Saturday, 28 September 2013


When Joshua went the two spies to go and spy Jericho, the news of their arrival got to the king of Jericho and he sent some people to go and look for the spies. Meanwhile; there was a prostitute in that land called Rahab, she helped the spies from being caught by keeping them in her house. When the pursuers came looking fro the spies, she told them that they had gone out of the city. She said the pursuers should run after them to catch them.
Rahab went back to the spies and asked for favour to preserve her and her household from the impending destruction. The spies assured her that herself and her household would be safe, provided they are in her house “And unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. If anyone goes outside your house into the street, his blood will be on his own head.” (Joshua 2:18b-19).  The spies were ready to spare Rahab and her household but on one condition, that all her family members should be in her house with her, and a scarlet cord should be tied in the window of the house.
The scarlet cord was what made the spies to identify her house so that they will not go there to destroy it. We can say that her house was “branded for safety.”
As children of God, we need to be branded for Christ so that our safety can be guaranteed. People need to see us and see God in us, our identity in Christ should not be hidden or unclear to people around us.

Your safety is in God, it is only God that can guarantee your safety, and nothing else can. If you are branded for Christ and your identity in Him is evident, then your safety is sure. Like the spies told Rahab that they can only guarantee her safety and that of her household, when they are in her house, this is so with the lord Almighty, though He has the power to do all things, He is a sovereign God; He wants us to live in obedience of His words. The spies said anybody outside Rahab’s house will not be saved.  If you are in line with God and walk in His will, your safety is forever sure, but as soon as you walk out of His will, your safety may not be sure. God’s coverage is sure on those that walk in His will. If you have strayed out of His will; prayerfully go back to Him and ask for His mercy, and promise Him you will continue to walk in His will and never walk out of His will so that you can continue to enjoy His divine protection. “But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” (Proverbs 1:33)

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