It has often been said that “Anything worth having is worth fighting for.” This is especially true in the spiritual realm because we are engaged in spiritual warfare against a powerful enemy who is determined to challenge the plans and purposes of God in his attacks against God’s people. Just as the land of Canaan belonged to Israel….but to receive its benefits and blessings they would have to conquer many enemies….so new experiences through the gaining of new ground belongs to us, but there are enemies to be fought, and walls to be torn down.
Jericho was a fortified city surrounded by two walls fifteen feet apart. Some scholars believe the outer wall towered six to eight stories high and were so thick that soldiers could drive chariots on top. Inside were well-armed and fiercely warlike people. What Joshua saw was indeed a giant of immense proportions. As far as mere man was concerned the walls were impenetrable! But, with God all things are possible!
How was it that Israel experienced such victory? Well, it began as only it could have: with a God-given vision. In Joshua 6:2 God said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, it’s king, and it’s mighty men of valor.” Read the rest of this entry