Every place given in God’s Word that Israel traveled, from the land of Rameses to Jericho, should be listed.
Nearly every location they traveled to should be shown on the map.
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| Ps 105:38
||Egypt was glad when they (Israel) departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.|
| Num 33:1-5
| Apr 15 1462 BC
|| Israel first traveled from Rameses (in the land of Goshen) to Succoth.
Israel departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first
month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an
high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. Rameses is mentioned as a land (or
district-NIV) in Gen 47:11. Goshen is mentioned as a land and country (or region-
NIV) in Gen 45:10; 47:27. Thus: the district of Rameses in the region of Goshen.
| Num 33:6
|Apr 16, 1460 BC|| Then they went from Succoth to Etham.
Succoth to Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
A pillar of a cloud and of fire first mentioned going before them.
| Num 33:7
| Apr 17, 1460 BC
|| And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pihahiroth, which is
before Baalzephon: and they pitched before Migdol.
Etham to (beside) Pihahiroth, between (or before) Migdol and the sea over
against (or before) Baalzephon (W side of Red Sea).
Lord’s purpose—to deceive Pharaoh and get honor upon Pharaoh that Egyptians
would know I am the Lord.
Children of Israel afraid when they saw the Egyptians. They falsely accused Moses.
The pillar of the cloud separated the children of Israel and the Egyptians.
| Ps 78:14
Num 33:8 (a)
1 Cor 10:1-12
April 18, 1460 BC
| In the daytime also He led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
They departed from before Pihahiroth and passed through the sea into the
wilderness of Etham.
He divided the Sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to
stand as an heap.
He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up: so He led them through the
depths, as through the wilderness.
Red Sea waters divided. Children of Israel went in. Egyptians followed them
And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
Egyptians destroyed. People feared the Lord and believed the Lord, and His
And He saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them
from the hand of their enemy.
Then believed they His words; they sang His praise.
Moses and the children of Israel sang unto the Lord.
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers
were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto
Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And
did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that
followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not
well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were
our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down
to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of
them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us
tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the
destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are
written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
| Num 33:8 (b)
Apr 18-21, 1460
| Wilderness of Etham 3 days journey to Marah.
They soon forgat His works; they waited not for His counsel.
From the Red Sea (E side) to the wilderness of Shur and went 3 days and found
Waters at Marah bitter. People murmured. Waters were made sweet. Lord proved
(or tested) the people.
| Num 33:9
May 1, 1460 BC
| From Marah to Elim.
Marah to Elim. Twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees.
| Num 33:10
|| May 10, 1460 BC
|| From Elim and camped by the Red Sea in the wilderness of Sin.
| Num 33:11
May 15, 1460 BC
May 20, 1460 BC
| From Red Sea and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.
From Red Sea to the wilderness of Sin on 15th day of second month after leaving
the land of Egypt.
(The people)…lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
People murmured, accused, and lied against Moses and Aaron regarding food.
The people asked, and He brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of
Evening quails came up. Morning manna lay round about.
Man did eat angel's food: He sent them meat to the full.
Moses gave instructions, but some of the people obeyed him not. Moses was angry
Life is a test. Just as most of the children of Israel in the wilderness did not
understand that life is a test to see if they would believe and obey God's Word, so
most people today do not understand this either.
The rest of the holy sabbath. Some of the people refused to keep God's
commandments. Note: The disobedient do not inherit eternal life.
And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust. Yea, they spoke
He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
| Num 33:12
|| From wilderness of Sin to Dophkah, where they encamped.
| Num 33:13
|| From Dophkah to Alush, where they encamped.
| Num 33:14
June 10, 1460 BC
| From Alush to Rephidim, where they encamped. No water to drink.
From wilderness of Sin to Rephidim. No water to drink. People chided or
contended with Moses. People again falsely accused and lied
In Horeb, Israel provoked the Lord to wrath, so that the Lord was angry with them
to have destroyed them.
Moses smote the rock in Horeb and water came out. He called the name of the
place Massah and Meribah. They tempted the Lord saying, Is the Lord among
us, or not? Do you tempt the Lord by saying the same thing?
