The Walls of Jericho
There are times when people try to keep us from success and having the fruitful life we should have. Sometimes it gets so bad until every door that we try to open is closed. The old folks used to say Money is the root of all evil; but in today’s time I think Jealousy is the root of all evil. For the life of me I don’t understand why people have the need to try and keep others down. We are each entitled to our own blessings. At our birth’s we are promised fruitful lives. We hold the key to our own destinies, but there are times when folks try to interfere with the good things that God has for us. Sometimes we build are and will our own walls with feelings being inadequate, low it spirit, low self-esteem, and in all about feel of be unworthy.
If you find yourself in a situation where everything you try to do is blocked, then this work will bust down those walls that have been put there to block your way. There is more than enough to go around. It is our job to make sure that we get everything and every blessing that we are meant to have. Just like in the Bible the walls of Jericho were tore down, by reading Joshua six you can tear down the walls that block you. This work is done in many southern churches at certain times of the year. Prayer is a very powerful thing, and if you believe in prayer anything is possible. I’m sure that some of you may already know this work; but I think most want. Most folks now days don’t have a clue of the power God’s word holds.
This work takes seven days to do; the first day you will read Joshua 6; seven times. Each day that you do this work you will decrease your prayer by one. Every day you do this work in will become stronger once you were down to one prayer then you are done. At this time you should feel light and refreshed.
When you are ready to do this work you need a small box with a lid on it and a petition you have written. Place the petition in the box and close the lid. This work is usually done by more than one person, the person who is being blessed stands in the center hold that the Bible and the church members go around them. Each person in the church who wants to participate in this takes turn in the circle. If you are doing this by yourself then set the box on the floor. Once you close the lid don’t open it again until the last day. Make sure you have enough room to walk. In church this is called tearing down the walls. Now open your Bible to Joshua 6. When you start reading start walking in a circle around the box, keep walking until you have read Joshua 6 seven times. Then put the box away and do the same thing the next day. Repeat this until you are at your 7th day. After you do the last day; take the petition out and throw it in the river. Save your box; you may need it again sometimes.
Joshua Chapter 6
6:1 Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
6:2 Yahweh said to Joshua, Behold, I have given into your hand Jericho, and the king of it, and the mighty men of valor.
6:3 You shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shall you do six days.
6:4 Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.
6:5 It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you 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 go up every man straight before him.
6:6 Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of Yahweh.
6:7 They said to the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of Yahweh.
6:8 It was so, that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before Yahweh passed on, and blew the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of Yahweh followed them.
6:9 The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.
6:10 Joshua commanded the people, saying, You shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall you shout.
6:11 So he caused the ark of Yahweh to compass the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
6:12 Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of Yahweh.
6:13 The seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of Yahweh went on continually, and blew the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; and the rearward came after the ark of Yahweh, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.
6:14 The second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
6:15 It happened on the seventh day, that they rose early at the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on the day they compassed the city seven times.
6:16 It happened at the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, Shout; for Yahweh has given you the city.
6:17 The city shall be devoted, even it and all that is therein, to Yahweh: only Rahab the prostitute shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
6:18 But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when you have devoted it, you take of the devoted thing; so would you make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it.
6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are holy to Yahweh: they shall come into the treasury of Yahweh.
6:20 So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets; and it happened, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
6:21 They utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
6:22 Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, Go into the prostitute’s house, and bring out there the woman, and all that she has, as you swore to her.
6:23 The young men the spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brothers, and all that she had; all her relatives also they brought out; and they set them outside of the camp of Israel.
6:24 They burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein; only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of Yahweh.
6:25 But Rahab the prostitute, and her father’s household, and all that she had, did Joshua save alive; and she lived in the midst of Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers, whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
6:26 Joshua charged them with an oath at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Yahweh, that rises up and builds this city Jericho: with the loss of his firstborn shall he lay the foundation of it, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
6:27 So Yahweh was with Joshua; and his fame was in all the land
This is conjure at its best.