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Sunday, December 15 2013
Numbers 27: The Election Of Joshua
"The LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay thine hand upon him"
The matter of Zelophehad's daughters provided two important precedents in law, ancient and modern. The LORD's inheritance legislation as stated in the Scriptures below has been used as the basis for many property laws, as well as succession rules of sovereign kings and queens, including that of Britain - although ironically (considering that it was originally created by the LORD to provide equal rights for women), the present-day liberal Satanic plague of "political correctness" tyranny has been slowly perverting and destroying those God-given rights for women.
"27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 27:2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 27:3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons. 27:4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
Moses had been a servant of the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) for the entire forty years that the Israelites had, contrary to the original plan, remained in the Sinai wilderness (see Numbers 14: Why 40 Years In The Sinai?). Moses would have led the Israelites into the Promised Land if they had not refused to enter at their first opportunity, only about fourteen months after the Exodus (see Deuteronomy: The Law and History Lessons By Moses). But time and events had taken their toll on Moses. He would not enter the Promised Land during his physical lifetime - although there is no doubt that he will enter the fulfillment of the "Promised Land" on the day of Christ's return (see The Christian Feast Of Trumpets: The First Day Of Salvation). The LORD therefore elected Joshua to succeed Moses (see From Moses And Aaron To Joshua and Eleazar and Joshua: Crossing The Jordan).
"27:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 27:13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. 27:14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
Fact Finder: What does "the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh" (verse 16 above) refer to?
This Day In History, December 15
37: Nero (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) was born. He was the Emperor of Rome from October 13, 54 to June 9, 68 (see Nero's Torches; also The Politics Of Rome and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire).
533: Byzantine General Belisarius defeated the Vandals at the Battle of Ticameron.
1612: Simon Marius became the first to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope (see also Parabolic Prophecies).
1794: The Revolutionary Tribunal was abolished in France.
1794: During the War of the Austrian Succession, the Prussians under Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau heavily defeated the Saxons under Rutowski at the Battle of Kesseldorf near Dresden.
1806: During the Napoleonic Wars, French forces under Napoleon entered Warsaw, Poland.
1840: Napoleon's remains were interred in Les Invalides in Paris, after having been brought from St. Helena where he died in exile.
1890: Sioux chief Tatanka Iyotake was shot and killed at age 59 by native-American police who were trying to arrest him. He is better known to history as "Sitting Bull."
1891: James Naismith, a Canadian, invented basketball (with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets) while working as a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1899: During the second Boer War, the British made a frontal attack in the battle of Colenso aimed at relieving the besieged town of Ladysmith. The action failed and the British lost over 1,100 men.
1914: The Battle of Lodz ended. Russian forces retreated toward Moscow.
1961: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was convicted of crimes against humanity by a court in Israel and sentenced to hang (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1964: Canada adopted the Maple Leaf flag.
1970: The unmanned Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 landed on Venus becoming the first Earth spacecraft to land on another planet.
1973: The American (i.e. U.S.) Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.
1995: West European leaders announced that the new European monetary unit would be known as the "Euro" (see also Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!).
2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after a 11 year, $27 million attempt to reinforce the structure.
2005: Walter Haut died at age 83. Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, took dictation on July 8, 1947, as base commander Col. William Blanchard dictated a news release about a recovered "flying saucer" and ordered Haut to issue it.