And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you. And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the Covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the Covenant, and went before the people. And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the Covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the Words of the LORD your GOD. (Jos 3:5-9)
Our Covenant is in the broken body and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. Our obedience is to His Word and to His Spirit that dwells within. Our submission and surrender on His terms is to our Lord, who is Head of His body, the Church, the people of GOD. He has demonstrated His love for us in the Cross and His humble and willing death for our sins. He has demonstrated His work in those who are His as He conforms us to the image of His Son. He is present with us, He provides for His own, He leads us into all Truth through His Word and calls us to be Holy, obedient, and meet for the Master's use.
He works in and through us to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need in missions to those within and without. He works in His Body to sanctify His people in love and chastise the wayward as we disciple one another in His Word. He works by His Spirit to empower His people to take the Gospel from His Word to this lost and dying world, and as we go, sharing with all who will hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and trust Him and repent of their sins, that they might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.