Many Archaeologists have tried to unearth the city of Jericho, but the results have been less than convincing. It has been discussed from a literal perspective many, many times with wildly various interpretations. But what if we have been looking at this story from the wrong perspective?
Join me in dissecting this wonderfully symbolic story that has a beautiful spiritual meaning. Remember, we are told not to be ministers of the letter (2 Corinthians 3:6). Also that these texts need to be spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14), so a spiritual interpretation is where we get the real meat of the scripture that will help and guide us on our spiritual path.
This story takes place after Moses’ death, where God gave Joshua the task of getting the children of Israel to the promised land. Along the way, Joshua must confront Jericho.
One thing that truly stands out in this story is the use of the number 7. See the following:
“And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets” (Joshua 6:3-4).
The number 7, mystically/spiritually, symbolizes spiritual completion. Completion of what? A completion to the realization of your Higher-Self, spiritual enlightenment or Christ Consciousness. Jericho is symbolic of your mind, and the wall is symbolic of your perceived separation between your spiritual and physical self. The wall must come down to achieve harmony between body, mind and spirit.
The number 7 also symbolizes the seven main energy centers, or chakras in the East, that run up the spine and must be infused with consciousness to progress to the realization of who and what you really are. Understanding this symbology and actually practicing what is needed to achieve it are two different things entirely.
You have to meditate to find harmony and balance in this life, otherwise, you will be at the mercy of the carnal mind or your emotional nature, which is enmity against God, or mutual hatred.
In order for the walls to come down, the Priests must complete seven revolutions around them. When you take into account the above information, each revolution represents the activation of one of the chakras and an expansion of consciousness and awareness. It’s a progression from the root chakra to the crown chakra, seven in total.
Look at the text below to gain additional insight:
“And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout” (Joshua 6:10).
There is a clear message to be silent. Can you imagine being silent for that many days? Remember, accompanying the group are children and their mothers. Silent? I don’t think so. The silence is, once again, referring to meditation, just as so much of the Bible does.
The type of horn plays an additional informative part of this puzzle. They were rams’ horns. Why ram? Because it is associated with the constellation Aries or the ram. Aries governs the head, primarily the Pineal Gland of the brain, the Seat of the Soul, where the physical meets the spirit. Remember when Jacob wrestled God in Genesis and called the place where he saw God face-to-face Peniel? It has to make you wonder about a possible connection to the Pineal Gland of the brain.
When you meditate, you move the energy upward through the seven chakras to obtain healing for the body and mind together. But we are not just talking about any simplistic healing here. This story has a much more powerful meaning. The completion of the seven revolutions around the walls and blasting of the trumpets is symbolic of a huge spiritual amelioration or breakthrough!
“So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass…that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city…” (Joshua 6:20).
As the rams’ horns sound and you have raised the energy through the seven chakras, the “wall fell down flat” and you complete the union of the physical and spiritual. You have entered the city, which in mysticism is representative of consciousness (see Gaskell’s Dictionary of Scripture and Myth). You are now fully aware of your Higher-Self and have achieved a balance between mind, body, and spirit. An awakening has taken place!
The Bible is the best owner’s manual for the human body in existence if you apply a spiritual interpretation to the text. The church doesn’t understand the vital importance of this sacred and holy practice. Vocalized prayer is, for the most part, ineffective. Why? Because the lower can’t communicate with the higher. You must become the higher to communicate with the higher. Have an intention or question, enter into meditation, raise the energy up through the seven chakras, and listen, don’t speak. Only through silence and going within to find the Kingdom of Heaven (Luke 17-21) can you too bring down the Walls of Jericho within you.