GOD RULES OVER HISTORY AND EVERY HUMAN BEING. HE DECLARES THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.

Shalom,

Our teaching will be from Joshua 1.10-18.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, GOD RULES OVER HISTORY AND EVERY HUMAN BEING.  HE DECLARES THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.

And with that said.  Let’s read Joshua 1.10-18.

JOSHUA 1.10-11  THEN JOSHUA COMMANDED THE OFFICERS OF THE PEOPLE, SAYING,

PASS THROUGH THE CAMP, AND COMMAND THE PEOPLE, SAYING, PREPARE FOOD FOR YOURSELVES.  WITHIN THREE DAYS YOU SHALL PASS OVER THE JORDAN RIVER TO GO IN TO POSSESS THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES YOU TO POSSESS IT.

40 YEARS EARLIER THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES AND SAID, SEND MEN TO SEARCH OUT THE LAND OF CANAAN WHICH I GIVE TO YOU.  FROM EVERY TRIBE SEND ONE MAN WHO IS A RULER AMONG THEM.

AND MOSES SAID TO THE TWELVE MEN WHO WOULD SPY OUT THE LAND OF CANAAN, SEE THE LAND, WHAT IT IS, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE.  WHETHER THEY ARE STRONG OR WEAK, FEW OR MANY, AND WHAT THE LAND IS THAT THEY LIVE IN, WHETHER IT IS GOOD OR BAD.

AND WHAT CITIES THEY ARE THAT THEY LIVE IN, WHETHER IN TENTS OR IN STRONGHOLDS.  AND WHAT THE LAND IS.  WHETHER IT IS FAT OR LEAN, WHETHER THERE IS WOOD THERE, OR NOT.  AND BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND BRING OF THE FRUIT OF THE LAND.

AND AFTER FORTY DAYS, THE SPIES RETURNED FROM SEARCHING THE LAND.  AND THEY WENT TO MOSES AND AARON AND TO ALL THE CONGREGATION OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WITH SOME FRUIT THEY BROUGHT BACK FROM THE LAND.

AND THEY TOLD MOSES, WE CAME TO THE LAND WHERE YOU SENT US, AND SURELY IT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY, AND THIS IS THE FRUIT OF IT.

HOWEVER THE PEOPLE ARE STRONG WHO LIVE IN THE LAND, AND THE CITIES ARE WALLED AND VERY GREAT.  AND ALSO WE SAW THE CHILDREN OF ANAK THERE.  THE AMALEKITES LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE SOUTH, AND THE HITTITES AND THE JEBUSITES AND THE AMORITES LIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS, AND THE CANAANITES LIVE BY THE SEA BY THE COAST OF THE JORDAN.

AND THE PEOPLE BECAME ANXIOUS AND EDGY, AND CALEB SILENCED THEM BEFORE MOSES.  AND HE SAID, LET US GO UP AT ONCE AND WE WILL TAKE THAT LAND AND POSSESS IT BECAUSE WE CAN DO IT.

BUT THE OTHER TEN MEN SAID, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GO AGAINST THE PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE STRONGER THAN WE ARE.

AND THE TEN SPIES BROUGHT UP AN EVIL REPORT OF THE LAND THAT THEY SEARCHED, BECAUSE THEY SAID, THE PEOPLE WE SAW IN THE LAND ARE GREAT IN SIZE.  THEY ARE GIANTS, AND WE WERE IN OUR OWN SIGHT AS GRASSHOPPERS, AND SO WE WERE IN THEIR SIGHT.

AND THE CONGREGATION WEPT ALL NIGHT AND COMPLAINED AGAINST MOSES AND AARON.  WE SHOULD HAVE DIED IN EGYPT, THEY SAID, OR WE SHOULD HAVE DIED IN THE WILDERNESS.  AND WHY HAS THE LORD BROUGHT US INTO THIS LAND TO DIE BY THE SWORD.  AND OUR WIVES AND CHILDREN WILL BE TAKEN CAPTIVE.  WE WOULD BE BETTER OFF TO RETURN TO EGYPT.  LET’S GET SOMEONE TO BE OUR  CAPTAIN AND RETURN TO EGYPT.

