Jan 6, 2023
Joshua 3:17 continues the wonderful adventure of crossing over the Jordan to inherit the promised land. The Bible states that the priests that bare the ark stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan. This verse presents a three-fold revelation concerning the passage of deliverance through the Jordan. Firstly, the priests stood firm. Those who are anointed by God to stand on the behalf of others must do so firmly. There must be no wavering, or vacillating in their stand. How you stand may decide how others walk. Leadership must understand that this responsibility to stand firmly is a glorious privilege. The second part of this is that they stood on dry ground. The cold, deep, murky, forbidding water had to recede or move back when the priest stood firmly. Those things that bring coldness and spiritual death will be removed when the priest stands firmly. I am so happy that 2000 years ago Jesus, My high priest, stood firmly on Calvary’s hill to cause the deep cold waters of sin to move back. I will deal with the third in the next article.