Our teaching will continue in The Book of Joshua from Joshua 4.1-24.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE MIGHTY HAND OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ISRAEL. WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO DO WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? EVERYTHING.
And with that said, let’s read Joshua 4.1-24.
JOSHUA 4.1 And it was when all the nation, The Children of Israel, had crossed over the Jordan river, that The LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,
JOSHUA 4.2 Take for you twelve men, one man out of each Tribe.
JOSHUA 4.3 And charge them, saying, Take twelve stones from this place, from the middle of the Jordan river, from the place where the feet of The Priests feet stood firm, twelve stones. And you shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place where you shall lodge this night.
JOSHUA 4.4 Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had prepared of The Children of Israel out of every Tribe a man.
JOSHUA 4.5 And Joshua said to them, Pass over before The Ark of The LORD your GOD into the middle of the Jordan, and each man shall lift up one stone on his shoulder according to the number of the Tribes of The Children of Israel.
JOSHUA 4.6 That this may be a sign among you that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean to you?
JOSHUA 4.7 Then you shall answer them, That the waters of the Jordan were cut off before The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD when it passed over the Jordan. The waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a Memorial to The Children of Israel forever.
JOSHUA 4.8 And The Children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out from the middle of the Jordan as The LORD spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the Tribes of The Children of Israel, and carried them over with them to the place where they camped, and laid them down there.
JOSHUA 4.9 And Joshua lifted up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan river in the place where the feet of The Priests who carried The Ark of The Covenant stood. And they are there to this day.
JOSHUA 4.10 For the Priests who carried The Ark stood in the middle of the Jordan until everything was finished that The LORD commanded Joshua to speak to The People according to all that Moses commanded Joshua. And The People hastened and passed over.
JOSHUA 4.11 And it came to pass when all The People had finished passing over, that The Ark of The LORD passed over, and The Priests in the presence of The People.
JOSHUA 4.12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before The Children of Israel, as Moses spoke to them.
JOSHUA 4.13 And 40,000 prepared for war passed over before The LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
JOSHUA 4.14 On that day, The LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel. And they feared him as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.
JOSHUA 4.15 And The LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,
JOSHUA 4.16 Command The Priests who carry The Ark of The Testimony that they come out of the Jordan.
JOSHUA 4.17 And Joshua commanded The Priests, saying, Come up out of the Jordan.
JOSHUA 4.18 And it came to pass, when The Priests who carried The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD came up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of The Priest’s feet were lifted up to the dry ground, that the waters of The Jordan returned to their places, and flowed over all its banks as they did before.
JOSHUA 4.19 And The People came up out of the Jordan river on the tenth day of the first month, and camped in Gilgal in the east border of Jericho.
The tenth day of the first month has significance. On the tenth day of the first month forty years earlier when GOD delivered The Children of Israel from 400 years of Egyptian slavery, GOD told Moses to speak to all The Congregation of The Children of Israel that every man shall take a perfect lamb for his household, and keep it till the fourteenth day of the month. And kill it in the evening of the fourteenth day.
That lamb was the Passover lamb. And its blood was shed, and struck on the door posts of The Jewish homes. And when GOD saw the blood on The Jewish homes, GOD passed over them, and did not destroy The Jewish People. But that night, GOD destroyed the first born Egyptians. EXODUS 12.1-13
Some 1400 years later, on the tenth day of the first month, Messiah Yeshua rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Four days later, on the fourteenth day of the first month, the first day of Passover, Messiah Yeshua was killed, and His blood shed for our Atonement. JOHN 12.1, 12-15, LEVITICUS 17.8, 9, 11
So the tenth day of the first month, 3,400 years ago is also a day to remember when GOD dried up the Jordan river for The Children of Israel to pass over on dry ground into The Promised Land Canaan that would become The Land of Israel, The GOD Given, Everlasting Homeland of The Jewish People. GENESIS 17.8
JOSHUA 4.20 And these twelve stones that they took out of the Jordan river, Joshua set up in Gilgal. (Gilgal is on The Israel side of the Jordan river.)
JOSHUA 4.21 And Joshua spoke to The Children of Israel, saying, when your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean?
JOSHUA 4.22 Then you shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan river on dry ground.
JOSHUA 4.23 For The LORD Your GOD dried up the waters of the Jordan river from before you until you passed over, as The LORD Your GOD did to The Red Sea which He dried up from before us until we passed over.
JOSHUA 4.24 THAT ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH SHALL KNOW THE HAND OF THE LORD THAT IT IS MIGHTY. THAT YOU SHALL FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD FOREVER.
These miracles of GOD are just another day in The Life of GOD.
GOD chose The Jewish People whom He loves to be His Witnesses and His Servant. Key for The Jewish People being GOD’S Witnesses is writing The Bible from Genesis through Revelation from every Word GOD Spoke to Them during Bible times, and every miracle of GOD They Witnessed during Bible times.