He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a
Amalek fought with Israel. Moses' hands were held up by Aaron and Hur.
| Num 33:15
June 15, 1460 BC
June 15, 1460 BC
June 16, 1460 BC
| From Rephidim to wilderness of Sinai (sometimes called Sinai), where they
They stayed in this location from app. June 15, 1460 BC
to May 14, 1459 BC.
Third month, were gone out of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness
Moses went up to God (in the mountain). Trip 1.
Moses' relatives and family came into the wilderness, where he encamped at the
mount of God.
| Exo 18:13-27
| June 17, 1460 BC
June 17, 1460 BC
June 18, 1460 BC
June 21, 1460 BC
June 24, 1460 BC
June 26-Aug 6
Aug 1, 1460 BC
Aug 8, 1460 BC
Aug 10-Sep 20
Apr 8, 1459 BC
Apr 15, 1459 BC
May 1, 1459 BC
May 14, 1459 BC
| On the morrow, Moses judged the people.
Moses set up judges to judge the people.
God had told Moses, the third day He would come down in the sight of all the
people, so the people may hear when I speak with thee. (It is unclear if this was the
third day from when they arrived or the third day from the time God spoke with
Moses.) Moses went down from the mountain. Trip 2.
God comes down in the sight of the people upon Mt. Sinai.
Lord called Moses to the top of the mount. Trip 3.
Ten Commandments given to Moses. God is come to prove (or test) you.
Make an altar of earth. Appears to be Trip 4.
Various laws given regarding servants and masters.
Various laws given regarding smiting a man, kidnapping, cursing and animals.
Many laws given.
God’s promises to Israel, if they obey His voice.
Moses went up into the mount of God, Mt. Sinai, 40 days. Trip 5.
Various instructions regarding the Tabernacle.
Lord gave Moses two tables of stone written with the finger of God.
Meanwhile, the people asked Aaron to make them gods.
They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. Thus they changed
their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. They forgat God their
saviour, which had done great things in Egypt.
And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy
people…have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way
which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.
God sought to destroy them.
God’s wrath hot. Moses' anger hot. 3000 men killed.
Lord was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him also.
Tabernacle of the congregation.
Moses made an ark of shittim wood and hewed two tables of stone.
Moses to the top of Mt Sinai again. Trip 6. God rewrote the Ten Commandments.
More judgments or commands of the Lord given. Moses neither ate or drank.
Moses came down and put the tables in the ark.
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the
LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD
thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the
LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? Circumcise
therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stiffnecked.
Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, offered strange fire before the Lord. They died.
Day 1, 2nd mo., 2nd year after coming out of Egypt. Number all from 20 years old
and up. All that were able to go to war were 603,550.
Passover for those that were unable to keep it during the first month.
| Num 10:11,13
| May 20, 1459 BC
|| a-Sinai to w-Kadesh-barnea. 20th day, 2nd mo., 2nd year. After having stayed
in the same location for a long time, the children of Israel began to move once
again. The Lord was going to test them to see who would obey His
commandments, and who would not.
a-Horeb through terrible wilderness to w-Kadesh-barnea. In Num 10:11,13, it
states they moved from a-Sinai to x-Kadesh-barnea, which they did; however, in
between these two places they made many stops which are listed below. Each has
a reference letter (example a, d) for reference during study.
a-Sinai (or Horeb) to
| Num 10:33
|| May 23, 1459 BC
|| And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey.
|(Above summary of the following Scriptures)|
| Num 10:12
| a-wilderness of Sinai to wilderness of Paran. (This is a large region that
includes many places.)
b-Taberah. Complaining displeased the Lord. Fire came.
(And at b-Taberah, and at Massah, and at c-Kibroth-hatta'avah, ye provoked
the Lord to wrath.)
| Num 33:16
| a-The desert of Sinai to c-Kibroth-hatta'avah. (May be app. 20 mi. NE of Mt.
Sinai.) It appears that Taberah, and Kibroth-hatta'avah are very close to each other
or are the same place called by 2 names.
And he called the name of that place c-Kibroth-hatta'avah: because there they
buried the people that lusted.
People complained about manna. Wanted flesh to eat.