AND MOSES AND AARON FELL ON THEIR FACES BEFORE ALL THE PEOPLE.

THESE PEOPLE WHO COMPLAINED THOUGHT THEY COULD JUST WALK INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN AND THE CANAANITES WOULD LIE DOWN AND SURRENDER THEIR LAND.  IT WOULD NOT BE LIKE THAT.

EARLIER, THE LORD HAD SAID TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL NUMEROUS TIMES, I WILL GIVE THIS LAND OF CANAAN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.  BUT THEY DID NOT BELIEVE GOD.  LIKE TODAY.  PEOPLE DO NOT BELIEVE GOD.  

NUMBERS 13.1-2, LEVITICUS 25.38, 23, LEVITICUS 23.10, LEVITICUS 20.23-24, LEVITICUS 14.33-34, EXODUS 33.1, EXODUS 32.13, EXODUS 13.11, 5, EXODUS 12.25, EXODUS 6.2-4

YOU KNOW, WITH WHAT’S GOING ON TODAY IN THE UNITED STATES, THE DEMONSTRATIONS, RIOTS, SHOOTINGS, MURDER, MURDER OF INNOCENTS, MURDER OF INNOCENT COPS, LOOTING, FIRES, VANDALISM, DESTRUCTION OF BUSINESSES, PULLING DOWN STATUTES, BARRICADES, INSANITY,

AND IF YOU TELL SOMEONE THIS IS ALL BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF THE HUMAN RACE DISOBEY THE GOD OF CREATION BY REJECTING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, THEREFORE GOD BRINGS THESE JUDGMENTS UPON THE WORLD, THEY THINK YOU’RE NUTS.

WELL ALL THIS INSANITY IS HAPPENING BECAUSE THE WORLD DISOBEYS GOD.  AND WHO KNOWS BUT GOD, HOW FAR GOD WILL LET THIS INSANITY GO?

THERE WILL BE CHANGES, EXCEPT FOR ONE THING THAT WILL NOT CHANGE.  THE WORLD WILL CONTINUE TO DISOBEY GOD.  SOME WILL CHANGE, BUT THE HEATHEN WILL CONTINUE TO RAGE AGAINST GOD AND AGAINST HIS ANOINTED, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, AND DISOBEY HIS SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  AND THE WORLD WILL REMAIN AT ENMITY AGAINST GOD UNTIL THE END.  PSALM 2

3,400 YEARS AGO, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HEARD THE PROMISE OF GOD OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT GOD WILL GIVE THEM THE LAND OF CANAAN FOR THEIR HOMELAND.  BUT THEY DID NOT LISTEN TO GOD, NOR DID THEY BELIEVE GOD.  JUST LIKE TODAY.

AND BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE GOD, MOSES AND AARON ARE ON THEIR FACES BEFORE THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BECAUSE OF ALL THEIR COMPLAINING.

AND JOSHUA AND CALEB, TWO OF THE SPIES WHO SEARCHED THE LAND OF CANAAN RIPPED THEIR CLOTHES AND SPOKE TO THE CONGREGATION TELLING THEM, THE LAND THAT WE SEARCHED IS AN AMAZING LAND.  IF THE LORD DELIGHTS IN US HE WILL BRING US IN TO THE LAND THAT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY.  ONLY DON’T REBEL AGAINST THE LORD, AND DON’T FEAR THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND FOR THEY ARE BREAD FOR US.  THEIR DEFENSE HAS LEFT THEM AND THE LORD IS WITH US.  DO NOT FEAR THOSE PEOPLE.

BUT THE CONGREGATION SAID, STONE THEM WITH STONES.

AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD APPEARED IN THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.  HIS MAGNIFICENCE HOWEVER MAGNIFICENT THE GLORY OF THE LORD IS APPEARED BEFORE THE PEOPLE.

AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, HOW LONG WILL THIS PEOPLE PROVOKE ME?  AND HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE THEY BELIEVE ME FOR ALL THE MIRACLES THAT I HAVE SHOWN AMONG THEM?

I WILL STRIKE THEM WITH THE PESTILENCE AND DISINHERIT THEM AND I WILL MAKE OF YOU A GREATER NATION AND MIGHTIER THAN THEY.

AND MOSES SAID TO THE LORD, THEN THE EGYPTIANS WILL HEAR IT, FOR YOU BROUGHT UP THIS PEOPLE IN YOUR MIGHT AMONG THEM.  AND THEY WILL TELL IT TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND FOR THEY HAVE HEARD THAT YOU O LORD ARE AMONG THIS PEOPLE.  THAT YOU O LORD ARE SEEN FACE TO FACE.  AND THAT YOUR CLOUD STANDS OVER THEM AND THAT YOU GO BEFORE THEM BY DAY IN A PILLAR OF CLOUD, AND IN A PILLAR OF FIRE BY NIGHT.

NOW IF YOU KILL ALL THIS PEOPLE AS ONE MAN, MOSES SAID, THEN THE NATIONS THAT HAVE HEARD OF YOUR FAME WILL SAY, BECAUSE THE LORD WAS NOT ABLE TO BRING THIS PEOPLE TO THE LAND WHICH YOU SWORE TO THEM.  THEREFORE HE HAS KILLED THEM IN THE WILDERNESS.  AND NOW O LORD I BEG OF YOU, LET THE POWER OF MY LORD BE GREAT ACCORDING AS YOU HAVE SPOKEN WHEN YOU SAID, THE LORD IS LONG SUFFERING, AND OF GREAT MERCY, FORGIVING INIQUITY AND TRANSGRESSION AND BY NO MEANS CLEARING THE GUILTY, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN TO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION.

PARDON, I BEG YOU, O LORD, THE INIQUITY OF THIS PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE GREATNESS OF YOUR MERCY, AND AS YOU HAVE FORGIVEN THIS PEOPLE FROM EGYPT EVEN UNTIL NOW.

AND THE LORD SAID, I HAVE FORGIVEN ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.  BUT AS TRULY AS I LIVE, ALL THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE GLORY OF THE LORD.

BUT ALL THOSE MEN WHO HAVE SEEN MY GLORY AND MY MIRACLES THAT I DID IN EGYPT AND IN THE WILDERNESS, AND HAVE TESTED ME NOW THESE TEN TIMES, AND HAVE NOT OBEYED MY VOICE, SURELY THEY SHALL NOT SEE THE LAND WHICH I SWORE TO THEIR FATHERS.  NEITHER SHALL ANY OF THEM WHO PROVOKED ME SEE IT.  BUT MY SERVANT CALEB BECAUSE HE HAD ANOTHER SPIRIT WITH HIM, AND HAS FOLLOWED ME FULLY.  HIM WILL I BRING INTO THE LAND WHERE HE WENT, AND HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL POSSESS IT.

AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, NOW THE AMALEKITES AND THE CANAANITES LIVE IN THE VALLEY.  TOMORROW TURN AND GET YOURSELVES INTO THE WILDERNESS BY THE WAY OF THE RED SEA.

AND THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES AND AARON, AND HE SAID, HOW LONG WILL I BEAR WITH THIS EVIL CONGREGATION WHO COMPLAIN AGAINST ME?  I HAVE HEARD THEIR COMPLAININGS WHICH THEY COMPLAIN AGAINST ME.

SAY TO THEM, AS TRULY AS I LIVE, SAITH THE LORD, AS YOU HAVE SPOKEN IN MY EARS, SO WILL I DO TO YOU.  YOUR CARCASSES SHALL FALL IN THE WILDERNESS AND ALL WHO WERE NUMBERED OF YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR WHOLE NUMBER FROM TWENTY YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHO HAVE COMPLAINED AGAINST ME, YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT COME INTO THE LAND THAT I SWORE TO GIVE YOU TO LIVE THERE EXCEPT CALEB AND JOSHUA.

