About Men Of Courage

As men in this exciting time and age, we fully understand why God instructed Joshua, to “be very strong and courageous!”. With the manifold challenges and opportunities we face in life, we cannot be effective as fathers, sons and men without being very strong and courageous! Not only are our communities and the world crying out for real “Men of courage” to take their places, but this is also the essence of who we are as men in Christ. God did not ask or suggest to Joshua that he should be strong and courageous; He commanded him to be strong and very courageous. Just as God didn’t request light to be, but commanded it to be, we should take this call up and just be very strong and courageous!
As men in this exciting time and age, we fully understand why God instructed Joshua, to “be very strong and courageous!”. With the manifold challenges and opportunities we face in life, we cannot be effective as fathers, sons and men without being very strong and courageous! Not only are our communities and the world crying out for real “Men of courage” to take their places, but this is also the essence of who we are as men in Christ. God did not ask or suggest to Joshua that he should be strong and courageous; He commanded him to be strong and very courageous. Just as God didn’t request light to be, but commanded it to be, we should take this call up and just be very strong and courageous!

This nation and the fullness of it is available for the taking - spiritually, socially, economically, in the sports arena and politically. It is up for grabs. The question therefore is - who will take it? Since the beginning of time the battle over marriages, families, relationships and nations has been raging. In the end the word says that “violent men take it by force!” We can only look around us to see that the enemy uses this same strategy to destroy what rightfully belongs to God’s people. But the word also says that when the enemy comes in like a flood, God raises up a standard against it. We know that God is raising the standard, His standard is us!
Men are stepping up to the plate in the same way that Joshua did. He was a man of courage, faith and victory. In Joshua 24:15 we see the conviction and attitude of a brave-hearted man .

Joshua 24:15 “And if it seems evil for you today to serve the Lord, choose for yourself whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Real men are coming back to the basics of Gods’ word. In Psalm 127 Solomon in all his wisdom declared: “Unless the Lord builds the builds the house, we labour in vain and unless the Lord protects the city, we guard in vain.” We are fully persuaded that man without God cannot be successful! Courageous men are those men who bow their knees under the Lordship of Christ. We understand that when we humble ourselves under the MIGHTY HAND of God, He lifts us up and that He comes and does something in and through our lives that we cannot do ourselves. He is the God of the second mile and where we used to retire, now with God on our side we just re-fire.

Men of courage, like Joshua are not born with courage. Courage is something that should be developed. Being a man is a matter of choice, not birth! Joshua sat at the feet of his leader Moses and served for many years. He caught the spirit of the man which God appointed to save a nation. Being trained and taught in the ways of God by Moses, we see that Joshua became a man of courage and stature much quicker than his leader. We look at the life of Elisha the servant of Elijah and see that he did twice more miracles than his master. Jesus spoke to His disciples and said “Greater works than these will you do because I go to my Father.”

The model of discipleship has always been God’s strategy for raising men of courage and therefore we see the same principles in the great commission. The great commission should be the foundation on which we build our lives, marriages and families as men of courage.

Matt28:19 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this; I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

His presence is what makes us “Men of Courage” It is in Him that we live, move and have our being!
“Men of Courage” is who we are!