The Old Testament is replaced with the New.
Old wine skins cannot retain new wine.
Grave clothes are replaced with wedding garments.
They do not go together.
The old man dies for the new one to live
For prophecy and promises to be fulfilled.
Joshua was not told to be courageous to leave the wilderness.
He was told to have courageous faith to believe to possess the Promise Land.
It is possible to go back but that is like returning to darkness after seeing the light.
Regret could have kept Joshua back.
Instead he reviewed, recognised the problems
In two words unbelief and disobedience.
Then advanced to that table set before him in the presence of his enemies.
He abandoned a wilderness mentality to embrace the promises.
He abandoned the wilderness vocabulary, can’t and won’t
For can and will.
The body has a memory that plays a constant record in the mind.
Often the record is of failure, defeat and inadequacy.
That record needs smashing.
The old dirge needs to be replaced with a new song
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.