If you’re not familiar with the story of Rahab, Jericho, & Joshua, I would encourage you to take a few moments and read the complete story. You will find it in Joshua chapters 2 & 6.
I want to invite you to look at this story a little differently than you may be used to. Let’s join the citizens of Jericho for a few moments and look at things from the inside out.
There are some distinct points that demand our attention. The citizens understand that Israel is coming. They’ve heard of all the miracles that God has performed on their behalf, and according to Rahab, everyone was concerned about their future. Let’s look at how the Lord worked in this situation.
1. MESSENGERS SENT
God always sends a messenger!
He sent spies into Jericho
He had Israel march around the city for 6 days prior to conquest
He sent angels to rescue Lot from Sodom
He sent Jonah to Nineveh
He sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of the Lord
According to Scripture, God isn’t willing that any should perish(2 Peter 3:9). He’s faithful to send a warning. Are we listening today? Are we paying attention to all the warning signs of His soon return?
2. REMANT SAVED
Rahab had a SIMPLE FAITH – Joshua 2:8-11
Rahab tied the SCARLET CORD
I don’t think I need to explain the typology here!
Rahab determined to be SEPARATE
James 2:20-26 places Rahab’s faith in the same category as Abraham’s!
3. TIME IS LIMITED
God sent messengers and He determined to save at least a remnant, but time was limited. God had a set number of days before the walls were to fall. In Genesis, God told Noah that His Spirit would not always strive with man.
Are you still in Jericho? Have you listened to the marching feet of the inevitable just outside your walls? Are you sure you’re part of the faithful remnant that will be delivered, or are you sitting defiantly behind your false sense of security. Don’t gamble! Make your calling and election sure! Take hold of the scarlet thread of Jesus Christ today!
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