What seemed to be the most ridiculous battle strategy to their enemies, became a flawlessly executed battle plan for God and his people. They defeated and destroyed the mighty city of Jericho. A city that was impregnable by all worldly standards and prepared for all who would make an attempt to attack—well almost all.
No human could prepare for or expect the battle plan of the living God. All through the word, He makes it abundantly clear that His ways are not our ways. We could never truly grasp the inner workings of an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent creator and master of the universe.
The message to the world was that Israel was His people and would be moving home to reclaim that which they had been promised. In Jericho, that message was received loud and clear. God and his armies along with Joshua and his armies completely obliterated the city. There was no questions as to who won the victory and no lingering afterthought of will the people of Jericho regain their territory—No the stage was now set for the world to know Israel was the ower of the promised Land.
As his covenant people, we have the same assurance to our inheritance. Christ’s death, burial and resurrection was as dramatic and convincing to His and our spiritual enemies. We are saved by his grace, We are being transformed through his spirit, his word and fellowship with his people. We will claim eternal life with him and by glorified as his people—because he said so!! The world cannot grasp it, they refuse to even entertain the idea—but, on that day, like Jericho, the Trumpets will sound and we will be called to his side as his children to receive what we have been promised!!
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When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. 21 They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
22 Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her.” 23 So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother, her brothers and sisters and all who belonged to her. They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel.
24 Then they burned the whole city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the Lord’s house. 25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.