1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
Yahweh shall fight for Jacob again.
Christ Jesus, the King of the Jew', "with the 144 000 as the commanders of the armies of Israel are the HoIy Angels" and "the Lamb" in whose presence the worshippers of the beast and his Image are tormented in the lake of fire burning with brimstone. As the prophet like unto Moses, he will serve these as the great law giver served Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan...
When He opens his eyes upon the house of Judah he will make the governors of Judah (the Saints) like a hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf and they shall devour all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left Judah will then be the sword, and the bow in the hand of the Lamb and the house of Joseph, the ten tribes of the old Ephraim kingdom His arrow which shall go forth as the lightning When this bow is drawn its arrows will be sharp in the heart of the king's enemies as it is written
'to day do I declare that I will render double for thee when I have bent Judah for me filled the bow with Ephraim and raised up thy sons O Zion against thy sons, O Greece (the Goats) and made thee (the Lamb Power in Zion) as the sword of a mighty man And Yahweh shall be seen over them and His arrow (Ephraim) shall go forth as the lightning and Adonai Yahweh shall blow with a trumpet, and shall go forth with the whirlwinds of the south.
And Yahweh Tz'vaoth shall defend them. And Yahweh their Elohim shall save them in that day as the flock of his people; for they shall be as the stones of a crown lifted up as an ensign upon His land".
"And they shall be as mighty men who tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle and they shall fight because Yahweh is with them and they shall be as though I had not cast them off. And they of Ephraim shall be as a mighty man yea their children shall see it, and be glad. And I will hiss for them and gather them. And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries: and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of this terrible day, and its constituents will every man return to his possessions in the land of the Holy One of Israel. Because, therefore, for the sake of his name I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and room shall not be found for them" (Zech. 9, 10).,
"all they that devour Jacob shall be devoured; and all his adversaries, every one of them shall go into captivity (ch 13~l0) and they that spoil him shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon him will I give for a prey. For I will restore health unto Jacob and l will heal him of his wounds; because they call Zion an Outcast saying This is Zion whom no man seeketh after In the latter days Israel shall consider it (Jer. 30).
21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that Yahweh your Elohim hath done unto these two kings: so shall Yahweh do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest.
22 Ye shall not fear them: for Yahweh your Elohim he shall fight for you.
This comes under the same category of reflection as the statement of God to Moses that He had given Sihon into his hand. The words of Moses superficially construed, would seem to justify inaction and uncarefulness on the part of Joshua, because if God was to fight for Israel, what need of Israel fighting? so it might have been asked. But Joshua did not so understand them.
He took all necessary measures implied in the work assigned to him.
When Moses was dead, God addressed to Joshua these inspiring words:
"There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life. As I was with Moses, so will I be with thee. I will not fail thee nor forsake thee" (Joshua 1:5).
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25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land [ha'aretz hatovah] that is beyond Jordan [Yarden], that goodly mountain [fine hill country], and Lebanon [Levanon].
26 But Yahweh was wroth [angry] with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and Yahweh said unto me, Let it suffice thee [Enough from thee]; speak no more unto Me of this matter.
Moses (the meekest man) had been able on previous occasions to entreaty Yahweh to reverse his decisions. But here was a finality ...speak no more!
This was no act of caprice on God's part but one charged with the greatest import. It was not only Moses the man who died on Pisgah, but (this being the fact of greatest importance) also Moses the Lawgiver, he who as mediator of the Law was so much the symbol and embodiment of it that his own name came to attach itself to it though it was in reality the Law of God Himself.
When he failed to take the people into the material Rest, so also, simultaneously, did the Law; and this (in allegory) taught that into the eternal Rest also, of which the Land was but a symbol, the Law was likewise incapable of taking men. Not, however, because it chanced that men robbed it of its power to do so because they failed to keep it; no, not for that reason, but rather because God decreed that it should not (as he decreed that Moses should not lead the people in) because the Law never possessed, and was never meant to possess, the power to do so in the first place.
Not Moses but Joshua was the appointed agent-not the Law, that is, but that scheme of salvation realized in him (Jesus) who bore the same name as his illustrious predecessor (Heb. Joshua, cf. Acts 7 : 45; Heb. 4 : 8).
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