BUT YOUR LITTLE ONES THAT YOU SAID WILL BE CAPTIVES, THEM WILL I BRING IN AND THEY SHALL KNOW THE LAND THAT YOU HAVE DESPISED.

BUT AS FOR YOU, YOUR CARCASSES SHALL FALL IN THIS WILDERNESS.  AND YOUR CHILDREN SHALL WANDER IN THE WILDERNESS FORTY YEARS AND BEAR YOUR UNFAITHFULNESS.

AFTER THE NUMBER OF THE DAYS IN WHICH YOU SEARCHED THE LAND, FORTY DAYS, A DAY FOR A YEAR, A DAY FOR A YEAR, YOU SHALL BEAR YOUR INIQUITIES FORTY YEARS, AND YOU SHALL KNOW YOUR VIOLATION OF GOD’S PROMISE.

AND GOD SAID, I THE LORD HAVE SAID, I WILL SURELY DO IT TO THIS EVIL CONGREGATION WHO ARE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST ME IN THIS WILDERNESS.  THEY SHALL BE CONSUMED, AND THERE SHALL THEY DIE.

AND THE MEN WHOM MOSES SENT TO SEARCH THE LAND WHO RETURNED AND MADE ALL THE CONGREGATION COMPLAIN AGAINST HIM BY BRINGING UP A SLANDER UPON THE LAND, EVEN THOSE MEN WHO BROUGHT UP THE EVIL REPORT UPON THE LAND DIED BY THE PLAGUE BEFORE THE LORD.

BUT JOSHUA AND CALEB WHO WERE OF THE MEN TO SEARCH THE LAND, LIVED.

AND MOSES TOLD ALL THAT GOD SAID, AND THE PEOPLE MOURNED GREATLY.  AND THEY ROSE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING AND SOME WENT UP TO THE TOP OF THE HILL, AND THEY SAID, WE ARE HERE, AND WE WILL GO TO THE PLACE THAT THE LORD HAS PROMISED, FOR WE HAVE SINNED.

AND MOSES SAID, WHY DO YOU TRANSGRESS THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD?  YOUR ACTION WILL NOT SUCCEED.  DO NOT GO UP BECAUSE THE LORD IS NOT WITH YOU.  YOU WILL BE KILLED BEFORE YOUR ENEMIES.  FOR THE AMALEKITES AND THE CANAANITES ARE BEFORE YOU AND YOU WILL FALL BY THE SWORD BECAUSE YOU ARE TURNED AWAY FROM THE LORD.  THEREFORE THE LORD WILL NOT BE WITH YOU.

BUT THEY WENT UP TO THE HILL TOP, BUT THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD DID NOT LEAVE THE CAMP.  THEN THE AMALAKITES CAME DOWN AND THE CANAANITES WHO LIVED IN THAT HILL AND KILLED THEM.  NUMBERS 13 & 14

GOD WARNS THE WORLD OFTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT HE WILL JUDGE THOSE HARSHLY WHO DISOBEY HIM BY DISOBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

GOD’S PUNISHMENT FOR DISOBEDIENCE TO HIM STARTED WITH ADAM AND EVE.  GOD CREATED THEM TO LIVE A PERFECT LIFE FOREVER.  BUT THEY DISOBEYED GOD AND LOST THEIR ETERNAL LIFE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN WORLD.  AS GOD WARNED THEM, THEY DIED FOR DISOBEYING HIM.

GENESIS 2.16-18, GENESIS 3.1-6, GENESIS 5.5

GOD DESTROYED THE WORLD BY A FLOOD BECAUSE THE PEOPLE DISOBEYED THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  BUT GOD SAVED NOAH AND HIS FAMILY, EIGHT PEOPLE FROM THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE WORLD BECAUSE NOAH WALKED WITH GOD.  NOAH OBEYED GOD.   