DEUTERONOMY 7.6, ISAIAH 43.10-12
Therefore GOD had The Jewish People write The Bible for all the world to Know GOD, Believe GOD, and Understand GOD.
Moses, The Prophet of GOD Writes, The secret things belong to The LORD Our GOD, but those things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever that we should do all The Words of This Law. This Law is GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses.
In other words, GOD does many, many things, including miracles. But we have no clue how He does them. GOD keeps it a secret. But our job, GOD says, is to obey His Law, that is The Law of Moses. And The Law of Moses is the first five Books of The Bible.
HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.28, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.29
THE TITLE OF THIS MESSAGE IS, THE MIGHTY HAND OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ISRAEL. WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO DO WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? EVERYTHING.
I BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING GOD DOES IS A MIRACLE.
LIFE IS A MIRACLE. GOD’S CREATION OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN THEM ARE MIRACLES. GOD SPOKE THE CREATION INTO EXISTENCE. THINK ON THAT FOR A MOMENT.
GENESIS 1.3, 6-7, 11, 14-15, 20-21, 24
GOD IS SUPERNATURAL. HE HAS NO BEGINNING OF DAYS, AND NO END OF LIFE. HE IS WITHOUT FATHER, AND WITHOUT MOTHER. GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, AND IN PLACES MAN WILL NEVER SEE, AT LEAST NOT IN THIS LIFE TIME. GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WITH HIS SPIRIT. AND GOD’S SPIRIT IS GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF.
EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS A MIRACLE FROM GOD.
SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT. DONALD TRUMP THE INCUMBENT, AND JOE BIDEN, NO DOUBT, THE CHALLENGER.
WHAT DOES GOD ALMIGHTY HAVE TO DO WITH THIS ELECTION, AND EVERY ELECTION? EVERYTHING.
BUT FIRST, LET’S REVIEW SOME MIRACLES THAT GOD DID BY HIMSELF, AND MIRACLES GOD DID THROUGH PEOPLE.
GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN THEM. GOD CREATED LIFE. GOD CREATED ALL HUMAN BEINGS EQUAL, IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, AND IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD. GOD CREATED OUR MINDS, OUR INTELLECT, OUR LOOKS, OUR PERSONALITY, OUR BODY, OUR ETERNAL EXISTENCE. GOD GIVES US LIFE AND BREATH, AND ALL THINGS. GOD CREATED THE FOOD WE EAT, AND THE AIR WE BREATHE.
GOD CREATES LIGHT, AND DARKNESS. HE MAKES PEACE, AND CREATES EVIL. ISAIAH 45.7 GOD CREATED THE FLOOD IN THE DAYS OF NOAH THAT DESTROYED THE WORLD AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT BUT NOAH AND HIS FAMILY BECAUSE NOAH OBEYED GOD. GOD RAINED FIRE AND BRIMSTONE UPON SODOM AND GOMORRAH TO DESTROY IT. GOD CAUSED THE BURNING BUSH TO BURN THAT DID NOT CONSUME. GOD CAUSED MOSES’ ROD TO BECOME A SNAKE. GOD MADE MOSES’ HAND LEPROUS AND RESTORED IT INSTANTLY. GOD CREATED THE TEN PLAGUES HE SENT ON EGYPT THAT DESTROYED THEIR LAND BECAUSE PHARAOH REFUSED TO LET GOD’S PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, GO. GOD OPENED THE RED SEA FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO CROSS ON DRY LAND TO CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND.
GOD BROUGHT WATER FROM A ROCK FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEIR ANIMALS TO DRINK. HE OPENED THE EARTH TO BRING DOWN KORAH AND THE OTHER DISOBEDIENTS TO SOMEWHERE UNDER THE EARTH. HE CAUSED AARON’S STAFF TO BUD, BALAAM’S DONKEY TO TALK TO BALAAM. GOD DIVIDED THE JORDAN RIVER, TWICE. 2 KINGS 2.7-8 GOD CAUSED THE WALLS OF JERICHO TO FALL DOWN WHEN THE PRIESTS BLEW THEIR SHOFARS. GOD CAUSED THE SUN AND THE MOON TO STAND STILL UNTIL ISRAEL DESTROYED THEIR ENEMIES, THE AMORITES. AND GOD CAUSED RAVENS TO FEED ELIJAH. THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF GOD’S MIRACLES.
AND LET’S NOT FORGET GOD’S MIRACLE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE OF ONLY SOME 14 MILLION PEOPLE, AND THEIR EVERLASTING HOMELAND ISRAEL WHOM SO MANY PEOPLES HAVE TRIED TO KILL AND ANNIHILATE FROM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH, BUT WILL NEVER SUCCEED. BECAUSE GOD SAYS TO HIS JEWISH PEOPLE, FOR AS THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH WHICH I WILL MAKE SHALL REMAIN BEFORE ME, SAITH THE LORD, SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS AND YOUR NAME REMAIN. THAT IS FOREVER. ISAIAH 66.22
YESHUA, JESUS THE MESSIAH, IS HIMSELF GOD ALMIGHTY. HE DID MANY MIRACLES THAT NO MAN CAN DO BUT GOD. HERE’S A FEW OF MESSIAH’S MIRACLES.
