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Who exactly is This Lord

Josf: “Who exactly is This Lord when The Lord orders human beings to murder innocent children, and then one human being listens to that order and that one human being obeys that order without question?
1. Who is speaking those orders - exactly.
2. Who obeys those orders - exactly.”
And bear would like to add the following question:
3. Who were the People of Jericho.

1. Who is speaking those orders - exactly.

The one exactly speaking those orders is outlined in Joshua 5: http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/joshua/5.html 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked , and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?14 And he said , Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come . And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship , and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?15 And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

The LORD is
HOLY
Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god.htm#HOL... OF GOD TABLE OF REFERENCES:
“The word itself means "to be set apart." A thing is holy if it is set apart for a special use…There is a second important meaning of the word holy: "Utterly pure, separated from sin." The Bible tells us that God hates sin, that he cannot sin nor will he tempt others to sin. God is so pure that he cannot tolerate sin in any form in his presence. One day he will destroy sin forever. That leads to an important implication: holiness and sin cannot coexist.”
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FOREKNOWS
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god.htm#FOR... OF GOD TABLE REFERENCES :

“Christ was foreknown because God had planned and determined in His eternal counsel to provide His Son as a sacrifice for His people. The point is God's foreknowledge means more than that God knew ahead of time that Christ would come and die. God’s foreknowledge is the cause for His Son’s sacrifice–because He planned and decreed it.
In other words...
In His omniscience God knows what the future holds both for individuals and for nations. He knows and sees everything in advance and his will is carried out in accord with his plans and purposes...Foreknowledge is closely connected to election and predestination and to God's Sovereign rule of His universe. “
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JEALOUS
Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.

http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(1b).htm#JEALOUS

“To emphasize His hatred and His command against idolatry, God calls Himself Jealous, the Hebrew word Qanna. God's jealousy does not refer to our shallow, childish human emotion but emphasizes that He does not tolerate a divided heart”
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JUSTICE
Genesis 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(1b).htm#JUST

“Justice is God's fair and impartial treatment of all people. The justice of God is a necessary correlate of His holiness or moral excellence. Since God is infinitely and eternally perfect, He must be impartial in His judgments and always treat His creatures with equity.

God is just and He always acts in a way consistent with the requirements of His character as revealed in His law. He rules His creation with rectitude, He keeps His word, He renders to all His creatures their due. God is just and fair, completely rational and predictable in His dealings, without any shadow of capriciousness.“
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LONGSUFFERING
Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(1b).htm#LONGSUFFERING OF GOD:
“God is patient or long-suffering and not at all precipitous or unreasonable in His dealings with sinful, rebellious mankind. In the Old Testament, God is repeatedly described as "slow to anger". God's longsuffering is that power which He exercises over Himself, allowing Him to bear with sinners, forbearing long in punishing them.”
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LOVE
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish , but have everlasting life.
http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(1b).htm#LOVE

“The theme of the entire Bible is the self-revelation of the God of love. In the garden of Eden, God commanded that "you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die" (Ge 2:17). We are not prepared, then, when God looks for Adam after his sin, calling out "Where are you?" God seeks Adam, not to put him to death, but to reestablish a relationship with him. God, the Lover, will not allow sin to stand between him and his creature. He personally bridges the gap.

That seeking and bridging reaches its pinnacle when God sends his Son into the world to rescue sinners and to provide them with eternal life….”
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MERCY
Psalm 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(1b).htm#MERCY OF GOD

Mercy is when that which is deserved is withheld to the benefit of the object of the mercy. God has demonstrated this attribute in abundance with respect to mankind. We from nearly the beginning of our existence have deserved nothing but wrath; having sinned and fallen short of eternal life in glory, we can do nothing to commend ourselves to or defend ourselves before God. But thankfully, God has been so amazing in His mercy. Over and against merely having the mercy to allow us to live out our miserable lives without destroying us instantly, God has chosen us to greatness and glory by the hand of His Son. The believer finds himself in Christ and enjoys full well the fruits of God's mercy. Source: Blue Letter Bible http://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/attributes.cfm
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OMNIPOTENT
Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(ii).htm#OMNIPOTENT
“God is all powerful and thus has unlimited authority & influence. He has the ability to do whatever His will dictates. Man may have the authority but not the ability to carry through.“
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OMNIPRESENT
Psalm 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(ii).htm#OMNIPRESENT
“His presence in every place at the same time! As a result there is nowhere in the universe that lies outside of God's cognition and care. God can be scoffed at, mocked at, disbelieved, impugned, spurned, blasphemed, etc, but ultimately He is unavoidable!”
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OMNISCIENT
Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
http://preceptaustin.org/notes_for_attributes_of_god_(ii).htm#OMNISCIENT
“God’s omniscience is His knowledge of all things including actual and possible, past, present, and future (foreknowledge).
God is all knowing, and His knowledge is in no way restricted by temporal considerations. He knows and sees the past, the present, and the future with equal clarity and absolute certainty. To Him, all is the present.
God knows all things perfectly“
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2. Who obeys those orders - exactly.”
Listenting to the first chapter of Josuah: http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/joshua/1.html will give you a historical and spiritual perspective of who this Man Joshua is.
He is the man that said this:
• Joshua 24:15 KJV
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve ; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell : but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
3. Who were the People of Jericho.
The people of Jericho worshiped Molech.
• 2 Chronicles 28:3 KJV
Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.

http://molech.com/molech-and-human-sacrifice.html (This is not a site that I am recommending, but is given as reference material.)

It was a society completely given over to destruction. I think a good way to tie all of these questions and answers together would be to listen John MacArthur’s discussion on Jericho: http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/80-29/the-faith-of-rahab

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