Joshua 6:20 “So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”

Yale President Ezra Stiles called General Washington the “American Joshua.” In a 1783 sermon, Stiles marveled at the miraculous hand of God that enabled victory in the Revolutionary War. About the victories at Trenton and Princeton, Stiles wrote the following:

“While oppressed by the heavy weight of this combined force, heaven inspired us with resolution to cut the Gordian Knot; when the die was cast irrevocable in the glorious act of Independence. This was sealed and confirmed by God Almighty in the victory of General Washington at Trenton, and in the surprising movement and battle of Princeton; by which astonishing effort of generalship, General Howe and the whole British army, in elated confidence and in open-mouthed march for Philadelphia, was instantly stopped, remanded back, and cooped up for a shivering winter in the little borough of Brunswick. Thus God turned the battle to the gate; and this gave a finishing to the foundation of the American republic.”

Christians Americans may be oppressed by the heavy weight of the combined force of our adversaries. Yet, victory can be sealed and confirmed irrevocably by God Almighty. The enemy can be instantly stopped.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HEAVEN INSPIRED RESOLUTION TO STRIVE TOWARDS SPIRITUAL VICTORY IN 2016. The Gordian Knot of our current situation can only be cut by God’s power and our faithfulness.

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