Moses complained abt burden of people. Said-Let me not see my wretchedness.
70 elders chosen. God’s Spirit on them. They prophesied.
Moses and Joshua disagreed.
Quail came up. Lord smote the people that lusted.
How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
| Num 11:35
June 1459 BC
| c-Kibroth-hatta'avah to d-Hazeroth. They abode there.
c-Kibroth-hatta'avah to d-Hazeroth.
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because he married an Ethiopian woman.
Hath the Lord not also spoken by us? Moses meek above all. Wherefore were ye
not afraid to speak against…Moses? Miriam became leprous.
And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not
till Miriam was brought in again.
| Num 12:16
Jul, Aug 1459 BC
| d-Hazeroth to wilderness of Paran. (This is a large region.)
d-Hazeroth to f-Rithmah.
e-Rithmah to f-Rimmon-parez.
f-Rimmon-parez to g-Libnah. It is uncertain if this is the Libnah that Joshua later
conquered. Some believe there were two places called Libnah.
| Num 33:21
|| g-Libnah to h-Rissah.
| Num 33:22
|| h-Rissah to i-Kehelathah.
| Num 33:23
|| i-Kehelathah to j-Mt. Shapher.
| Num 33:24
|| j-Mt. Shapher to k-Haradah.
| Num 33:25
|| k-Haradah to l-Makheloth.
| Num 33:26
|| l-Makheloth to m-Tahath.
| Num 33:27
|| m-Tahath to n-Tarah.
| Num 33:28
|| n-Tarah to o-Mithcah.
| Num 33:29
|| o-Mithcah to p-Hashmonah.
| Num 33:30
|| p-Hashmonah to q-Moseroth.
| Num 33:31
|| q-Moseroth to r-Bene-jaakan.
| Num 33:32
|| r-Bene-jaakan to s-Hor-hagidgad.
| Num 33:33
|| s-Hor-hagidgad to t-Jotbathah.
| Num 33:34
|| t-Jotbathah to u-Ebronah.
| Num 33:35
|| u-Ebronah to v-Ezion-gaber.
| Num 33:36
|| v-Ezion-gaber to w-Kadesh in the desert of Zin (NIV).
| Deut 1:2
Deut 1:34-40 (37)
Deut 1:45, 46
Aug 20, 1459 BC
Sept 30, 1459 BC
Oct 1459 BC
Dec 1459 BC
| There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto
Kadesh-barnea. (Travel time was 11 days. Twenty locations are mentioned
between Mt. Sinai and Kadesh.) In a direct line, it is about 120 to 140 miles N, NE
from Mt. Sinai to Kadesh, and about 40+ miles S, SW of Beer-sheva. The route
Moses took is estimated to have been longer.
Likewise when the LORD sent you from w-Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and
possess the land; ye rebelled.
Twelve men sent to explore Canaan, from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, near
Hamath. They went up into the Negev and came to Hebron. They came to the
brook (or valley) of Eshcol and cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes.
They came to the valley of Eshcol.
And they returned and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of
the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to w-Kadesh; and brought
back and shewed them the fruit of the land. Caleb said, Let us go up at once, and
possess it (the land). But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to
go up; for they are stronger than we. They brought up an evil report of the land.
There we saw the giants.
They murmured,…and said, Because the Lord hated us, he brought us forth…of
Egypt…to destroy us.
This is an illustration of how Satan sows doubt, fear, and lies in our heart.
Satan puts evil thoughts in our heart against God, Who loves us. Why don't we
have evil thoughts against the devil? A good and honest heart, that is, a pure
heart will believe God; but a wayside heart, a hard heart will believe the lies
Satan puts in our mind. How would you have reacted in this same situation?
The children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, and said, Would God
that we had died in Egypt or in this wilderness! Were it not better for us to return
Many people begin to follow Jesus, but then they want to return to where they were
before they were saved; as a dog turns to its own vomit again, or a pig that is
washed returns to its wallowing in the mire or mud-ref 2 Pe 2:22. Does this also fit
Joshua and Caleb (said), Rebel not against the Lord. The Lord is with us. Then
the congregation said to stone them.
