I know it is never too late to say a happy new month and welcome to April. I had wanted to write you this mail earlier, but you know, some things fought harder for my attention until I decided to wriggle myself out of their grip. I have been silent for a while because I needed to pray and seek the face of the Lord, a tradition that I have held year after year and practised for some time now.

I am going to try to keep this mail as brief as I can. But let me show you one secret about the 7 days that the Lord revealed to me. Sometimes you might have prayed and nothing changed. And you are left wondering what is happening. I was studying my Bible one day when the Lord used the story of the fall of Jericho to open my eyes to some truths that I have never known. For ease of reference, let me reproduce the content of that scripture:

Joshua 6:1-6

 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

5 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.

6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.

Pay attention to what I am telling you now. Jericho is the land the Lord has promised the children of Israel to possess. But the gate of the Land was shut against them. Look at the scripture. While others could access the gates of Jericho, the children of Israel were shut out from the gates. And this is the same thing that many of us are facing. We are wondering. Why? When it comes to me, it is the story of one struggle to another. But others just go straight to the gate and it opened for them. I want you to remember that the potential that the children of Israel carried was what sent shudders down the spines of the people of Jericho. And for you too, what you carry is sending fear down to the camp of the enemy and he is afraid of what you will become. But what the devil is fearing, you shall become that thing in the name of Jesus.

Are you with me? Alright!

God gave a direction to the children of Israel to go round the wall of Jericho once every day. And on the 7th Day, they are to go round the wall of Jericho 7 times and then shout down the wall of Jericho.

  • I want you to note some things from the scripture above.
  • The priests were ordered to bear the ark.
  • And all priests were consecrated to serve the Lord as a requirement for priesthood in the Bible.
  • The number of Priests was 7
  • They were to bear 7 arks
  • They were ordered to go round the wall of Jericho once every day
  • Intense shouting was done on the 7th day, and the Jericho wall fell.

From the scripture, we all know that the Number 7 is the Number of God and it means perfection. If you are going through a tough situation in your life, you can follow this principle laid out in this scripture and pray it into testimony. You can take a fast, and then on the first day, praise God once and shout. This is not prayer. Just praise. We are following closely what is written in the Bible in the Book of Joshua. On the 7th day of your fast, you praise God 7 times and make it as intense as you can. And every wall must collapse before you. Or you can praise God and shout for one hour every day. Then on the 7th day, you praise him for 7 hours. And I believe that every wall of Jericho that is standing against you shall collapse in the name of Jesus.

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