God hid a wonderful rehearsal of the end time in chapter 6 of Joshua which reveals all of the end-time events in order. The details are so amazing and the divine authorship and hidden revelations are marvelous. Part 1
Joshua: the SIXTH chapter. Joshua (Joshua means Jesus) is leading the saints.
Jericho falls in chapter 6. (six is also the number of man)
Jericho's fall foretold to Joshua.
Joshua 6 (1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel:
(2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thy hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor.
(3 And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. (4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.
5 And it shall be, 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 go up every man straight before him.
(6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams` horns before the ark of The Lord.
Let's take note of "seven times".
It is used in numerous places to indicate "years".
The walls of Jericho would fall at the last trump after seven "times" around the city and 7 trumps sounded. "Times" The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, was given the mind of the beast for 7 years:
Daniel 4:16 let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.
Here the word "time", "times" and "half a time" is used for 3-1/2 years:
Daniel 7:25 ..he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.
Revelation 12:14 And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished fora time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Leviticus 26:18 And if ye will not yet for these things hearken unto me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.
Leviticus 26:24 ...I also walk contrary unto you; and I will smite you, even I, seven times for your sins.
Just as OT Israel became a harlot and fell away into apostasy and was desolated by Jesus (behold, your house is made desolate..." Mat. 23:38),
so has NT Israel also fallen away into apostasy and is warned of "the abomination of desolation" (see Mark 13:14/ 2Thess 2:4/ Mat 24:15)
"every man straight before him."
The double prophecy of the coming of the Lord.
Luke 3:4 As it is written ...in Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Jericho was burned with fire in its judgment.
Joshua 6:24 And they burnt the city with fire.
After the saints go "up", the world will be burnt in judgment.
2Peter 3:7 But the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
A synopsis of the rapture: The last trump sounds, the Lord descends, He and the saints come to take the kingdom.
In Revelation, the 7th trump follows the other 6 trumps of Rev. 8. The 7th trump is the last trump.
1st Cor 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
From numerous verses "times" are shown as years, so when we read "seven times" we are able to see seven years in a later fulfillment.
With the foundation of terms and meanings in place, let's go to the thrilling prophecy hidden in the fall of Jericho!
(1) Jericho is shut up. Luke 21:26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world. Jericho was in fear. God calls the world "a city of ... nations": Isaiah 25:3 Therefore shall a strong people glorify thee; a city of terrible nations shall fear thee.
Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel:
(2) Joshua is leading the saints to glory.(Joshua means Jesus who is "the captain of our salvation")
Hebrews 2:10 ...in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Jericho the city is circled for 7 days:
(15) And it came to pass on the seventh day, they rose early at the dawning of the day (the 7th day represents the 7th year of tribulation)
"only on the day they compassed the city seven times." The Israelite people of God thus circled Jericho seven times and sounded seven trumpets, then the end came. >>>Thus, on the "last day" the saints circle the world with the gospel of the kingdom seven "times" i.e., years.
There is a smaller "snapshot" of the larger event given on the 7th day.
Jericho is a smaller "type" of the whole world, and this is a picture of the gospel of the kingdom being preached to the whole world before the end.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world (i.e.around the world) for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.
In the seven year tribulation, the saints will keep the feast of unleavened bread.
This means the saints will ONLY eat the pure Word of God. No human reasoning, traditions, or manmade explanations will be permitted by the Lord.
(10) And Joshua commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.
The trumpet (the sound of the gospel being given by the NT priests) will give only the sound of the pure gospel of the kingdom by the breath of His Spirit.
(16) And it came to pass at the seventh time, whenthe priests blew the trumpets,
The priests in the New Testament are shown in Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father.
Romans 10:18 But I say, Did they not hear? Yea, verily, Their sound went out into all the earth, And their words unto the ends of the world.
(16) Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD has given you the city.
20 So the people shouted,
and the priests blew the trumpets; and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout,
At Jericho there is a GREAT SHOUT.
(5) "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 -then the walls of the city FELL! 1st Thess 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout
(20) ... the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. Here is Jericho, a foreshadowing, where the "city of terrible nations", the world, falls
Joshua: 6:16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for The Lord hath given you the city.
Then: 4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams` horns before the ark: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded..there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ:
1st Cor 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound Rev. 16:18 and ... there was a great earthquake, ..., so great an earthquake, so mighty. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell.
At Jericho, the last trump sounded, there was a great earthquake, the city walls fell, and the saints went up and took the city.
At the end of the seven years, the last trump of God sounds, there is a great earthquake, the saints go up in the rapture, and the Lord takes possession of the Kingdom.
Rev. 11:15 The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ,
andDaniel shows the saints taking the kingdom:
Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. ("God has given you the city")
(20) So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets; and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
In Jericho there was a remnant saved from the house of the harlot.
Joshua 6:25 But Rahab the harlot, and her father`s household, and all that she had, did Joshua save alive (Jesus saves an obedient remnant from the Rev. 18:4 spiritual house of the harlot church.)
Rahab is a type of the "harlot church" who has received the "seed" of men, i.e. their traditions and leaven.