MESSIAH YESHUA CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN THEM. HE CREATED ALL HUMANITY AND EVERY LIVING THING. JOHN 1.1-4 MESSIAH TURNED WATER INTO WINE, CALMED A STORM, FED 5,000 PEOPLE WITH FIVE LOAVES OF BREAD AND TWO FISH, WALKED ON WATER, FED 4,000 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN LOAVES OF BREAD AND A FEW FISH, SUPERNATURALLY PUT TAX MONEY IN A FISH’S MOUTH, WITHERED A FIG TREE, HEALED PETER’S MOTHER IN LAW, CURED A MAN WITH LEPROSY, HEALED A PARALYZED MAN, HEALED AN INVALID, RAISED A DEAD CHILD TO LIFE, RESTORED A BLIND AND MUTE MAN WITH SIGHT AND SPEECH, CURED A WOMAN WITH A FLOW OF BLOOD, GAVE SIGHT TO THE BLIND, RAISED LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD TO LIFE, RESTORED A MAN’S EAR THAT HAD BEEN CUT OFF BY A SWORD.
AND THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF MESSIAH’S MIRACLES.
DOES GOD DECIDE WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? DOES GOD DECIDE WHO WILL LEAD EVERY NATION? THE ANSWER IS YES.
AND THESE PRESIDENTS AND LEADERS WHOM GOD DECIDES TO CHOOSE, MAY OR MAY NOT BE GOOD. THEY MAY BE GREAT, OR THEY MAY BE EVIL. IT IS GOD’S CHOICE FOR HIS PURPOSE. AND PERHAPS FOR GOD TO EXECUTE JUDGMENT.
HOW DO WE KNOW THAT GOD CHOOSES THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WORLD? WE KNOW BECAUSE GOD REVEALS THAT TO US IN THE BIBLE THAT THE CHOICE IS HIS, FOR HIS PLEASURE.
ISAIAH 46.9-11 REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS OF OLD, FOR I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE. I AM GOD AND THERE IS NONE LIKE ME.
DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, AND FROM ANCIENT TIMES THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, SAYING MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, AND I WILL DO MY PLEASURE.
CALLING A RAVENOUS BIRD FROM THE EAST, THE MAN THAT EXECUTES MY COUNSEL FROM A FAR COUNTRY. YES, I HAVE SPOKEN IT, I WILL ALSO BRING IT TO PASS. I HAVE PURPOSED IT, I WILL ALSO DO IT.
GOD TOLD ABRAHAM HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WENT DOWN TO EGYPT AND BECAME SLAVES FOR 400 YEARS, THAT HE, GOD ALMIGHTY WOULD GIVE THE LAND OF CANAAN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION. GENESIS 15.13-21
GOD TELLS THE EXACT TIME OF MESSIAH YESHUA’S FIRST COMING IN DANIEL 9.20-27
GOD TELLS US IN THE BIBLE THAT THE SON OF GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, WHO WILL BE FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, AND FROM BETHLEHEM.
HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, MICAH 5.2
GOD PROPHESIED THAT HE WILL BRING BACK THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH AFTER SOME 2,000 YEARS OF EXILE. IT HAPPENED IN 1948. MANY JEWISH PEOPLE RETURNED TO ISRAEL AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND ARE STILL COMING TO ISRAEL.
ISAIAH 11.11-12, JEREMIAH 31.10-14, EZEKIEL 36.16-24
AND GOD SPEAKS OF THE FUTURE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL. EZEKIEL 36.25-28
AND GOD TELLS US, IT IS HE WHO DECIDES WHO BECOMES THE LEADER OF A COUNTRY, EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
JEREMIAH 27.5 I HAVE MADE THE EARTH, THE MAN AND THE ANIMALS THAT ARE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH BY MY GREAT POWER AND BY MY OUTSTRETCHED ARM. AND HAVE GIVEN IT TO WHOM IT SEEMED RIGHT IN MY EYES.
DANIEL 4.31-32 KNOW THAT THE MOST HIGH RULES IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN AND GIVES IT TO WHOMSOEVER HE WILL.
DANIEL 5.17, 21 THE MOST HIGH GOD RULES IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN AND HE APPOINTS OVER IT WHOMSOEVER HE WILL.
ROMANS 11.36 FOR OF HIM, AND THROUGH HIM, AND TO HIM, ARE ALL THINGS, TO WHOM BE GLORY FOREVER, AMEN.
SO,YES, GOD WILL DECIDE FOR HIS PURPOSE WHO WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN 2020, DONALD TRUMP OR JOE BIDEN. IT IS WRITTEN.