Barrier to Drawbridge

When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. – Joshua 6:20 (NIV)

By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days. – Hebrews 11:30 (NIV)

imagesCA07INF9Are you awaiting a breakthrough in your current situation? Perhaps you can sense that victory is near. The only problem is the barrier that stands erect between you and your breakthrough. Victory will be sweet if only you can figure out how to get to the other side.

God does not allow barriers to be present in our path to get us to experience defeat. Instead they are used as tools to show us that we are more than conquerors with His guidance. I wonder how many of us are on the brink of a breakthrough but will never cross over to the other side because we fail to heed God’s instructions. Perhaps His way doesn’t make logical sense. Thus, we continue to walk in defeat because we are attempting to remove the barrier in our own strength.

In the above referenced verses, it is obvious that Joshua could sense the vibes of victory running through his veins. He saw the walls of Jericho not as a barrier but as a drawbridge. He knew that as he walked in obedience, God would take the upright barrier and lay it down so that he and his men could use it as a drawbridge to cross over and take hold of the Promised Land.


Lord, I thank You for the victory that is at hand. I commit to walking in obedience until You turn my barrier into a drawbridge for me to cross over to the other side and take hold of the promise.

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