It was a brave appearance, no doubt, which the five kings made when they took to the field for the reducing of Gibeon, but they were routed and put in disarray.
The forces that had dispersed themselves must be followed and smitten. When tidings were brought to Joshua of where the kings were, he ordered a guard to be set upon them (Josh.10:18), reserving them for another day of destruction and to be brought forth to a day of wrath (Job 21:30).
Joshua directed his men to pursue the enemy soldiers as much as might be, to prevent their escape to the garrisons which would strengthen them and make victory more difficult (Josh.10:19). Joshua as a prudent general does that first which is most needful and defers his triumphs till he has completed his conquests to prevent the rallying again of their scattered forces.
God’s children at such a time like this must not relax or stay on their past victory, but continue to pursue her enemies (the kingdoms that oppose the work of God) until they be completely destroyed. No genuine Child of God can afford to sit on the fence or allow distractions at this time, when the forces of darkness are wanting to take men/women into captivity through fashion, immorality, love of money, entertainments, pornography, etc (2Cor.10:3-6).
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- Songs of Sol.2:15 – What are those little foxes that are in your life and that of the brethren that mars our relationship with God. Bring them to the Judge (Our Lord Jesus) so that He will deal with them. (Murmuring, gossiping, backbiting, anger, lust, immoral tendencies, covetousness, envy, jealousy, pride, stubbornness etc).
The Holy Spirit shall make your life His dwelling place as you join in fellowship towards the end of today’s fasting and prayers for more important prayer points, in Jesus’ name.