From Gilgal to Jericho: from aid dependency to self-sufficiency (Joshua 5:9-12)

Thought Leaders Series: 2018

The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt.” And so that place is called Gilgal [shame or reproach] to this day.

While the Israelites were camped in Gilgal they kept the passover in the evening on the fourteenth day of the month in the plains of Jericho. On the day after the passover, on that very day, they ate the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. The manna ceased on the day they ate the produce of the land, and the Israelites no longer had manna; they ate the crops of the land of Canaan that year.

After providing a metaphysical and physical origin for their audiences, the Elders moved again to re-shape the minds of the people.

This time to teach the need for self-sufficiency, and not sole dependency on the metaphysical for their livelihood. In fact they taught the people that dependency on the supernatural for their livelihood was in fact shameful.

Therefore, I declare that you are an asset and not a liability to this generation. As such you understand and you are able to harness your full potential as a human being in the 21st century. Not only this century, you are laying foundations for the future.

You are not a mediocre, rather, you are intentional, purposeful, creative, intelligent, kind, and wise. You are a catalyst, a reformer, a leader, an influencer and change maker.

But most of all, you have moral vision. You are independent, self sufficient and not aid dependent.

In other words, you do not rely, depend, or need provision, permission, or approval from anyone, systems, or institutions to deploy your skills and talent for the good of humanity.

Doors are opened, your words, mind and hands are blessed.

Healingsprings fellowship: Human Capital Development

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