Egypt could not hold Israel from crossing the Jordan. Bondage of sin to freedom from sin, all hate, and violence.
I have been remiss! Of, course. I won’t be trekking through the previous chapters, however, those are posted on FB, MeWe, and USA.Life.
So it was a wonderful day in the book of Joshua. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to see a lot there, however, I was wrong. *I am not a theologian* so be aware of that small factoid. So lemme move right into it.
Chapter 20. GOD said 1. for the accidental murder of another i.e. could not be helped (kinda like original sin) 2. tribes were to create 12 cities of refuge (the 12 gates of.. heaven?) 3. and could flee there for protection 4. stand before the elders (judge[s]) 5. Stand outside the gate to present their case 5. and confess what happened. 6. The elders (judge[s]) then admit him/her in the city for a place to live 7. and not allow the accuser to pursue (ie react in hate– I see this as prophetic of Satan who Jesus says is here to steal, kill, and destroy) 8. until the death of the High Priest (ah, would this be a prophecy of Jesus’ death on the cross?) 9. then the man/woman freed to his/her home (freed from any clutches of sin/Satan) and 10.– applies to Jews & gentiles, those gentiles who align themselves to the LORD (i.e. believers).
Prophecy fulfilled and to be finally fulfilled before the judgment throne? Welcomed by God into the great Kingdom? Yep. I think the answer is yes.
Once again, I am not a theologian and am looking at this as a reader not an expert. Praying always that the Holy Spirit will guide.
Always open to correction.