Which Generation Are You?
Which generation are you? Are you the Joshua or the Jonah generation?
Over and over I have heard many Christians claimed that they are the Joshua generation – the generation of people that will possess the promise land and who will walk in their divine destiny.
Who was Joshua?
We were first introduced to Joshua in Exodus 17: 10 as a mighty warrior who fought the Amalekites fearlessly.
Joshua was the son of Nun and a faithful assistant of Moses. He Followed Moses wherever he went even to the top of mount Sinai.
Joshua’s fervent desire was to receive the mantle of Moses. He wanted to speak face to face with the Lord, similar to Moses, so he never left the tabernacle of God (Exodus 33:11).
Joshua was addicted to the Lord.
After the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, the people wandered for forty years in the wilderness.
The generation who left Egypt could not enter God’s rest because of their unbelief and disobedience, so they perished in the desert except Caleb and Joshua.
These two men were among the twelve spies who explored the land of Canaan. But, while the others saw themselves as grasshoppers compared to the giants in the Land and cowered in fear, Caleb and Joshua were eager to tackle the giants. They tried to persuade the people:
Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (Numbers 14:9)
Eventually, the Lord anointed Joshua to lead His people after the death of Moses (Numbers 27:18-22). He courageously led the children of Israel in victory across Jordon and possessed the Promise Land.
The Joshua Generation
There is a generation of people today who are claiming the mantle of Joshua. Are they truly deserving of this title?
Let us examine the characteristics that they must possess to be worthy of this prestigious position.
They have to be hungry for the word of God.
They must be obedient with a humble spirit and willing to serve in whatever capacity that they are called.
The Joshua generation must be a mighty warrior who is ready to face the giants.
The Joshua generation must be fearless and courageous.
They are anointed to receive the mantle of Moses – a faithful and humble leader who had a close relationship with God.
The Joshua generation is walking in their divine destiny.
Let us be honest with ourselves.
If you are not positively sure of your answers to these questions then, unfortunately, you cannot claim to be part of the Joshua generation.
You may be among the Jonah generation, and if so, it is your season of repentance.
Therefore, repent, get on track to become the Joshua generation.