could even imagine.
But more importantly, many things that you had in your mind would come sooner, are actually coming later.
So know that My Time is eternal, and the clock is ticking. Things can change in the twinkling of an eye.
Don’t focus on WHEN, but on WHO is redeeming the time and setting in place the Plan and Purpose for your Acceleration into your great Adventure that you have been primed and prepared for.
Many days of AWE await you in the end time days ahead, says The LORD God.
“….redeeming the time, because the days are evil” Ephesians 5:16
Music: “Arise” by Gerry Holman
May 25, 2022.
The season of God’s mighty power has arrived — a new day has dawned, and with it emerges a new breed of Believers.
The Torch of Truth will be carried in the hands of this Generation. Mighty ones are rising with Grace in their hearts to do His bidding, filled with Humility in their lifestyle and Truth burning in their bones.
This is “The Joshua Generation”!
The Church needs the message of the Book of Joshua more than ever before. It’s a “now Word” for The Church.
We’re living in a day when many of God’s people are walking in defeat and discouragement. But God’s Destiny for each and every one of us is that we shine bright, “as the dayspring of the dawn, fair as the shining moon, bright and brilliant as the sun in all its strength — astonishing to behold as a majestic army waving banners of victory.” (Song of Songs 6:10).
Today is the day to come out of hiding. He’s prepared a Crown of Victory and a Crown of Rejoicing for us.
In the beginning of the Book of Joshua, Moses, the hero and great leader, had died and now the biggest challenge for Joshua had come.
It was time for him to arise and take his place! Joshua couldn’t live on the revelation Moses had received.
He needed his own fresh revelation. Moses’ Revelation was yesterday’s revelation. God’s Plan for Joshua was to enter the land with the express purpose of conquering it.
Joshua had no thought of surrender; he believed that he would conquer and take full possession.
From Slave to Leader
The Book of Joshua begins as Joshua is called into leadership. For whenever God brings a new beginning, he raises up new leadership to initiate it.
When we want to accomplish something, we begin by making our plans and strategies. We often look for a new method — a new, novel, clever way of doing it.
Whether we’re starting a new resolution for our personal lives, a new law in Congress, or a new project in our jobs, we tinker with everything to try to make it better than before.
But when God has something new and powerful that He wants done, He always raises up people — a new breed of people.
Think of it: Joshua was mentored by Moses, one of the greatest leaders ever to live. What an honor!
Joshua had been Moses’ personal assistant. What an opportunity! Day in and day out, Joshua walked alongside a devoted leader who heard from God. And as Joshua remained faithful to Moses and to God, he was promoted and made ready for the transfer of leadership.
God chose Joshua to bring the Israelites into the promised land — not Moses. And as he did for Joshua, God has a special calling for each of us.
No two people have the same calling, so it’s imperative that you hear God’s roadmap for you personally and then commit faithfully to it!
Leaders are flexible. Joshua started out as a slave in Egypt and ended up bringing God’s champions into their inheritance.
Joshua is a story of moving from a slave to a world changer. He began life as a slave, with all the deep struggles that come with slavery.
He knew what it meant to be rejected and to feel inferior in culture and society. He had been marred and hurt by his situation, but God used his experiences as a slave to make him the mighty man of God that he became.
Even the most tragic circumstances we walk through will be used by God for good (Romans 8:28).
The enemy may have meant Joshua’s slavery for evil, but The Father used it in Joshua to bring him into his promised inheritance and to bring glory and honor to God.
Joshua the Soldier
The next season of Joshua’s life was learning warfare and becoming a soldier. He had learned how to endure hardships and how to take orders in Egypt — he knew how to respond to his masters as a slave.
Now he was free, but he still had Moses and God The Father to respond to, and he was faithful. As the people of God began their journey through the wilderness, they had their first encounter with the people called the Amalekites (Exodus 17).
Real leaders won’t allow an attack to stop them. Moses put Joshua in charge, for he knew that Joshua wasn’t one who would back down.
