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Joshua 6 - AMP

2 And the Lord said to Joshua, See, I have given Jericho, its king and mighty men of valor, into your hands. 3 You shall march around the enclosure, all the men of war going around the city once. This you shall do for six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns; and on the seventh day you shall march around the enclosure seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 When they make a long blast with the ram's horn and you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the enclosure shall fall down in its place and the people shall go up , every man straight before him. 6 So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the Lord. 7 He said to the people, Go on! March around the enclosure, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the Lord. 8 When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the Lord and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them. 9 The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went. 10 But Joshua commanded the people, You shall not shout or let your voice be heard, nor shall any word proceed out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout! 11 So he caused the ark of the Lord to go around the city once; and they came into the camp and lodged in the camp. 12 Joshua rose early in the morning and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the Lord passed on, blowing the trumpets continually; and the armed men went before them and the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went. 14 On the second day they compassed the city enclosure once and returned to the camp. So they did for six days. 15 On the seventh day they rose early at daybreak and marched around the city as usual, only on that day they compassed the city Any walled town was called a ``city" and its headman was called ``a king" in ancient times, but the fact that Joshua's army could march around the whole of Jericho seven times in one day shows that it was a very small place. Sir Charles Marston (New Bible Evidence) echoes the reports of other archaeologists when he says that the excavations of ancient Jericho do not confirm the conceptions of our youth. Though the walls were so formidable, the area they enclosed only measures seven acres. The whole circumference of the city was about 650 yards. Our disappointment is somewhat modified by the fact that Jebusite Jerusalem, which David captured, was about the same size. Schliemann experienced a similar disillusionment in 1873 when he excavated the city of Troy, which Homer tells us so long withstood the Grecian hosts. Indeed it would almost seem that these ancient cities were more in the nature of places of refuge resorted to when an enemy approached. Under peaceful conditions a large proportion of the inhabitants would dwell outside the city's walls (Sir Charles Marston, New Bible Evidence).seven times. 16 And the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, Shout! For the Lord has given you the city. 17 And the city and all that is in it shall be devoted to the Lord ; only Rahab the harlot and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. 18 But you, keep yourselves from the accursed and devoted things, lest when you have devoted it , you take of the accursed thing, and so make the camp of Israel accursed and trouble it. 19 But all the silver and gold and vessels of bronze and iron are consecrated to the Lord; they shall come into the treasury of the Lord. 20 So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. When the people heard the sound of the trumpet, they raised a great shout, and wall fell down in its place, so that the went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. 21 Then they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox, sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword. 22 But Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, Go into the harlot's house and bring out the woman and all she has, as you swore to her. 23 So the young men, the spies, went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother, her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred and set them outside the camp of Israel. 24 And they Important details of this story are fully substantiated by the findings of Dr. J. B. Garstang in his several excavations of Jericho: 1. The city was thoroughly burned by fire. 2. It had not been thoroughly plundered. Stored grain, for example, was found burned but undisturbed. 3. The ``silver, the gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron" were missing. 4. The walls had fallen, but the one gate had a tower left standing. 5. Well-supported houses had been built on the walls. 6. The gate tower was ``an imposing edifice," 54 ft. by ft., remarkably well built of gray brick. Its ruins still stand 16 ft. high. 7. Only on one side of Jericho is there a mountain, and that is a mountain ridge beginning a mile west of the city (John Garstang, The Story of Jericho, Joseph P. Free, Archaeology and Bible History, and other sources). burned the city with fire and all that was in it; only the silver, the gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord. 25 So Joshua saved Rahab the harlot, with her father's household and all that she had; and she lives in Israel even to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. 26 Then Joshua laid this oath on them, Cursed is the man before the Lord who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. With the loss of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up its gates. 27 So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land.



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Shared by: Lorraine Greeff on Jan, 2017
Summary: in order to be a conqueror of your life then God needs to be in control of your life.
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Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jericho was an impediment to Israel's inheritance. It was the symbol of the enemy¡¦s strength and power. It had a reputation for being indestructible. Yet God said: ¡§Go Take it.¡¨ Faith will make others laugh at you. Yet it is the beginning of exploits.
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Shared by: John Gaston on Sep, 2016
Summary: Israel had an area of defeat -- Jericho. They could never advance in their walk with God until they overcame that obstacle. But it was impossible for them to conquer, on their own. We too have Jerichos that have held us back, but with God they'll fall
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-20
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Shared by: Jeffrey Payne on Jul, 2016
Summary: Making spiritual and physical application from the battle of Jericho.
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Shared by: Larry Turner on May, 2016
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Shared by: David Henderson on May, 2016
Summary: Many times we quit JUST before God is going to work. We give up too soon and we miss out on reaching our goals in life. Moses missed promised land because he became impatient and angry. We must learn to stay the course.
Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:27
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Apr, 2016
Summary: The Israelites devoted everything in Jericho to God and we are to devote everything to God.
Series: Joshua
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Shared by: Edward Hardee on Mar, 2016
Summary: A message about Achan who took the cursed things from Jericho. Why did he do it?
Scripture: Joshua 6:27-7:20
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 338
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Shared by: Edward Hardee on Mar, 2016
Summary: A message about how to get the walls to fall in our lives.
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Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Use the story of Jericho to talk about perseverance.
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Scripture: Joshua 6:1-20
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD has come to seek and save the lost and even made us part of His family.
Scripture: Joshua 6:23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 194
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Shared by: Robert Leroe on Feb, 2016
Summary: This was the Lord of Host's battle, and His victory. The strategy was unconventional, but effective, and a reminder of the holy wrath of God upon wickedness.
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-27
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 374
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: HOW TO TAKE YOUR JERICHOS
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-21
Denomination: Holiness
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: THE CAPTAIN’S CAPTAIN
Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:2
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:5
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Summary: Jericho
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-21
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Views: 176
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Scripture: Joshua 6:1-25
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Victory
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-21
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Views: 144
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: TAKING JERICHO
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-21
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Views: 150
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Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Oct, 2015
Summary: The walls we build are false sense of security. Only God can protect us. Just like the walls of Jericho, let these walls collapse and allow God's hand of protection be upon us. The safest place for a child of God is to be in His hands.
Series: Joshua
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD rescued us by hiding us in the LORD JESUS CHRIST Presence from ongoing and coming destruction.
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Scripture: Joshua 6:17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD saw us from eternity and He has chosen us before the foundation of the world and brought us out to be His own.
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Shared by: Bruce Ball on Mar, 2015
Summary: The story of how God led the smaller Israelite people to victory over a large and fortified city tells us much about what He will do for us today. Using lyrics of older hymns to reflect on our reliance upon God.
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Scripture: Joshua 6:1-23
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Mar, 2015
Summary: Remember who is in command. The key to victory is our obedience. It comes from faith in God.
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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Feb, 2015
Summary: The text takes place 40 years after Moses had freed God’s Chosen from Pharaoh’s Egypt.
Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:5
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Views: 1,507
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And The Wall Came Tumbling Down” Mini-Series Part 2 of 2
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Feb, 2015
Summary: Joshua was reminded by the Lord that he, Joshua, was second in command.
Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:16
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Views: 888
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Shared by: John Gaston on Jun, 2014
Summary: The Promises of God give us everything we need for victory. IT’S YOURS! But hell will erect some Jericho walls around it to keep you from having it. Those Walls shall come down in Jesus' Name!
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Scripture: Joshua 5:15-6:20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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