Text: Joshua 6:1-2
The first parameter that allows you access to the systems of the world is PEDIGREE. The system is designed to lock you out if your name or the name of your father does not already carry weight.
Systems are designed to favour people who are in a particular way. Already, the systems of the world and our country are designed to keep you out. To get in and get favoured by the same system, you need to understand the criteria the system requires and go by them in order to gain access.
As seen in the story of Paul and Silas, they were persecuted and they went through a great deal of pain but in the end, their suffering led to the birth of a church in Philippi, which is the reason why we have letter to the Philippians in the bible today. All that happened was in a bid to elevate the Philippians and give them a voice. Because their chains fell off after the earthquake and they did not run, this made the guard submit to the salvation of Christ. If Paul and Silas did not embrace the persecution and pain they were subjected to, there would not have been access for salvation in Philippi.
As seen in Joshua 6:1-2, we can see that the city of Jericho was already designed to lock them out but God gave them access. To gain access to Jericho, there were things laid down for them to do. So also, our systems of today are already pre-designed to lock us out but we need to understand what we need to do to gain access.
You need to be ready to embrace pain if you want to gain access. Access is not for the weak.
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