For many of the miracles in the ministry of Moses, the Israelites did not wholly believe God as Moses and some faithful remnants believed. However, at the time of Joshua, Israel believed God as much as Joshua did. Jericho was a great obstacle before Israel. It was a stronghold. Its location was strategic, its walls were high and thick, and its soldiers were well trained and well armed.
Faith brought victory over Jericho. The obedience of faith brought victory. Rahab also demonstrated faith and was protected and preserved while the unbelieving people in Jericho were destroyed.
1) CONFESSION OF FAITH
Hebrews 11:31; Joshua 2:1,8-12,18-21; 6:22-25; Matthew 1:1-5; Romans 10:8-10; 2 Timothy 1:12; Romans 8:31,32,37-39.
Rahab was a Canaanite, a stranger “an alien from the commonwealth of Israel”, Rahab had heard of the God of Israel and She had heard of God’s plan to give the land to Israel. Others heard and believed not; they rebelled in their unbelief.(Joshua 2:9-11).
Her faith perceived something of the infinite mercy of God that she believed God would be willing to show mercy and grant grace to her as well as her family. Her confession and demand revealed her faith. Our confession is absolutely inseparable from our faith.