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.