Judgment pronounced upon the children of Israel from 20 years old and up that
murmured against God. They shall wander and die in the wilderness
for 40 years, except Joshua and Caleb.
Regarding Moses, it is written: Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes,
saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
But the children of Israel again rebelled against God and determined to fight
without God’s help. The Amalekites and Canaanites destroyed them.
The Amorites destroyed Israel in Seir, even unto Hormah.
Israel abode in Kadesh many days.
Seek not after your own heart. Do all My commandments. Be holy.
Directions given by God, regarding the time they should enter the Promised Land.
A man gathered sticks on the Sabbath day. Stoned.
Korah, Dathan, Abiram, On, sons of Reuben, 250 princes of the assembly, they
gathered against Moses and Aaron.
They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord. The earth
opened and swallowed up Dothan, and covered the company of Abiram. And a
fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
The next day, the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying,
Ye have killed the people of the Lord. A plague killed 14,700 people.
Aaron’s rod budded as a sign to the people of the one whom God had chosen.
| Deut 2:14
|| 1458-1421 BC
|| And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the
brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war
were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
| Num 20:1
| Apr 1421 BC
May 1421 BC
Jun 1421 BC
| Israel came into desert of Zin and abode in w-Kadesh. Miriam died there.
Meribah. No water. Israel chode with Moses and Aaron. Why have you brought
up the congregation that we should die there? Moses was told to speak to the rock.
Moses smote the rock twice. Water came out. (Ps 81:7).
Judgment pronounced on Moses and Aaron. Ye shall not bring this congregation
into the land.
Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to king of Edom: Let us pass. We will go by
the King’s Highway. Edom refused.
| Summary of some major events that happened at Kadesh during about 38 years.
Twelve men sent to spy out the land of Canaan. Ten brought back an evil report.
Israel said the Lord hated us.
They murmured against Moses and Aaron.
God pronounced judgment upon Israel for their murmuring.
Man gathered sticks on the Sabbath and was stoned.
Korah and 250 princes gathered against Moses.
Aaron’s rod budded.
Near to where Moses was told to speak to the rock, but he smote it twice.
| Num 20:22
Aug 1, 1421 BC
| From x-Kadesh unto Mt. Hor,
in the edge of the land of Edom.
Death of Aaron.
Aaron went up into Mt. Hor and died there, in the 40th year after Israel came out of
Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month. He was 123 years old.
From Beeroth (of the children of Jaakan) to Mosera. There Aaron died.
|Num 20:29||Aug 1-30, 1421 BC||Mourned for Aaron 30 days.|
| Num 33:40
| King Arad, the Canaanite, heard of Israel coming.
King Arad fought against Israel and took some of them prisoners.
Israel destroyed the Canaanites and their cities and called the place Hormah.
Israel appears to be north of Kadesh, as they were attacked by the Canaanites. This
could lead us to believe that Mt. Hor, where Aaron is buried, is near Kadesh, but
north of it on the Canaanite side.
| Deut 10:7
|| From Mosera to Gudgodah.
| From Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.
| Ref Deut 2:1
| Israel turned back…toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea. For a long
time, we made our way around the hill country of Seir.
They traveled from Mt. Hor along the route to the Red Sea to go around
Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way.
The Lord told them, You have made your way around this hill country long
enough; now turn north. Give the people these orders: “You are about to pass
through the territory of your brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir.
They will be afraid of you.” The Seir Mountains seem to cover various areas. Mt.
Seir northward, passing by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
| Deut 2:8-12
|| We turned from the Arabah road, which comes up from Elath and Ezion-gaber,
and traveled along the desert road of Moab. There seems to be no indication that
they returned to Elath and Ezion-gaber, but rather switched directions somewhere
north of there. Note: As they headed north, they were going toward Zalmonah.
| Num 33:41
|| Departed Mt. Hor (which was near Kadesh) and pitched in Zalmonah.
| Num 33:42
Sep 1421 BC
| Departed Zalmonah and pitched in Punon.
People spake against God and Moses, Wherefore brought us out of Egypt to die in
the wilderness? No bread and water. Our soul loathes this light bread. Lord sent
fiery serpents. Much people died. People said, We have sinned. Moses made a
fiery serpent of brass, set it on a pole. Everyone that looks upon it shall live.
