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
the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east
border of Jericho. (KJV)
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
all the people that were born in the wilderness by the
way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not
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
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
morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and
parched corn in the selfsame day. (KJV)
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
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)
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