Apr
15
2009
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Shout With a Voice of Victory… and Watch the Walls Fall!

Back in the ancient times before civilizations had tanks, full-metal armor, nukes, and weapons of mass destruction… the strongest thing that a king had to protect his kingdom, people, and possessions with, were stone walls.

These kings would raise up tall, mighty walls that were fortified with stone and mortar… and surround the city with these walls, so it would make it ALMOST impossible for any enemy to invade their city.

Many times in life… we feel like there are external forces against us, which there are… and often it feels like these forces OVERPOWER us in our emotions and make us feel like giving up… or make us feel depressed. We want to accomplish something in life, or go further… but it seems like the enemy has built up “tall, mighty walls” around what we want to attain, and we feel powerless and drained emotionally.

In order for an army to break through the walls… it would often times take incredible strength and effort, and in the case of Joshua of Nun… it took a DIVINE effort for him and his armies to break through into the city of Jericho.

Consider this verse:

“Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in…. Then the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men… March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.

Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in.” (Joshua 6:1-5)

Before Joshua was even within eyeshot of the mighty walls surrounding the city of Jericho… God PROMISED him the city! All God wanted of Joshua and his army… was for them to (1) Obey what He commanded… and (2) Give forth a loud shout of praise… and the walls of Jericho WOULD fall.

The Bible continues on and tells us that Joshua did as he was commanded… and that the Mighty Walls of Jericho did indeed fall, when the fighting men of Israel lifted up a shout of praise to God. They then RUSHED into the city, and TOOK what belonged to them!

My encouragement to you this day is this:

WHEN YOUR PRAISES GO UP… THE WALLS WILL COME DOWN!

Sometimes you just have to shout with joy to God in the midst of your confusion, anxiety, and troubles… and many times that is all it will take to bring those mighty walls down. Try it and see what happens. When you shout for joy, it puts you in a happy, child-like state… where problems that seemed SO large, no longer seem so large anymore.

Today… if you are feeling down and out, under the weather…. or if you feel like you’re fighting a battle that is just too large for you… remember that the battle is not yours, its the Lords, and He has NEVER lost a battle. Give Him a SHOUT of JOY for what He has done in your life… and WATCH those walls come tumbling down!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Encouragement,Joy | Tags: , , , , ,

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