Joshua’s Battle of Jericho Was the First Six Day War, today is the 50th anniversary of the Modern miracle of the 6 Day War

Let us remind us of the first miracle and the fall of Jericho

Joshua 5:13-6:27 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Commander of the Army of the Lord
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”

14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”

And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”

15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.

The Destruction of Jericho
6 Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. 2 And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. 3 You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.”

6 Then Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.” 7 And he said to the people, “Proceed, and march around the city, and let him who is armed advance before the ark of the Lord.”

8 So it was, when Joshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them. 9 The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets. 10 Now Joshua had commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout.” 11 So he had the ark of the Lord circle the city, going around it once. Then they came into the camp and lodged in the camp.

12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 Then seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually and blew with the trumpets. And the armed men went before them. But the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets. 14 And the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. So they did six days.

15 But it came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early, about the dawning of the day, and marched around the city seven times in the same manner. On that day only they marched around the city seven times. 16 And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the trumpets, that Joshua said to the people: “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city! 17 Now the city shall be doomed by the Lord to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. 18 And you, by all means abstain from the accursed things, lest you become accursed when you take of the accursed things, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. 19 But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated to the Lord; they shall come into the treasury of the Lord.”

20 So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. 21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.

22 But Joshua had said to the two men who had spied out the country, “Go into the harlot’s house, and from there bring out the woman and all that she has, as you swore to her.” 23 And the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, her mother, her brothers, and all that she had. So they brought out all her relatives and left them outside the camp of Israel. 24 But they burned the city and all that was in it with fire. Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord. 25 And Joshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father’s household, and all that she had. So she dwells in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

26 Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, “Cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn, and with his youngest he shall set up its gates.”

27 So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout all the country.

While the Bible describes the miracle of the Battle of Jericho, today we have “the miracle” of You Tube and can view this abridged documentary of one of the greatest military triumphs since the those described in the Bible. God surely spoke in June of 1967, restored and reunited the old city of Jerusalem, the city of David, the core and center of the Jewish people. Now we await the Messiah to restore the Temple and bring redemption to the world as the holy scriptures predict. Whether one is Jew or a Christian this is what both faiths believe. The Time of his coming is near, we just do not have the date.

Let us partake in the Lords work and help us restore the persecuted and oppressed, a mission commanded by God in Mathew 25:31 to 46. While many millions may perish because of persecution, our duty is to try to help and save as many from their afflictions. Our failure to do so could mean severe consequences.

31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy[c] angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

44 “Then they also will answer Him,[d] saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

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  • AnthonyM

    Good article, remembers the 6 Day War. Hard to believe it has been 50 years. I remember reading and following the news as the war was building and began. Israel’s defeat seemed certain when war broke out. But it was a tremendous victory for Israel, and God’s hand was with Israel, as in the Old Testament.
    I recently read the book ‘Lion’s Gate’ by Pressfield about the 6 Day War. It was very interesting.

  • Stephen Dalton

    While I have no problem with remembering the Six Day War, I find this article problematic for several reasons.
    It states we are awaiting the temple to be restored. Pardon me, but a New Covenant was made in 33 AD that superseded the Old one. The Jews are waiting in vain for something that will never happen. For Jesus himself said your house is left to you desolate, and that one stone would not be left on top another. And Jews, unless they convert to Christianity, do not have the same beliefs as we do. They reject the true Messiah, so they’re Anti-Christ. Their Messiah is the Anti-Christ.

    • Keith is not Christian. But I give the man some latitude for understanding some New Testament where he is slowly seeing the light of Christ. At times this takes years.

      Your objection is on this statement:

      “Now we await the Messiah to restore the Temple and bring redemption to the world as the holy scriptures predict. Whether one is Jew or a Christian this is what both faiths believe. The Time of his coming is near, we just do not have the date.”

      Okay. He awaits a Temple of one kind and I await a Temple of a different kind, more magnificent.

      But to say that Keith will follow Antichrist is a prediction by you. Most who follow Antichrist will be gentiles. Why only hone in on the Jews? There are evil Jews and evil Gentiles, but to say Keith will follow Antichrist is a stretch, especially when scripture says that the Jews will see the light of Messiah when He comes “and all Israel will be saved”.

      • Amen.

      • Lidia

        Walid, I think Stephen meant to say that the Jews will follow the wrong person because their views of their Messiah is different than our Christian views of the Messiah. They believe that Jesus didn’t fulfill all the Jewish prophecies. They believe that he is one of the many failed Messiahs. Here are some of their beliefs—

        http://www.beingjewish.com/toshuv/whynotbrief.html

        http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/what-do-jews-believe-about-jesus/

        http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ask-the-expert-who-was-jesus/

        The antichrist does come before the return of Jesus–In that order. That’s why some people believe that the Jews could be tricked into believing a false Messiah.

      • “Keith is not Christian.”

        Objection, Your Honor. In my estimation, Keith is far more a Christian than I am. He risks his life to save Christians and I cannot even remember the last time I directed my wife to donate to Rescue Christian and I say this to my own shame.

