January 14, 2019
The context shows Joshua lead the Israelites into the promised land.
Jesus did not establish the kingdom of God in his ministry to Israel. He was obedient unto death. He is now at the right hand of God.
We are to hold fast to our profession of THE FAITH. We are to be a co-worker with Yahweh who is Almighty God as an ambassador of His son the Lord Jesus.
We can come boldly to the Throne of God who is rich toward us with mercy and grace because of the finished work of His son Jesus.
When Jesus will rule the earth from the throne of King David there will be rest for the people of the earth for a thousand years.
This context is about Joshua leading the Israelites into the promised land with the Ark of the Covenant.
(44) Our forefathers had the tabernacle of the Testimony with them in the desert. It had been made as God
directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen.
(Verse 45) Having received the tabernacle, our fathers under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the nations God drove out before them. It remained in the land until the time of David,
(Verse 46) who enjoyed God’s favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. This was to be a dwelling place for the Ark of the Covenant.
Numbers 24: 7,17 gives us the light that there in the wilderness the people were told of the coming Messiah. “A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel,” and “their kingdom will be exalted”.
The Israelites travelled toward the promised land and were strengthened by the light of the coming Messiah. This hope of the coming Messiah gave them courage to continue their trek in the wilderness to the Promised land.
Now, since the day the promised spirit has been sent, the moment we believe the light of THE FAITH that God has raised His son Jesus from the dead and we Confess Jesus is Lord, we are baptized into Jesus by baptism of holy spirit-not baptism of water.