The Wall will Fall

Joshua 6:5

When there is a prolonged blast of the horn and you hear its sound, have all the people give a mighty shout. Then the city wall will collapse, and the people will advance, each man straight ahead.

God instructed Joshua to take his fighting men, seven priests with trumpets, and the Ark of the Covenant and march around the city one time for six days with a single blast of the trumpets. The seven priests with trumpets went before the Ark of the Covenant, and when the trumpets blew, part of the fighting men went before the priests and the rest created a rear guard behind the Ark. The people were completely silent during this march. Marching around the city in this way was a form of claiming the territory God had promised them. 

On the seventh day, the group marched around the city seven times, and after the seventh march, the priests gave a long blast of the horns. When they heard the prolonged blast, all the people gave a mighty shout. At this point, the wall that separated them from God’s promises collapsed!

A trumpet blast signaled a battle cry. Jericho would have known the Israelites meant business, but their wall had been built to protect them and they trusted in it. History and archaeological finds have proved that the wall around Jericho was so high, strong, and impenetrable that there was no way an army – especially one as small as that of Joshua’s – could have torn through it to take over the city. Merely marching around the city and blowing trumpets were no threat to the great wall – or so they must have thought. 

When the Israelites gave the great shout, however, the wall collapsed – proof that God was with them in claiming their territory! They never had to tear at one brick, administer one blow, or attempt to knock down anything. They simply advanced – moved forward – to take their land.

What great wall is standing between you and God’s promises today? Stop concentrating on how to tear down the wall, and make plans to move forward in His promises. Claim your territory and know that when the time is right, the wall will fall, and you will be able to storm into the land to possess all God has for you. Take your place, get into position, and move forward!

Have a blessed day!

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