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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. The 'Character of Joshua', Posts 4 A, 2-parts, May 5, 2019; Post 5, May 8, 2019; Post 6, May 19, 2019.
Continuing today, May 22, 2019, Post 7.
The 'Man' - and 'His Character' - 'Joshua'. Part D
The 'book', 'J0shua'.
Seven priests were to go in front of the ark and blow seven rams' horns. This is very absurd. I think the people of Boston would have wanted silver or golden trumpets. The idea of our friend Dr. Brooks and Dr. Pentecost and Dr. Webb, and the Catholic Bishop, and the Episcopal Bishop, and the other potentates of the church blowing rams' horns. It would touch our pride. Give them some beautiful trumpets; don't let them go round the city blowing rams' horns.
But that is what God told them to do. After the ones carrying the ark and blowing the rams' horns; then there were 600,000 footmen that followed the ark round the walls of Jericho. Bear in mind, Jericho was to be taken by faith. [That is, no matter how unreasonable it may be to us, we are to do exactly what God has said, do it!] So they went round for six mornings, and the seventh morning comes; they are up very early, perhaps at daybreak, and the whole city of Jericho is startled. They get up earlier than usual, they can hear the rams' horns blowing; and instead of going into camp after the first circuit of the city, they go round the second, and the third, and the fourth, and the fifth time; and the people begin to get onto the walls of the city and look down on them. What does this mean? They have gone round the fifth time; now they go round the sixth time; not a word is spoken. Now they have got round the seventh time; and a shout went up from the 600,000 men. Joshua had given the word, and the walls came tumbling down; and they went up and took that city, and took it by faith, and every man and woman perished in that city. God gave the orders and they just obeyed. [Joshua 5:13- Chapter 6] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
My friends, the lesson we want to learn is obedience to God, with 'tenacious', [not turning to the left nor to the right], 'faith and trust in the Lord'. The Lord said, "Do it," and Joshua 'did it'; and he was successful. But when one does not 'obey', let us see the 'failure'. We shall see this on our next post on June 2, 2019, as the Lord wills. Amen. Amen.
Joshua tells the priests to take the ark, and they were to be about two thousand cubits ahead of the people, so that the people could see them; and they were to walk right down to the Jordan, and the moment the soles of their feet touched the water the waters were to be cut off. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
This is the type of faith for us today. [1 Corinthians 10:6-15] These very men, without any questioning, take up the ark of God. God is with them and calls them across Jordan, and is not going to leave them; and the moment their feet touched the water the waters are cut off, and they pass to the middle of the stream and put down the ark; that ark represented the Almighty God of Israel. He was in the ark and with the ark and right there in the midst of death (for Jordan means death and judgment), right in the middle of the stream was the Almighty, and he held that river in the hollow of his hand; and now the people sweep beyond the ark, three millions of them; you can hear their solemn tread. Not a word was said as through death and judgment they go; Joshua is leading them up on to resurrection ground, and into the promised laud. And alter they all got over, twelve men, one from each tribe, took each a stone, and set them up as a sign, to tell the story of how God brought them over that stream into the promised land. [Joshua Chapters 3- 4]
Notice carefully, in Chapters 5-12 we find the following. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
First, instead of leaving at once for Jericho, they stopped to keep the Passover. They were in no hurry, and were willing to wait and worship God. The Passover lamb is killed, and they keep the Passover; and after they have worshiped, they start for Jericho. [Joshua Chapter 5:1-12]
Then continuing in chapters 5-12, Joshua follows God’s orders and first conquers the central of the promise land. This includes the unlikely manner in which they conquer the grand fortress of Jericho. God alone moved and conquered this impossible achievement. Ai was the next town and although it took two tries, the first due to sin in the camp, on the second attempt God again moved and dominated. Next, the Israelites occupied the southern land and then the northern land to complete the occupancy; however, although they controlled the region, they never did completely conquer it.
• Finally, in Chapters 13-24, the land is divided up and distributed among the tribes of Israel. Some of the larger cities are placed aside for the Levitical priests who did not receive a portion of land, due to their duties. Lastly, Joshua dies but before he passes he gives one of the greatest challenges that lasts for all generations including our own, “Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve...as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (24:15). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html section 3-1 etc.
In addition, please, do a 'self-examination', as we are 'exhorted' to do from several 'passages' in the Holy Bible. [See such as Job 13:23; Psalms 4:4; 32:3-5; 77:6; 119:59; Jeremiah 31:19; Lamentations 3:40; Ezekiel 18:27-28; Haggai 1:5-7; Matthew 7:5; Luke 15:17-24; 1 Corinthians 11:27-31; 2 Corinthians 13:3-5; Galatians 6:4; 1 John 1:9; 3:20-21] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
This will generally be the outline we will follow adding more 'details'. We will begin on our next set of posts to further explore and glean invaluable knowledge from the Book of Joshua, together.
For the next two weeks, please use the 'Outline' in your studies of the 'Book of Joshua'. Then, we will begin to explore what is the question of most in the 21st Century - 'What does this matter to me'? But before that, we will see what happens when we are disobedient to the Living God, as the Israelites of old did at the city of Ai.
Thank you for continuing to return to study with me and Jesus. Amen. Amen,
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