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A Closer Look at the Book: JOSHUA
October 11. 2006
1. The Presence Revealed by the Ark!
A) Lead Them to Unclaimed Possessions
B) Lead Them through Uncharted Places
1. Their Location
2. Their Consecration
2. The Position Required for the Ark!
A) A Position of Prominence
B) A Position of Preeminence
3. The Power Released Through the Ark!
A) No Problem God Cannot Solve
1. Stones to Remind His People
2. Strength to Refresh His People
a. What They Would Eat
b. Who They Would Encounter
B) No Person God Cannot Save
Gloria Pitzer, the famous columnist wrote:
"Procrastination is my sin,
It brings me naught by sorrow,
I know that I should stop it;
In fact, I will.....TOMORROW!"
Think about this scenario. You have been given a guaranteed IOU with strings attached. You must go through 430 years of slavery, mistreatment and abuse. You must see God blow His nose to roll back the walls of a sea, walk through on dry ground; then, turn and watch the very people that have oppressed you become test tube material.
You must wander through a desert for 40 years. You must watch your famous, favorite leader die; and, then be willing to be led by his apprentice. Although you have waited for a total of 470 years for the IOU to be paid, you must wait another 3 days to receive it. If that sounds familiar, it is because that is exactly the saga of the children of Israel.
God had promised the land of Canaan to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. God raises up Joshua to bring about the fulfillment of that promise by leading the children of Israel to the royal bank of Canaan to cash in the IOU.
The first obstacle on the other side of Canaan was a city named Jericho. Joshua has sent out 2 spies to investigate the enemy, they were protected and provided for by a harlot named Rahab, and come back to report to Joshua that it's time to move.
In Joshua 3-5 we ar ...
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