1. A great leader must choose and train a successor to carry the same wisdom and power that is in him or her. God trained Moses for leadership, then showed him how to train Joshua.
  2. Joshua represented another generation – he was half of Moses’ age.  Leaders need to find a way to directly interact and teach their youths.  God called Moses from a burning bush.
  3. This mentoring relationship is achieved by direct involvement of the protégée in the mentor’s encounters with God.  Moses spent long periods in God’s presence and did what He said.
  4. God revealed to us that the laying on of hands is the KEY to the transfer of the Spirit of God to the protégée
  5. The protégée will follow in the steps of the mentor and do new exploits. For example:
  6. Joshua parted the river Jordan to allow entry while Moses parted the Red Sea for escape
  7. He led Israel in the conquest of 31 nations
  8. He was a terror to the heathen, just as Moses had been a terror to Pharoah in Egypt
  9. He also continued to meet with God
  10. Unfortunately, Joshua did not leave a successor and the Israelites went into a period of spiritual decline. However, they served the Lord during his lifetime (Judges 2: 7)
  11. Examples of other mentoring relationships include – Abraham and Isaac; Elijah and Elisha; David and his Musicians/Prophets; the Prophet/Musicians and their sons; Jesus and the Apostles; Paul and Timothy, Titus etc.