\He was no longer a slave, and that was his day to arise. His struggle with the past was over and he would no longer be oppressed. He was no longer a victim, and he had a holy dissatisfaction, a revolutionary spirit, rising up within him.
Great men and women of God are never quitters! They don’t turn back. They’ll stand up and say , “Even if everyone else quits, I’ll press on. I refuse to give up and let the enemy take over!” And in the same way, it’s time for you to arise, too.
“So, Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.” Exodus 17:13 NIV.
Joshua the Submitted Servant
Joshua was also a submitted servant. He gave his life, his purposes, his destiny, and his future into the hands of leaders.
That can be a hard test for many. The woundedness of our life, a lack of fathering, or the lack of good role models in The Church in generations gone by can become excuses to keep us from submitting our lives to others.
These things can all seem like pleasant, convenient excuses to keep us from giving ourselves to others and living a submitted lifestyle of loyalty, purity, and holiness.
There are always lots of excuses we can use. But until we can learn to submit to another man and his vision it will be hard for us to receive God’s blessing.
For no matter who’s over us, God is the ultimate authority, and he’s the one that places others in places of authority over us.
Fortunately, Joshua had a great leader named Moses.
Joshua the Seeker
“Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the ‘tent of meeting.’ Anyone inquiring of The LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while The LORD spoke with Moses. Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” Exodus 33:7–11 NIV
Scripture says The LORD would speak to Moses face to face. That’s pretty intimate. That’s up close and personal.
How close do you want to be with God? Neither Moses nor Joshua had any trouble with God The Father being close and in their faces. They loved the presence of God!
When Joshua went into the tent he did not want to leave. When Moses came out and left, Joshua remained.
That is something extra special about the Joshua generation. They go in, but they do not go out. They just stay right there, saying, “I just want to worship. I want to stay right here with you, God. I just want to be in this place, glowing, glistening, and burning in your presence. I want to radiate with Your Glory!”
Joshua did not leave the tent. There is something about this generation. They will not leave when The LORD shows up.
Joshua the Spy
Not only was Joshua a slave, a soldier, a servant, and a seeker, he was also a spy. Another term for this would be “forerunner.”
Joshua went ahead to discover what God was doing. There was something prophetic about him.
General Joshua was a leader that was a prophet — a prophetic forerunner. He had to see what was out there.
I think he got this from Moses, who had to go to the far reaches of the desert to see the burning bush. It was that encounter, hearing God speak out of the bush, that launched his ministry.
Joshua in turn was a spy who went deep into enemy territory and returned to Moses with a God-focused report. Joshua was a man of faith, courage, and strength.
Do you feel the call to grow from your past into leadership, to rise and face challenges courageously, and to serve those God has placed in leadership above you?
Are you eager to seek a passionate relationship with God and to be a forerunner and encounter The Father?
Are you ready to enlist in this emerging Joshua generation?.
The books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth recount the compelling journey of Israel’s beginnings and awe-inspiring history.
Watch God’s People transition from wanderers to conquerors!
Begin with the Book of Joshua, which reveals the secrets of conquest and details jaw-dropping victories and devastating defeats.
Then study the rich portraits of the various men and women who distinguished themselves as champions of Faith, challenging the status quo in Israel when they had neither a king nor a prophet to lead them. Conclude with the book of Ruth and its enchanting love story.
See Mercy triumph over Judgment, famine lead to harvest, and despair transform into delight.
This triad of Old Testament books reveals God’s sovereignty and assures us that we have the courage to conquer and overcome the impossible for his good purposes.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.
Thank you Lord for your awesome and timely encouraging words for your beautiful children. Sandi I thank you for your obedience and great love for the Lord and His creation. I receive everything written on this post and also I want to say that for the last few days 2 Corinthians 5:17 has come back to my spirit: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. I always loved this word, but now it has come to me in such a powerful way, I am in love with it. I am hoping eveyone is getting this revelation!!! Much love to you and family!!!
