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I. ISRAEL'S PROBLEM v.1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. A. The Size Of The Problem Jericho is known as the oldest city in the world, in Joshua's day, it was surrounded by a system of two massive stone walls. The outer wall was 6 ft. thick and about 20 ft. high. The inner wall was about 12 ft. thick and was 30 ft. high. Between the walls was a guarded walkway about 15 ft. wide. Israel's problem was that they had a city to conquer, but there were some extremely huge walls in the way. B. The Significance Of The Problem As we go through life, we have obstacles that we face as well. (a) A Fear Problem - Perhaps it is a lost loved one we would like to see the Lord touch and save, a lost community over which we are burdened, a ministry from the Lord that we feel inadequate about, (b) A Family Problem - family trouble that tears at our hearts and leaves us wondering what to do, (c) A Financial Problem - financial trouble that stresses us to the limits of our patience and faith, (d) A Failure Problem - a besetting sin that constantly crops us in our life, C. The Scope Of The Problem an opportunity for the Lord to work 2 Cor. 12:7-10 - And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

II. ISRAEL'S PROMISE v.2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. The Promise Of :- A. The Word Of God.- On The Winning Side "See, I have given into thine hand" B. The Will Of God - The Devil Is A Defeated Foe "Jericho, and the king thereof" Rev. 20 v.10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. C. The Work Of God - All Of Grace "See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour."

2 Samuel 5:23 And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. 24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

III. ISRAEL'S PLAN v. 3 - 5 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, God’s Plan Involves a) Confidence - v. 1 & 2 (a) In Spite of Great Walls - 6:1 (b) In Spite of Great Warriors - 6:2

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