“And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of ram’s horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets… and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and women, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as we sware unto her. And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel. And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho” – (Jos.6:4,5,21,22,23,25).
“By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace” – (Heb.11:31).
“For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us” – (Eph.2:14).
When the wall of
It is written “… but thou shalt
call thy walls Salvation, and thy
gates Praise” – (Is.60:18). When the wall of
It is written in (Eph.2:13,14)) “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes
were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is
our peace, who hath made both one, and hath
broken down the middle wall of partition between us.” The result
of the perfect supreme sacrifice of Christ on the cross is peace and salvation
for both Jew and Gentile. He “hath broken down the middle wall of partition” between Jew and
Gentile. This wall refers to the temple’s outer court which was for Gentiles, that separated from the inner court into which
only the Jew dared enter. When Christ died on the cross, the wall was broken
down and the veil was rent into the Holy of Holies and salvation was open to
whosoever will be saved. The
Joshua’s name means ‘the Lord
saves.’ The same word in the N.T. is JESUS.
Joshua was a mighty general who conquered the armies of the nations in the
Promised Land so that
The seven priests blew the seven trumpets and the people shouted and the
wall fell and the Israeli soldiers went through
It is always unpopular to point out the sins of a proud people, especially those who are very religious but lost. The preacher’s trumpet must not give an uncertain sound and it must be loud enough to be heard at a distance. It must blow on hell as a warning of the fatal consequences of sin, not just the first death, but the second death in the lake of fire – (Rev.20:15). PTL Jesus for those like Rahab who take heed to the gospel trumpet and get saved and born again by Christ.
For 2000 years the gospel trumpet has blown to the whole earth as God
has taken out a people for His name – the Church. And one day very soon the
rapture trumpet will blow and all the dead saints in Christ and all the living
saints will be taken straight up to heaven with them. And like the Jews at
Jericho – there will be a great shout along with the trumpet sounding – “For the Lord himself shall descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice
of the archangel, and with the trump
of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds…” – (I Thes.4:16,17). I draw
your attention to Jericho “And it shall
come to pass, that when they make a long
blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the
people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him” –
Certainly with the way God has worded this last sentence of scripture, He is
pointing to the rapture of the church when we ascend up straight in the air.
And it was Elijah at the river
And this is exactly the reason for God’s great day of wrath during the
great tribulation upon the ungodly. “For
the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men…” –
(Rom.1:18). This is seen at
(Rev.21) shows us clearly the eternal wall of salvation. God tells us
about the eternal city of
Are you a new born again creature in Christ? Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). O do not spurn the marvelous grace and mercy of God in His beloved Son on the cross. Do not put your faith in good works and churchianity to save you. No water in the church baptistery can save you, only the baptism of the Holy Spirit can save you. “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles…” – (I Cor.12:13). Repent of your sins. With an honest and a contrite heart call upon the Lord Jesus to save you.
Be saved by Joshua-Jesus and flee from the wrath to come. Jesus Christ is God’s atonement for sin – (Rom.5:11). Be saved from the wrath of God by the blood of Christ – “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him” – (Rom.5:9). Receive Christ who is God’s scapegoat – He is the way of escape from a fiery hell – “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” – (Heb.2:2).
Be saved by Christ
He’s the wall of salvation into New Jerusalem.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-