There is a major lesson to be learned in scripture in regard to the borders of nations, and especially the borders of Israel. Have you ever really considered what it means when this scripture is quoted, “From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, His name is to be praised”? Deuteronomy 11:24 gives to us a major insight into this verse, “Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.” Joshua, whose name, by the way, means salvation, according to scripture, was buried in the border of his inheritance. The idea here is that he was buried in order to mark the boundaries of what they had accomplished. Very interesting, when you take time to follow this through the Word.
The property lines of his conquest were marked by his grave showing Israel as literal inheritance. They were told to describe the inheritance by walking through the land and claiming it as their own. ARE YOU LISTENING? In their day, they had to set up property lines, i.e., to set the boundary of where their inheritance ended. The limit to the children of Israel’s inheritance was, therefore, defined by water (the Euphrates River) and the going down of the sun. ARE YOU WITH ME NOW? It gets even better than this.
Our inheritance is also from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same in that our’s is marked by an empty grave. Hallelujah! Because the one who made the sun, not just the one who prayed that the sun and moon would stand still where a battle could be finished, has left for us an example. It is that we put our walk and talk together. Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and it did. Jesus was buried and rose from the grave where Joshua did not. There are no borders to your limitations in God. Walk the walk of faith, and talk the talk of faith, and you to will find the borders of your life in Christ have been extended.
WE BELIEVE IN YOU!
Your loving pastors,
CLEDDIE AND GAYNELL