Day Twenty-six – Megiddo – Place of Troops
“…the king of Megiddo, one.” Joshua 12:21 NKJV
“You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey.” Deuteronomy 1:6-7
Megiddo – the place of the Troops, refers to a company, an army, a raiding party of marauding band of robbers crowded together and pressing together. This group makes inroads into both friendly and enemy territories.
Turning to complete the journey, how can I successfully be forewarned of the “little kings or enemies” in Joshua’s battles. The troops of distractions diverting my attention, stealing my supplies, ruffling through my tent, and sifting my camp. Sidetracked by this band of marauders who make inroads into my peace, health, and ability to successfully navigate the day.
Geographically Megiddo is positioned on an overlook at the crossroads of a famous trade route providing a clear vantage point to view any attacking army, or raiding party. Deep grain bins store food and a fresh water supply nourish Joshua’s army and men.
Position here at Megiddo, I can see clearly by spending time and storing the Word, (the grain) and drinking deeply of the refreshing water, (of the Holy Spirit) I can successfully defeat raiding parties attacking my thoughts, emotions, and life situations pressing against my heart and head. Enabling me to “go up and possess the land (my day)!
“Look, the LORD your God has set the land before you…” Deuteronomy 1:21 NKJV
“Jesus…said to her…whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13-14 NKJV
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
May you be blessed in spending time in the Word drinking deeply of the living water of the Holy Spirit.
From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020
Photo by denisebalog©2014
Photo captured Megiddo – “Its position at the head of the important pass through the Carmel range gave Megiddo control of the Way of the Sea, and the ancient trade route between Egypt and the east.” (The Holy Land, Oxford University Press. NY. 1986)