“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” (Joshua 6:20 NKJV, emphasis added).
Every man went straight into the promised land on flat ground, without any obstacle or hindrance, or side-stepping rubbish, or climbing over debris, and they took the promised land.
The falling flat of the walls of Jericho happened because they obeyed by walking around the city once for six days without talking while seven priests blew trumpets, and for seven circuits on the seventh day in the same way. The difference on the seventh day was that after the seventh time of walking without talking with only seven priests blowing trumpets, the priests blew a long sound on the trumpets, and the people shouted in obedience to the Lord, and the walls fell flat.
We’ve been promised some things by God for our prodigals. We have walked around the city of their salvation through prayer in obedience, some of us for years, but I believe the time has come for us to shout—to shout praise, declarations of the Word, reminders of promises, thanksgiving for all the Lord has done and is doing and will do in the life of our prodigals, or whatever the Holy Spirit tells us to shout—and then watch the walls fall flat!
Our God is able to cause to fall flat every obstacle and wall the enemy built to keep the Lord out of our prodigals’ lives, so that we can walk straight into enemy territory and take what belongs to God—our prodigals!
Lies about who God is? Flat!
Lies about what God can do? Flat!
Identity issues? Flat!
Satan worship? Flat!
Flat! Praise be to God!