The mighty swelling Jordan stood between the people of God and the promises of God. Yet God had promised to do wonders among them. Surely whatever wonders God was going to do included doing something to enable them to cross the river. Indeed it did. However, God was only going to do wonders among them as they obeyed Him. The wonders described in verses 14-17 would not happen without the faith filled obedience of verse 13. The central truth we need to understand from this is: Obeying the will of God enables me to experience the promises of God. In this passage we see three aspects of obeying the will of God that enables us to experience the promises of God.. Speaker: Stacy J Ross. Joshua 3:1-17.