        Jesus will surely remember Keith at Judgment Day.

        • Grandmere

          He will be in the sheep fold by then. God has his own timetable and there is a good reason for everything. Perhaps there are some friends and family who will enter with him. I have absolute faith in the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish this. Can you just imagine how we’ll dance, sing and celebrate with all the company of heaven? May God bless and protect his servant Keith who cares about those who languish in slavery and persecution. And may he come to share with us in His heavenly kingdom, going from strength to strength in a life of perfect service.

          • Beautiful said and amen.

          • Kamau41

            Amen, Grand. Truly love it.

      • Stephen Dalton

        I never said Keith woud follow Anti-Christ. I have no way of knowing what his future actions would be. I said the Jews, as a people, reject Christ. They, and their Talmud, reject Jesus Christ as God incarnate. That is the very definition of what Anti-Christ means.
        PiusXII did say that the Zionists would have their state. He knew enough of what was happening in the world to know it was a foregone conclusion. But he, and several Popes after, never recognized Israel. Why? Probably, like Pope PiusXII, he could not recognize it because the Jews didn’t recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

        • Fair enough. But Dalton. Think. Here, let me explain.

          The confusion began when you wrote “They reject the true Messiah, so they’re Anti-Christ. Their Messiah is the Anti-Christ.”

          The last phrase “Their Messiah is the Anti-Christ” is not inclusive of every Jew.

          The Church is comprised with Gentiles and Jews. The same will be the Antichrist comprised with Gentiles and Jews.

          When one says “Jews” they need to distinguish are we speaking of Jews by heritage or Jews by faith in modern Judaism, nasty Jews, righteous Jews, liberal Jews …

          Heck, I find many Jews are Antichrist today. In fact I find a ton of these organizations by Jews are Eugenists. We are currently researching Eugenists in the “Counter Jihad” conservative movement and the whole thing is rotten to the core with many Jews involved who are as rotten as Judas Iscariot.

          But I would never answer an article written by a Jew who disagrees with all of this and lump him in “Antichrist” since not all Jews will follow the Antichrist.

          Many Jews will see the light of Christ while others will follow Antichrist and in the end the remnants will see the light of Christ “and all Israel will be saved”.

          We are to be careful of “all” and “only”.

          Keith works day and night in rescuing Christians. If a Muslim rescues Christians, would I tell them they are Antichrist?

          Not all Muslims will follow the Antichrist.

          Now if a Muslim writes an article for me to save Christians from persecution, would I comment instantly to him to tell him that “Muslims are Antichrist”?

          Or would I comment and say “Thank God for you. You are not of the Muslims who follow Antichrist and I pray that someday you see the Light of Christ your Messiah and my Messiah…”

          Which of the two would win this Muslim and the Jew to Christ?

          Our mission is to win souls, not loose them for Antichrist.

          How do we win souls? A soul is precious to God.

          • Stephen Dalton

            Walid, as I understand it, anybody, or a group of people, who rejects Jesus coming in the flesh as God incarnate, Anti- Christ. The offical line in the Talmud about Christ is that he isn’t God incarnate. He matters little to me whether a Jew is a regular synagogue goer or an atheist. If he rejects Christ, he is Anti-Christ, just like the Gentiles who do likewise. And while I rejoice that their are Muslims and Jews who do good, unless they profess Christ as the God incarnate Lord and savior, they’re still Anti-Christ.

          • Gee Stephen, really? I never knew that if people rejected Christ that they are anti-Christ really? I guess I need to recognize that. Okay. I recognize that all who reject Christ are Antichrist.

            Thank you for teaching us this theology which none of us knew.

        • “But he, and several Popes after, never recognized Israel. Why? Probably, like Pope PiusXII, he could not recognize it because the Jews didn’t recognize Jesus as the Messiah.”

          But Israel exists. Recognizing what exists or not recognizing what exists is futile.

          Stephen Dalton exists.

          The Muslim world exists too.

          What if I decided not to recognize the Muslim world. Does it really matter? It exists.

          The Kaaba exists too. This whole thing with recognizing whether something exists or it does not exist is futile.

          What counts is that the Popes did not harbor animosity towards the Jews and they hoped and prayed they see the Light of Messiah.

      • racarrera

        Keith is decent, simple enough.

    • Kamau41
      • Stephen Dalton

        Read my comments above.

    • Richard Dalessandro

      I believe he meant we are awaiting the new temple from Heavenly Jerusalem.

      • Richard Dalessandro

        Just scrolled down and saw walid explain what he meant. Should have dug deeper.

        • Grandmere

          We have Keith stashed down in the hold of the ship, like Rahab stashed the spies. The enemy would have to kill us all before we would give him up.

          • Richard Dalessandro

            Haha. Yeah I didn’t see who wrote the article, forgot my due diligence. Yeah the enemy hates the Rahabs and the Samaritans alot, sometimes I think more than us.

