“…And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him”
The strategies, operations, and instructions of the Spirit might oftentimes be “unusual”; but they’re always supernatural, and produce miracles Jericho was a part of the Promised Land, and in Joshua 6:2, God told Joshua, “…see I have given into thine hand Jericho and the king thereof and the mighty men of valour.” The Lord didn’t say, “I will give you Jericho…,” but that “I have given into thine hand Jericho….” This wasn’t a promise, but a statement of fact coming from the Lord Himself.
Although God had given Jericho to the children of Israel, there were still great walls surrounding the city when Joshua and the army of Israel got there. Nevertheless, the Lord had given Joshua a strategy with which to conquer Jericho. The strategy was obviously an unusual one because no human mind would have thought of bringing down those imposing walls by the mere sounding of trumpets and the shout of weary men. Yet, the great walls of Jericho miraculously came down because Joshua and the host of Israel acted on the instruction of the Lord.
How important it is to act on the Word and the guidance of the Spirit for you always! Imagine if Joshua had tried to mentally reason out the Spirit’s instruction; he would have woken up the next day to see those walls looming as defiantly as ever, even though God had told him, “I’ve given Jericho into your hands.” It’s your responsibility to act on God’s Word and the instructions of the Spirit that you receive.
You can always achieve the results you want; you can win every day, and achieve extraordinary success. The secret, however, is to constantly fellowship with the Holy Spirit and the Word and be guided to excel and deal wisely in the affairs of life.
I thank you for your Word and its impact in my life, and for the supernatural guidance that I receive from your Spirit. I know I’ll always be successful and victorious because I live by your Word and carefully follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Thus, by your grace, I deal wisely in all my affairs today,
in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: John 2; 2 Samuel 20-21
2 Year Bible reading plan: Mark 8:10-21; Number 8