And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city.Joshua 6:16 KJV
So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.Joshua 6:20 KJV
Good Morning Beautiful,
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom! Today we have the privilege of walking in freedom. We can be free from sin, free from our storms, free from bondage; We Can Be Free In The Name Of Jesus.
When I read the story about the fall of Jericho, it reminds me that (1) God can give us exact instructions on how to tear down the strongholds in our lives ( the Word of God is our anchor and our guide) and (2) through obedience, faith, and trust we can win in this season of our lives. The enemy wants you to believe that it’s too complicated or that your problems are unsolvable. The enemy wants us to fail and be in a position where there is no way in and no way out, just like the people in Jericho (see Joshua 6:1).
We tend not to see that God’s army is always around us. He doesn’t want us to walk in defeat, but when we choose to serve everything but God, we are enslaved to sin. We may think that we are free, but we are not. Walls, in this case, are not up for protection. They are up for defeat.
I encourage you to read Joshua, chapter 6. The God that we serve can break down any walls that are put up against Him. The enemy stands no chance when God is on our side. We don’t have to be overtaken by sin or trials because when we walk with Christ, He will allow us to be overcomers.
Digging deeper discussion questions
- When we think about Jericho, what does it represent in your life? What is keeping you in bondage?
- Meditate on the word freedom. How is God showing you your freedom today?