As the evidence suggesting the schedule for the pending time reset continues to pile up, with this study of an account from the book of Joshua we seem to have reached a milestone, a sealing of the deal, as we know it. Perhaps you will agree, as the spirit bears witness. Although this is being presented without a lot of fanfare this really is something we're celebrating! This insight has been attended by still more signs.
We're going to focus our attention on the dramatic account of the crossing of the Jordan (Joshua 3-4) that marks the end of the period of Israel's wandering in the wilderness and their entrance into the promised land. This notable transition was punctuated by some very significant miracles and ritual activity. We've already written at some length about this crossing of the Jordan at flood stage and how the Ark of the Covenant and the moving of the stones was a ritual changing of the flow of the river of time. While supplemental study might not be required for you, here's a few pertinent studies you may want to become familiar with because we're drawing on a substantial foundation.
- Israel's Wilderness Wandering - Lessons Beyond Space and Time (Series Links)
- Part 3 - On Twelves and Thirteens - Signs of Time and its Mastery and Part 5
- Joshua 4 - Joshua Removes and Places Sets of Twelve Stones in the Jordan (Indications of a Time Reset in the Keystone Prophecies)
We have discovered that the most intriguing verse in the account exhibits The Keystone Pattern (three things then the fourth) in a profound way, being concealed in the text like buried treasure. The introduction to this account also exhibits the keystone pattern and further supplements it with a very subtle weaving together of the themes of space and time. This is significant because the subject matter is a series of space-time rituals of epic proportion. This account takes place within the larger context of another keystone pattern with such an alignment that it must be seen as fractal, a concise keystone fractal! These things we address in this study speak so loudly to us about the reality of our situation as we approach such a momentous occasion in the history of our redemption! We are about to transition into the season of, in a figure, the conquest of the promised land!
The keystone pattern appears in a very straightforward manner in the opening verses of Joshua 3.
1 Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and he and all the sons of Israel set out from Shittim and came to the Jordan, and they lodged there before they crossed. 2 At the end of three days the officers went through the midst of the camp; 3 and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God with the Levitical priests carrying it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. 4 However, there shall be between you and it a distance of about 2,000 cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.” 5 Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” ~ Joshua 3:1-5
Three days pass from the time they set out from Shittim to camp at the Jordan. Then, they cross over on the 4th day according to the well established pattern that speaks of this (first) shemitah spanning from 2012 to 2019. This is no small matter because they had anticipated entering the promised land since they left Egypt 40 years earlier! It's a bigger deal still because they modeled our time as a dramatic pre-enactment! This prophecy is about to be fulfilled, which bears witness to our present shemitah and the next and the transition between them. We believe what they did then resonates through time, and we mean that expression to be taken literally!
Before we start digging deeply into the account, let's take a step back to see how the fractal design appears when we consider the keystone of Joshua's introduction to the account of the crossing in the larger context of Israel's journey from Egypt to the promised land.
A very brief sketch was offered in this study, The Keystone Pattern - Three Things Then the Fourth: Acts 7 - Led by Moses (40+40+40) then Joshua. Expanding somewhat on that, we consider how Joshua assumed leadership of Israel after Moses died (Deuteronomy 34). Moses lived 120 years. This is suggestive because 120 is the time number 12 multiplied by 10, which is to say, amplified. Taking the hint, we give our attention to his life span and note that his life neatly divides into 3 equal 40 year segments. He was born in Egypt and remained there for 40 years until he fled for his life to Midian (Exodus 2). After living there for 40 years, Moses led Israel out of Egypt in the exodus. He led Israel in the wilderness until his death, 40 years later. We might ask why his amplified-time numbered life exhibited 3 equal divisions, and so we should! While there may be other reasons, one of them has to do with how Moses' life is a prophetic model, about time! The name of Moses means, drawing out, and he was the agent appointed to lead Israel out of Egypt and up to but not into the promised land. The privilege of leading them in was Joshua's. He followed Moses, with his distinctive 3-fold life-age, as a 4th in series. Under Joshua's leadership the promise to bring Israel into their inheritance was fulfilled. Okay, not yet completely but up to the limit appointed for that season. So it is that Joshua leads Israel into the promised land according to the keystone pattern.
The fractal of the keystone within the keystone appears when we recognize how Joshua's leading of Israel into the promised land is the 4th unit following the preparatory 3 of Moses' life, and consider how the river crossing that marks that monumental transition happens on the 4th day after 3 days of prep. There's another keystone example in this fractal, one that is not so easily found.
This treasure involves a verse that has been the focus of our attention for a while, Joshua 4:9. The keystone pattern is embedded in the thematic structure of the text. We first published an interactive presentation of the thematic structure of Joshua 3-4 back in September of 2015. During the process of researching for this Part 15 of the series, I revisited that version and found it lacking. I was led to seek the Lord again for help and He answered - and with the addition of the 1st verse of chapter 5 and a little refinement the result is now satisfactory. Completely. I have a level of confidence that is certainly bolstered by the receiving of the kind of insights that bear witness to Aaron and I that the Lord has indeed brought this result. We have the impression that we have, during the course of this study, reached a milestone in this series with a "sealing of the deal." To that, I must add, "at least in part," because we don't know what validation is yet to come.
We're excited to present this new interactive presentation of the work. Please spend some time exploring this with hover-over highlighting of the pairings and the pop-up commentary.
Thematic Symmetry of Joshua 3:1 - 5:1 - Interactive
There is much more to be written and, Lord willing, we will continue with fresh insight expounding on the crossing of the Jordan and on the matter of the revelation of the schedule of the pending reset of time and the signs that are attending it!
While we continue giving our attention to this core of what we're here to do, our web traffic plummets but the Lord continues to provide for the work. For those of you who are still paying attention, we depend on each other, to be sure, and we are so grateful for the continuing opportunity to seek and find the Lord together and to serve with you in this increasingly strange season.
Blessings in Y'shua!
Bob and Aaron