SET For RESTORATION-II—Joshua 5:2-12
God restored/renewed/rededicated Israel as His covenant people.
God’s people must be restored.
How can God’s people be restored?
What can bring restoration to God’s people?
4 settings for spiritual restoration.
Ps. 147:3— “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.”
We have already found that a setting for spiritual restoration is...
1. A RENEWED FLESH(:2-8)
Today we will also discover that...
2—A Setting for spiritual restoration is...
A RENEWED HEART(:8-9)
:8-9—“Now it came about when they had finished circumcising all the nation, that they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. Then the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.”
:8—“Now it came about when they had finished circumcising all the nation, that they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed.”
All the current nation of Israel was circumcised at Joshua’s command.
The nation remained in place until those circumcised were healed.
“now as it was on the tenth day they passed over Jordan, & came to Gilgal, where they were circumcised, there were three entire days between that & the fourteenth, when they kept the Passover; during which time they kept within their tents in the camp, being unfit to move from thence, for on the third day of circumcision they were usually sore, Gen. 34:25; but being well on the fourth, were able to attend the passover.”—John Gill/NAC
Gen. 34:15-18, 24-25—[prince Shechem had violated/raped Dinah, the daughter of Leah thru Jacob]“But on this condition we[the sons of Jacob deceitfully] will consent to you[Hamor & his son Shechem]: If you will become as we are, if every male of you is circumcised, then we will give our daughters to you, & we will take your daughters to us; & we will dwell with you, & we will become one people. But if you will not heed us & be circumcised, then we will take our daughter & be gone.” And their words pleased Hamor & Shechem, Hamor’s son.”.....“And all who went out of the gate of his city heeded Hamor & Shechem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city. Now it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon & Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword & came boldly upon the city & killed all the males.”
*Circumcision(a surgical procedure) is a tactical nightmare when anticipating battle.
‘in the very teeth of his enemies he[Joshua] reduced the major part of his army to a state of total helplessness, simply trusting for protection in the arms of Jehovah!’—Clarke
No doubt some if not many had trusted Joshua(God’s man) rather than God’s working thru Joshua—God had “exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; & they feared him, as they had feared Moses, all the days of his life.”(4:14)—These ‘went thru the motions’ in more subtle ways than had the previous generation.
The circumcision was a means of employing the heart...
Josh. 11:1-9—“And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor heard these things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph, & to the kings who were from the north, in the mountains, in the plain south of Chinneroth, in the lowland, & in the heights of Dor on the west, to the Canaanites in the east & in the west, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite in the mountains, & the Hivite below Hermon in the land of Mizpah. So they went out, they & all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that is on the seashore in multitude, with very many horses & chariots. And when all these kings had met together, they came & camped together at the waters of Merom to fight against Israel. But the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow about this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel. You shall hamstring their horses & burn their chariots with fire.” So Joshua & all the people of war with him came against them suddenly by the waters of Merom, & they attacked them. And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who defeated them & chased them to Greater Sidon, to the Brook Misrephoth, & to the Valley of Mizpah eastward; they attacked them until they left none of them remaining. So Joshua did to them as the LORD had told him: he hamstrung their horses & burned their chariots with fire.”
Thru such physical determination & accountability, Joshua was divulging to the nation, his dependence upon the LORD. & not trusting in chariot & horse.
Deut. 20:1-4—[Moses to Israel]“When you go out to battle against your enemies, & see horses & chariots & people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach & speak to the people. “And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, & do not tremble or be terrified because of them; ‘for the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’
Ps. 20:7, 8—“Some trust in chariots, & some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They have bowed down & fallen; But we have risen & stand upright.”
*Isa. 31:1—“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, And rely on horses, Who trust in chariots because they are many, And in horsemen because they are very strong, But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, Nor seek the LORD!”
“Finished”(See :6—“Consumed/Perished”)—Mmt taw-mam’—Qal Perfect—1) To be complete, be finished, be at an end—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To be finished, be completed—1a1a) completely, wholly, entirely(as auxiliary with verb), 1a2) To be finished, come to an end, cease, 1a3) To be complete(of number), 1a4) To be consumed, be exhausted, be spent, 1a5) To be finished, be consumed, be destroyed, 1a6) To be complete, be sound, be unimpaired, be upright(ethically), 1a7) To complete, finish, 1a8) To be completely crossed over. Strong—a primitive root; To complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive.
