Jordan River Crossing Miracle into Promised Land, Baptismal Site of Jesus, Qsar al Yahud, Jericho
This miracle was much, much bigger than we think. This video shows amazing facts that you most likely didn't know. What you'll see will drastically change your perception of how big this miracle really was. You'll also see other important sites in this area.
1. The crossing place where the Israelites entered the Promised Land is just opposite Jericho.
2. It’s amazing that it’s in the same area where John the Baptist baptized many, and where John baptized Jesus.
3. Today, it’s known as Qasr el Yahud (Kasser Al Yahud, Qaser, the Baptismal Site of Jesus.
4. It’s about 2 miles ( km.) east from Hwy. 90, opposite Jericho.
1. The nation of Israel spent 430 years in Egypt. Four hundred of these years they were slaves (Gen. 15:13), and thirty years they enjoyed peace during the time Joseph was alive.
2. God supernaturally delivered the Israelites out of the hands of the Egyptians through Moses.
3. After the Exodus, they crossed the Red Sea on dry ground.
4. They spent a year at Mount Sinai receiving the Law and then headed to Kadesh Barnea to enter the Promised Land.
5. After the 12 spies returned from scouting out the land, 10 spies convinced the people that the inhabitants of the land were too strong for them to conquer and they should return to Egypt (Num. 13:25–33).
6. Because of their unbelief and disobedience, they were banned from entering the Promised Land and ordered to wander in the desert 40 years until every person 20 years old, and older, died (Num. 14:20–25).
7. During the 40 years of wandering in the desert, entering the Promised Land became a deep yearning within the souls of the new generation. Day after day they dreamt about a new life in the Promised Land, which would bring an end to their seemingly vain wandering in the desert eating Manna day after day.
8. After 40 long years, they were poised to enter the Promised Land, and their hearts were overflowing with enthusiasm and expectation as the time had finally arrived.
9. The word “Hebrew” means to cross over. Abraham crossed over from false gods to the one and only true God. He crossed over physically by leaving his homeland and coming to the Promised Land. The Israelites were delivered from the Egyptians as they crossed through the Red Sea and then crossed through the Jordan River into the Promised Land. All these acts are pictures of deliverance and salvation. We also cross over from death to life through Christ.
Places of Interest
1. Crossing site of the Israelites into the Promised Land.
2. Baptismal Site of Jesus (Qsar al Yahud): The believed place where Jesus was baptized and where many are baptized today.
3. Adam: The place where the waters of the Jordan backed up to when the Israelites crossed the river (20 miles, 32 km., above the crossing site).
5. Camp Gilgal
7. Church of John the Baptist
8. Elijah's Hill
9. Cave of John the Baptist
10. Castle of the Jews
11. Bethany Beyond the Jordan