Friday, November 28, 2008


"Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. Then the Lord said to Joshua, 'See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men..." (Joshua 6:1-2)

"I have delivered" suggests a past event, even though the Bible does not indicate any physical signs that Jericho was weak or defeated. The wall surrounding it was strong and, though the people were stuck inside, the city itself apparently continued to function, at least on some level. What was Joshua to do with the declaration from God of deliverance?

Joshua was to walk forward by faith, following God-given instructions and laying claim to what had already been promised, planned, proclaimed.

Have you seen God's deliverance in your own life? Lay claim to what He has already promised!

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