Month 2:6, Week 1:5 (Chamashee/Teruah), Year 5935:036 AM|
Jericho VI (Sheshi/Kippur)
Gregorian Calendar: Monday 9 May 2011
Get on the Offensive!
The Sixth Day of the Jericho March
Continued from Part 5
For the past week I have been trying to destroy an ants' nest. I have tried water, smoke and fire for the most part. The nest, made of pine needles, has been there for many years but has grown so large that it is no longer benign. I have just returned from taking a look at it and am amazed - awestruck, in fact. Despite multiple catastrophes on their colony, the ants are rebuilding feverishly. And I cannot bring myself to destroy it entirely - I just have too much respect for these little critters ... and they do deter and attack snakes.
"Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest" (Prov.6:6-8, NKJV).
There are no sluggards in the Kingdom of Yahweh and for those who have a sluggish mentality and attitude, they are ordered by Him to go to the ant for wisdom. I think this is one of the reasons I admire the Germans and Japanese so much - they are hard workers and they are organised! The German Wunderwirtshaft after the nemesis of World War Two surely deserves our greatesr respect. And I am inclined to agree with General Patton who once remarked that the Germans were the only decent people left in Europe following the end of the Hitler tyranny. All that may have now changed to a greater or lesser degree, but I am one who likes to learn the lessons of history wherever I can.
Today is the sixth day of the seven day-long anniversary of the Battle of Jericho which I have been observing for the first time this year on the Creation Calendar. It has really galvanised my mind into action on at least one neglected front in my life. Just like approaching an ant's nest and disturbing it causes the ants to run around in a frenzy, attacking the Kingdom of Darkness in a similar manner causes demons to scurry around frantically too. And once you have stirred the nest, you need to pursue your quarry until you have him cornered and despatched.
I imagine the sixth day of the Jericho March, doing the same thing day after day - with no obvious, visible results - must have begun to stretch the faith of some of those in the Israelite ranks. It is never easy walking in faith for a long time and not seeing any visible results. We are all stretched like that in so many different things. Yahweh loves operating in seven's, three lots of them for the Jericho Event - seven days, and on the seventh day seven cohenim (priests) blasting the shofar seven times followed by a single echad (unitary) shout, reminding us also of the Omer Count from Yom haBikkurim consisting of seven sabbaths followed by 50 days, that is, 7x7+1 days to Shavu'ot. This is an interesting count, more especially as nearly all Jews and Messianics do it wrong, leaving out the seven sabbaths. I am again reminded of the importance of strictly following divine tavnith (pattern) if we want Yahweh to intervene for us in the demolition of demonic strongholds in our life in a supernatural way without loss of life or blood on our part.
I am gearing up inwardly for at least three offensives, starting one major one last night. If we sit idly back, like the sluggard, doing nothing, then the enemy will attack our spiritual strongholds. Did you know that tomorrow - the 7th day of the Battle of Jericho - is also the anniversary of the full-scale assault by the son of Roman Emperor Vespasian on the city of Jerusalem in 70 AD? And you all know what the result of that was.
I don't know what battles you are all personally fighting but I do know that every single one of you is fighting at least one! My message to you is simple: if you don't encompass the enemy, he will encompass you! So get on the offensive now!
Continued in Part 7