At that time the Lord said to Joshua, Make knives of flint and circumcise the Israelites as before.
So Joshua made knives of flint and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.
And this is the reason Joshua circumcised them: all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they came out of Egypt.
Though all the people who came out were circumcised, yet all the people who were born in the wilderness on the way after Israel came out of Egypt had not been circumcised.
For the Israelites walked forty years in the wilderness till all who were men of war who came out of Egypt perished, because they did not hearken to the voice of the Lord; to them the Lord swore that He would not let them see the land which the Lord swore to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
So it was their uncircumcised children whom He raised up in their stead whom Joshua circumcised, because the rite had not been performed on the way.
When they finished circumcising all the males of the nation, they remained in their places in the camp till they were healed.
And the Lord said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you. So the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.
And the Israelites encamped in Gilgal; and they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening in the plains of Jericho.
And on that same day they ate the produce of the land: unleavened cakes and parched grain.
And the manna ceased on the day after they ate of the produce of the land; and the Israelites had manna no more, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
When Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, a Man stood near him with His drawn sword in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, Are you for us or for our adversaries?
And He said, No , but as Prince of the Lord's host have I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, What says my Lord to His servant?
And the Prince of the Lord's host said to Joshua, ``The real character of this personage was disclosed by His accepting the homage of worship (cf. Acts 10:25, 26; Rev. 19:10), and still further in the command, `Loose thy shoe from off thy foot'" (KJV) (Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown, A Commentary). The New Bible Commentary supports this position (as do J.P. Lange, The Cambridge Bible, Charles Ellicott, and many others) when it says, ``We believe that this was the Son of God Himself."Loose your shoes from off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy. And Joshua did so.
Summary: Jericho was an impediment to Israel's inheritance. It was the symbol of the enemy¡¦s strength and power. It had a reputation for being indestructible. Yet God said: ¡§Go Take it.¡¨ Faith will make others laugh at you. Yet it is the beginning of exploits.
Summary: Many times we quit JUST before God is going to work. We give up too soon and we miss out on reaching our goals in life. Moses missed promised land because he became impatient and angry. We must learn to stay the course.
Summary: Gilgal means "Rolled away" the sermon shares that God rolls away disgrace, God says we can start over, there is no more of the same oh same oh, and reminds us that God is for us and not against us.
Summary: To show that the LORD JESUS introduces Himself to those who are destined for salvation and requires correct responses such as : (1) Realization that we're worthless, (2) Worship and (3) Ask for His commands
Summary: Joshua 4 & 5 describe the preparation of the Israelites into a re-covenanted nation with Rock (commenoration), Roll (circumcism at Gilgal) and Party (Passover ritual). Deep and practical application for the church living between first and second advent.
Summary: God prepared Joshua for the conquest ahead by allowing him to meet the man with the drawn sword who is the Theophany of Christ. In the same manner, we need to prepare for what lies ahead by looking intently to Christ as the Commander of the Lord's Army.
Summary: In a war between nations each side desires complete victory...the last thing that an army wants to do is surrender. Spiritual warfare is different. Before we will ever experience complete and total victory in the Christian life, we must surrender!!!
Summary: Transitional moments. At any given time we are only a phone call, a text, an E-mail away from some life altering situations. For the Jews of Joshua's day 2 things changed: the manna, and the pillar of fire. Adapting is necessary for survival.
Summary: This text reminds us that our goal in life should be neither reaching high ground nor good ground, but rather holy ground; woe be unto us if we use elevation and wealth as substitutes for being holy.
Summary: The Promises of God give us everything we need for victory. IT’S YOURS! But hell will erect some Jericho walls around it to keep you from having it. Those Walls shall come down in Jesus' Name!
Summary: The Promises of God give us everything we need for victory. IT’S YOURS! But hell will erect some Jericho walls around it to keep you from having it. We must cooperate with God to see those walls come down!
Summary: I. EXORDIUM:
Acknowledge GOD in everything you do.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To remind to stop our good works not prompted by grace.
Joshua 5:12 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
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Summary: I. EXORDIUM:
Are you washing one's feet?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To encourage loving GOD more
Joshua 5:15 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
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