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September 24, 2017        "Feet"      Pastor Wood

Text: Joshua 3:15-16 (ESV) 15 and as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest), 16 the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho.

God’s order for possessing His promises

Follow Him as He leads (The Ark) (At a distance & With consecration)

Intentionally draw near to listen and know His Word.

See the miraculous power of HIs salvation.
Soles of feet touched, the Water stood up
All Israel passed over on dry ground

Scripture for reflection:
God’s order for possessing His promises
Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 32:8 (ESV) 8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Psalm 107:7 (ESV) 7 He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.
Follow Him as He leads (The Ark)
Exodus 13:21 (ESV) 21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
Matthew 4:19 (ESV) 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
John 12:26 (ESV) 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
Nehemiah 9:12 (ESV) 12 By a pillar of cloud you led them in the day, and by a pillar of fire in the night to light for them the way in which they should go
Intentionally draw near to listen and know His Word.
James 4:8 (ESV) 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Psalm 73:28 (ESV) 28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.
Isaiah 48:16 (ESV)16  Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there.” And now the Lord God has sent me, and his Spirit.
Isaiah 39:5–6 (ESV) 5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord of hosts: 6 Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the Lord.
Proverbs 22:17–18 (ESV) 17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, 18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
See the miraculous power of HIs salvation.
Luke 2:29–32 (ESV) 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31  that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”
Deuteronomy 7:8 (ESV) 8 but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Ezekiel 20:33 (ESV) 33 “As I live, declares the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out I will be king over you.