Joshua 6:3-4 “March around the city with all the men of war, circling the city one time. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry seven ram’s-horn trumpets in front of the ark. But on the seventh day, march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the ram’s horns.” ~CSB
After my accident, I didn’t think about the long road ahead. The reason is because I was so happy to be alive. God allowed me the chance to live and start my life new and I trusted Him to heal me. I knew He had a mission for my life, and I was ready to endure what I needed to endure, no matter how painful. There was a ‘wall’ in front of me that I could not see past, so I put my faith in God. I knew only His power could carry me through that ‘wall’ to what was on the other side.
This is the kind of trust the Israelites had as they were about to take a city that took refuge behind the impenetrable walls of Jericho. God told them that He was, “...handing Jericho, its king, and its soldiers...” over to them. They were given specific instructions in order to receive the miracle God had in store for them. Imagine the thoughts some of the Israelites had when they heard the task they would have for the following week.
March around the city one time, each day for six days. First, I can’t I imagine how much I would have to psych myself up to walk around the city of Nashville, one day let alone six! But on the seventh day, they were to march around the city seven times. When they heard the sound of the trumpet blast, they were to give a mighty shout then the wall would collapse. The Israelites followed these instructions and God granted them victory. Tony Evans says in his Commentary, “…this victory was granted and included their involvement.”
This is important because this may have a lot to do with why your process may be in pause. God may have given you instructions to do something, but you have not acted on it yet. It could be anything; watching your words, getting help for an addiction, or even forgiving someone you cannot bring yourself to forgive. Whatever the instruction, this must be done before you receive the blessing of victory in your situation.
God may not have let me know that the accident I was in would be the beginning of my transformation, but the journey after, I was led by the Word in my endurance and after the suffering and the pain, the miracle of a defeated addiction was that victory. I was in a place I thought was unattainable for me. I trusted God then and now I move in the direction He sends me without hesitation. No matter how high, durable, and impossible that ‘wall’ in front of me is.
Next time you are in that place where you just don’t know, remember the faith and trust the Israelites had in God when they were standing in front of that wall. That wall that fell under the pressure of some marching, horn blowing and shouting. Trust God follow His instructions and watch the walls in your situations fall.
May God bless and keep you covered in His power as you journey in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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