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Joshua

Joshua 1:10-11
Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you are to cross this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you, to possess it.’”

Joshua, יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yehoshua or יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yehoshua; “the LORD is salvation,” Moses’ successor, also the name of a number of Israelites. (NASB Strong’s Dictionary) 

The Lord is salvation is his name. Yehoshua was the name of a number of Israelites in Israel’s history. It is also the Hebrew name that was given Jesus by the angel, Matthew 1:21, “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Jesus is the English rendering of the Greek Ἰησοῦς Iēsous ; Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, which is the Greek rendering of הוֹשׁוּעַ Yehoshua or יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yehoshua. 

I find this to be very interesting because Joshua told the officers, twelve appointed men, one from each tribe, to pass through the midst of the people and proclaim, “Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you are to cross this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you, to possess it.”

Luke 18:31-33, Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again.”

The apostle John wrote, John 1:17, “For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.” Jesus is the salvation of the Lord, for he came to save his people from their sins. This salvation is threefold: Jesus has saved us from the penalty of sin, already not yet; “For the penalty for sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) All die but we have been saved from the lake of fire, which is the second death. We are presently being saved from the power of sin through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. We will be saved from the presence of sin at the resurrection. All things will be made new. We will be able to eat freely from the tree of life. All sin will be done away!

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