Summary: Sometimes we build walls that keep our help from getting to us.
What’s The Purpose For Those Walls?
Are you trying to hold God in or keep Him out?
Scripture Reference: Joshua 6:1-5 (KJV)
Joshua 6:1-5 1 Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 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. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priest shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priest shall blow with the trumpets. 5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the rams’ horn and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
Use skit: Have someone come up to use them as a demonstrator. Have the demonstrator make believe that she is building a wall to the front.
Explain that this wall is to keep out all of the family members that keep getting on her nerves.
Turn to the left. Build another wall. Explain that this wall is to keep all of the people from her job from continuing to aggravate her by spreading false rumors and holding ungodly conversation, etc.
Turn to the rear. Build another wall. Explain that this wall is for her friends that always use her name in vain and keep her involved with the wrong crowd.
Turn to the other side. Build another wall. Explain that this wall is to keep out all of the church members. Explain how the person is sick and tired of church members doing her wrong so she just wants to be alone.
After all four walls are complete illustrate that not only did the person successfully keep all of the bad stuff out now her help does not have a way to get to her either.
- God used a mighty shout from His believers to bring the wall
down. He did not use force or tools but a shout (Verse 5 And it shall
come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the rams’ horn and when ye hear
the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of
the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before
Yell-to get someone’s attention using loud voice light arm
Scream-loud voice maybe used to scare someone
Shout-loud voice to get attention using everything legs, arms,
1.) The group had been in the wilderness wondering for forty
years. They were more like survivors than warriors. Any one
who had even been in a confrontation before had died so there
were no experienced warriors in the group of people. (Numbers
32:13 And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander
in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight
of the LORD, was consumed.)
2.) Nonetheless one thing they knew for sure was how to depend