Bible Study Outline on the Walls of Jericho

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God sent an angel to instruct Joshua to have the Israelite army march around the walls of Jericho once every day for six days. Seven priests that carry the trumpets of rams are to march in front of the ark. On the seventh day, they are to march around the city of Jericho for 7 times and the priest is to blow the trumpt at the end of the marching. After that, the whole Israelite army is to shout together so that the wall will collapse.

God instructed Joshua to do this because he did not want the Israelite army to think that it is them who defeat the people of Jericho. The wall of Jericho falls because the people believe in God. God is all powerful and there is nothing that he cannot accomplish. If you want God to do miracles for you, you must believe in him. Hebrews 11:6 states that everyone who come to God must believe that he exists and that he will reward them. Everyone have problems in their lives. You should see every problem as an opportunity to build up your faith in God.

When you face a problem, you should seek God in prayer. It is important to be persistent in your prayer. If you did not see result after praying once, you should pray again. You should keep on praying until you get what you want. After you receive what you pray, you should offer thanksgivings to God. We should offer thanks to God no matter in good or bad circumstances. In this way, you will be a good testimony to non believers. If you are gloomy when faced with a problem, it shows that you do not trust in God. Instead, you should stay cheerful and keep on praying even in times of difficulty.

The account of Jericho teaches us that faith with works is important. If you faith in God, you must show it in your actions. Faith without works is dead. Obedience to God is important if you want your prayer to be heard. You must always do what God wants you to do instead of doing what you want to do. We must not follow the flesh but abide in the Holy Spirit. The prayer of a righteous is powerful. Therefore, you must make a decision to live a holy life, confess and cancel all your sins if you want God to hear your prayer.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. (James 2:14-17 KJV)

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22 KJV)

For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:37-38 KJV)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. (1 John 5:14 KJV)

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. (Psalm 145:19)

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3 KJV)

And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. (1 John 2:28 KJV)

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (JOhn 14:13 KJV)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Matthew 7:7 KJV)

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. (Proverbs 10:24 KJV)

And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. (1 JOhn 3:19-24)
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Bible Study Outline on Emotional Healing
God wants to heal your sorrow and pain. It is just like you love somoneone so much that you wish you could bear their sufferings for them. This is exactly what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Jesus loves the people of the world so much that he abandon his abode in heaven and came down to earth to die on the cross so as to make atonement for our sins.

Jesus Christ bore all our sorrows, pain and diseases on the cross. If you want to take advantage of what Jesus Christ had done for you, you must learn to surrender your worries to him. Jesus Christ said all who are weary and burdened should come to him and he will help them take their yoke.

God does not give us a timid spirit but he give us power, love and self discipline. If you want the Holy Spirit to take away your emotional pain, you should stop having fear. You must open up yourself completely and let God heal your wounds. You must release your painful emotions so that God can perform a complete inner healing. It is all right to cry as you release your pain and give them into God’s hands. You can confide your sorrow with a friend at the church and be prayed for.

In John 15:13, Jesus said the greatest love is to lay down one’s life for his friend. Jesus laid down his life for us. That shows how precious we are to him. It was God who loved us first so that we can have redemption of our sins. It is important to know the love God has for us otherwise we would not realize his fullness.

The devil can use all kinds of ways to incur hurt in a person. The devil came to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus came to destroy the devil’s works and restore fullness to his children. Jesus desires to heal your broken heart and set you free from your depressions.

One factor that contribute to emotional hurt is unforgiveness. You must forgive those who have hurt you in order to allow the healing of the Holy Spirit to follow through to you. Unforgiveness can increase the distance of our relationship with God. God said he will not forgive you if you don’t forgive others. Therefore, you should forgive others before asking for God’s forgiveness and making your prayer requests.

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. (1 Peter 5:10 KJV)

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. (Psalm 34:17-20 KJV)

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. (PSalm 147:3 KJV)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27 KJV)

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 COrinthians 10:13 KJV)

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV)

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 KJV)

The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. (Exodus 14:14 KJV)

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:25-30 KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; (ISaiah 11:2 KJV)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27 KJV)

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Romans 8:15 KJV)

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24 KJV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)

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