Proverbs 18:19 (KJV)
A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle.
2 Samuel 22:30 (KJV) 30 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Joshua 6:5 (KJV) 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.
I was reminded of this recently:
A brother (or spouse) offended is not easily won. I think of a strong walled city during times of war that’s nearly impossible to overtake.
I remember John Wesley had erected walls in his heart toward me. Ironically, we would talk about them long before he ever left. He didn’t know how we could ever tear them down. Guess what? WE couldn’t (duh), and eventually JW found someone else and left. After he left, The Lord showed me 2 Sam 22:30. I knew HE would give me the ability to “leap” over the walls erected around JW’s heart!
Soon before JW came back home, The Lord gave me the Jericho story. He told me to prepare myself, to follow His instructions, and the walls of JW’s heart would fall flat!
Just now, I asked JW if he still felt any remnant of those walls left. His response: “If there is, God will have to show me, because I don’t believe there is.”
Don’t give up. Obey God. Your miracle will follow.
I love you all,
He showed me this a day after this post:
Psalms 18:28-29 For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.
🙂 Thank You, Father.