The harlot church is judged in Revelation 17 and 18 after God's people come out of her:
17 only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues:
Even the two witnesses of Revelation are there:
Joshua 6:22 And Joshua said unto the two men that had spied out the land, Go into the harlot`s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.
Rev. 11 3 And I will give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
The ark of the Covenant is seen at the end, at the fall of Jericho.
Joshua 6:13 And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams` horns before the ark of Jehovah went on continually, and blew the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; and the rearward came after the ark of The Lord, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.
(NIV) 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets kept sounding.
The ark of the Covenant is seen. The church is the temple, and at the time when Christ is revealedin His people "at the revelation of Jesus Christ"..
The true temple will reveal where the ark of the Covenant is.
1st Cor 3:17 ... for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye. 3:16 Know ye not that ye are a temple
1st Peter 5:1 The elders among you I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.
Ephesians 5:27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious church...
1st Peter 4:13 But insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy.
The ark of THE COVENANT is revealed in God's remnant at the end...
2nd Thessalonians 1:10 when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all them that believed
Rev 11:19 And there was opened the temple of God that is in heaven; and there was seen in his temple the ark of his covenant; and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.
The reconciliation of the churches spiritual fathers, the born-again Jewish disciples is in Joshua
Joshua 6:25 But Rahab the harlot, and her father`s household, and all that she had, did Joshua save alive; and she dwelt in the midst of Israel unto this day, because she hid the messengers, whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
Rahab means: proud; quarrelsome, large; extended(name of a woman). The majority (large-extended) of Christianity is Rahab the harlot. Rahab is sectarian, fragmented, competitive, denominated (lit. proud, quarrelsome).
Rahab, saved at the fall of Jericho, was not Jewish.
The harlot church, still sitting in the midst of NT spiritual Israel is with us "unto THIS day".
Her "father's household", the saved Jewish remnant, are grafted back in at the end.
Ephesians 2:19 ... but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God
Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 23 And they also, if they continue not in their unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
The 12 Tribes of Israel are present at the fall of Jericho.
In chapter 5:
(8) And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the nation, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole. A Restored Remnant of The Twelve Tribes of Israel are also found in Revelation at the fall of the world.
Rev. 7:4 ...a hundred and forty and four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel:
Rev 14:1 ..I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty and four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads.
(20) So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets; and it came to pass,when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
On the 7th day, the 7 priests blew 7 trumps.
In Mat. 24:31, 1Cor. 15:52, 1Thess. 4:16, The LAST trump sounds right before the "rapture".
Every man was to go "straight before him", thus "making his paths straight" at the coming of the Lord:
Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make yeready the way of the Lord, Makehis paths straight.
Here are two "rapture" verses that parallel the "last trump in Joshua 6:20: 1st Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1st Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first;
At the "rapture", the saints go up into the city and kingdom of heaven.
In Joshua 6, the gospel of the kingdom went around the city, at the last trump, there was a great shout, the city walls fell, "people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city." ................... "So THAT THE PEOPLE WENT >>> UP "vs.20
The fall of Jericho fits so beautifully I am in awe.
Praise be to God for opening our ears in these latter days to hear what the spirit of God's holy Word, beyond the letter, is saying to us, from GEN. 1 to REV. 22! Blessings to you, brother Rory, for letting what God showed you flow into your readers so that each reader becomes hungry for the spirit of God's Word. Knowing that there is a spiritual application of passages such as JOSHUA 6 opens a person's mind to begin to come out from under the letter of the Law, and into the SPIRIT, as it is written: "The letter kills, but the spirit gives life." What you share here is life.
Posted by Chris Bland on 09/08/2010 23:27:32
Rory, that is a GREAT message. Judy
Posted by judy on 09/09/2010 14:09:57
That was a wonderful message about the end times. Jesus is truly coming at the Last Trumpet, the 7th Trumpet. The Word of God is much plainer than the so called churches are making it. God bless you. Remember us in prayer.
Bro. Arthur Reece
Posted by Prophet Arthur Reece on 09/11/2010 20:39:46
Glory glory to YHWH who reveals things through the Ruach Ha Kodesh. Thankyou brother Rory for being a vessel of honor, I see you as a beautiful patch in Josephs coat of many colors.
we love you. wonderful message.
Posted by ruth farley on 09/12/2010 20:44:37
Praise the Lord of Host Brother Rory. Very Powerful Word. Gods WORD will not return void. This is all leading up to time of the end. God help the many that remain in Err. Wisdom and Knowledge will increase, only when the Revelation of Truth comes. The Spoken Word of God, is coming to a Poeple that are Called by the Name of Jesus. They will do exploits Amen. We are the Selection, Ordained of God, to serve as a Royal Priesthood. Jesus Christ. The Honor this brings in Knowing "HIM" in the "FULLNESS OF TIME". God continue to walk in all of us, with the Revelation of Truth. Thank you Brother Rory for posting, for others eyes to see and we Pray God opened the ears to hear, what the Spirit sayeth to the Church. Amen Sister Jan
Posted by Sister Jan Bishop on 09/12/2010 22:27:13