Friday, December 29, 2023

December 29, 2023

There must be some significance for the timing of delivery from Egypt to the crossing of the Jordan into the promised land. It was five days less than forty years that they crossed over, most likely to give them time to prepare for their very first feast in the new land: Passover. I can’t help but compare it to our deliverance and all the years it takes us to learn how good and perfect God is. Is it a significant comparison? We receive our salvation, but then we have to learn to walk in it, and sometimes that can take a long time. 

When they crossed the Jordan, God had Joshua select 12 men to gather a large stone from the river for their tribe and make a stack before God released the water. It was to be a memorial of their entry into the land he promised so that they could educate their children in the future. 

I was saved at nine years old, but it took me many years to truly come to know Jesus through studying my Bible and beginning to walk in his way of life. I did a study called Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and a couple of others on how to hear God’s voice, and that was the beginning of an amazing change; I think that’s when I entered the Promised Land. Like the Israelites, we have to continue fighting the enemy, but when you keep your focus on Jesus, the fight becomes his, and he gives us strength to endure. We must set up memorial stones as we pass through the river where God held back the force of the waters so we can always recall how good he was to us by making a way where it seemed there was no way. 

Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; Isaiah 43:16

And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. Joshua 4:21-22

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