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God's 12 Signs

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There are 12 memorial stones in Joshua's account and there are 12 signs God has left us--here they are.

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God’s fall Feasts around the corner – great anticipation—Thy kingdom come. Always fascinated by the account of the Israelite’s crossing the Jordan River. Marvelous miracles. Joshua 3-4 12 taken out of the Jordan, 12 placed back in – pillar stones – monuments God calls them memorial stones Go over the account. Stones can be used as symbols or signs of what God has left for us to remember throughout Script. Coming Feasts – these signs can encourage us Ask – Are you honoring these 12 signs? PLACE A STONE EACH TIME, JUST AS IT WAS PLACED IN THE JORDAN AND AT GILGAL. #1. Sabbath – Genesis 2:3 Genesis 2:3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
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– Ex. 31:13, 17-18 A sign – first memorial stone – look at it – memorial Creation #2. Rainbow – Genesis 9:12-17 Genesis 9:12-17 [12] And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: [13] I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. [14] And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: [15] And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. [16] And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look on it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. [17] And God said to Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.
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Made by a double refraction of the light hitting a drop of water #3. Circumcision – Genesis 17:10-14 Genesis 17:10-14 [10] This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. [11] And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you. [12] And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of your seed. [13] He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. [14] And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.
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80% U.S. still done, mostly for hygienic reasons. Article. Symbol of a receptive and obedient heart. In the NT no longer necessary, Gentiles called, no longer a national symbol of Israelites. Baptism replaces. #4. First Feast – Leviticus 23:1-4 Leviticus 23:1-4 [1] And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, [2] Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. [3] Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; you shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. [4] These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons.
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-- Passover – pillar stone – God’s great intervention O & N. Testament #5. Second – DUB – purification – unleavening process – removing wrong ways and teachings, replacing them with true ways and biblical doctrines. #6. Third – Pentecost – Leviticus 23:15-16 Leviticus 23:15-16 [15] And you shall count to you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: [16] Even to the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new meat offering to the LORD.
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#7. Fourth Trumpets – Leviticus 23:24 Leviticus 23:24Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
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#8. Fifth – Atonement – Leviticus 23:27 Leviticus 23:27Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation to you; and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.
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#9. Sixth – Tabernacles – Leviticus 23:34 Leviticus 23:34Speak to the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days to the LORD.
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#10. Seventh Feast – LDG – Leviticus 23:36 Leviticus 23:36Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation to you; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and you shall do no servile work therein.
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#11. Eleventh sign – Baptism & Laying on hands ceremony Acts 2:37-39 Acts 2:37-39 [37] Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers, what shall we do? [38] Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. [39] For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
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2 Corinthians 1:21 2 Corinthians 1:21Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God;
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Colossians 2:11 Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
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#12. Twelfth sign – one given by Jesus John 13:34-35 John 13:34-35 [34] A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. [35] By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.
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Twelve signs – memorial stones God has placed throughout Bible – Are we honoring all of them? Coming Feast – wonderful opportunity to let Him know.