Dear MF, I am extremely blessed that you were so encouraged by this word from the Lord. I appreciate your kind words. To obey is a moment by moment choice for us all. As I have written before the Lord has shown me that selective obedience is disobedience and as you said re: 2 Corinthians, that was a huge revelation to me or better yet, a conviction in which I experienced the fear of the Lord. May the Lord continue to encourage and accelerate you as you press on to the end. Many blessings, Sandi Holman
The Lord spoke to me briefly this morning and led me to read your post. It both confirmed what I heard and helped to expand on what I heard.
Thank you Sandi and thank you Lord for how you use her!
Robert E…It is always good to hear from you and so glad that you received an encouraging confirmation to that still small voice that speaks to you morning by morning. It is time to shout it from the housetops that our God is the same yesterday today and all our tomorrows, amen?!!! It is the JOY of my heart to be used by Him and to have the pen of the ready writer to send out my Prophetic assignment. I am forever grateful. Many more blessings to you, my friend, Sandi
This is such Good News beautiful lady!!
The Messengers of His Truth!!!
And when we have passed through the Fire and become His Torches, He will pour Himself through us, His purified Messengers, and pour Himself into His Creation…”Behold!! All things have become New!!”
Hallelujah & Amen!!
Dear Cherish…As you know I LOVE TRUTH. And it is my delight to be His messenger. Yes it has been a fiery time but the flame of His love will carry us through and quench every fiery dart of the devil. The brilliance of His shining light shall soon dispel the daunting darkness! Blessings as you continue to BEHOLD HIM. Sandi
Sandi – I could sense the presence of the Lord all over your latest post. When I read your post,I had a sense of Holy Spirit ‘brooding’ over our kairos/chronos timeline. He’s wanting to make us ‘arrows’ to hit the target, high into realms of purpose. The Lord’s wisdom shines thru you.
I appreciate your confirmation Elizabeth and your kind words. It is indeed our Kairos moment so connected to His plan and our pursuit of His purpose. Many blessings, Sandi
Sandi, this is such excellent exhortation. So enjoyed the read!
This really stood out for me as excellent wisdom..
“No two people have the same calling, so it’s imperative that you hear God’s roadmap for you personally and then commit faithfully to it!”
Imperative we be our true regenerated self, by the blood of Jesus… Abiding in the calling God has placed on our lives, and not try to be a carbon copy of someone else. Love you much, Joyce
You are a fountain of knowledge dear Joyce but more than that, you are a wellspring of God’s wisdom that is always willing to exhort, encourage and express the Father’s encouragement and love. How the body of Christ needs more JOYCE’s today! Grateful to be your friend and humbly receive your input as we walk this narrow path AS ONE. Love you and bless you much! Sandi
Sandi, I just saw your reply. It is I who feels so humbled to walk with you. You have been such an encouragement up to so many!
May God’s mercies every surround you and you walk with greater power and glory upon you from above! I love you sis.
AMEN . Thank you so much Sandi for your Blessings. We receive it in JESUS NAME
Great Grace to you and your family.
GOD Bless you Abundantly.
Thank you for this teaching Sandi, God bless you.
Uloma Julia..you are so welcome. Thanks for your input. Many blessings, Sandi
Thank you so much Sandi for this powerful, Spirit filled word. The proceeding word of the LORD. Confirmation of GODS encouragement to us. As young pastors taking care of the flock GOD has given us for the past 7 years. It has not being easy but we are pioneering and keeping our focus on the Vision. This word is so encouraging to us. Grace to you servant of the Lord.
Hallelulah Julie, I hear the Father say, the past 7 years were your appointed time and this year shall be your new beginning..and the fruit shall be seen and it will be greater than you imaged as it shall truly remain. He never said it would be easy but HE said it would be WORTH IT! Rejoice! for perseverance builds character and when character is proven it produces hopes and dear one, hope never disappoints. Romans 5:3-5. Much grace to you as well, Sandi
Myri, it is so good to hear an AMEN. So be it! Blessings, Sandi