Good Morning Warrior!
Word For The Day:
“Keep Our Eyes on the Ark”
Text: Joshua 3:2-3
“So it was, after three days, that the officers went through the camp;
and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.”
“Keep Our Eyes on the Ark” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God told Israel to “cross over this Jordan to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess.” (Joshua 1:11). Their Faith has brought them to the banks of this rushing flooded Jordan River and they have Seen it for three days! Now God says See My Presence with you:
“And Joshua said, “By this you shall know that the living God is among you, and that He will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Hivites and the Perizzites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Jebusites:
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing over before you into the Jordan.”(Joshua 3:10-11).
The Ark represented the Presence of God, and it’s mentioned 14 times in these 17 verses for emphasis! Israel must Keep Their Eyes on the Ark; from a distance of about 1,000 yards for reverence in holy fear and also for direction for the huge multitude of people; “because they have not passed this way before”(v.4). The priests bearing the Ark stood firm on Dry Ground, not muddy ground, in the middle of the Flooded Jordan River for the people of Israel to SEE!!! Oh Hallelujah! What A Faith Builder this must have been, for Israel and Rahab with her family! And What a Sheer Terror this must of been to the other people of Jericho!!!
Listen up Warrior! Joshua was only a type of Our Commander Jesus Christ! You and I have the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord of all the earth In You and I as His Warrior!!! Ooooh Rah!
Yes, like Israel will face more challenges up ahead, we too will face overwhelming challenges up ahead in our life.
These challenges have a purpose in our life: to lift up our eyes from Seeing the Challenge to Seeing Our Commander Jesus Christ Who is the Same Yesterday Today and Forever!
What He did in the Yesterday’s of your life, He Will do in the Todays of your life, and He Will do in the Forever’s of your life!
Yes, we will rehearse and remember the “Red Seas” and Jordan Rivers” that Our Commander Jesus Christ has led us through On Dry Firm Ground TRIUMPHANTLY! Oh Hallelujah “ Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”(2Corin.2:14).
The Warrior has their eyes and their heart Set Upon their Commander and Ark at All Times - He Is Our First Responder! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,