Joshua and the battle of Jericho is one of many infamous stories of the bible that speaks to us about faith. Joshua was given instruction that it took faith to follow. Can you envision walking around the enemy’s camp once a day for six days in silence, then six times on the seventh day with the promise of victory over the enemy on the seventh walk. On top of that, the only thing you are to do during that seventh walk around the enemy’s camp is to shout praise unto God while trumpets play. But Joshua and the people believed, followed as was instructed, and the walls came tumbling down on the enemy and they moved forward in victory.

Now let’s consider what the people might have been thinking during those six days of walking in silence. Put yourself in their position, but add to it the gift God has given us through the person of the Holy Spirit. Consider thinking to yourself the following affirmations: “I look beyond the hills from which cometh my strength, my help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” “I will exhalt the name of the Lord. His praises shall continually be in my mouth.” “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me. Bless His holy name.” “Hallelujah for the Lord our God the almighty reins.” “Greater is He in me than He that is in the world”. “God always promises me victory in every circumstance”.

We can defeat our Jerichos with faith and the Name of Jesus. All our needs are met according to our God’s riches in glory through Christ Jesus. The enemy seeks to steal, kill, and destroy our faith. He wants us to focus on the external challenge. He wants us to use our natural eyes and lean on our natural emotions and acknowledge the burdens and accept defeat. Satan has no weapon against faith. He knows no secret strategy that can come against the supernatural spirit filled faith in the Word of God. Satan cannot establish a battle strategy or build and fortify strongholds against the intangible heavenly power of faith.

Faith is not for the faint at heart and that is why it can only be used by the elect of the Lord, the children of God, the remnant. Who but God’s children can call those things that be not as though they were. Seeds planted in the field are only seeds. The farmer cannot see the harvest to come, but he believes it is so and makes preparation by watering the field and watching over it. Faith pulls him through the stage of nothingness he sees with the natural eye because he knows that wheat will sprout and there will be a crop for the harvest. Even though he has no control over the formation of the root of the plant he will harvest, he has no doubt that, with watering and care, it will grow.

Like the farmer, why not water your plans and water your beliefs with the spiritual food of Faith. Call it forth and make it so because you know it is so in Faith. Rebuke doubt, fear, and anxiety because they have no room and cannot occupy space with faith. See prosperity, see debt free existence, see a new home, see good health, see families saved, see a thriving business because it is so. Take the same principle of assuming a seed will become a rose and apply it to your circumstance, then stand with your full armor and command it so in the Name of Jesus Christ.

“There is no secret what God can do, what He’s done for others He’ll do for you”. This verse is from an old hymn. It speaks to how very basic a blessing can be. There are no magical formulas, no chants, no Latin message to be translated from ancient text. God is a merciful and loving God who has, in His Word, given us the way out of all our challenges and temptations, trials and tribulations, ups and downs. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” We must stand on His Words to us in 1 John 4:4 “Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world,” or 1 Peter 2:24 “By His stripes I am healed,” or Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” or Romans 8:37 “I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ,” and 2 Corinthians 2:14 “God always promises me the victory in every circumstance,” for “He will never give me more than I can handle.”

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God as is your reasonable service. Do not conformed any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:1-2) This is the plan and purpose of God for our lives. Once we understand and accept this mandate, we are ready to move into implementation by acting, in faith, like the King’s children. By taking our rightful position and dominion over this world, we will break down strongholds, perform signs and wonders, preach the gospel, teach on faith, and activate gifts in others so that the Word can be heard in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and all the world.

Finally, remember to use your praise as a weapon of warfare, while standing in faith. Lift up your voice and praise the name of the Lord God on high. The circumstance may seem to have no visible remedy—Praise Him! The loved one continues to lie in sin—Praise Him! The bills mount higher and higher—Praise Him! You have lost your job—Praise Him! Your dreams seem out of reach—Praise Him!

Praise is what you do even when you’re going through difficult times. When you are in the mist of it all you have to stand on your belief in God and He will bring you through, for He is our lamp upon our feet to direct our ways and restore and renew us. He will light our path when things look unclear. The cunning deceiver seeks to dismay and distract, to dishearten and destroy. Resist in prayer, believe in faith then act according to the power of the Holy Spirit within you. It is only when you do these things can you face and defeat the Jerichos in your life, in power and in the character of God.

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Theresa V. Wilson, M.Ed. is a freelance writer and owner of a home based business dedicated to providing products and resources for grieving families and caregivers facing health recovery and crisis related issues. Her Grief and Health support sites are and