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Friday, March 23, 2012

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Joshua 3:1 - 6:27

I told you yesterday that things were going to get exciting today.  Did you get what Joshua 5:12 said?  No manna appeared on the day they first ate from the crops of the land, and it was never seen again. 

This was a sign that they were home.  No more wandering through the wilderness.  No more going out each morning to gather their flake-like food off the ground.  They were now eating fruit from the land God promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob hundreds of years earlier. 

I can just imagine that the way they felt that day will be the same way we at CCA will feel our very first Sunday in a permanent home. No more cafeteria tables to put away.  No more projectors to hang.  No more chairs to put out. 

Yes, I am sure the children of Israel are feeling mighty fine right about now.  But although they may be home, their work is not done!  And neither will CCA's be.  But that's another blog for another time. 

Now on to the big news story of the day... Can you imagine being a fly on the wall in Jericho as the children of Israel were marching around the city? 

Rahab told the spies they were already terrified of them and their God and now every morning they are waking up to see the Israelites going around their city walls... again.  Their fear was building and rightly so because on the seventh day the walls came down and Israel completely destroyed the city.

I love what Dr. Bryant Wood says about the walls of Jericho...

Jericho is a wonderful spiritual lesson for God’s people yet today. There are times when we find ourselves facing enormous “walls” that are impossible to break down by human strength. If we put our faith in God and follow His commandments, He will perform “great and mighty things” (Jeremiah 33:3) and give us the victory. 

Amen.  I couldn't have said it better myself. :)

Yesterday I shared with you some pics from Mount Nebo, today I would like to share a few from our time in Jericho.

Looking over the city of Jericho.  The Israelites had to be stoked to go from desert to this!

Part of the city wall unearthed by archaeologists

Self-portrait by unearthed wall... too funny, I know :)

Happy Friday Y'all!!

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