Something New

Now after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, 'Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go across this Jordan, you and all these people, to the land which I am giving to them, even to the children of Israel. Joshua 1:1 WEB

Moses the servant of the Lord died at 120 years old and the Lord Himself buried him (Deuteronomy 34:6). No one knows exactly where Moses was buried to this day. The devil was upset about this because he wanted the body of Moses (Jude 1:9). The people would have turned his grave into a shrine, or an idol and begun worshiping there and praying to Moses. It could have been the start of a new religion, Moses worship.

All Israel mourned and wept for Moses for thirty days, then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended (Deuteronomy 34:8). When the thirty days had passed, and the mourning was completed, the Lord told them, 'Moses my servant is dead, Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan' (Joshua 1:2). Israel did not enter the promised land, until the death of Moses.

The death of Moses signaled a clear ending to an era, so that a new era could begin. The end of wandering in the desert, the beginning of taking the promised land. Though they were sad and mourned the passing of Moses, it was necessary in order to move forward. The old passed away, and then the new began.

When our computer business began to dry up, we went to our pastor and got him to pray with us. During prayer he said 'Something new. The Lord is doing something new.' About a month later, I was a full time pastor myself instead of a computer tech. That was quite a change for us. The old had to pass away, before the new began.

At times, God will end something in our life that we cling to, we may want to keep it. When we finally let it go, He will bring in a new era. It is not pleasant when it is happening and there may be mourning, a passing away. If He had not closed our business, then I would not be here writing this. For you to move forward into your real destiny, at some point, the old must pass away.

Prayer: Heavenly Father please have Your way in my life. I want what You have for me. Please give me the grace to roll with the changes and help me to see the big picture, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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