Marching Around Jericho

Our board of The Rock Outreach is having its own Jericho experience as we move forward with plans for the Kingdom View Fellowship and Guest House.   This is an exciting new mission
Dan Mark and Margaret Kisumu
Dan Vick with Mark and Margaret Noblin
approach to address root spiritual issues holding back Africa.
Consider how Joshua's fighting men might have felt as they passively walked around the seemingly invincible fortress of Jericho for six days. How futile and foolish these challengers must have looked to the city's guards staring down at them from walls 25 feet high and 20 feet thick.
God directed Joshua to have his armed men walk around the city for six days behind seven priests carrying the ark of the LORD. On the seventh day they walked around seven times before the priests blew their horns and everyone else shouted. The walls then crashed and the city was overrun by the Israelites.
As improbable as it sounded, it worked because it was of the LORD who already had determined to hand the city over to the Israelites as their first conquest upon entering the Promised Land.
Our Rock board believes our Jericho moment has come in following God's lead to build the Kingdom View Fellowship and Guest House in Uganda.
We need $150,000 for Phase One which includes purchase of land. The land may not be available after July 5. It's a tall order, but we are affirmed in God's leading and sufficiency by the story of Jericho.

God will get all the glory for Kingdom View, just as He left no doubt the battle belonged to Him at Jericho.

Pouring Forth

My challenge to the African teenagers chosen to help lead teaching on identity and freedom in Jesus was concluding in the rural Northern Uganda classroom when the rain began. The metal roof made even the beginning sprinkle sound impressive. Then the sound of sheets of rain pounding on the roof in an all-out storm became overpowering.

Not wanting to go out in the downpour, Denis, one of the Ugandan adult leaders in the village established for children impacted by years of war, shouted that the kids should sing praises to God.

As the clouds continued to open up and thunder clapped, the Spirit also poured forth. The praise was elevated to a heavenly level with great passion, tears and joyful dancing.

Overwhelmed, I sensed a specific leading from the LORD. Then I prayed for confirmation of the leading. Then I responded in obedience by telling the students at the top of my lungs that God was opening the floodgates of heaven to pour His anointing upon them. Impossibly, the worship escalated.

As the storm subsided, we all left quietly, sobered by the presence of the LORD.

"This is a day these kids will never forget," said a leader.

Me neither.

Mark Noblin