Day Twenty-five – Taanach – Castle- Fortress
“…the king of Taanach, one.” Joshua 12:21 NKJV
Taanach – castle
Why is castle mentioned twice in Joshua’s story? Lord, is there a reason why You are bringing me back here again?
Is the second mention of castle a struggle with something generational? Maybe a fear or doubt Joshua went back to in his mind.
In all of Joshua successes, knowing there were still enemies to encounter, is it possible Joshua wrestle with a dark castle surrounding his head of hidden fears and doubts. Joshua’s father’s generation let fear and doubt in the LORD’s faithfulness keep them from reaching and entering the Promise Land. Was Joshua worried he would not have the faith to complete his journey?
For victory over the king of Taanach, Joshua’s would need to go back to where his journey began.
“Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.” Joshua 1:6 NKJV
The Promise remained the same. “…which I swore to their fathers.”
“Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him and did as the LORD had commanded Moses.” Deuteronomy 34:9 NKJV
Castles of fear and doubts cast out, Joshua the son of Nun, continued his journey with a victory shout!
“…being confident of the very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 NKJV
May you be blessed by the Father’s mercy and grace to continue your own personal journey. In Jesus’s Name. Amen
From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020
Photo by denisebalog©2014
Photo captured the Mount of the Beatitudes from the Monastery of the Franciscan Mission Sister of IHM by the Sea of Galilee.