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Crossing the Anti-Typical Jordan

By John Thiel, Hebrew Wilderness Wanderings Conference, Epilogue, mp3

As we were travelling with the children of Israel in this series we were most startled when we realised what it really meant to cross the river Jordan and who was it that crosses the river Jordan in reality. Who makes it thorough the terrible surging floods of the destructive forces about us?  When we went into the type there were a few questions. What we are studying in the story of the Hebrews is not just for the sake of a story it is specifically identified.

1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

As you go through the story of the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land it was written for a specific reason. We tell our children the bible stories and the children grow up and it has been reported by those who have had children’s bible stories all the way along that they are just stories and the people haven’t learnt that they are actually moral issues revealed in a story.  These things really did happen but God conducted them for the purpose of the church upon whom the ends of the world have come. If we are going to take that seriously we will therefore do what we have done during this series and go carefully into every little lesson that can be learnt so that we may be aware. It’s exactly as the Hebrew temple and the Hebrew story gives us the complete description of the gospel and the gospel church. Read the rest of this entry

6. Crossing the Jordan

By John Thiel, Hebrew Wilderness Wanderings Conference, Study 6, mp3

We in the Laodicean period are to suffer as Jesus suffered and to follow through what he followed through. We wish to explore something that is ahead which we see in this time.

Amos 5:18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end [is] it for you? the day of the LORD [is] darkness, and not light. 19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. 20 [Shall] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

We want to learn something that is ahead which we see in the type. We have followed the Hebrew wilderness wanderings from Egypt right through to the borders. Many of the types, figures and analogies that we have gained have thrilled our mind as we have covered multitudes of these figures, symbols and types. As we take these for our journey to the Promised Land, we have not mentioned and explored all the lessons yet but our mind has been triggered to go home and appreciate that this needs to be our study and to learn every lesson to be gained from the Hebrew wilderness wanderings. It is fitting to conclude with the very last item of their journey. They were at the borders.

Some already had found their homes in the homes of the Amorites which they had conquered but the last leg of their journey was still there at the river Jordan. This is a type for us that is yet in the future. As we launch out from this conference into the New Year 2010. What do we expect in the future? The heavenly type, crossing into the heavenly Canaan. Read the rest of this entry

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