He wants power, and a sense of control over his life, and security. Jericho decided they were not going to surrender, but neither were they going to get into a fight. They had already been witnesses to the direct teachings of Jesus during his earthly ministry. How is the change to be observed? The world has his own program which is to build earthly empires and amass power.
It is a future action that has already been accomplished. Jesus promised that they will be his witnesses. He wants to satisfy all his cravings and covetings. They have miraculously made it across the Jordan. They performed special miracles and even raised the dead.
We need to be examples of honoring and obeying God in our daily lives at school, at work, in our homes as parents, children, or spousesin the church, in the community, everywhere! They needed to learn that His kingdom would not be a political one. Man, in his fallen condition, wants to build earthly empires.
Now it was time to take Jericho. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. We do it by daily showing by word and example that Jesus is Lord of our lives. Our goals and definition of success will not be the same.
Besides, they just could not bypass it. All the elect of God, from all the nations, will have been redeemed. Since we are part of a church we give a portion of what we earn to support its work and ministries. He tells him that Jericho is his to take.
Jesus is coming again physically when this present form of his Kingdom is completed. But for the moment, their was no military force to deal with. The king of Jericho had shut up the city. All the thief could find on Tim was 25 cents.
He spoke to and through them prophetically. The Kingdom work Jesus calls us to do now is to fill the world with His truth. Now here they were, asking their last question of their Lord.
Jesus appeared to his disciples for 40 days after his resurrection. They were to be eye-witnesses to what God has said and done first in Jerusalem Actsthen to Judea and Samaria Actsfinally outside the frontiers of the Holy Land — even to Rome! The Apostles had witnessed the teachings of Jesus about the Kingdom for the past 40 days.
The physical movement of Jesus was to accommodate the human observers. They had a duty to perform. A materialistic idea of the kingdom leads to man-centered expectations.
And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, We are to be prepared and ready.
The empires of conquerors and revolutionaries fall far short of the more noble and holy kingdom represented in the church. Instead of marching to the drum of greed, lust for power, perversion of pleasure, and fascinating predictions. No one was getting in or out. They were talented men who could have had nice careers.
One I visited had several remote parking lots with color coded shuttles to carry you to the worship center. This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven. God does not enable us to write inspired books, receive prophesy, or perform miracles.Get a FREE copy of our Meal Planning Pack when you sign up!
* indicates required. Jul 30, · MARCHING TO A DIFFERENT DRUMMER. Joshua S: Warfare. C: Destruction of sin; extension of grace. Th: A People with Purpose.
Pr: WE FOLLOW A HOLY, WARRIOR GOD WHO EXTENDS FAVOR. TS: We will find in our study of Joshua 6 how the Israelites were able to overtake the formidable fortress of Jericho. Type: /5(5). It means your off beat from everyone else. It's like saying you are on another page.
Back in the old days during war time the soldiers would march to the drummer boy in the ranks. Each beat is a step.
So saying your marching to another drummer is. (also march to a different ˈtune less frequent) behave in a different way from other people; have different attitudes or ideas: She was a gifted and original artist who marched to a different drummer.
Aug 06, · A defense of non-conformism, deceptively simple in tone and construction, and only slightly political, it is the story of a loner who stays in bed on Bastille Day and ignores the military parade "the good people don't like it when you take a path different from theirs," when you march to the beat of a different drum.
- Henry David Thoreau If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.Download