Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. – Joshua 6:1
When God brought out the Israelites from Egypt, He gave them the Promise Land which included Jericho and told them to go and possess the land flowing with milk and honey. Although God granted them access to take the land, yet, they had to contend with the enemy – the ‘stubborn gatekeepers’ who wouldn’t let them in.
These gatekeepers securely shut up Jericho so that it was made safe from any form of intrusion from the Israelites. In other words, it was impregnable and impenetrable. None could enter or leave and it couldn’t be captured by any military tactics.
It is important to understand that before any conquest in life, there must be a contest.
Therefore, whenever the Word of God goes forth concerning you, do not expect the enemy to just fling the gates open to you without a fight. That is why sometimes, it is difficult for you to freely access the things God has given you by His Word.
The devil tries to shut things up against God’s children because he knows that the increase and prosperity of the righteous is a mighty tool that will cause damage to his kingdom. But, you have been empowered to overthrow all of the devil’s strongholds.
God has given us tested and trusted weapons to defeat all stubborn gatekeepers – Praise and Prayers. Joshua praised God with the blast of the trumpets and Ephesians 6:18 encourages Spirit-led prayers.
Use both of them today!
TRAMPLE every gate of opposition and access your inheritance this THURSDAY!
Joshua 1:1-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 & Revelation 3:7.
* Pray and frustrate the plans of every physical or spiritual gatekeeper that stands as an hindrance against your God given access.
* Command every shut door to your access, ‘OPEN’ by the power in the name of Jesus.
* Let your day be filled with songs of God’s Praise.