See, I have given into your hand Jericho….and you shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times. (Josh. 6:2-4)
Jericho was the FIRST city taken by Israel upon entering the promised land by faith. As the FIRST – it stands as God’s template. Israel took this city without a shot being fired. It was all God. They were simply along for the ride – in faith and obedience.
Jericho was a defeated city because God had given the city to Israel. It did not become more defeated because Israel circled it 13 times. No. That did nothing to win this victory. But it was a WALK in faith that proclaimed that victory. Have you ever felt as if you were walking in circles in your Christian life? With no results? If you are living by faith from out of Christ, you are proclaiming His victory. Strongholds will fall, not because you have wrestled to win victory, but because you have wrestled to hold the victory already given to you. Sometimes that wrestling seems like walking in circles. But it is not. It is a wrestling that will eventually prove that Jesus Christ is Lord of all.