“Stayed/Remained”—bvy yaw-shab’—Verb—1) To dwell, remain, sit, abide—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To sit, sit down, 1a2) To be set, 1a3) To remain, stay, 1a4) To dwell, have one's abode; 1b) (Niphal) To be inhabited; 1c) (Piel) To set, place; 1d) (Hiphil)--1d1) To cause to sit, 1d2) To cause to abide, set, 1d3) To cause to dwell, 1d4) To cause(cities) to be inhabited, 1d5) To marry(give an dwelling to); 1e) (Hophal)--1e1) To be inhabited, 1e2) To make to dwell. Strong—a primitive root; properly--To sit down(specifically--As judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication--To dwell, to remain; causatively--To settle, to marry.
“In their places”—txt takh’-ath—Noun Masc.—1) The under part, beneath, instead of, as, for, for the sake of, flat, unto, where, whereas Noun Masc.—1a) The under part. Adverb Accusative—1b) Beneath prep., 1c) Under, beneath—1c1) At the foot of(idiom), 1c2) Sweetness, subjection, woman, being burdened or oppressed (fig), 1c3) Of subjection or conquest, 1d) What is under one, the place in which one stands—1d1) in one's place--The place in which one stands(idiom with reflexive pronoun), 1d2) in place of--Instead of(in transferred sense), 1d3) in place of--In exchange or return for(of things mutually interchanged). Conjunction—1e) Instead of, instead of that, 1f) In return for that, because that in compounds, 1g) In, under, into the place of(after verbs of motion), 1h) From under, from beneath, from under the hand of, from his place, under, beneath. Strong—The bottom(as depressed); only adverbially--Below(often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc..
“Healed/Whole”—hyx khaw-yaw’—Qal Infinitive—1) To live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To live—1a1a) To have life, 1a1b) To continue in life, remain alive, 1a1c) To sustain life, to live on or upon, 1a1d) To live(prosperously),1a2) To revive, be quickened—1a2a) from sickness, 1a2b) from discouragement, 1a2c) from faintness, 1a2d) from death; 1b) (Piel)--1b1) To preserve alive, let live, 1b2) To give life, 1b3) To quicken, revive, refresh—1b3a) To restore to life, 1b3b) To cause to grow, 1b3c) To restore, 1b3d) To revive; 1c) (Hiphil)--1c1) To preserve alive, let live, 1c2) To quicken, revive—1c2a) To restore(to health), 1c2b) To revive, 1c2c) To restore to life. Strong—a primitive root[compare hwx khaw-vah’[properly--to live; by implication(intensively)--to declare or show]]; To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively--To revive.
:9—“Then the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.”
After the circumcision, YHWH spoke to Joshua again.
In that one day/short time God revealed that He personally had “rolled away the reproach of Egypt from” Israel. Due to the circumcision of which all were a part, there was a renewal of Israel as God’s people. This current nation—the post-wilderness wandering generation—were given to the things of God unlike their fathers.
‘Reproach’—The expression of disapproval or disappointment.
Egypt disapproved of Israel as they left Egypt to (seemingly)wander aimlessly in the wilderness, concluding that YHWH had abandoned them. And because of that, Egypt heaped contempt upon Israel. Prior to their leaving Egypt, Israel had been put under the yoke of Egypt as slaves & had allowed them to leave. Egypt saw Israel only as fit for nothing other than slavery.
Since that day, the name of the place—formerly ‘hill of the foreskins’/Gibeath-haaraloth(:3)—was called “Gilgal” which obviously means ‘rolling/roll away.’ Any who had entertained the idea that YHWH is unable was ‘rolled away.’ Any trust/idea that Israel was acting on their own was proved false!
So for every Jew(at least of that generation), any mention of the name “Gilgal” would & should bring to mind the necessity for a tangible commitment to God’s design. It should call one to trust God with all their heart.
“Rolled away”—llg gaw-lal’—Qal Perfect—1) To roll, roll away, roll down, roll together—1a) (Qal)--To roll. Strong—a primitive root; To roll(literally or figuratively). Used 18X.
“Reproach”—hprx kher-paw’—Noun Fem.—1) Reproach, scorn—1a) Taunt, scorn(upon enemy), 1b) Reproach(resting upon condition of shame, disgrace), 1c) A reproach(an object). Strong—Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda.
