Day Twenty-two – Hazor – Castle
“…the king of Hazor, one.” Joshua 12:19 NKJV
The king of Hazor had much land. Secure in his castle in the northern territory.
The northern territory of our thoughts and the home of our emotions. Of all the enemies, the castle, the place I call my home is the one I guard fiercely. The enemy loves to attack in the place of rest, and the siege begins against my mind activating the daily battle.
“But the LORD said to Joshua, “…You shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.” Joshua 11:6 NKJV
The burn Joshua used to destroy the king of Hazor’s castle, is a verb, an action word, to burn with intent and to destroy. Spreading from burn is a masculine noun meaning a serpent. The idea is of a burning sensation of a serpent’s bite. Specifically, its likeness was of brass. (Brass in Scripture can speak of judgement).
Perhaps Joshua recalled Moses lifting up the bronze serpent in the desert. Remembering all who looked to it would be healed.
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.” John 3:14 NKJV
When the enemy comes against my mind with the intent to destroy, by looking away from burning lies and condemnation, and looking unto Jesus, I am positioned to find peace and rest over the enemy of Hazor.
“Hazor only, that did Joshua burn.” Joshua 11:13 KJV
“Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because He never lost sight of where He was headed…He put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item…that will shoot adrenaline into your souls! Hebrews 12:1-4 The Message
May we continue to Look Unto Jesus Who for the Joy set before Him endured the Cross for you and me.
From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020
Photo by denisebalog©2014
Photo captured in the location of Hazor, in the northern part of Israel. Excavation reveals the story of Joshua’s burning and destroying the city. It is believed the city of Hazor occupied over 200 acres of land.
Reference Numbers 21:8 and John 3:13-16