2015: A Year Of Marching Out (3)
AS we said, the entire journey to the Promised Land was full of movements. Go there, come here, turn left, turn right, climb up, come down, wait here, there, go over, enter, camp there, etc. The LORD directed and also constantly went with them. His presence was always with them, they ate manna until they reached the boundary of the land and according to the word of God, their clothes and shoes (sandals) never got worn out! My God! Are you marching out now?
How do you feel each time you read what happened at the River Jordan? It makes me to fear God the more. He is indeed the Almighty:
“When the people set out to cross the Jordan, the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of them. Now, it was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge, the water began piling up at a town upstream called Adam, which is near Zarethan. And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the city of Jericho. Joshua 3:14-16
The water parted immediately they marched into it. The contact between the feet of obedience and faith and the river of obstacles produced a hydrokinetic reaction that instantly blew back the flow of the water. God! Exactly what happened at the Red Sea, when Moses pointed his staff over it. The east wind came immediately to hold back the great water. The wind and the water are His servants. No wonder, the disciples of Jesus shouted that day, “What manner of man is this that even the wind and the sea obey Him.” What God did yesterday, He is also able to do today. When we march out every Jordan before us will give way!
At Jericho after Jordan, the highly fortified strategic gateway city of Jericho was next. As we earlier noted, the Bible said that it had very high and broad walls, and the gates were tightly shut that nobody was going in or coming out. But when the Israelites marched round it, those high walls and tight gates collapsed!
“Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go in or out. But the LORD said to Joshua, ‘I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its mighty warriors. Your entire army is to march around the city once a day for six days. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day, you are to march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the horns.” Joshua 6:1-4
Every Jericho in your life will collapse today in the name of Jesus! No matter the height of the walls and the tightness of the gates, I command them to be shattered now in the mighty name of Jesus! When the children of Israel obeyed that divine instruction and marched around the city, the Bible said that, “suddenly the walls of Jericho collapsed.” When you march out and take your position, this is the kind of results you get. Sudden results! There is power in marching out. Do you want us to continue? Ok. I will give just two more instances, and then we move on. Are you blessed? Then Let us know. Expect the next part of this message. God bless you!
Rev Agbo is a minister with the Assemblies of God Nigeria. firstname.lastname@example.org