Summary: Joshua; he is now God's appointed leader of the Israeli people.

SS~#17-JOSHUA - pt. #1 FACTS ABOUT JOSHUA 10-5-14

Today we'll continue with our study of Heb.11: -- the "hall of faith" chapter.

Listen as I read our text from;

¡¡¡¡Heb.11: 30 -31 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. --- 31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.


¡¡¡¡~ Today I want to lay a little foundation to do with Joshua; he is now God's appointed leader of the Israeli people.

¡¡¡¡Joshua was born while the people were slaves in Egypt. --- He went through the great events of the Passover in Ex. 12: -- and the Exodus with Moses and all the Hebrew people who escaped from slavery in Egypt at the hand of their Redeemer God.

In the Wilderness of Sinai, Moses took his assistant Joshua with him when he went into the mountains to talk with God.

¡¡¡¡>Ex. 24:12-13 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

¡¡¡¡ 13And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: (his assistant) and Moses went up into the mount of God.

~ Moses went up higher while Joshua waited. -- Though Moses tarried with God on the mountain for forty days and forty nights, Joshua waited patiently for his return. -- God was training Joshua for the great task ahead.

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Joshua was of the tribe of Ephraim.

> Numbers 13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea (Joshua) the son of Nun.

Joshua¡¯s name, an Old Testament form of Jesus, means ¡°the Lord is salvation.¡± By his name and by his life, he demonstrated the salvation that comes from God. ~At Moses¡¯ death, Joshua was chosen as his successor (Josh. 1:1¨C2).

¡¡¡¡ ~ He led the Israelites to conquer the land (Joshua 1¨C2) he supervised the division of the territory among the 12 tribes, and led the people to renew their covenant with God later in (Joshua 13¨C22).

¡¡¡¡~ When Joshua died at the age of 110, he was buried in the land of his inheritance at Timnath Serah (Josh. 24:30).

¡¡¡¡~ As Moses¡¯ successor, Joshua completed the work that this great leader "Moses" had begun. Moses led Israel out of Egypt; Joshua led Israel into Canaan. ----------

Joshua typifies Jesus in several ways;

*Joshua led Israel in a limited and partial way into God¡¯s ¡°rest¡±

¡¡¡¡ *Jesus Christ would do the same in a perfect and final way. --

¡¡¡¡Heb. 4:8 For if Jesus (Joshua) had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. --

¡¡¡¡~ The reference to Jesus in verse 8 involves Joshua of the Old Testament. The two names are identical, both in Hebrew and Greek.

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Joshua provided Israel with their inheritance.

¡¡¡¡>Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.

The inheritance of the church is from Jesus Christ.

¡¡¡¡>Eph. 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance --

¡¡¡¡> Rom. 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; -


¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡As Joshua followed Moses, so also did Jesus Christ, but in a different way.

>John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

> Gal. 3:24-26 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

- 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. -- 26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

~ What that means is the law convicts of sin, restrains from sin, and condemns for sin; but the law cannot save from sin. -- The law reveals what sin is.

>1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.


Joshua interceded for Israel when they sinned.

>Joshua 7:6¨C9 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.

7And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!

8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies! 9For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, (encircle-surround) and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?

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