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A REVELATION OF....... DIVIDING THE WATERS (Part 5)

The Lord is serious about wanting His church and people to change and
embrace the full potential of all that He has made available. And requires to be fully embraced before Jesus returns.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The transition in leadership from Moses to Joshua symbolizes a number of different things, but in this context we are looking at Moses, the type of Jesus, passing the inheritance on to Joshua, a type of us – that’s you and me.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

SEA
SEA, THE
RIVER
RIVER
RED SEA
RED SEA, PASSAGE OF
EXODUS
RED SEA
I. The Bitter Lakes region
II. The Gulfs of Suez and Aqabah
JORDAN
I. Archaeological sites
II. Topographical features

 

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FROM MOSES TO JOSHUA

 

The transition in leadership from Moses to Joshua symbolizes a number of different things, but in this context we are looking at Moses, the type of Jesus, passing the inheritance on to Joshua, a type of us – that’s you and me.

 

 

MOSES – SUPREME IN ISRAEL:

 

The shadow of Moses sits astride the Old Testament as a colossus.

 

 

Deuteronomy 34:10-12

 

 

But He was still a man and one of his failings prevented him entering into the Promised Land. However, He (God actually) was the ‘savior’ of his people, taking them out from the crushing bondage of Egyptian slavery. Hence how he is a picture of Jesus who was to come 1500 years later. But being human, he was subject to death, and so passed on the leadership to Joshua through the laying on of hands.

 

 

Deuteronomy 34:9

 

JOSHUA – ENTERING THE PROMISED LAND:

 

God promised to give the Israelites their inheritance under the leadership of Joshua. 

 

Deuteronomy 31:23

 

 

He took The Law Moses had been given by God and applied it during his time of leadership. Even as he was dying, he referred the people back to the revelation Moses had received.

 

 

Joshua 23:6

 

Joshua is a picture of us, as Christians. We are to take the Word of Jesus and use it to claim our inheritance, our Promised Land, by expanding His church throughout the world.

 

2. DIVIDING THE RIVER JORDANTYPES AND PATTERNS CONTINUED

 

To understand the application of this incredible event today, we need to understand who and what the three major players in the story represent now. For the Scriptures are full of patterns and types that relate to today’s world.

 

 

1. JORDAN RIVER:

 

The River Jordan formed both the boundary of and
a barrier to, the land of God’s promise.

Interestingly, it is the lowest lying river in the world. The headwaters at Lake Huleh are only 70
metres (230ft) above sea level and it wends its way for 192km (120 miles) as the crow flies, but twice that with its meandering, through the
Jordan Valley to finally enter the Dead Sea at 393 metres (1300ft) below sea level.

While there are several meanings ascribed to the river, for our purposes, it can be looked upon as a spiritual barrier, both a boundary and a place of breakthrough.

As a barrier:

 

 

Deuteronomy 1:26-28

 

 

A boundary: 

 

Numbers 34:3

 

 

And a breakthrough: 

 

Joshua 1:1-5

 

2. PROMISED LAND:

 

Before he died, Moses was given the opportunity to see the land that had been promised as an inheritance to the Israelites.

 

 

Numbers 27:12

 

 

Starting with Joshua, and ending with Kings David and Solomon, the Israelites occupied most, but not all, of the land that had been promised to them. The reign of King Solomon saw the height of Jewish power and influence in the region. It was a time of peace and prosperity in the land.

 

 

1 Kings 10:23-28

 

For us it represents a picture of God fulfilling His promises. We must understand however, that the promises of Jesus were centred around ‘sacrifice’ rather than ‘prosperity’ as was the case under the Old Covenant. The basic message for us is that God keeps His promises to those who are obedient to His will.

 

3. JOSHUA:

 

As Moses is an Old Testament type of Jesus, so Joshua is a type of us as Christians. For the ‘baton of faith’ was defined by Moses and passed on to Joshua to implement.

 

 

Joshua 1:1-3

 

 

In a similar way, Jesus set out and illustrated through His life, the New Covenant principles, then passed on the ‘baton’ to us to live them out through our lives.

 

 

Matthew 28:16-20

 

NEXT WEEK: A REVELATION OF....... DIVIDING THE WATERS (Part 6) FROM MOSES TO JOSHUA

 

Similarly to the story of the crossing of the Red Sea, the entry of the Jews into their promised inheritance under the new leadership of Joshua also has parallels and lessons for today’s Church.

 

 

A NOTE FROM DAVID

 

Isn't it remarkable how God establishes patterns and themes that He then repeats throughout scripture to make His point?

Just maybe, we should pay more attention!

CAIAPHAS THE HIGH PRIEST

Caiaphas, who’s name means "searcher" was appointed high priest (after Simon ben Camith) by the procurator Valerius Gratus, under Tiberius, 18 A.D.. He continued in office from A.D. 26 to 37, when the proconsul Vitellius deposed him. He was the president of the Jewish council (Sanhedrim) which condemned the Lord Jesus to death, Caiaphas declaring Him guilty of blasphemy. Caiaphas was the official high priest during the ministry and trial of Jesus (Matt 26:3, 57; Luke 3:2; John 11:49; 18:13, 14, 24, 28; Acts 4:6). It was Caiaphas who, unknowingly, made the incredible prophecy concerning God’s plan of sacrificing Jesus for the sins of the nation and even the whole world: John 11:49-50 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all, nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish."

Source: http://www.bible-history.com

 

 

So until next week.......
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD!

His servant and yours

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