Departed Punon and pitched in Oboth.
Departed Oboth, and pitched in Ije-abarim in the border of Moab.
From Oboth and pitched at Ije-abarim in the wilderness before Moab toward the
| Num 21:12
|| From Ije-abarim and pitched in the valley of Zared.
| Num 21:13,14
| From valley of Zared and pitched on the other side of Arnon (land of the
Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. Wherefore it is
said…What He did in the Red Sea, and in the brooks of Arnon, And at the stream
of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of
From Kadesh-Barnea until we were come over the brook Zered was 38 years;
until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as
the Lord sware unto them.
Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day.
| Num 21:16
|| From other side of Arnon, they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the Lord
spoke unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
| Num 21:18
| The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of
the lawgiver, with their staves.
Departed from Iim and pitched in Dibon-gad.
| Num 33:46
|| From Dibon-gad and encamped in Almon-diblathaim.
| Num 33:47
|| Removed from Almon-diblathaim, and pitched in the mountains of Abarim,
|Num 21:18||And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah.|
|Num 21:19||From Mattanah to Nahaliel.|
|Num 21:19||From Nahaliel to Bamoth.|
| Num 21:20
| From Bamoth in the valley …in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which
looketh toward Jeshimon.
Israel sent messengers to the king of the Amorites. We will go along the King’s
Highway until we be past thy borders. Sihon refused and went out against Israel.
Israel smote him. Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites.
This day will I begin to put the dread and fear of thee upon the nations that are
under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee.
| Deut 3:1-7
| Israel turned and went up the way to Bashan. Og, the king of Bashan, came
against Israel at Edrei. Israel smote them all.
Og’s bed was 9 cubits long and 4 cubits wide. A cubit was measured from the
elbow to the end of the middle finger, or about 18 inches. Og only remained of
the remnant of giants.
Israel also took the land on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto Mt.
Hermon, from the two kings of the Amorites.
| Num 33:48,49
Num 22:2 to
| From the mountains of Abarim and pitched in the plains of Moab near Jericho.
They pitched by Jordan from Beth-jesimoth unto Abel-shittim.
Israel pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.
The children of Israel then went a whoring with the women of Moab. They
They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
Bible study. Balak (king of the Moabites) saw all Israel had done to the Amorites.
Moab was afraid. He sent messengers to Balaam, saying, curse me this people.
God told Balaam, v.12-Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the
people, for they are blessed.
v.17-19-Balak sent more messengers to Balaam with promises of great things.
Balaam again went before the Lord. He should not have done so. v.20-Then the
Lord told him, if the men come to call thee, go with them. v.22-And God’s anger
was kindled because he went. v.23-But an angel of the Lord blocked the way of
his ass. v.25-The ass, seeing the angel of the Lord, thrust herself into the wall and
crushed Balaam's foot. v.27-Balaam smote the ass. v.28-The ass spoke to
Balaam. v.31-Balaam saw the angel of the Lord. v.32-The angel said to Balaam,
Thy way is perverse before me. v.33-The ass saw me and turned from me three
times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved
her alive. v.34-Balaam said, I have sinned.
When the Lord tells you something according to His Word, don't keep asking
hoping He will change His mind. It is written in Num 23:19-God is not a man,
that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent…
2 Pe 2:15,16-Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following
the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But
was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the
madness of the prophet.
Jude 11-Woe unto them! for they…ran greedily after the error of Balaam for
Rev 2:14-But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that
hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the
children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
Num 31:15,16-Moses said…Have ye saved all the women alive? …These caused
the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against
Num 25:1-3,9-Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom
with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their
gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined
himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel. And
those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.
Josh 13:22-Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel
slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
| Num 31:1-8
|| Israel warred against the Midianites. Balaam they also slew.
| Num 26:2,51,62
Mar 1420 BC
| People numbered from 20 years old and upward, all that are able to go to war in
Israel: 601,730. Levites numbered separately, from 1 month old and up: 23,000.
But among these that were numbered, there was not a man of them that was
numbered when they were in the wilderness of Sinai, except Caleb and Joshua.
