Summary: 5 TIMES IN THE BOOK OF JOSHUA. GILGAL IS NOT ONLY THE FIRST PLACE ISRAEL CAMPED IN THE PROMISE LAND BUT IT WAS THE PLACE THAT ISRAEL KEPT GOING BACK TO. WHY DOES ISRAEL KEEP RETURNING TO GILGAL?
LET’S GO BACK TO GILGAL
JOSH. 10: 6,7,9,15,43
5 TIMES IN THE BOOK OF JOSHUA. GILGAL IS NOT ONLY THE FIRST PLACE
ISRAEL CAMPED IN THE PROMISE LAND BUT IT WAS THE PLACE THAT ISRAEL
KEPT GOING BACK TO.
WHY DOES ISRAEL KEEP RETURNING TO GILGAL.
A PLACE OF SPECIAL MEANING TO THEM.
THERE ARE SOME PLACES IN OUR LIFE THAT ARE SPECIAL TO US.
PLACES WE NEED TO REVISIT FROM TIME TO TIME.
PLACES WHERE WE GET BACK ON TRACK WITH THE LORD.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT GILGAL.
1. PLACE OF REMEMBERANCE
Joshua 4:19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of
the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east
border of Jericho. (KJV)
Joshua 4:20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan,
did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. (KJV)
A. UP OUT OF JORDAN
B. STONES CARRIED AND PLACED THERE FOR A MEMORIAL.
C. WHEN THEY WENT BACK THAT REMEMBERED
1. MIRACLE OF JORDAN
OUT OF TYHE WILDERNESS INTO THE PROMISED LAND
2. A PLACE OF RENEWAL
Joshua 5:5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but
all the people that were born in the wilderness by the
way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not
Joshua 5:9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled
away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the
name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day. (KJV)
A. SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD, AND UNTO GOD
B. THE REPROACH OF EGYPT ROLLED AWAY.
THINGS THEY HAD TO DO
NOW IT’S DIFFERENT
Joshua 5:10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept
the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even
in the plains of Jericho. (KJV)
A. PASSOVER KEPT IN THE PROMISED LAND
FROM THE SENTENCE OF DEATH.
OUR PASSOVER IS CHRIST AND CALVARY
Joshua 5:11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the
morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and
parched corn in the selfsame day. (KJV)
Joshua 5:12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had
eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the
children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat
of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
A. THEY REALIZED THE PROMISE
A LAND OF PROVISION
MILK AN DHONEY
5. A PLACE OF REVELATION
Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he
lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood
a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand:
and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou
for us, or for our adversaries? (KJV)
Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD
am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth,
and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord
unto his servant? (KJV)
JOSHUA MEETS THE LORD AT GILGAL
JOSHUA WORSHIPPED THERE
THIS PLACE CAN BE OUR GILGAL