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Summary: To show that the LORD is our Cities of Refuge, and He will overcome our transitions, and merchant.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Is JESUS your Refuge?

Yes. Nahum 1:7

Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that the LORD is our Cities of Refuge, and He will overcome our transitions, and merchant.

IV. TEXT:

Numbers 35:14

You shall give three cities on this [east] side of the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan, to be cities of refuge.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for I surrender and cast all my burdens, concerns and cares to You.

1 Peter 5:7

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

VI. TITLE:

JESUS gave 6 cities

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Name : derived from the numberings of Israel

B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)

C. Date written: 1446 - 1410 B.C.

D. Purpose: To relate the discipline of the wilderness generation, delivered from Egypt, and its purging, in order to prepare its children for a victorious entrance into The Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

E. To whom written: children of Israel

F. Main Theme: Unbelief bars the entrance to abundant life, Hebrews 3:7-19 — Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

G. Key word: wilderness

H. Key verses: Numbers 14:20-23 (Amplified Bible)

14:20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word.

14:21 But truly as I live and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,

14:22 Because all those men who have seen My glory and My [miraculous] signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tested and proved Me these ten times and have not heeded My voice,

14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swore to give to their fathers; nor shall any who provoked (spurned, despised) Me see it.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

This is SM (Secret Message) because of the signature of Aleph-Tav (Alpha-Omega) after the word "give".

A. The LORD JESUS gave 6 cities

"You shall give three cities on this [east] side of the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan,"

Jordan signifies

a. Jordan valley - a place of convenience and sin

Genesis 13:10-11

And Lot looked and saw that everywhere the Jordan Valley was well watered. Before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [it was all] like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.

Then Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley and [he] traveled east. So they separated.

b. transition in a believer's life

Genesis 32:10

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercy and loving-kindness and all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant, for with [only] my staff I passed over this Jordan [long ago], and now I have become two companies.

Example: Joshua transitions from an assistant of Moses to the leader of the Israelites

Joshua 3:1

JOSHUA ROSE early in the morning and they removed from Shittim and came to the Jordan, he and all the Israelites, and lodged there before passing over.


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