Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All Out WAR!

NOW I understand why God didn't let Moses cross over into the Promised Land.

Joshua started out taking one city at a time. One king at a time. Panic spread throughout the land. The kings started banding together. Five at a time attacked Gibeon. They were all defeated.

Joshua and the Israelites were on a rampage, breaking into the land from east of Jordan, then penetrating past what is now Jerusalem, turning south and taking all of the Jedean hill country down to Gaza.

This was a job for a young man! Non stop, all out war!

Miracles all over. In the account of Joshua 10:1-14 you read this: "

God threw them into total confusion before Israel, a major victory at Gibeon. Israel chased them along the ridge to Beth Horon and fought them all the way down to Azekah and Makkedah. As they ran from the People of Israel, down from the Beth Horon ridge and all the way to Azekah, God pitched huge stones on them out of the sky and many died. More died from the hailstones than the People of Israel killed with the sword." God sent killer hailstones!

A bit later, God caused the sun to stand still to give the army more time to finish. What! That's what it says! God caused the sun to stand still for a day. Follow this link for more information:

In Joshua 11 all the Kings of the west and north band together for a massive battle. Their property, thier culture, their very lives were at stake. They needed to destroy Joshua once and for all. They gathered for battle at the Waters of Merom.

(Now you know why God kept encouraging Joshua in Chapter 1.) Be strong and very courageous God says to him then. Now God says, "Don't worry about them. This time tomorrow I'll hand them over to Israel, all dead. You'll hamstring their horses. You'll set fire to their chariots."

It happened just as God said.

Joshua didn't even pause. He rooted out town after town.

23 "Joshua took the whole region. He did everything that God had told Moses. Then he parceled it out as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribes.
And Israel had rest from war. "


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