Walls of Jericho: Joshua may have been the leader of the nation, but its true leader was God.
Joshua 1:7, 24:15
4-20-14, Pastor Jack Wellman*, Mulvane Brethren Church, Kansas -- The account of Joshua and the walls of Jericho falling down is one of human improbability and God’s ability.
It's not just a story in the Bible, but an actual, historical account that matches closely to what archeologists have excavated.
The true leader of the Hebrew nation was God; who Joshua honored and obeyed. In fact, the Hebrew name Joshua means “Jehovah is salvation” or “God saves” so it's appropriate that Jesus’ name is the short form of the Hebrew name Jehoshua and so Jesus means “God saves” so basically it's the same meaning as Joshua. Jesus’ name is Yeshua pronounced “Yaw-SHOO-uh.”
If you have not come to a personal relationship with Jesus then you have no relationship with God at all. John 14:6
It's only through Jesus Christ that we can gain access to the Father in heaven (John 3:36, 6:44) and if anyone comes to Christ in faith after repentance, then Jesus says to them “I will raise him up on the last day.” That last day will be either joining Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven forever or forever being separated from Him with no second chance (Rev 20:11-15).
If you choose to believe, then you already have eternal life (John 3:16-17) but if not, you’ll stand condemned for all time (John 3:18).
Joshua’s words from the ancient of days still echo as relevant today as the day they were spoken where he said “choose for yourselves today whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15) but if you reject God’s Son, Jesus Christ then “He will not forgive your transgression or your sins” (Joshua 24:19).
*Excerpted and adapted full original report here
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