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Thank you all and bless you all for continuing to have a 'heart' to study the Holy Bible with me and Jesus, through the enlightening by the Holy Spirit. [Psalms 37; 73; 119; John 14:26]
Returning to the 'Book of Joshua'. Now that we have had some Introductory Comments for our Sunday/Wednesday Bimonthly Series.
Post 1 of 4, February 24, 2019; Post 2 of 4, February 27, 2019'
Post 3 of 4, March 24, 2019; Post 4 of 4, March 27, 2019;
Let's begin to get into:
The 'Nuts and Bolts' with Outline - the Book of Joshua
Post 1, Part A-B; April 7, 2019; Post 2, April 10, 2019; [A Special Post for Easter, April 21, 2019]; Post 3, April 24, 2019.
Continuing today, May 5, 2019, Post 4 A.
The 'Man' - and 'His Character' - 'Joshua'. Part A
Why is Joshua so important, at the time in past history? But then, What's the Bigger Point?
Then, and most importantly for studying the Entire Holy Bible, it is understanding the principles we learn and how to apply them in our lives, under circumstances, for us, today, 'What is the Bigger Point?';
What have I learned, and, how do I apply this in my life of faith, today?'
From the 'words of the Holy Bible', let us consider another 'man' who was so trusting and obedient to God, that as it is written, to wit:
'Then shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage.' Joshua 1: 5,6.
The 'Character' of 'Joshua'. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Joshua was not a man who walked by sight; who wanted 'to reason out everything'. No, Joshua was the man that walked by faith; and you will find 'the key' of his character in three words, courage, obedience and faith. He dared to be 'one with God', even when others were not obedient and trusting. [Numbers 13-14] We can learn, even today, from Joshua, who did not want to go with the crowd. For you see, Joshua, an understudy of Moses, had lain hold of the divine nature of God; had become a partaker of the divine nature. Each and every one who has come to God, by His Grace, through 'Faith in Jesus Christ', 'lays hold of the 'divine nature of God', who has 'the resident - indwelling - Holy Spirit of God, from the moment they first believed'. Thus, whatever we learn of 'Joshua', we too, are able to be 'the same'. This is wonderful news, isn't it?? Therefore:
He teaches us to be willing to go against the current world for and with God, and say, in the end, as is written at Joshua 24:14,15, to wit:
' 14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.'
Where Joshua met the God of Israel first, we are not told. We don't meet him until he is about forty years old. Our first glimpse of him was when he came up out of Egypt. We are told, after Moses had struck that rock in Horeb, and the children of Israel had drank the water which came out of that rock; [representing a type of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, 1 Corinthians 10:4]. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Then, the next thing that happened after that, Amalek came out to fight them; but they had got a draught of the living water; and they were able to meet Amalek and overcome him. [Exodus 17:10] In this instance, this was a 'type' of the world; and Joshua goes out to take charge of the armies, in our first encounter with 'General Joshua'. Of course he heeded the 'word of Moses', the leader appointed by God, and Joshua's first battle was successful, as would be his last battle.
Joshua never knew what defeat was, because he believed in the Lord God of heaven. Moses went up into the mountain to pray, and while he was praying, Joshua was down there fighting Amalek; and while Moses's hands were up Israel prevailed, and Amalek was defeated, and Joshua had prevailed.
Joshua was also able to take 'correction'. There was an instance of record against him, for he opposed the preaching of others than Moses and Aaron. He didn't like the idea of Eldad and Medad prophesying in the camp; they didn't belong to the regular apostolic crowd, those that were set apart for the purpose. But when Moses rebuked him, and told him all God's people were prophets, Joshua accepted the correction, and we never hear of him complaining again. [Numbers 11:28] [Hum. Lesson for us?]
Today, like Joshua, every one of God's children who are saved in Jesus Christ; who have heard the 'voice' of God through the Word, calling them, 'Come unto Me', [Matthew 11:28], we are to come, and once we have come, we are to call others to Jesus. [Matthew 28:19-20]. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
To keep our posts short this year, today I shall post a Part 2 Post this afternoon. Please return. Amen. Amen.
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