Sunday, November 20, 2005



Continuing from Joshua...
“When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, what mean these stones? [The twelve stones from the Jordan built into a memorial of this place and time] Then ye shall let you children know, saying Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. For the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up from before us, until we were gone over. That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God forever.” ~Joshua 4:21-24

Thank the Lord every day for His Word, for what could we know without it? He has protected and preserved it for you and me, dear people of the earth.

Joshua, before he leaves the people he has cared for and fought for, reviews God’s faithfulness in their yet short history and then implores, “Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve Him in sincerity and 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…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.” ~Joshua 24:14-15

Joshua was a strong leader, a courageous warrior, a savior to the Hebrew nation. His Hebrew name is the same as our Savior, Jesus, Just as Joshua stood fiercely for God’s Kingdom to be established, Jesus fought the mother of all battles in the spiritual realm so that His Father’s Kingdom would be planted anew, in our hearts, in our lives, to grow across the earth.

I love this part, found in Joshua 10:22-27. Following a victory of five Canaanite kings’ armies, the kings ran and hid in a cave. Tradition had it that the victor placed his foot on the head or neck of a defeated leader, says Dutch Sheets (Intercessory Prayer). Joshua prophetically instructed some of his soldiers to perform the ritual on the found cowardly kings. Remember the verse, Psalm 110:1, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet”? That would be Jesus, sitting. Jesus Himself quoted Psalm 110. Joshua, a type looking forward to Christ, gave Israel’s (symbolically, the Church’s) warriors the task of sewing up the victory in grand style. The Victory is utterly His. The Father promises the Son, “Relax here at my side while your brothers and sisters tap into My Power, to make Thine enemies a footstool, and bring us Glory in the Victory! That, my friends, is what we are here for!

“Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war.
With the Cross of Jesus, going on before.
Christ the royal Master, leads against the foe
Forward into battle, see His banners go.”

Pray…bind…in the Name of Yeshua…get on your knees, unleash the Victory, Church of Christ…Yisrael.

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