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Week 11 Day 5
Week 11 Day 5
This story of the second generation crossing the Jordan River on dry ground is little knownMaybe the second time you do something it is old hat and people hardly notice
It was spring the river was at flood stageThe priests set the example of faith they went into the water firstThen everyone follow the arkTwelve stones were placed as a memorial so that they could never forget so that their children would ask about it and they could retell the experience generation after generation. CROSSING THE JORDAN Follow the ark into the river and the water will divide. Joshua 3 & 4
1Then Joshua rose early in the morning; they set out and came to the Jordan, and lodged there before they crossed over. 2After three days, the officers went through the camp; 3saying, "When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests and Levites bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. 5Joshua said to the people, "Sanctify yourselves, because tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you." 6Joshua spoke to the priests, "Take the ark of the covenant and cross over before the people. When you have come to the edge of the water of the Jordan, you shall stand in the Jordan." 9Joshua said to the people, "Come, hear the words of the Lord your God. 10Know that the living God is among you, and that He will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and the Jebusites: 11Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing before you into the Jordan.'' 14So it was, when the people set out to cross the Jordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people, 15and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), 16that the waters from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap and the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 17Then the priests who bore the ark stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan. 4Joshua called twelve men, one man from every tribe and said to them: "Cross over before the ark into the midst of the Jordan and each one of you take up a stone on his shoulder.'' 20Those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal. 21Then he spoke, saying: "When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What are these stones?' 22then you shall let your childrenknow, saying, 'Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land'; 23for the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, 24that all the people of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, and that you may fear the Lord your God forever." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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