Day 31 – Joshua Journals

Strong and Courageous – 31 Days of Victory Through Joshua’s Battles

Day Thirty-one – Tirzah – Pleasantness

“…the king of Tirzah, one – all the kings, thirty-one.” Joshua 12:24 NKJV

Tizah – means pleasantness or delightsomeness.  From the primitive root to be pleased with, to delight, to favor, to satisfy a debt.

In the land of Promise or pleasantness, the battle we face daily is to know the debit is paid, it is satisfied by Jesus who humbled Himself to the Cross.

“Then Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God. And he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.” Joshua 24:26

Joshua who found favor with God, completed his mission in the land of Pleasantness.

Joshua’s name means – Jehovah-saved. The Hebrew spelling of Joshua’s name is Yeshua – Yhowshuwa (yeh-ho-shoo-ah). Yeshua in the Greek language is Jesus. “…and shall call His name Jesus.” Luke 1:31 NKJV

Jesus,” who for the joy set before Him, endured the Cross”, satisfied the debt, because He delights in us.

“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, …every man shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD…everyone among them…shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary…And you shall take the atonementto make atonement for yourselves.” Exodus 30:12-15 NKJV

I can’t think of a more pleasant or delightsomeness way to end of Joshua’s story than to find “under the oak tree” Jesus satisfied the Law’s requirements and paid the sanctuary debt for me.

“Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free…” Matthew 17:26 NKJV

“He delivered me from my strong enemy,

From those who hated me,

For they were too strong for me.

They confronted me in the day of my calamity,

But the LORD was my support.

He brought me out into a broad place;

He delivered me because He delighted in me.”

Psalm 18:17-19 NKJV

I thank you for your sharing your time with me as we traveled thirty-one days to the land of Pleasantness in Joshua’s Journey.

God bless,

Denise

“To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,

To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:79 NKJV

From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020

Photo by denisebalog©2018

Photo captured Jerusalem

“They will lie down in pleasant places and feed in the lush pastures of the hills. I Myself will tend My sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign LORD. Ezekiel 34:14-15 NLT

Day 31 – the Land of Pleasantness

Will I wear the letter of Life?

Two weeks ago I dropped off the grid. Heart shaken and questioning the strength of my faith.

Headline news stunned the world with photographs of the Aramaic letter N (for Nazareth the town Jesus was born) drawn on houses indicating Christians dwelled inside. www.cbsnews.com/news/for-christians-symbol-of-mideast-opp

I was horrified as the visual played out in my mind.

As an American, would my faith stand strong under this same kind of persecution?

Nightmares taunted me through the night.

Vivid pictures from Yad Vashem, Israel’s Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, www.yadvashem.org/ etched in my mind’s eye recalling the horror. Children wearing yellow patches marked with the Star of David pinned to breast of their shirts. Families separated in lines; men to one side, woman and children to another.

I would like to say, I walked away from this miserable night stronger.

No, I crawled out of bed in deep sorrow, and

Curled up in the arms of Jesus.

 


I wrote this poem during my quiet time with Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

 

“Lord, would I wear the sign of Naziyer (naw’zeer)

Upon my cloths and home so dear?

Would the letter of my heart

Bring fear and tear apart?

Blessed to be free indeed,

 from

Social customs and tyranny.

Am I willing to stand,

Come soon,

With the letter of Life,

The letter Noon?

 

Can I now remember how my father,

Brother,

Uncle too,

Fought the world

in World War II?

Will I stand against any man

who

Threatens my life and

Relationship with You?

 

In Christ Jesus,

I am set free

To rise,

Remember,

To live in Thee.

American and

Nazarite too,

Rise up

Oh daughter of Liberty

Count me too!”

Poem by denisebalog

 

“Because I live, you also will live…Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:19 & 27 (ESV)

WWII Women Memorial, Washington, DC
WWII Women Memorial, Washington, DC


The Hebrew letter “N” is the 14th letter Noon.

The word picture is of a “fish” or a “believer”

Noon represents – life activity, life, movement.

Hebrew letter Noon - Life Activity - Word Picture - Fish
Hebrew letter Noon – Life Activity 

 


 

In memory of all who fought and stood for liberty in WWII

WWII Memorial, Washington, DC
WWII Memorial, Washington, DC

photos captured by denisebalog