For the Lord had said of them that they shall surely die in the wilderness.
Consider, every person (from 20 and up) that would not trust in the Lord after they
had witnessed His miracles, over and over, were cut off and did not enter the
Promised Land. Today, we have this wonderful information available in the Bible.
As it was with them, so it is with us today. Those that will not trust in the Lord,
unless they repent—shall be cut off and shall not dwell with Jesus forever and
ever. We are to walk by faith, not by sight. Those that believe Satan’s lies in
their thoughts over God’s Word shall surely perish.
| Num 32:1-42
| Children of Reuben and Gad asked that their inheritance be on the east of Jordan in
the land of Jazer and Gilead, but they would go ready armed before the children of
Israel, until they had brought them into their place. Moses said if they would do
this, then afterwards they should return and be guiltless before the Lord, and also
the half tribe of Manasseh, the son of Joseph. Thus the kingdom of Sihon, king
of the Amorites, and kingdom of Og, king of Bashan, with the cities thereof in the
coasts, even the cities of the country round about, were given. Moses gave Gilead
unto Machir the son of Manasseh. And Jair the son of Manasseh took the small
towns thereof. And Nobah went and took Kenath and the villages thereof.
| Num 33:50-56
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| Instructions to Moses.
Moses told to go to the top of Pisgah, lift up thine eyes westward, northward,
southward, and eastward. Israel abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.
Israel is to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and
mightier than thyself. For the wickedness of these nations, the Lord doth drive
them out from before thee.
God chose Joshua, the son of Nun, to lead Israel.
Moses’ time to die is near. He said, I am an hundred and twenty years old this
God commanded Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim.
Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of
Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give
unto the children of Israel for a possession: And die in the mount whither thou
goest up, and be gathered unto thy people. Yet thou shalt see the land before thee.
The blessing wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel
before his death.
Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of
Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the Lord shewed him all the land…And
the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac,
and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed…
So Moses died there in the land of Moab. And He buried him in a valley in the
land of Moab, over against Beth-peor, but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto
this day. And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye
was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the
body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord
Israel wept for Moses 30 days.
The Lord told Joshua, go over Jordan, thou and all this people, unto the land which
I do give to them. From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great
river Euphrates…and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun. This
book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein
day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written
therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have
Two spies sent out to view the land, even Jericho.
| Joshua 3:1
Ref Jos 6:20-26
2 Chr 28:15
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| They removed from Shittim and came to Jordan.
Jordan dries up. All the Israelites passed over on dry ground.
The Jordan River flows from the Sea of Galilee into the Dead Sea. Joshua and
Israel passed over the Jordan River.
And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that
bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water,…That the waters which came
down from above stood and rose up upon an heap…and those that came down
toward…the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right
People came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month. They camped in
Gilgal in the east border of Jericho.
When all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward,
and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the Lord had
dried up the waters of Jordan,…until we were passed over, that their heart melted,
neither was there spirit in them any more.
First Passover in Canaan held on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the
plains of Jericho.
The manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land.
The captain of the host of the Lord appeared to Joshua.
Instructions given to Joshua regarding compassing the city of Jericho.
And the LORD said…And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go
round about the city…Thus shalt thou do six days…and the seventh day ye shall
compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
And…when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and…ye hear the sound of
the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city
shall fall down flat,…
The people shouted with a great shout when the priests blew the trumpets. The
wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city. They destroyed all that
was in the city. The young men that were spies brought out Rahab, and her father,
and mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even
unto this day. And they burnt the city with fire. And Joshua adjured them at that
time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this
city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest
son shall he set up the gates of it.
Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families
were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah, and the valley of Keziz.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about 7 days.
Jericho is called the city of palm trees.
Before Moses died, he spoke of the time we are now living in, which is called the
latter days, latter times, and latter years of the last days. These terms denote the
time period that began with Israel’s rebirth (which was May 14, 1948) and
continues into the period called the Tribulation and beyond.
