This is about suffering defeat after 1 or many major divine victories in our lives.
This is about why the Church in America is such a Disaster today
The Lord led me to this in Joshua today and I believe it is because of so much crap that has been allowed into the church and why the church is so impotent and deceived today.
I was going to post a father and daughter video (singing to another jesus) here today but the Lord checked me. At first I cried in joy but after digging under the tent and uncovering the source I cried for the little 5 year old girl who is subject to lying spirits and is being raised by a deceived father to follow lies that will lead her to hell.
Pray for 'very popular them and those who fall under the 'Achan picking up ungodly stuff spirit', especially this little girl.
Deception, seduction is popular today. It already has close to a million hits in just 1 month.
The "sweet & precious video" had string attached from the lying cult of the false prophet Joseph Smith, and I do not want to bring in contraband, compromise, subtle, deceptive leaven and go the way of Achan.
I remember visiting the ruins of Jericho back in the mid 90's and what shocked and amazed me was how they had uncovered the walls of Jericho.
You had to look way down because the walls of Jericho did not topple over as I assumed they had but exactly as the Holy Word of God says, they fell straight down. The walls are still there to see, having been lowered into the earth by a sovereign act of God.
It's a nice useless wall, now deep under the earth, which the wicked people of Jericho trusted in to protect them.
And this bring us to Israel today, sadly trusting in F-35's, and their American idol to save them.
That is all soon going to change because God does not share His glory with anyone, not even President Diversion Trump.
I've only excerpted parts of these two chapters. It's better if you read them all starting in Chapter 5 where Joshua meets Messiah Jesus, Yeshua ha Mashiach, Lord of Hosts, Commander of the Armies of Israel before Israel's first war in the land God gave them forever AND EVER.
The city (Jericho) and everything that is in it shall be under the ban [that is, designated to be destroyed as a form of tribute] to the Lord; only Rahab the prostitute and all [the people] who are with her in her house shall [be allowed to] live, because she hid and protected the messengers (scouts) whom we sent.
But as for you, keep yourselves [away] from the things under the ban [which are to be destroyed], so that you do not covet them and take some of the things under the ban [for personal gain], and put the camp of Israel under the ban (doomed to destruction), and bring disaster upon it.
Israel Is Defeated at Ai
But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully and violated their obligation in regard to the things [off limits] under the ban [those things belonging to the Lord], for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the things under the ban [for personal gain]. Therefore the anger of the Lord burned against Israel......
The men of Ai killed about thirty-six of Israel’s men, and chased them from the gate as far as [the bluffs of] Shebarim and struck them down as they descended [the steep pass], so the hearts of the people melted [in despair and began to doubt God’s promise] and became like water (disheartened).
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and [with great sorrow] they put dust on their heads...
So the Lord said to Joshua, “Get up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face?
Israel has sinned; they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them [to keep]. They have even taken some of the things under the ban, and they have both stolen and denied [the theft]. Moreover, they have also put the stolen objects among their own things. That is why the soldiers of Israel could not stand [and defend themselves] before their enemies; they turned their backs [and ran] before them, because they have become accursed. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy the things under the ban from among you.
Rise up! Consecrate the people and say, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: “There are things under the ban among you, O Israel. You cannot stand [victorious] before your enemies until you remove the things under the ban from among you.” ......
So Achan answered Joshua and said, “In truth, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this is what I have done: when I saw among the spoils [in Jericho] a beautiful robe from Shinar (southern Babylon) and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I wanted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”
Then Joshua and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the [royal] robe, the bar of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and everything that he had; and they brought them up to the Valley of Achor (Disaster).
Joshua said, “Why have you brought disaster on us? The Lord will bring you disaster this day.”
Then all Israel stoned them [to death] with stones; afterward they burned their bodies in the fire.
Then they piled up over him a great heap of stones that remains to this day. Then the Lord turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore the name of that place has been called the Valley of Achor (Disaster) to this day.
The Blindness of Seeing Only What we Want to See
Jer 6:14 They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.
Hat tip - blessed T.
... and a big thanks for the links you sent last week.
The Way - New Horizon, Pat Barrett