Joshua 6:1 "Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him. 15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times. 16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city. 20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city."
Nowhere does history reveal a city being taken in such an unusual way. Once a day, for six
days, Israel's army marched around the formidable walls of Jericho in silence. Then, on the
seventh day, they marched around the city seven times for a total of thirteen times.
Seven Priests walked before the army bearing the ark of the covenant and ram's horns called
shofars. These horns were used on Friday evenings to announce the beginning of the
Sabbath. They were also used to announce various events and feast days. The sounds they made
were very loud and far-reaching.
Is there a thick wall in your life you are not yet willing to trust God with?
Why not pray about it right now and ask Him to help you have the faith to turn it completely
over to Him?
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