Friday morning zoom battle prayer 9/1/23
Friday morning zoom Battle Prayer is on! Let’s do this! New week, new theme and topic. Come join with brothers in Christ and let’s grow together in the knowledge of Jesus. The LORD is raising up men that understand the times they are living in and want to pursue stronger relationship with God and each other.
This new week we are on a new battle series. We will be going over this week the Battle of Jericho starting in Joshua chapter 5. The Battle of Jericho was the first battle fought by the Israelites during the course of their conquest of Canaan. Joshua leads the people of Israel in an attack on the ancient walled city, bringing the colossal walls of Jericho down with the sound of trumpets, according to the Book of Joshua from the Old Testament.
Overall Theme: These walls, when are they coming down?
After the death of Moses, God selected Joshua, son of Nun, to lead the people of Israel. Having assumed the mantle of leadership, Joshua now leads the Israelites across the Jordon and into the Promised Land. That which Israel had awaited the past 40 years is now under their feet. Yet their journey is not complete. Standing in their way is the city of Jericho, a large and impressive city surrounded by a towering wall. Like many times before, Israel responds to this obstacle with fear and trembling. Only Joshua remains faithful, rallying the people to remain responsive to God’s leading.
The battle for Jericho centers around the strange command for the people of Israel to begin marching around the city. For six days, the people silently march around the city. How this must have looked to the sentries atop the Jericho wall! On the seventh day, Israel marches around Jericho seven times, shouting out at the completion of the seventh trip. Miraculously, the walls of Jericho crumble, and Israel captures the city.
This event is significant for Israel. With the defeat of Jericho, their exodus is officially over. The Battle of Jericho means that God had brought Israel to the place of life and promise. Indeed, the battle also declares that, even within the boundaries of the Promised Land, God would continue to fight for them. The divine promise that “I will be your God, and you will be my people” (Exodus 6:7) remained true.
What might this story lend to our Christian walk? What lessons are we to glean from this story?
Topics this new week: Faith involves following the Lord. The power of worship. The power of silence. Faith means perseverance. Recognizing the larger story of redemption.
In the morning lets talk about how faith means perseverance. Continue day in and day out trusting in God. Being an obedient son of the King. For it is through patient endurance that we will gain our souls. And do we recognize the larger story of redemption? We will close the battle series of the walls of Jericho coming down and see how Israel gained the victory. These stories are for our example and for us to grow in the knowledge of God in Christ.
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