“Gilgal”—lglg Ghil-gawl’—Noun Proper Locative—Gilgal = “A wheel, rolling”—1) the first site of an Israelite camp west of the Jordan, east of Jericho, here Samuel was judge, & Saul was made king; later used for illicit worship; 2) dwelling place of prophets in northern Israel about four miles(7 km) from Shiloh & Bethel; 3) a region conquered by Joshua, site unsure.
*Deut. 4:23-31—“Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God which He made with you, & make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything which the LORD your God has forbidden you. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. When you beget children & grandchildren & have grown old in the land, & act corruptly & make a carved image in the form of anything, & do evil in the sight of the LORD your God to provoke Him to anger, I call heaven & earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed. And the LORD will scatter you among the peoples, & you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD will drive you. And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood & stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there you will seek the LORD your God, & you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart & with all your soul. When you are in distress, & all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the LORD your God & obey His voice ‘(for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.”
Deut. 10:12, 13—“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways & to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart & with all your soul, & to keep the commandments of the LORD & His statutes which I command you today for your good?”
1Kings 14:7-8—“Go, say to Jeroboam, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Because I exalted you from among the people & made you leader over My people Israel, & tore the kingdom away from the house of David & gave it to you--yet you have not been like My servant David, who kept My commandments & who followed Me with all his heart, to do only that which was right in My sight;”
2Chron. 12:13-14—“So King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, & reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, & he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess. And he did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.”
Wow! On the one hand, God’s man in the southern kingdom of Judah(Rehoboam, Solomon’s son) did not seek the LORD...And on the other hand, Jeroboam(‘God’s man’ in the northern kingdom of Israel) likewise chose not to keep the LORD God of Israel’s commandments, nor follow God with his heart, nor to do that which was right in God’s sight!
*Prov. 21:2— “Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.”
*Jer. 29:11-13—“For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare & not for calamity to give you a future & a hope. Then you will call upon Me & come & pray to Me, & I will listen to you. And you will seek Me & find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
*2Chron. 7:14—“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, & pray & seek My face, & turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, & will forgive their sin & heal their land.
Isa. 29:13-14—“Therefore the LORD said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men, Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work Among this people, A marvelous work & a wonder; For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, And the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden.”
Isa. 30:1-3—“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation.”
*Mk. 12:28-31—“Then one of the scribes came, & having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. ‘And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, & with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Acts 8:36-39—“Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered & said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip & the eunuch went down into the water, & he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; & he went on his way rejoicing.”
*Ps. 42:1-5—-(To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.)-—As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come & appear before God? My tears have been my food day & night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy & praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.”
‘Mo's Chicken Koop’—A forthcoming restaurant across the street from FBC/Crews have been working off-&-on for some months getting the building & grounds ready for it’s opening/New paint on the outside...New appliances on the inside/The owners have put forth a tangible effort to transform the old ‘Pat’s Place’ into ‘Mo's Chicken Koop’/A RENEWED HEART
Carrabelle’s recent ‘paving’ endeavors—1)The walking-running trail around the kiddie park; 2)The parking alongside the road at Marine St. & Ave. ‘C’; 3)3rd St. SE between Ave. ‘D’ & Ave. ‘E’; 4)Marine St. & Ave. ‘F’/A RENEWED HEART
Carrabelle’s recent ‘trash pick-up’ endeavors—Two guys ride around town in a golf cart fitted with baskets & trash cans/They pick up loose paper that has blown out of the dumpster or that some uncaring person has thrown down/A RENEWED HEART
Adulterous spouse/Straying heart/Must have a heart renewed toward spouse & spouse must sense it!/A RENEWED HEART
*Relationships are built on trust, & a renewed heart in the Lord is the only way to establish that trust.
?You need A RENEWED HEART for God?
?You set for Restoration?
4 settings for spiritual restoration are...
2. A RENEWED HEART(:8-9)
1. RENEWED FLESH(:2-8)
Pt. 2 only! presented 10/22/2017pm to:
206 Storrs Ave.(SE Ave. A)
Carrabelle, FL 32322
Pts. 1-4 Presented 03/12/00pm to:
Providence Baptist Church
975 Providence Rd.
Whigham, GA 31797