Jud. 4:23 “For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over.”
If Israel had obeyed God when they were first commanded to enter the Promised Land, they would not have needed to cross the Jordan. It was only because of their unbelief that God allowed them to wander for 40 years and then, in teaching them the first principles again, God dried up the Jordan and allowed them to cross. In doing so God is teaching us that the escape from Egypt (worldliness) and entrance into the Promised Land (our inheritance) is always by the same principle – our union with Christ in His death and resurrection.
In relation to this, one of my favorite author, Iaian Gordon stated: “Like their Red Sea experience when they left Egypt, Israel was again faced with a baptism-type experience upon entering the Promised Land. This speaks to us today of our baptism into the death and resurrection of Christ. It is what Israel had to learn again before they could enter into the Promised Land, and it is also what the majority of Christians overlook and need to re-learn if they are to enter into their inheritance “in Christ.”
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