Joshua and a huge crowd of Israelites were about to enter the Promised Land. When they finally crossed the Jordan River, there was still a huge obstacle—the wall of Jericho. How could they conquer that? But when Joshua obeyed God, the wall miraculously fell down and the Israelites conquered the city.
People probably made fun of Joshua when he followed God’s order to march around the city with his army. But Joshua was never discouraged. The men continued marching around the city for seven days according to God’s command.
Miracles happen when we obey God, whether in big or small things. The walls in your life will fall down of their own accord. You don’t have to tear them down, because God will do it for you. He can break the walls of sin, whatever their size.
Jesus said that He came for sinners, not for the blameless. He is like a good shepherd who is willing to leave 99 of his sheep to find the one sheep who has wandered away.
Jesus came into the world for those who were hurting. He came for a Samaritan woman who lived in sin and was lost, lonely and unloved. He came for Zacchaeus, who climbed up a tree just to have a look on Jesus. He came for a desperate man who had been paralyzed for 38 long years with no one left to help him.
Dear brother or sister, your social status or caste is not a problem for God. He loves everyone and you can trust Him.
Jesus died on the cross to forgive your sins, heal you and give you an abundant life. He doesn’t want you to be lost or your life to fall apart.
Jesus is good and He loves you. He is love. The walls of Jericho didn’t fall through the Israelites’ strength, but through the love of God. This same God loves you too.
What to Do When You’re in Despair
When all the doors in your life are closed and when you have no hope—that is when the hand of God will do miracles for you. Jesus healed the blind and those with leprosy. God can change a person’s life, even when they’re on the verge of suicide.
Your problems will never be solved by suicide. Dr. Billy Graham once said, “People can never destroy themselves. Death is just a door that leads to eternity, either in hell or in heaven.” Jesus Christ died on the cross to provide a solution to your problems. Not only that, He rose from the dead and lives forever to give you life.
No matter what your problem is—disease or debt or something else—never lose hope. Jesus will help you. Pray to Him; let Him bless you and heal you. Let Him open a new door for you.
Let me share a story with you. Once I received a letter from a man named Babu, who had been suffering from heart problems. The doctors told him, “There is no use of medicine anymore—we don’t have any hope. If you want to continue medication, you need a surgery, but the chance of your survival is less than 5%.”
It was a serious situation and he constantly thought about his impending death. Was there any way to save his life? No, it was impossible. It was like there was a huge, unconquerable wall standing in front of him, reaching to the sky. Everyone had abandoned him and there was not a single ray of hope to be seen.
One day he went for a walk. On his daily route, a voice from a radio in a nearby hut stopped him. “Pray with me if you believe Jesus will heal you,” the voice said.
He stood there and listened carefully. Through this Athmeeya Yathra radio program, he heard promises of God from the Bible. Within seconds, he started whispering, “Yes, Jesus will heal me. I believe.”
He started praying along with the prayer he heard on the radio, placing his hand on his chest. The people inside the hut did not have a clue what was happening outside.
“Something happened,” he wrote in his letter to me. “I felt like someone touched me and I got relief. I went to the hospital for a checkup and it was a miracle—Jesus had healed me!”
This is only one of many letters which I get from Athmeeya Yathra listeners each day. These people are living testimonies of God’s power and love. Jesus loves you too. He can heal you. He is with you right now. Believe—miracles will happen.
This is the first of a two-part series on how God breaks down the walls of sin. Read part two.