Numbers 32-33:56 (New King James Version)
The Tribes Settling East of the JordanThe children of Reuben and Gad choose to stay on the east side of the Jordan - not going to the Promised Land. Pastor Rens preached a sermon on the Gadarene demoniac and said that the reason they could not get control of him is because they did not have the power of God with them because they did not cross the Jordan.
So, they built a place for their families and sent armed soldiers to assist the rest of the tribes to settle on the other side of the Jordan and will not return until everyone is in place.
Israel’s Journey from Egypt ReviewedThis is a map of the journey for 40 years.
Instructions for the Conquest of CanaanThe Israelites were to go in and drive out all the people, destroy the gods, the high places, and engraved stones. If they let anyone stay, they would become irritants to the children of Israel, and God said that He would do to them what he was going to do to the Canaanites.
God wants to work in our lives, we just allow those things to remain and they truly are irritants and thorns in our sides, can ya say amen!!!!!!!!!!!