After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide: "Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Great Sea on the west. No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. "Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Josh 1:9 (NIV)
When Peter listened to the words of Jesus, he walked on water but, when he saw the wind and the waves, he sank. Our circumstances and emotions will try to distract us from focusing on the Word.
Jesus defeated Satan with it is written and so can we. The word “Satan” means adversary and his biggest weapon is lies. Our biggest weapon is Truth.
Meditate – Ponder, think about the passage over and over until the Holy Spirit gives you a revelation of what he is saying in that passage. Dictionary.com defines revelation as something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized. The word “quicken” means to become alive; receive life. When concrete hardens, you can stand on it. When the Spirit quickens a word to us, it will impart life and become a rock that we will then be able to stand on.
Paul quotes the OT when he says: It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken."With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak. 2 Cor 4:13 (NIV)