How Spiritual Victories Are Won – Sunday Thought For The Day
“Spiritual victories are won by means and upon principles utterly foolish and inadequate in the view of the wisdom of sinful men.” – C. I. Scofield
God told Joshua He had given Jericho, and its king, and the mighty men of valor, into his hand. Then God told Joshua to take all of his men of war and circle the city of Jericho, and once a day for six days to walk completely around the city, with seven priests to carry the ark of the Lord before seven trumpets of rams’ horns. On the seventh day, he was to compass the city of Jericho with the priests blowing the trumpets and when his men of war heard the long blast from the ram’s horn and when they heard the sound of the trumpets, all of the people were to shout loudly; and the walls of Jericho would come crashing down.
Joshua did as he had been instructed and everything happened just as the Lord said.
It goes without saying, it would be difficult to imagine a more extreme way to achieve victory. But, the point I want us to grasp is that no matter how extreme God’s instructions may appear, the end result will always be victory for us. God’s word is truth and God cannot lie. It is our responsibility as Christians to be obedient to it.
God is not bound by the constraints of our imagination. The enemy of our souls will always try to have us forget that we have the victory. We’ve won! Satan is defeated; he’s just being allowed to mark time until he and his minions begin serving their eternal punishment.
Let us embrace the truth of God’s promise, that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Why would any believer doubt rather than believe? Fear, doubt and lack of faith will always lead us to worry and unbelief. Any one of those three things will lead us to forget or dismiss the fact that: “…the word of our God shall stand forever.”
If we are truly born again, God has brought us out of bondage to sin, across the river to the land of promise. It is time for us to believe the Word of God and cease from worrying and understand: Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4 KJV) God is for us, who or what can stand against us?
Joshua 6:1-5 (KJV)
6 Now Jericho was straitly 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 priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s 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.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here