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Divide And Conquer!

The divide and conquer strategy has been used in many organizations, possibly informally, to keep workers under subjection.

It has also been used to prevent the overthrow of power and to prevent groups of people from organizing for a common cause.

Thus, by deliberately creating rivalry and discord among workers it will ensure that they are divided and weak. Remember, unity is strength!

But, Jesus stated that a kingdom that divided against itself will fall.

But he knowing their thoughts said unto them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand?” (Luke 11:17-18A).

Satan kingdom will fall when we create confusion in the enemy’s camp.

Divide and conquer is one of the primary strategies that God used against the enemies of Israel.

One well-known example is the destruction of the wall of Jericho. (Joshua 6)

God gave Joshua some specific instructions to give to the people of Israel.

They were to march once for six days silently except for the priest who would blow their trumpets.

On the seventh day, they should march seven times.

By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe when she had received the spies with peace. (Hebrews 11:30-31)

On the seventh walk when the priests blew their trumpets, Joshua commanded the people to shout and make a great noise.

They all shouted together in one accord and the wall of Jericho fell flat. The Israelites then charged into the camp and overcame the enemies.

I often wonder what the people of Jericho thought about the ragged and dust covered nomads who were marching around their city with their machete, bows and arrows and staff.

They must have appeared quite silly. How the residents of Jerich must have laughed at those Israelites!

What could they possibly accomplish against this strongly fortified city of Jericho?

Absolutely nothing! They appeared to be nothing but a puppet show.

Each day the people of Jericho must have gathered on top of the wall early so that they could get a clear view of the ludicrous parade that was showcasing outside their walls.

It was the highlight of their day!

Words had also gotten around that on the seventh day the parade would last longer and be even more spectacular.

So everyone young and old rushed to set up their chairs and stools on top of the wall to enjoy this final show.

Even the soldiers were told to take the day off and enjoy the fun.

What a grand finale this would be a full week of fun and laughter. This kind of hilarious event had never happened before, and so everyone wanted to be a part of this excitement so that they could remember and talked about it for many years to come.

Well, the seventh day and the seventh and final march of the silly parade was a historical day that Jericho had ever experienced because it was the last day that they existed on the map.

At the end of the last march, there was an exceedingly great noise of chariots and battle cry, trumpets and the voice of thunder.

“It is finished.”

The city of Jericho was thrown into such a tremendous confusion that more people died of shock, stampede, and fright than from a single soldier’s weapon.

What a mighty God we served!

The lesson here is that obedience and praise will divide the enemy’s kingdom and it will fall.

Therefore, when the enemy shoots at you with darts of gossip, backbiting, anger, jealousy, bitterness, and hatred, immediately shoots back at him with shouts of praise, joy, kindness, and love.

This behavior is the opposite of what the enemy expected from you so it will cause total confusion and disruption in his camp which will tear down his strongholds and high places.

Over two years ago the Lord taught me this strategy to defeat the enemy and believe me it worked.

Have you ever tried the divide and conquer strategy against the enemy? If you have, please share the results with us.

I know it will be a blessing to us.

1 Comment »

  1. Yes, I have, by reading out loud Deuteronomy 27:15-26, reminding the enemies of my soul all that is in store for them. It even states that the Levites spoke unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice these curses, and blessings (Chapter 28:1-15) as to what the consequences would be for those who either walked in obedience or in disobedience. Deuteronomy 27:14.

    Then I go on and remind them of Psalm 37, which lets enemy know he is a defeated foe coming out the gate. Who inherits the earth? The Righteous ones of God.
    The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine, they shall be satisfied. Psalm 37:18-19. God takes care of His own.


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