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Lessons from Jericho: Invite God into the Midst

As I was reading through Joshua and the story of the taking of Jericho (Joshua 5:13-6:27), God began to draw my attention to some insights in fighting strongholds of sin in my own life.  Many of us are currently or have in the past dealt with an area of sin that seems like it just won’t let go.  For many this means an addiction like pornography or masturbation (Woohoo! Here come the hits from Google!), alcohol and other drugs, or simply entertainment (the all-around favorite in America).

In an earlier post, I wrote how the first step is to understand that we are called to, created for, destined for, and going to get total holiness.  It’s in our DNA, and God intends to bring us there.  The same message the angel gave to Joshua needs to enter our heart as well:  “This is holy ground.”

But how do we become that holy ground?  How do we get to that place?  How does the “supposed to be” become the “already is”?

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