JOSHUA 6

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Joshua 6:1-5

FORMULA FOR VICTORY

 

BE PERCEPTIVE - Vss. 1-2

Learn what God wants accomplished. Get into the Word of God and pray!

 

BE PROPER - Vs. 3

Do whatever God tells you to do.

 

BE PERSISTENT - Vs. 4

Continue to do what God tells you to do.

 

BE PRODUCTIVE - Vs. 5

God will give the victory! Hebrews 11:30

 

 

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Joshua 6

ACCOMPLISHING THE IMPOSSIBLE

 

I have seen God do the impossible. He has saved souls that were hardened against the Gospel.

He has provided for needs when there seemed to be no way they could be provided. He has changed attitudes in people that no human could have changed. He has healed when there was no human explanation for the healing.

 

There are times when we will be in what appears to be impossible situations.

There will seem to be no way out. There will seem to be no logical reason for expecting victory or deliverance. It is at these times that we need to remember Joshua's victory at Jericho. There are some principles found here for accomplishing the impossible.

 

INTRODUCTION

When we face impossible situations we must remember that the most important thing of all is that God's will be done! (Matthew 6:10, Luke 22:39-42)

Joshua and Israel had entered the Promised Land at God's command.

God's plan was for them to have victory over the enemy.

 

CONSIDER IT DONE - Vss. 1-2

Jericho was a formidable city.

Jericho had shut its doors to Israel.

Jericho looked like an impossible enemy, but God said to Joshua, "I have given unto thine hand, Jericho".

When God makes a promise He keeps it.

When God makes a promise to you, He will keep that promise.

Some of the promises that we can consider done are Luke 1:37, Philippians 1:6, Philippians 4:13, Philippians 4:19, and 1 John 5:4.

 

CIRCLE IT WITH PRAYER - Vss. 3-11

Here were some unusual orders.

This was a test of Joshua's faith.

Humanly speaking what God asked Joshua to do did not make sense.

Joshua and the people were to circle the city once a day for six days.

On the seventh day they were to circle the city seven times.

This reminds me that God wants us to circle our problems with prayer!

Before we do anything else, problems should be prayed about. 1 John 5:14-15, James 1:5-8, Jeremiah 33:3, Mark 11:22-24, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Luke 18:1

 

Some of our "Jerichos" never fall simply because we do not circle the problem enough with prayer!

Some problems will be solved after one season of prayer, while others will require several seasons of prayer. We must continue to pray until God gives victory!

 

CLAIM IT BY FAITH  - Vss. 15-16

After the children of Israel had circled Jericho 13 times, the Israelites were told to shout because the Lord had given them the city. There was still no outward evidence that the city would fall, but they were to claim the victory by taking action! The action was the shout of faith.

 

I see the shout as the final claim to a conquered Jericho.

I see the shout as an outward expression of an inward confidence.

As we pray the Lord may ask us to give a "shout" by taking some sort of action.

He may ask us to talk to someone.

He may ask us to do something.

He may ask us just to have total confidence that He is about to work and to praise Him for it.

 

CONCLUSION - Vss. 20-27

God conquered Jericho!

 

 

 

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