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Prison Bars

Stream BedJoshua's faith miracle was that the River Jordan stopped exactly when, where and how it did in order to allow the people of Israel to cross. The river Jordan had stopped flowing previously on other occasions. On December 8th, 1267 AD, an Arab historian recorded that the Jordan River was dry for sixteen hours at a place called Adam because the current undercut the bank and the landslide that followed dammed the flow. In 1927, the river was again dry for twenty-one hours due to the same phenomena. God is still working miracles like Joshua's in people's lives. Some may scoff and say it is coincidental or good luck, but Christians know the difference. Christians can recognize a miracle from God, but to act on it they need vision.

Leader's Vision

Hands on BarsDale Carnegie (1888-1955) was a famous author, lecturer, and developer of several famous courses on self-improvement. He wrote, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living." One of his famous quotes from this book was, "Two men looked out of prison bars; The one saw mud; the other stars." Joshua and the people of Israel faced new challenges and followed what would become Dale Carnegie's approach in Joshua 3.4. The Lord God had told him, "You have never been this way before." Joshua could have drawn back from fear of the unknown but he didn't because of his faith in God's miracle. He had determination. So had President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) who said, "Some men see things and say 'Why?' I see things and say `Why not!'" Joshua's faith miracle and his vision encouraged the people to see the stars and not the prison bars. We are encouraged to venture out for God in faith in the same way too!✞

"Joshua's Faith Miracle"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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