Israel crossing the Jordan is an allegory of the last days.
The Jordan typifies death to self; crossing it is entering into God's Sabbath rest.
Israel is a type of the church.
The Promised Land is the Kingdom of God.
Gibeon is a type of Israel.
The alliance with Gibeon illustrates the proper attitude and stance of the Church toward Israel.
Joshua and the Israelites at the time of making this alliance are a type of the end time church.
The great battle in the first part of Chapter 10 is a figure of the Battle of Armageddon, the second coming of the Lord.
The Canaanites attacking Gibeon at this time speaks of the nations of the world coming to attack Israel. Joshua and the Israelites coming to the aid of Gibeon, are a type of Jesus returning with the armies of heaven to fight for Israel.
The two keys to seeing this allegory are these. A. To see Gibeon as Israel, and B. to see the battle for Gibeon as the Battle of Armageddon. Once you have this, the rest falls into place. And the upshot is the understanding that the Church needs to stand with the people of Israel, and support their right to exist as a nation. This of course does not mean we have to agree with everything the government of Israel may do.
This lines up with the wording in Romans 11, which tells us they are enemies of the gospel. This means that even though they may resist the gospel and actively oppose the church, we are to regard them as brothers in the Lord.
Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
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