Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Rope in the Window”
Text: Joshua 2:15
“Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall; she dwelt on the wall.”
“The Rope in the Window,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
It was critical to the success of this mission of the spies for there to be a way of escape for the spies; a Rope in the Window of Rahab’s house on the wall of Jericho.
The Covenant of Escape from certain destruction made between Rahab and the spies was sealed by a blood red cord in the window of Rahab’s house. This cord marked her house from all other houses in Jericho - as a safe house! How amazing this must have been to see: all the walls of the city fallen down “except” the wall where Rahab’s house was!
God led the spies to Rahab’s house among all the other houses in Jericho because He saw Faith and the fear of God in her life. She clearly declared her Faith and Fear of God boldly:
“Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,
and said to the men: “I know that the LORD has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you.
For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
Now therefore, I beg you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father’s house, and give me a true token,
and spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.” (v. 8-13)
The red cord in the window reminded me of the blood on the doorposts of the houses of Israel in Egypt that represented the Blood of the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29). This Blood of Jesus Christ is our Lifeline of escape from certain destruction of judgement of sin; and the spiritual umbilical cord that links you and I to Yahweh! Jesus IS The Rope in the Window for You and I, as He was for Rahab and her family. Rahab would marry one of the princes of Judah and take her place in the line of King David and the Son of Man Who Would Be The Rope in the Window for “whosoever believes in Him!””
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
Oh Hallelujah! Our Commander Jesus Christ is our Lifeline, our True Vine, our Spiritual Umbilical Cord that links you and I to God the Father as a son and a daughter!
We are linked to Him by Faith and the Fear of God.
Keep that Rope in the Window of your heart Warrior! It will mark you as a “safe house.”
The Rope is the Hope that anchors our soul in Jesus Christ Forever! (Heb.6:19) Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,