a miracle for a mission

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a miracle for a mission

Joshua 3:9-13 (JDV)

Joshua 3:9 Then Joshua told the Israelites, “Come closer and listen to the words of Yahveh your God.”
Joshua 3:10 He said: “You will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly dispossess before you the Canaanites, Hethites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites
Joshua 3:11 when the ark of the covenant of Yahveh of the whole land goes ahead of you into the Jordan.
Joshua 3:12 Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.
Joshua 3:13 When the feet of the priests who carry the ark of Yahveh, Yahveh of the whole land, come to rest in the Jordan’s water, its water will be cut off. The water flowing downstream will stand up in a mass.”

a miracle for a mission

The purpose of this miracle is important. It was not a miracle of deliverance. Many of us need that, but that was not the crucial need for the Israelites at this time. They had already been delivered from Egypt, and they would not be in battle as soon as they crossed the river. No, the purpose of this miracle was to assure the Israelites that the living God was among them. They needed courage and the assurance of protection. They needed motivation for the mission that God was calling them to accomplish.

If we are not going anywhere, and don’t intend to do any thing, then we will probably see no miracle. So, the best way to ensure the miraculous in our lives is to get aligned with God’s purposes for them.

Lord, set our feet on the path of your mission, and give us the encouragement we need to accomplish that mission.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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