Day Sixteen – Take Possession

Today's reading for our 90 day journey is Joshua 12 - 24. Let us look back a moment to chapter 10 verses 12-14 You will note that Joshua spoke to the LORD, and gave command for the sun to stand still.  Now from a human point of view that would be impossible; but our God …

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Day Fifteen – Be Strong and Courageous

The reading for today is Deuteronomy 33 - Joshua 11. Moses gives the last words to the Israelites with words of encouragement. He is also given a view of the Promised Land before he dies and is buried by the LORD. If you will remember he is not allowed; neither was Aaron; to enter the …

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Stay on the Right with the LORD

"And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old, stricken in age.  And Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, …

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Place of Refuge for the Accused

"The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: that the slayer that kills person unawares, unwittingly may flee there: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.  And when …

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There Is Much Work Left to Do

"And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.  And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.  And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How …

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When Enemies of Faith are Conquered

"And these which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them. By lot their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, …

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The LORD Causes Discomfort for His People’s Gain

"Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; …

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Dealing With Sin in the Congregation

And the LORD said unto Joshua, 'Get you up; why are you lying upon your face?  Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put even among their own stuff.  …

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The Wall Fell Down Flat

"Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.  And the LORD said unto Joshua, 'See, I have given into your hand Jericho, and the king thereof, the mighty men of valor, and you shall compass the city, all men of war, go round about …

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