Finding God in the mysteries of every day

#281 Finding God in the Mysteries of every day       

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Joshua 6:5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”

The above purports to show a picture of the excavation of ancient Jericho. I suppose I have always regarded this phenomenon of the collapsing walls as a “reward” and having to do with the relentless purpose of God. The older I get, however, the more I see the incident as an example of God bringing forth His plan through the obedience and leadership of His creation. Because the people were of one purpose, and of one mind in their obedience to the leadership of Joshua, even though the orders seemed to make no sense, they were  rewarded with the conquest of the city. The physical impossibility of the walls collapsing inward notwithstanding, that is exactly what happened.

So, what does that mean for you and I? That singularity of purpose, the like of which has not been seen since the Pentecost fo Acts chapter 2 is the essential act of our will, that is the will of the whole Church opens the door for God to do “more than we can ask or imagine”. When we are more committed to the purposes of God more than we are our creature comforts and church politics we will again see walls come down.

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