Joshua 2:5 “And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.”

Joshua 2:7 “And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.”

When the enemy closed in on the spies, Rahab got creative. She quickly engaged them by sending them to a totally wrong place. She engaged them on a wrong errand.

Those soldiers might have eventually dig out the spies from where she hid them among the flax if she didn’t do that. She was smart enough to give them a “good distraction”. The soldiers of Jericho were given a fake assignment which they pursued vigorously. They were simply chasing after the wind.

Friend, I have news for you; your enemies will keep chasing the wind and beating the air! God will give them a good distraction. When they think they have fenced you in, the Lord will make a way of escape.

Let me recall an encounter:

1Samuel 23:7 “Saul learned that David had gone to Keilah and thought immediately, “Good! God has handed him to me on a platter! He’s in a walled city with locked gates, trapped!””

1Samuel 23:8 “Saul mustered his troops for battle and set out for Keilah to lay siege to David and his men.”

1Samuel 23:26 “Saul was on one side of the mountain, David and his men on the other. David was in full retreat, running, with Saul and his men closing in, about to get him.”

1Samuel 23:27 “Just then a messenger came to Saul and said, “Hurry! Come back! The Philistines have just attacked the country!””

1Samuel 23:28 “So Saul called off his pursuit of David and went back to deal with the Philistines. That’s how that place got the name Narrow Escape.” (MSG)

If God had not showed up at the nick of time, David would have been killed that very day.

To be continued…

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