GENESIS 6.5-9, GENESIS 7.1-4

GOD DESTROYED SODOM AND GOMORRAH BECAUSE OF HOMOSEXUALITY, A GREAT SIN AGAINST GOD. 

GENESIS 19.4-5, 24, 1 JOHN 3.4

GOD GAVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE THE LAND OF CANAAN BECAUSE THE CANAANITES DISOBEYED GOD.   GENESIS 15.13-21

GENESIS 15.16  INIQUITY IN HEBREW IS AH’VONE MEANING SIN, EVIL, PERVERSITY, DEPRAVITY. 

AMORITES IS A TERM FOR ALL THE CANAANITE NATIONS.

LEVITICUS 18.24-30,1-23, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, 1 KINGS 21.26

AND GOD WILL DESTROY THIS WORLD BY FIRE BECAUSE THE INHABITANTS OF IT DISOBEY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  ISAIAH 24.4-6, 19-23

BUT GOD IS A MERCIFUL GOD.  HE HAS MADE REPENTANCE AVAILABLE FOR ALL BY TURNING TO GOD AND OBEYING ALL HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVING ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS THROUGH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.

LEVITICUS 17.11, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, ISAIAH 53.10, EZEKIEL 18.21, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 5.11

SO, HERE WE ARE IN THE BIBLE, FORTY YEARS AFTER THE SPY DISASTER, AND JOSHUA IS PREPARING THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO GO INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT GOD HAS PROMISED TO GIVE THEM FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION.  AND THEY WILL GO IN AND POSSESS THE LAND OF CANAAN.  GENESIS 17.8

JOSHUA 1.12-13  AND JOSHUA SAID TO THE REUBENITES AND TO THE GADITES, AND TO THE HALF TRIBE OF MANASSEH, SAYING,

REMEMBER THE WORD WHICH MOSES THE SERVANT OF THE LORD COMMANDED YOU, SAYING THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS GIVEN YOU REST, AND HAS GIVEN YOU THIS LAND.

THE LAND THAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN THE TRIBES OF REUBEN, GAD, AND THE HALF TRIBE OF MANASSEH WAS IN CURRENT DAY JORDAN ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER FROM THE DEAD SEA TO THE SEA OF GALILEE. 

NUMBERS 32.1-33

JOSHUA 1.14-18  YOUR WIVES AND YOUR LITTLE ONES, AND YOUR CATTLE SHALL REMAIN IN THE LAND THAT MOSES GAVE YOU ON THIS SIDE OF THE JORDAN RIVER.  BUT YOU SHALL PASS OVER BEFORE YOUR BROTHERS ARMED, ALL THE MIGHTY MEN OF VALOR, AND HELP THEM,

UNTIL THE LORD HAS GIVEN YOUR BROTHERS REST, AS HE HAS GIVEN YOU.  AND THEY HAVE ALSO POSSESSED THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES THEM, THAT YOU SHALL RETURN TO THE LAND OF YOUR POSSESSION AND ENJOY IT, WHICH MOSES THE LORD’S SERVANT GAVE YOU ON THIS SIDE OF THE JORDAN TOWARD THE SUNRISING.

AND THEY ANSWERED JOSHUA SAYING, ALL THAT  YOU COMMAND US WE WILL DO.  AND WHERESOEVER YOU SEND US, WE WILL GO.

ACCORDING AS WE OBEYED MOSES IN ALL THINGS, SO WILL WE OBEY YOU.  ONLY THE LORD YOUR GOD BE WITH YOU AS HE WAS WITH MOSES.

WHOSOEVER REBELS AGAINST YOUR COMMANDMENT AND WILL NOT OBEY YOUR WORDS IN ALL THAT YOU COMMAND HIM, HE SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH.  ONLY BE STRONG AND OF A GOOD COURAGE.

SO, GOD RULES OVER HISTORY AND EVERY HUMAN BEING.  HE DECLARES THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.  ISAIAH 46.9-13

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

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