Joshua 6:16 ” Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!”

Jericho was a formidable Canaanite city, filled with smug, godless people who weren’t afraid of this Israelite army or their God.  And then we have Joshua and his troops, who were simply obeying the Lord by dutifully marching around Jericho for six days.  But on that seventh day, God’s display of miraculous power had a two-fold purpose.  First to the idol worshiping people of Jericho, the Lord’s judgment was pronounced in one explosive moment as the walls fell.  Secondly, as the Jewish people shouted, they watched in awe as Jericho became a heap of rubble before them…demonstrating that God was in control, He was abiding by His covenant with them, and that nothing was impossible when they trusted in Him .

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