Summary: 3 of 4. God restored/renewed/rededicated Israel as His covenant people. God’s people must be restored. But How or What can bring it about? A Setting for spiritual restoration is...
SET For RESTORATION-III—Joshua 5:2-12
WCTV News, Tallahassee
By: Associated Press
July 16, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has survived a harrowing drive after a piece of scrap metal[actually a 5 foot section of a ~24" OD steel pipe no less than an inch thick!] fell from a tractor-trailer & crushed his van.
The Florida Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar suffered minor injuries when the metal fell from an interstate overpass & landed on top of his van, smashing the roof. [It crushed the driver's side of the van to steering wheel level]
The pipe became loose when a truck lost control & struck a guardrail. The truck flipped over, causing the metal object to fly off the overpass.
The truck was driven by 33-year-old Antonio Santiago Wharton of Kissimmee. He also had minor injuries & was ticketed for careless driving.
The exit ramp where the crash occurred was closed for several hours while debris was cleared.
Mr. Escobar’s mini-van was in dire need of restoration, & I think he was Set for that Restoration!
God’s people—You & me, we are urgent need of restoration!
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 found that a setting for spiritual restoration is...
1. A RENEWED FLESH(:2-8)
2. A RENEWED HEART(:8-9)
Today we will also discover that...
3—A Setting for spiritual restoration is...
A RENEWED WORSHIP(:10)
:10—“Now the children of Israel camped in Gilgal, & kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Jericho.”
While remaining encamped at Gilgal, the nation observed the Passover on the evening of the 14th of that month(Nisan—the first month(4:19) our March-April).
It is not clear here whether Israel celebrated the full seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.—NAC
Unified public celebration of God’s ability, purpose, & meaning.
We can get so entrenched in how we PREFER to worship, so that we cannot worship any-where or any-way because something is always amiss!
“Camped”—hnx khaw-naw’—Qal Imperfect—1) To decline, incline, encamp, bend down, lay siege against—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To decline, 1a2) To encamp. Strong—a primitive root [compare Nnx khaw-nan’(to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; to implore)]; properly, to incline; by implication, to decline(of the slanting rays of evening); specifically, to pitch a tent; gen. to encamp(for abode or siege).
“Kept/Observed”—hse aw-saw’—Qal Imperfect—1) To do, fashion, accomplish, make—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To do, work, make, produce—1a1a) To do, 1a1b) To work, 1a1c) To deal(with), 1a1d) To act, act with effect, effect, 1a2) To make—1a2a) To make, 1a2b) To produce, 1a2c) To prepare, 1a2d) To make(an offering), 1a2e) To attend to, put in order, 1a2f) To observe, celebrate, 1a2g) To acquire(property), 1a2h) To appoint, ordain, institute, 1a2i) To bring about, 1a2j) To use, 1a2k) To spend, pass. Strong—a primitive root; To do or make, in the broadest sense & widest application.