We all want to be Joshua.
We all want Jericho to fall.
We all want to take the land of promise.
We all want to have his call.
But if we want his anointing,
We must look beyond what he has done.
And to really know this man
You can’t start at Joshua 1:1.
Long before he led a people,
Long before he stood in Moses’s shoes,
He was walking beside him,
Watching how Moses moved.
But you see, before he could face people,
He learned how to face the ground.
He learned how to tarry.
He learned how to kneel down.
I’m sure the people learned pretty quickly
Where to find him when he was gone.
‘Cause wherever there was a trace of God’s presence–
That’s where Joshua belonged.
So he would stay at the tent of meeting,
Where heaven came to earth,
And he didn’t leave the tent of meeting,
Even when others returned.
Face against the ground;
Heart to the heavens.
When he would rise up
There was nothing on earth to stop him.
There was nothing that could stand between he and his promise
Because he knew the truth: it was a lot more than just land.
These battles were a lot bigger
Than just his own hand.
Joshua was a man of glory,
But it was never his own.
He was the servant of Moses
From whom the Lord’s presence shown.
He was a man who stood between heaven and earth,
So he didn’t see things like everyone else did.
And when everyone else fell to sin
He was waiting on Moses to return from the mountain
And Joshua did not leave the tent of meeting–
Long before Jericho.
He was laying his life down–
Long before he could go.
And Joshua did not leave the tent of meeting,
As Moses talked to God.
He could not bear to move–
There was nothing more he could want.
And Joshua did not leave the tent of meeting
Because he was in love.
And though he was called on the earth,
His heart was far up above
So, where is the Joshua Generation?
Maybe they are still worshipping at the tent,
But the time is coming
And the power of the enemy will be rent.
Because Jerichos fall at the tent of meeting.
Victories are won in the surrender
When you know the One
Who is your only defender.
And Jerichos are in your hand
When your hand is lifted high,
When the shouts of praise
Are your only battle cry.
And so here we are:
Completely giving away
Every plan we thought we had,
And here we’re going to stay.
Yes, we’re going to stay–
Stay as long as we possibly can.
And then we’re going to get up
And we’re going to take the promised land.
Because Joshua did leave the tent of meeting
When the time became right.
And he took what belonged to him:
Walking by faith and not by sight
So we know we can be strong and courageous
When there is no fear of being forsaken.
When we know the One who holds us,
We can walk completely unshaken.