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River Jordan Stopped

Stream BedThe essence of this the greatest of Joshua's faith miracles was that the stream stopped exactly when it did to allow the people to cross. The river Jordan has stopped flowing on other occasions. On December 8, 1267 A.D. an Arab historian records 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 dry for twenty-one hours due to the same phenomena. God still works miracles like Joshua's in people's lives. Some may scoff and say it is coincidental or good luck, but Christians know the difference. They can recognize a miracle from God, but to act on it they need vision.✞

The Leader's Vision

Hands on Prison BarsAn old rhyme says: "Two men looked out of the prison bars; The one saw mud; the other stars." These were new ways for both Joshua and the people of Israel in Joshua 3.4. "You have never been here before." Joshua could have drawn back from fear of the unknown. He didn't because of his faith in God's miracles. He had determination. So had President John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963 AD) who said, "Some men see things and say 'Why?' I see things and say `Why not!'" Joshua's faith miracles and vision encouraged the people to have faith in the Lord's ways.✞

"Joshua's Faith Miracles"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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