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with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
Daily Devotional
January 19
. . . 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 . . .
Joshua 6:5 (b)
 
For six days, the congregation of Israel marched around the walls of the city of Jericho. So too, God has you and me go round and round in circles until finally we get dizzy and realize the wall is too high, the breach is too great, the estrangement is too severe. Although we do everything we know how to do, the wall only gets higher. Before there can be a moment of the miraculous, sometimes there must be a lengthy season of helplessness.

When their circling was complete, the Israelites were not to point, not to doubt, but to shout. So too, while I’m waiting for God to flatten the walls in my life, I’m not to wring my hands in anxiety. I’m to clap them in expectancy (Psalm 47:1).

Notice that the Israelites were commanded to shout before the walls fell - not when they fell, not after they fell; the children of Israel shouted before they fell. Thus, theirs was an expression of anticipation, a proclamation of faith.

Let’s join their ranks. Let’s be those who have free access to the heart of all that God has for us as we believe in Him, wait for Him, and submit to Him - for that’s where the walls begin to fall.
 

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.