Discern Jericho and do not worship him (Satan)
1 Chronicles 1:50,51 -
And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
Today's message the Lord wants us to learn from the mistakes of the Edomites. The Edomites were descendents of Esau, they were later known as Arabs.
During those times they used to worship Satan and evil spirits in form of gods. History talks of they having not less than 360 gods. Their main gods were Molech / Moleck (mans in Hebrew 'king') and his son Baal (in Hebrew means 'master', 'husband' or 'owner').
If you notice these are the same references which are used with the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us study further on this.
Among the other generations which worshiped these gods were the Moabites and the Hittites. It will amaze you that both were to do with Jericho. One lived in the valley of Jericho before the river Jordan and the other in the city of Jericho beyond the river Jordan. Another thing which will amaze you is that the meaning of Jericho in Hebrew is 'moon'.
Concerning the first - the Moabs, Moses was instructed by the Lord not to confront them in the start. The Moabs were given sufficient time and warning in between after which the Lord asked the Israelites (time of King Saul) to completely destroy every being from man to woman to child, even the livestock (although Saul disobeyed and spared the women, children and livestock). This was instructed by the Lord for us to discern the spiritual symbolism of Moabs and how to deal with them (fallen angels).
Concerning the second - the Hittites they were the descendents of Ham / Heth who were descendents of Cain. As we know Cain tried to please the Lord by offering a sacrifice the works of his hands which was rejected by the Lord so also are the people of today who are people of today who are trying to please God with the works of their hands as a sacrifice. The Hittites were so evil in their ways that the Lord asked Joshua to utterly destroy Jericho and its inhabitants. This city was protected by a great wall which in history was impregnable for an army like the Israelites. But the Lord instructed them to take six rounds around it in silence but of the seventh round to shout and the wall tumbled down. Seven is to do with the Lord and implies here as the Day of the Lord.
Now that the Day of the Lord (the day the Lord takes revenge for His people) is at hand and the trumpets are being blown, let us too shout unto the walls of Jericho and it will all come down (does not mean to physically shout but to spiritually shout - in Tongues).
The time is come for Jericho to be bought down and those led by Jericho also to be bought down.
This Jericho is not only to do with another religion, but also among Christians there are many who are deceived and associated with Jericho and its gods. They think they worship Christ but are deceived by man to worship the moon which symbolizes man of God. There are many Christians who bow down, adore, worship man. There may not be any problem with that person but what they do in that person's name is the problem.
It will amaze you that Jesus knew of this before hand and as a warning had also named these people (whose names would be misused) with name which were not good. Just study the names of these people and you are in for a surprise. Jesus was not changing people names for pleasure, nor had people with specific name around him by coincidence.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ just do not do anything because someone has told you even if it is your own ancestors, they are not above God. You need to discern everything with the Word of God and by the Spirit of God. Do not land up in Jericho worshiping its gods.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, all through the Bible, You have been waning man of the ways of the evil one. It is only when your Spirit - the Spirit of Truth was and is with man that we have been able to understand. Lord by your Spirit open our minds and let your Light shine in all those who are deceived by the evil one, those who call themselves Christians and those who do not...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.
Joshua 6:1-5. 10-21
1 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.
10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.
11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.
17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
1 Corinthians 15:40-41
40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
5 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.
6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
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