A Christian Journey

How Are Your Walls

“Because of faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encompassed for seven days by the Israelites.”  Hebrews 11:30

After the death of Moses, the Lord called Joshua to take his place.  Now Joshua had been with Moses during their exodus from Egypt and witnessed all the mighty things God did.  Like a lot of us, Joshua thought God would only use Moses to do all those mighty things.  God told Joshua though, that as He was with Moses He would be with him.  Then God told Joshua that he and the Israelites would take over the town of Jericho.  He gave them specific instructions to follow to accomplish that to show His power.

As always, we must examine scripture to seek out how we can apply it to our life.   Joshua told the people to separate themselves for a special holy purpose to see the Lord do wonders.  We must set aside specific time to spend with God to see Him do wonders in our life.  Corporately we do that on Sunday morning at church, but there should be other times we do that individually. 

God had told Joshua and the people to march around Jericho once a day for six days, then on the seventh day to march around it seven times.  The last step was for the trumpets to blow and the people to shout.  When they did that the wall of Jericho fell down.

How can this apply to our life?  First, there was obedience to God.  The people did what God told them to do, which I’m sure to them was not what they would have thought of.  Secondly, they gave a shout of victory, having faith that their God would give them what He had promised.

If you have some walls that are keeping you in or keeping you out, be obedient to what God has told you to do and then give a shout of victory for what God will do, and those walls will come a tumblin’ down.


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