Impossible?

OJOSH004         The Commander of the Lord’s army gave Joshua instructions for conquering Jericho. All the soldiers, as well as seven priests carrying trumpets, were to march around the city once a day for six days. The Ark of the Covenant (representing God’s presence) was to be carried behind the priests. On the seventh day, they were to march around seven times, the priests would blow the trumpets, and everyone would shout. The walls would fall, and the city could be overcome.
So was it the marching, the trumpets sounding, or the shouting that brought the walls down? Or all three? I believe that the obedience of Joshua and the Israelites opened the way for God’s powerful Spirit to destroy the walls. Zechariah 4:6 says regarding Zerubbabel’s work on rebuilding the temple, “’Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
When I encounter seeming impossibilities, I need to listen to the Lord and obey Him completely. That will open the way for God to accomplish His purposes in and through me. Those who wait on the Lord renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31). Lord, please teach me to wait to hear and then obey. Amen.

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5 responses to “Impossible?

  1. Hear, wait and obey….I love it!!!

  2. Thank you for your like of my post on,”A Knife and A Gun.” You are very kind.

  3. Thank you Tricia for highlighting what our response should be in this busy world where we want instant everything….Lord, please teach me to wait to hear and then obey. Amen.

    Jesus also tells us to Seek, Ask and Knock, there is a time for everything.

    Christian Love Always – Anne

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