          • RodK1975

            Right-O, Nick…

    • Grandmere

      Do not throw the Jew under the bus. Would you beat up the Good Samaritan? Rather pray for those who “know not or love not the Lord, Jesus”. Keith is nearer to the Kingdom than you think.

      • Kamau41

        SNAAAAAAAAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • RodK1975

        That gets El Snappo’s… 3 up and 3 down, like on my brother’s shoulder… :-))

      • Stephen Dalton

        “Don’t throw the Jew under the bus.” I never advocated doing that. Read my original statement and my reply to Walid to understand what I was actually saying.

  • Your still gonna have the Turks (Gog and Magog) for the duration of the thousand years where they are going to come out yet again in the end of the thousand years? And what do you do with Ezekiel 28-39 where Gog and Magog are no more? Does all this happen at the end of the thousand years?

  • There is a Temple (His Body) and then there is a Temple (the Church) which is also His Body.

    And you do not think that this other Temple needs restoration? Look at your temple, its decaying and falling away.

    To restrict an “only” and “alone” is a Protestant habit.

    And as far as the “modern state of Israel” goes, indeed they too have much decay to fix, but our temple in the Vatican too has much to restore for it is decaying from within.

    • Kevin Nicholson

      May Keith be like Rahab in trusting in and acting on the Lord’s mercy….

    • Grandmere

      And they will say to us,”Look! There is a Jew on this ship. Let us throw him overboard.” I say, “If you do, you will once again see a Jew walk on water.”

      • They are going to have to get through us first. And we don’t take straggler nicely.

        • Grandmere

          You and me, Trevor, You and me against the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • That iron skillet of yours can do a lot of damage before I unsheathe the sword of mine.

          • RodK1975

            One word, Trevor… “Wagner”… :-))

          • Grandmere

            Oh, no! LMAO. When you said Wagner all I could think about was Ride of the Valkyries featuring the women of Shoebat.com. Stone cold guaranteed to scare the crap out of the enemy. LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svMHBPed9Bs

          • RodK1975

            The Blues Brothers and Apocalypse Now ruined me on The Rideof the Valkyries… :-))

          • Good choice.

          • So when Grandmere bean someone with her cast iron skillet, we shall say, “He got Wagnered.”

          • Grandmere

            You two are killing me over here. Laughed till I cried.

          • Laugher is the best medicine.

            😉

          • RodK1975

            Or “The Wagner Tattoo”… ;))

          • Yeah it will leave a permanent mark. A mark of shame.

          • RodK1975

            Hey, that could be The Mark of Cain as well… ;-))

          • Now for a serious question.

            How do you say “He got Wagnered” with a Georgia accent?

          • RodK1975

            Well, a North Carolina accent and a Georgia accent are about the same so it’d probably be something akin to “He got Wayg-nard…”, but for Grandmere, I’m not sure what’d be in Coonass-ese…

          • :-))

          • RodK1975

            Maybe she’ll happen by and tell us… ;-))

          • Grandmere

            I would just say Wagnered. My Austrian grandmother would say Vagnered. I remember her saying wineger for vinegar.

          • Kamau41

            LOL.

          • Kamau41

            Excellent choice, Rod.

        • Kamau41

          That’s right. They will have a much difficult time getting thru us indeed!!

          • Right-o. You are Ben Hur, champion of the gladiator arena, and we have two military officers on board this ship that won’t hesitate to use force as well.

          • Kamau41

            Yes Sir.

      • RodK1975

        They can throw me over with him… 😉

        • Grandmere

          There you are baby brother. So you want to walk on the water too. I have no doubt you would.

          • RodK1975

            Sink or walk… both are easier than swimming, I suppose… 😉

    • RodK1975

      “There is a Temple (His Body) and then there is a Temple (the Church) which is also His Body.”

      Amen… I’ve fought this battle my whole Christian life… multiple fulfillments, types and shadows, double entendres… it gains you enemies and loses you friends… 😉

  • Neat! To see the parallel between Jericho’s fall in the Book of Joshua and the Six Days War is cool.

  • Grandmere

    In that case , it would be Thibodeauxed. There are no Wagners In Point Au Chen, LA.

    • RodK1975

      I would have thought there’d be lots of cast iron frying pans, dutch ovens, skillets, griddles and wash pots (read warsh pots) in Point Au Chen, LA… 😉

      • Grandmere

        I just playing with you. Ole Thibodeaux had a bunch of iron. So did the Authements, Boudreaus and Desports. And you got to look out for dem Landrys. It’s God and family first on the bayou.

  • SRN99

    Islamists must be cursing their filthy prophet Muhammad and their impotent allah for this defeat

    • Grandmere

      They did not repent. That is their problem. Like Pharaoh, they just hardened their heart.

  • Grandmere

    He didn’t understand it either. No sweat, bro.

  • Tzione

    Very,Very cool! Good catch,Walid!

  • Tzione

    Replacement theology…Goats on the Left….”But Lord,Didn’t I…? Depart from me,I never KNEW you”.