Summary: . In fulfilling his mission Joshua demonstrates 6 steps he took to bring down the walls of Jericho. He gives an excellent example of how to bring down the wall of your Jericho.
Bringing Down the Wall of Jericho by Russell Darby
brings down the Wall of Jericho.
Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
A. There comes a time in everyone’s life when one is faced with what seems like an impossible task or situation.
1. Taking a new position on the Job.
2. Meeting a finical need.
3. Recovering from a deadly illness.
4. Rebuilding a relationship.
5. Reaching a Goal
6. Starting a Business
7. Striving for a closer walk with God.
B. All these things could be exhausting situations; all these things could be impossible tasks. They can at times seem as a great wall or obstacle to overcome or to get around in your life. They could be a Jericho in your Life.
II When a Jericho comes in my life.
A. I search for deliverance in the bible.
a. What the Bible says.
1.1 Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
1.2 1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, (Cautionary advice) upon whom the ends of the world are come.
B. In the book of Joshua there is an example of how to overcome your most difficult problems, how to bring down the walls of your Jericho.
IIII. A look at the example.
A. Joshua’s background.
a. Dwelled in the presence of the Lord with Moses.
b. Was given charge and command of the nation of Israel
c. Was to lead the nation into Canaan and conquer the promise land.
B. In fulfilling his mission Joshua demonstrates 6 steps he took to bring down the walls of Jericho. He gives an excellent example of how to bring down the wall of your Jericho.
IV. The Demonstrations
1. Chap 5: 13-15 recognizes who the Lord is and submit.
a. Why is Joshua out by Jericho?
1.3 To survey the problem
1.4 To be alone to pray
b. The Lord shows up.
d. Joshua Submits to the Lord.
1.1 James 4:10: Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1.2 1 Peter 5: 6-7 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
2. Chap. 6: 2 – 5 Remember the Promise of the Lord.
(1) The promise the Lord gave to Joshua.
(2) The promises the Lord gave to you.
1.1 Salvation from sin
1.2 Life by the word of God
1.3 The Kingdom of Heaven Mercy
1.5 The necessities of life
1.6 Deliverance from enemies
1.8 Answers to prayers according to your faith
1.9 He would never leave you nor forsake you.
3. Chap. 6: 6 – 7 Follow the Lords instructions and Obey
A. The promise God gave to Joshua would only be fulfilled if they followed and obeyed the word of God.
a. compass the city once a day for six days.
1.5 The procession was to be lead by the men of war
1.6 Followed by seven priests
1.7 Bearing seven trumpets of Rams Horns
1.8 Followed by the Ark of the Covenant
b. On the seventh day
1.1 compass the city seven times
1.2 The Priest will blow
1.3 The people will shout
1.4 The walls shall come tumbling down.
B. The promises of God will only be fulfilled in you life if you follow and obey the word of God.
1.1 Matt. 18:3 Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
1.2 John 15:7 7: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
1.3 1 John 1:7 7: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1.4 John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
4. Chap. 6: 8 - 10 Hear and follow the instructions of your leader.
A. Instruction added by Joshua as a leader of Gods people.
1.1 rearward followed the Ark