Joshua and the Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho at the instructions of the Lord. Jericho had shut their gates and walls so that no one could enter and exit. They did this because they feared the people of God. This signalled a major resistance for the people of God who had no way to enter physically. I am thankful that we serve a God who is not limited by our physical circumstances. His response to victory was a supernatural one. March until your obedience has been perfected and then shout. Our shouts of praise sends confusion to the camp of the enemy and their shouts preceded the walls coming down.
David said in Psalm 24, that we should lift up our heads unto God so that he will come in to our circumstances. We lift up our praises to God as his chosen people and keep our eyes on him who fights our battles. David also said, “Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle” (Psalm 24:8).” David also said in Psalm 27, that after we worship God and lift him up, then “my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord” (Psalm 27:6). We are singing unto God and lifting a cry of worship unto him as we praise him for the victory.
We do not fight our battles in our own strength but we pray and remain submitted to God as he fights the battles on our behalf. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:16). Our God is raising a standard of righteousness and pushing back the darkness from his people. We are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
Saints we are contending against master spirits and the rulers of the prince of the power of this world. Our battle is against the prince of darkness who is the devil and he uses people as agents to try to harass and antagonise God’s people. We beat down the enemy and trample his powers under our feet. As we remain seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus, principalities and powers are under our feet. Our comfort is that this is a fixed fight because with God on our side, we already win. “But thanks be to God who has given us the victory through Christ Jesus” (1 Corinthians 15:57).