There's only one Jericho but two expressions, beyond any local or personal application. But a fortress surrounds us all. In the original, all and everyone inside mustn't be let out. We live 'in' one, that must be demolished and, as many inside saved from premature physical death, walls constructed towards . . .
Words and power. Moses the man of God pronounced...
When we speak with a certain intent, something, that may not-have… happens.
According to our views about God ranging from; non-existent, absent, present but distant, not-separate/at-all/in-all, all controlling and not-intervening or... active and responsive. Are . . .
The invisible lands of justice. The realm or sphere ('Kingdom') of God, requires Joshuas, to take what's given. God's to give. Ours to receive and to give…
Battles with unseen squatters, miscreants – driving for war, destruction on a world-wide order. Bankers behind, mercenaries . . .
Actually got a little something from interactions with people. A realise. A seen-evident but surprising, or at least – call for emphasis. Applies to all, but particularly for the struggle in believing God – or that much about… God.
Here sayeth: God is gentle.
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering . . .
If you remain hostile… refuse to listen… and so it comes to God having to forcefully shape a people 'good' and right-with. Traditional Christian theology is clear, tomorrow's world couldn't be worse for all who refuse to turn and come to Christ. Not only that, but levels of obedience must be consistently met and this . . .
Hiding to be 'out there'. God invites us to be safe so... we're dangerous. To injustice, physical war and suffering. Nowhere we're told, life's battles on these fronts will disappear, this side of Jesus 'return' – but neither are we told to take this as tantamount to giving-up on liberty for revival. And . . .
Readings are in 'general welfare'. The benefit system? You can eat from anyone’s garden or field but mustn't do takeaways. Growers must leave the edges when harvesting and not go back, picking-up every last… throughout the field.
Love your neighbours, refugees, those with physical disabilities, family… and on. . . .