TWO KINGDOMS
Joshua 2:1-22

July 4, 2021 – God & Country Day
Tim Homa, Campus Pastor – Richmond|Rosenberg

Matthew 6:24a No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.

Joshua 2: 1 Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. ”Go look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho. So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

Joshua 2:2-3 The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land.”

1. THERE ARE TWO KINGDOMS AT WAR FOR YOUR LIFE – THE KINGDOM OF ME AND KINGDOM OF GOD

Joshua 2:4-7 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they came from. At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.” (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid on the roof). So the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut.

2. THE CHOICE WE MAKE CAN DETERMINE OUR FUTURE

Joshua 2:8 Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you.”

Joshua 2:11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.

Daniel 2:44 In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.

Joshua 2:12 Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family because I have shown kindness to you.

Joshua 2:17 Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house.”

3. IN CHOOSING THE KINGDOM OF GOD WE WILL EXPERIENCE SALVATION

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

4. GOD’S KINGOM WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL. SO, OUR KINGDOM OF CHOICE SHOULD BE SIMPLE