In the books of Joshua 8:18 – 19, God told Joshua to, “stretch out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thy hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear that he had in his hand toward the city.”
The Bible says when Joshua did this, and the men of his army that lay waiting to ambush the city arose and went forth to take it.
All Joshua had to do was point his spear in the right direction, and the army, that lay in wait, would move. They were ready to attack, awaiting his command. The city of Ai was the goal. They knew their commander and that sword was the signal to move, or to stay put. The sword he held in his hand would lead them to conquer their enemy.
It also meant that the COI must needed to keep their eyes on Joshua at all times during this mission. One false move and it could have blown the entire mission. The army of Ai was watching, looking out for them to return. But, the plan was not to be seen just yet. Ai didn’t know the plan, nor the signal of attack. So, Joshua and the COI had the advantage of knowing God’s plan, and His instruments used to lead the army, and fool the enemy.
This week, before you start your journey, it is very important that you fix your eye on the general leading you in the war. You must familiarize yourself with the plan, the sword, and the attack signals. Someone can always get ahold of it and misguide the Troops, point in the wrong direction, or gives false starts. Don’t be fooled by imitators, and counterfeits. This will give you power to defeat the enemy and he won’t even see you coming!
Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
2 Timothy 3;16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”