Victory at Jericho

Joshua 6:1-21

Israel has finally crossed the Jordan. They have prepared themselves spiritually and up to this point have followed God's orders to the letter. Now, they are ready to begin the conquest of the Promised Land. They are ready to claim for themselves the land that flowed with milk and honey. However, like most things in life that are worth having, it wouldn't come cheap! For Israel, Jericho would be a benchmark. It was at Jericho that they would flex their muscles and experience military victory and conquest. Now, just for a moment, try to put yourself into the shoes of the average Israelite soldier. For most of these men, Jericho was the first city they had ever seen that was surrounded by huge walls. It must have looked like and absolute impossibility to many. However, they listened to the instructions they were given by the Lord and they saw those massive walls fall down flat. This evening, you may be wondering why we are studying events that took place so long ago and so far away. What does all of this have to do with our lives tonight? How does all of this apply to my life as a believer in 2003? We are living in days of battle and spiritual struggle. We need to know how to fight. We need to know that our God is able to give the victory. We need to know how to follow Him to that victory. Our study of Joshua teaches us those valuable lessons! Just as Israel faced the mighty walls of Jericho, you and I face walls and obstacles in our lives as well. We need to know how to over come them as we march towards the victory.

I. Israel Had A Problem v1

II. Israel Had A Promise v2

III. Israel Had A Partner v3-5

IV. Israel Prevailed v.6-21

What kind of walled city are we facing right now? Does it seem that victory is absolutely impossible? We need only to take a lesson from Israel and start handling our Jericho's God's way. Will you come this evening with whatever your need is? Will you bring it to Jesus right now! He is still a miracle working God! Greater than any obstacle, able to move any mountain, stronger than any barrier we might face today.