Toppling Walls


Have you ever faced an insurmountable wall that needed toppling? Henry Blackaby did.

When the World’s Fair came to Canada in 1986, Blackaby saw an opportunity to reach more than 22 million people with he message of the gospel. One problem: the association of churches blackaby served in Vancouver had just 2,000 members and a budget of less than $9,000 a year. Still, convinced of God’s leading, Blackaby set a budget of $202,000, prayed and trusted God to do the rest. God didn’t disappoint. By the end of the year more than $264,000 had come in from all over the world, and some 20,000 people began personal relationships with Christ through the efforts of a small but faithful band of believers.

The Israelites had their own wall to topple before they could enter the Promised Land. The wall they faced surrounded Jericho, a fortified city with “walls up to the sky” (Deuteronomy 9:1). When the Israelites arrived, Jericho’s residents had just completed the spring harvest, and the city’s walls were brimming with spring rain. Archaeological experts estimate that the inhabitants probably could have held out for several years. This would be one of the most amazing victories God’s children would ever enjoy.

When the wall in front of you is too tall, too thick, too wide, and too impenetrable – rejoice. God is about to show up. He’s got this! Your wall is about to come toppling down.


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