Since the first thread has become so long I started this 2 thread. Hope no one minds. I am going to have to send this in different posts because it will not let me do it in oneI would like to bring out something that I have saw in this study about the river from Jordan. This river represents the Old Testament covenant.
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 12:7-And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of therevelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan tobuffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
What I see as the Thorn in Paul’s flesh is was that Old Testament covenant. He was having a hard time crossing over the river of Jordan. Like I said the river of Jordan represents that Old Testament covenant.
The children of Israel had to cross over the River of Jordan to get to the other side which represents the New Testament Way of serving God.
That’s the reason that Moses could not cross over into the promised land because he was the law giver and he could not take that law over in the promised land. In other words that old man had to die out. This old man represents the first man Adam that Brother John was speaking of in message number 13.
1st Corinthians 15=
015:045=And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
015:046= Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
015:047= The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
015:048= As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
015:049= And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
So what I am seeing from this that this first man Moses which was the law giver brought forth that which was earthly. That is the reason that he could not take this law over into the promised land (which was the New Testament and what was spiritual.) He was a shadow of the first man Adam.
Now to show you second man which was spiritual and a shadow and type of Jesus Christ. Joshua was the man who was a shadow and type of Jesus Christ. He was the man that would lead God’s people to the promised land (New Testament). He was the one that would lead them over the river of Jordan. He was the one that God said to lead his people over Into the promised land. He was the one there had to bring forth to the new way of serving God. The same as Jesus Christ.