Joshua 3: Akobe Crosses the Jordan River – This is Africa, the Land of Shem, a project aimed to display Africa as the land given to the family of Shem, Abram, and the House of Akobe. And today’s segment is based on Joshua chapter 3.
Early the next morning, Joshua and the Bantu packed up and left Acacia or Shittim. They went to the Jordan River and camped there that night before passing over. Three days later their leaders went through the camp, commanding the people:
“When you see some of the priests carrying the ark of the covenant, you’ll know it is time to cross to the other side. You’ve never been there before, and you won’t know the way, unless you follow the chest. But don’t get too close! Stay about a kilometer back.”
Joshua then told the people:
“Make yourselves acceptable to the Almighty Creator, because He is going to do some amazing things for us.”
Then Joshua turned to the priests and said,
“Take the ark of the covenant and cross the Jordan River ahead of us.”
So the priests picked up the chest by its carrying poles and went on ahead of the people.
The Creator told Joshua,
“Beginning today I will magnify you to show the people that you are their leader, and they will know that I am helping you as I helped Moses. Now, tell the priests who are carrying the chest to go a little way into the river and stand there.”
Joshua spoke to the people:
Come here and listen to what the Almighty our Maker said He will do! The Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites control the land on the other side of the river. But the living Creator will be with you and will force them out of the land when you attack. And now, the Great Creator is going to prove that He’s powerful enough to force them out.
Just watch the sacred chest that belongs to the Great Creator, the ruler of the whole earth. As soon as the priests carrying the chest step into the Jordan, the water will stop flowing and pile up as if someone had built a dam across the river.
The Almighty has also said that each of the twelve families or tribes should choose one man to represent it. The Bantu packed up and left camp with the priests carrying the chest and walking in the front.
Then they came to the Jordan River.
The water in the river had risen over its banks, as it often does in spring or harvest time. But as soon as the feet of the priests touched the water, the river stopped flowing. In a display of the Divine, the water started piling up at the town of Adam near Zaretan.
No water flowed toward the Salt Sea, and the priests stood in the middle of the dry riverbed near Jericho while everyone else crossed over. It was an amazing sight and feat for the people of the Almighty.
What is the major point of this portion of Joshua chapter 3 as it pertains to geography? We’ve previously shown the Jordan River of South, near present-day Pretoria down to just south of present-day Lesotho. They crossed by the town of Adam, near Zaretan.
What is half amazing and mind-blowing is that there is still a city of Adam today in the same location proximity to the narration in the book of Joshua. Adam is a locality in Eastern Cape, South Africa and it is nearby to the Mountain Home and Malowe.
Do you think the Almighty is slowly exposing the lies of the nations now?
Until next time, be strong and very courageous, and may the Great Creator be with you.
Consul General AKOPPI-BSM
Power be with you!