The Crossing


images-23Joshua 3:16 that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho.

The water that ran from Adam to the Salt Sea was interrupted with a new crossing. Approximately 1,400 years later John the Baptist is baptizing Jesus in the Jordan in this very spot–Beth-barah, the place of passage, John 1:28. Our sin that runs from Adam and Eve which then leads to the Dead Sea (death) was interrupted by another Joshua, Jesus, when He created a crossing for us.

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One Response

  1. This is an amazing note.

    Thank you.

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