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Hebrews 11:30 Joshua 5:13-15; 6:1-20

Canaan
City of Jericho
Jericho is considered the oldest known inhabited city in the world.
Jericho was strong and powerful, with walls all around it.
With its walls, Jericho was humanly impenetrable,
unconquerable,
Mission impossible!
But for Joshua and the Israelites Jericho must be destroyed.

Why?
No other way to Canaan, the Promised Land.
GOD’S

PROMISE

JERICHO Canaan
WALLS
PLAN
“Land that flowed with
milk and honey.”

Israel could not retreat. They had no alternative


PROVISION
except to go forward in victory or suffer death;
dying at the hands of the foes or
of hunger and thirst.
By Faith

JERICHO will Fall!


Hebrews 11:30; Joshua 6: 1-20
What did it mean then?
Between the people of God and God’s promise was an
obstacle that had to be removed.

What does it mean now?


Today there are still people of God and there are still
obstacles to be removed.

What does it mean to me personally?


In my life and in your lives there are some great walls or
obstacles between us and the plan of God for our lives.
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The Worship of Faith (Joshua 5: 13-15)


The Captain of the Lord’s army replied to Joshua’s query, “Are
you for us or against us?” “Neither, I come to take over.”

Take it by heart the reply of Joshua: He worship God.


True faith will worship God even though there is a wall standing
between you and God’s purpose for your life.

True faith worships because it understands that no problem is


too big or too difficult for God to take care of.

Faith is not blind to the problem, it sees the problem and God’s
presence.
Jericho Strategy (God’s War
Plan)
 For six days the army would circle the city
while the priests blew their ram’s horns.
 The priests with trumpets went first, then
the priests which carried the Ark of the
Covenant, then the Army.
 The only sound would be the sound of the
horns, no one could a speak.
 On the seventh day, they would circle the
city seven times in the same manner.
 Then when Joshua gave the signal, they
would shout with great shout.
Principle #1
God’s strategy for battle is often
strange, defying all conventional
wisdom.
I Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish
things of the world to confound the wise, and God
hath chosen the weak things of the world to
confound the things which are might.
2 Corinthians 4:4 For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but mighty through God to the
pulling down of strong holds.
In the war of our souls, where God and Satan battled
for our destiny, He did not sent millions of angels to
march against the demons of darkness but . . . He
sent His Son to a cross marching a Jerusalem
highway. Jesus died and bought victory for us
with love.
Principle #2
True worship of God involved continued
obedience. A thread of obedience runs through
this entire story:
 When Joshua met the angelic
messenger, he obeyed.

 When the priests were given


strange orders, they obeyed.

 When the army was told to follow


the priests, they obeyed.
They obeyed every
command of God
Joshua 6:10
And Joshua had commanded the people, Here is a confidence in the
saying, ye shall not shout, nor any noise divine presence manifested by
with your voice, neither shall any word unquestioning obedience to a
proceed out of your mouth, until the day I divine command.
bid shout, then shall ye shout. “Theirs not to make reply.
The people obeyed! Theirs not to reason why.”
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The Word of Faith (Joshua 6: 15-16)


 God already said to Joshua, “I have given
you the city.” Faith is just agreeing with
the word of God.
 There must be times of exuberant faith.
There was no wavering or hesitation in
that shout.
 There are no walls of sin strong enough to
resist faith’s shout, when God says our
shouting time has come.
The walls only fell after the people shouted.
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The Wonder of Faith (Joshua 6:20)


God works wonders when His people believe in Him. The God that we serve
is a God of wonders and miracles. There is no wall too high or too wide that
withstand the wonder-working power of God’s hands.

The walls fell not because of Joshua, or the trumpets, or the loud shout of the
people. The walls fell as a result of the people’s faith.

All of us at times face walls of impossibility. But the same God that brought
down the walls of Jericho can bring down any wall that you and I face if we
will just believe.
God is not moved by the walls you face, but He is moved by the
faith that you put in Him when you face those walls. It’s our
faith that touches God’s heart.

All through life we will face obstacles of some kind standing in


our way of progress. These obstacles often stand between us
and God’s best for our lives.

We cannot ignore it. We must confront it. We must conquer it


to possess the promise. Walking God’s way.

The only way to conquer the Jericho's in our lives is


God’s way and that is by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,
in God’s word, in the blood of cavalry’s cross,
the finished work of Jesus.
By Faith
your walls of
Jericho
will fall.

Worship, Word, Wonder of Faith


By Faith Taste Victory
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