A couple months ago, God had me gather a group of women who have passion and compassion for our next generation – our children. We began to walk into the battle field to fight for their souls through prayer. We can see that the enemy no longer in-directly attacks our children, but fiercely attacks with his nets through broken media, education, government… and even at churches who do not teach about obedience and the wrath of God and the wages of sin.
God has led us to engage in the battle for our children by tearing down one of the walled stronghold’s the enemy has built – education. To do this, He has led us to do just as Joshua did when he took the city of Jericho…
“Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 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.’” (Joshua 6:2-5, NIV)
God is sending us to every school in our community to march around the school building seven times. After the seventh round we blow the trumpets and pray right there in accordance with His will by the Holy Spirit leading. Every time we march at a school, God’s presence is with us. He has shown us visions, spoken through us in prayer, and His angels’ are right there with us standing guard. We witness His glory, and have seen the golden armor on Lord Jesus. We are thrilled and amazed, but we also feel the burden in our heart.
One thing I observed and experienced is that it is not really easy to march around a large building seven times without even saying one word. My older son recognized me walking around his school as he was there and called out of my name. I could not respond by saying “hi”. Some of the women forgot how many times we had walked around and also forgot that they should not ask with their word. One time I noticed that one woman could not walk any longer, I failed to keep silent because after many times trying to communicate to her with my hands I simply spoke to her to tell her what to do.
After this experience and considering the story of Joshua and the army marching around Jericho, I acknowledge something new which I had never thought of…
The faith and obedience of Joshua and his army was absolute! They were facing a life or death situation, but no one ever made even a single sound during the entire time they were walking around the city. That inspired me to know and realize that through faith and obedience, even massive and thick stones walls like those of Jericho can be destroyed. My dear brothers and sisters, fear not! No matter what stronghold the enemy may have in your life, through faith and obedience the Lord can break them down and you can charge straight in to victory!