Moses said: Evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the
sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
| Life is a test. God is testing each of us to see if we will believe and obey the Bible, and to see if we love and trust in Him no matter what befalls us. Following is just a few of the vast number of verses in both the Old and New Testament that teach us—life is a test. Exo 16:4; 20:20; Deut 8:2,18; 33:8; Jg 2:22; 3:1,3; Ps 26:2; 2 Cor 8:8. We are also told to test ourselves by God’s Word-ref Ro 12:2; 2 Cor 13:5; Lam 3:40.
In Egypt, the children of Israel had personally witnessed the incredible miracles of God. They witnessed the firstborn of Egypt dying, while they were protected through obeying God. Egypt cast Israel out. They were terrified of the God of the Jews. Therefore, Israel went forth from Egypt speedily.
Not long after, comes a test. Surely, Israel would now trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God had intentionally led them to a place where it appeared they had no way of escape—to the Red Sea. As the vast army of Egypt drew near, what did Israel do? What would you have done? Israel began to falsely accuse Moses. They displayed no faith in God that delivered them from the bondage of Egypt just days ago.
God begins to move. He blocks the Egyptians by putting a cloud between them. During the day, He led them with a cloud; and at night, a fire gave them light. Thus, they could clearly, by day and by night, see the hand of God was with them. Would you have murmured, complained and accused Moses as they did, or would you have zipped your mouth, stilled your emotions and trusted in God?
Ps 78:13-Then God divided the Red Sea. The people feared the Lord and believed the Lord and His servant Moses. 1 Cor 10:2-6-the people were all baptized unto Moses. They drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. The Bible tells us these things were our examples to the intent we should not lust…as they also lusted.
Man with all of his modern technology and vast knowledge could not even begin to duplicate what God did. Nor can man even begin to fathom how such a thing could be done. After Israel went through the Red Sea, as Egypt tried to follow, they were swallowed up. In a moment of time, the vast Egyptian army ceased to exist.
Three days later, again the people murmured when the waters at Marah were found to be bitter. God healed the waters.
About 15 days later, the people murmured and falsely accused and lied against Moses and Aaron regarding food. Would you have been among them? Life is a test. That test involves putting you through many difficult situations to see how you will react. As Jesus, our example, went through many situations, including death on the cross, so you too need to go through many things so you can grow in faith, in obedience to God’s Word, and in love. Ultimately, God wants you to have the mind of Christ and be perfect. Life is a test.
At Rephidim, people again contended against Moses. Even though the cloud and fire was with them, they tempted the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord with us?”
Then, at Mt. Sinai, Moses went up the mountain. While he was gone for a long time, the people asked Aaron to make them gods. They made a calf in Horeb and worshipped it. They forgot God. Do you forget God when things are not going as you want them to? How could the people say a molten calf was their god, which brought them out of Egypt, when it did not even exist? How could they have done this? Just a few days earlier, they believed God. They saw His miracles with their own eyes. The answer is—they heard Satan's voice in their head and their dishonest, untrusting heart chose to believe the lying thoughts they had over the awesome miracles that their own eyes had witnessed. Mankind greatly underestimates the power of Satan to deceive. He deceives the whole world, and the world is completely ignorant to what is happening.
Some time later, the people again complained about the manna (angel’s food). Consider, day by day, God is giving about 2 million people food to eat in the wilderness. He is leading them with a cloud and giving them light by night. He is meeting all their needs. He is leading them to the Promised Land that they had waited for, for 430 years. But they complained, as they wanted more. They wanted flesh to eat also. Even Aaron and Miriam spoke against Moses and his wife, an Ethiopian woman. How familiar many God-fearing pastors are with their flock complaining, no matter what he does. It seems some always find fault. Even Job's accusers found fault with him, when he was in torment; yet God said he was perfect. Are you an accuser that always seems to find fault with those around you, including your pastor? Are you always dissatisfied with the way things are?
At Kadesh-barnea, those that Moses had sent out to see the Promised Land returned. They displayed absolutely no faith in the Lord that He would help them defeat the giants in the land. Joshua and Caleb had a different spirit. When they tried to show the people God would be with them as He had continually been, they wanted to kill them. So it is, even today. The wicked want to destroy the righteous, just as Cain killed Abel. This is especially true when the righteous try to correct the unrighteous. The hard heart does not want to be corrected. Then some of the people changed their mind and wanted to fight, but Moses told them no. But, again, they disobeyed and went up to fight. Some got killed.
