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Lucky 13?

When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it. (Joshua 6:20 NLT)
You've probably heard about someone who was superstitious about the number 13 as being unlucky or Friday the 13th being destined for some weird darkness. Joshua was leading a group of people into the promised land and found a monstrous city with fortified walls called Jericho standing right in the middle of the lot for their new home. God had a plan to demolish that city. It was strange and a bit repetitive. They were to march around the city every day without saying a word. I have to believe that somewhere around day four or five the people were getting suspicious of this plan. When will the city be ours and why are we walking in circles?
On the seventh day they were to walk around the city 7 times. On that 13th lap everything changed! God showed up, the walls fell and the city and all in it was theirs. For Joshua 13 was an awesome number! The Bible says in this verse, suddenly but they had already walked around the city many times. Remember God is never late and never early...he's always right on time.
What's standing in your way to day? Have you been circling it for a long time? Hang in there, this just might be your lucky day and those walls will fall! Suddenly life changed...