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The Book of Joshua gives an astonishing account of dynamic and effective leadership.  From the loyalty of the servant Joshua to the royalty of great success.  This book is filled with powerful insights on leadership.  After a period of preparation under Moses, Joshua emerges to lead the Jewish people into their promised land.

In this part of our website, we will be examining the elements of this effective leadership that led a nation to a higher dimension.  We will be giving many relevant revelations on leadership that are taken from the life of Joshua.  You will find it illuminating, inspiring, and motivating.

Article #19

Nov 4, 2022

Joshua 2:3, 4 — “And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country. And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were.”

Joshua 2:3 displays the ultimate aim of the enemy, symbolized in this verse by the king. A king is someone who exerts authority in his domain and aggressively pursues this action because of his power. Rahab was housing and protecting the servants of God, and by this act she was securing and preserving her life. She did not know the great blessing that would come upon her because of this act of obedience, and the great impact it would have on her world. The king knew that these men of God who represented Israel were in his town, and knew of their plans of conquest (verse 3). Whenever God places a blessing, a miracle connection, or a gift in your house, the king would try to find a way to extract that God given touch from your house. You must hide and protect what God has sent to you. Too often, because of doubt, unbelief and fear, we allow the enemy to have access to these God given gifts in our house and life. Verse 4 states, “The woman took the two men and hid them”. If there must be victory, conquest and protection in your life, Rahab, these men must be hidden. There is a blessing and victory coming to the ones who have hidden the gifts.

Article #18

Oct 31, 2022

Joshua 2:1 — “And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.”

Hebrews 11:31 — “By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.”

James 2:25 — “Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

Joshua 2:1 continues to give an amazing record of a unique woman of questionable reputation. The two men that were sent to view the land went into a harlot’s house. This city of Jericho was under the indictment of God for its sin, perversion and stubborn resistance. In the midst of all this there was one woman, unlikely as she may seem, who was capable of faith and had taken a step of daring belief to house the two spies. The righteous will never perish with the sinner. The faithful must be protected. You may feel like a Rahab, surrounded by perversion and sin, but you know whom you have believed in. Rahab heard of and knew of the amazing miracle that brought the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, and the promise given to them to possess Canaan. She believed it, and the consequences of her faith would soon be realized. Two references are made of Rahab, the harlot, in the New Testament concerning her faith. Hebrews 11:31 and James 2:25 speak of her true faith that was manifested by her works. She became a participant in all the blessings of the land of Canaan and was a part of the line of ancestry of Jesus himself. What a thought, that no matter what you are surrounded by, you can have faith and receive the blessings of God.

Sherlock Bally Ministries — Bixby, Oklahoma, USA

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