All Israel will defeat death in one day!
When reading Joshua know that chapter 2 is about Rehab, chapter 3 is crossing the Jordan river, 4 setting up the stones as a memorial, 5 is circumcising all the males that were born in the wilderness and chapter 6 is about defeating Jericho.
I just want to talk about chapter 3 here. It says as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, the waters shall stand upon an heap. And as they that bear the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest, the waters rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, and those that came down, failed, and were cut off. (That’s the bad guys) And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.
The ark of the covenant is a symbol of His glory and His presence.
The waters were rolled the whole way back to Adam! The water didn’t roll back until the priests got their feet wet. It was the time of harvest. Therefore, Feast of Tabernacles. The river Jordan is a symbol of death. Jesus was baptized there fortelling his death and resurrection. To come into the land of promise, there must be a crossing of the Jordan river. This means death to self, but it also means to defeat natural death. There is a priesthood that bares His glory, His presence. That is the Melchisedec priesthood. After the feet of the body of priests come to rest in the middle of the Jordan river, then all Israel will defeat death, cross Jordan and enter into their inheritance. The promise was given to Abraham, paid for by Jesus, but remains in heaven, until it is revealed in the last days.
This will be a corporate body salvation. All Israel will defeat death in one day, only when the priests of Melchisedec carry his presence into the middle of the Jordan river.
In the next chapter we set up a memorial for that body salvation that we just received. And in the following chapter we get our hearts circumcised.
That is baptism, memorial and then circumcision.
Forever in His Love,
Diane Ebaugh Sutton