Then, at Meribah, there was no water. Again, they accused Moses and Aaron of bringing them to the area to kill them. The list goes on and on.
You are being tested, whether you are a believer or not. God is not willing that you should perish. Yet most do, indeed, perish. Ministers all over the world stand over them at their funeral, telling those present that their loved one is now in heaven, in order to console the living.
The horrible reality is they are really in hell, screaming and crying and gnashing their teeth for torment. The place they did not believe existed, they find is a reality—and that reality lasts for ever; and there is nothing they can do to warn their loved ones-ref Lk 16:28. Fear God, and depart from evil now.
The bottom line is this. Israel had personally seen God do miracles, such as mankind has seldom ever seen; yet they still would not obey God. They would not love Him. They would not trust in Him. So it is today. Friend, you have no excuse. You probably have a Bible. Is it collecting dust? That Bible is God speaking directly to you. Despite multitudes of zealous people throughout history trying to find one error in the Bible, no such error has ever been found. People blaspheme the Bible. They curse God’s name. But the Bible is still here, and they have perished and are in hell.
Do you do the same things that Israel did? Do you murmur, accuse, complain, and show little or no faith in the tests you go through? Do you know what it means to deny yourself and pick up your cross and follow Jesus? Are you so spiritually blind that you can’t recognize Satan’s voice in your head? Regretfully, it seems all of us, at one time or another, are that way. Do not underestimate your enemy the devil. He knows exactly how to deceive you. He knows your weaknesses. He knows how to make you feel you can't live without this device or you can never be happy without going to a certain place. He knows how to rile you up and make you angry. He knows how to make you feel rejected and hurt. He knows how to deceive you with riches, lusts, pleasures, and fear. Has your whole life been a failure? Or has it been so successful that there is no place for Jesus? Do not underestimate the power of Satan to deceive. He deceived angels, and he deceives humanity
What profit is there if you gain the whole world now, but lose your own soul for eternity?
Are you on the Lord's side or the side of selfishness? Is your trust totally in Jesus or in yourself and in the world? Do you need to repent right now and ask God for His mercy? Do you need to ask God to forgive you for your wickedness? If you do repent, do not turn back. Know this—this is the age of falling away from the truth. This is the age of embracing the things of this world more and more, and trusting in God less and less. This is the age that many preachers will preach what you want to hear, not what you need to hear, because they also are deceived. Life is a test.
What kind of molten calf do you have that would keep you from surrendering to Jesus? Is it your riches, your possessions, your lawyer, your friends, your bank account, your computer, your hand-held devices, your job, or fear—what do you trust in the most? Is it Jesus?
May we suggest you repent and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour right now. Please pray: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner. I believe you are the Son of God and died for my sins on the cross. Forgive all of my sins. Have mercy on me, a sinner. Jesus, I give you my life. Thank you, for hearing my prayer. I ask this in the name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ—Amen.
If you just said that prayer, get into the Bible wholeheartedly. Begin with the Gospel of John. Read it three times. Then read the whole New Testament three times. Then the whole Bible. At first, there will be much you don't understand, but this will change as you are faithful in reading and obeying what you do understand. Read 5 chapters or more every day, faithfully.
Let us know of your decision for Christ, so we may help.
We confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh-1 Jn 4:2,3; 2 Jn 1:7.
THE END OF THE WILDERNESS CHART.
This ends the Wilderness Message, but begins a tour of Israel—from south of Eilat all the way to the northern border, and from the border with Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. By God's mercy, all the primary Christian sites should appear and many little-known ones as well. Also covered should be Jewish modern and historical sites, museums, malls, markets, beaches, kibbutzim and hotels. Places often not visited on standard tours, such as planting trees in Israel, the Bell Caves, the Underwater Observatory Marine Park south of Eilat, the Weizmann Institute, the Carmel Wine Cellars, the Burnt House, the Citadel of David, and the alleyways of Old Jerusalem should be included.
Part One should begin at the airport and then on to Tel Aviv. Welcome to Israel! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.