Victory Over Inner Enemies

Tuesday, December 24

Joshua 9—10

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War is being waged, not for land, but for a spiritual space in your heart where you can live with God alone. Advent is a time to take possession of this space. However, there are spiritual enemies that have “dug in” to that same territory—perhaps old family strongholds passed on to you through negative, prideful, sinful tendencies that seek to sap the peace that God wants to share with you. Name those “enemies.” Recall in the letter to the Ephesians: “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood …but against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (6:12).

God gives you the heart of Joshua and especially the heart of Jesus, born in the silence of the night in the stable of your heart.

The Reading for Today
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All that You have done for us 9:9
Inner space prepared for You
Cleansed of enemies within
God’s vict’ry over evil

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This is the fourth of four weeks in Advent, Year A.
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Tuesdays are dedicated the Hebrew “Writings.”

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