By Dan Luehrs



"And the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors" (Joshua 6:2 NASB).


I have written about the transformation of our mind and body as we continue to climb the mountain of God. This change will take place in us as we go from glory level to glory level in God. The veil of our flesh will be torn by our tribulations as we follow the Lamb wherever He goes. We then will be changed into His full likeness by faith in the Son of God. Going forward is our only hope of being changed into His glory, as we go higher and higher into the realms of God so that all mankind will be freed from the man of sin in us. The full victory for our mind was completed on the cross; this victory belongs to us! Though it looks impossible for us to possess this complete freedom from sin and death, the spoken word of God is a done deal! God told Joshua that He had already "Given Jericho into your hand." The work is done. We must now believe it so that all truth (the Holy Spirit's work) can set us free. Now is the time for us to possess this freedom because God has given it into our hands by the shout of victory!


" And when He broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God; and seven trumpets were given to them" (Revelation 8:1-2).


Notice that there are seven seals, seven angels, and seven trumpets. Seven is the number of completion, and this is when the mystery of God is finished. The seven trumpets have to do with the judgment of the second heaven; this is the mind set on the flesh where Satan makes his throne. If our minds are set on the things of the world, we will be greatly shaken by these trumpet blasts. With each one of these blasts of the trumpets (or the proclamation of truth), demonic powers are both thrown down to the earth and released from within the earth to torment people that are living according to the flesh and that have Satan's likeness. Satan was given this right by God to eat all that is of the flesh or of the carnal nature. For God said unto him, “AND DUST YOU SHALL EAT,” and this is what we are when we walk in sin, DUST! All that has been sown of the flesh and spirit must be reaped within the earth. The seed of Christ has been sown in His sons and it will have grown into the full likeness of Jesus. There is also the seed of sin and death that has been sown in the people of the earth and must come into the full likeness of Satan. Because it is his seed, it too must be reaped. All the seeds of good and evil will be harvested in the earth when they have become fully ripe as we see in Revelation 14:15-20.


"And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe." And He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth; and the earth was reaped (the good seed, the son's of God). And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. And another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Put in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe." And the angel swung his sickle to the earth, and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God. (the evil satanic seed sown in the sons of men).  And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses' bridles, for a distance of two hundred miles."




"And the seven angels (messengers) who had the seven trumpets (messages) prepared themselves to sound them" (Revelation 8:6).


These seven trumpets are not literal trumpet sounds, but are messengers preaching in the power and demonstration of the kingdom of God. A trumpet always gave a certain sound with a particular meaning behind it (see 1 Cor.14:8). "Cry loudly, do not hold back; raise your voice like a trumpet, and declare to My people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins” (Isaiah 58:1). “I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet (Revelation 1:10). And again in Revelation 4:1, “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things." By the word of God He created the earth and by His spoken word alone will He speak through His prophetic church. Through them He will cause the man of sin to be defeated within mankind. This is the last battle to be fought for the freedom of man's mind from sin and death. The prophetic pattern of this is found in the book of Joshua.


"Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets" (Joshua 6:4).


These seven prophetic trumpets are found in the book of Joshua, as well as in the book of Revelation. These seven trumpets were blown by the army of the Lord when the children of Israel conquered Jericho by faith, "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days" (Hebrews 11:30). So now, His army the church, will prevail over all the lies and deceptions of the enemy by this army of truth, and the walls of the carnal mind will fall down that have enthroned Satan since the fall of Adam. The Captain of Lord of Hosts, Jesus, will rout him out! "These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful" (Revelation 17:14).


Jericho's walls fell through the obedience of God's people and as the seven priests blew their seven rams' horns on the seventh day, as they were circling the city seven times giving a victory shout. The name Jericho is prophetic in itself; it means, "moon." The natural moon is a type of natural reasoning and understanding that must be darkened. Isaiah 60:19 says, "No longer will you have the sun for light by day, nor for brightness will the moon give you light (natural understanding); but you will have the LORD for an everlasting light (supernatural understanding), and your God for your glory." No longer will we have to walk in the natural reasoning of man because we will have be given the fullness of God's mind and Spirit. "And the fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were smitten, so that a third of them might be darkened and the day might not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way" (Revelation 8:12). Jericho is said to be the oldest city in the world, even as our fleshly minds are the oldest "city" that has housed Satan's evil works. "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit (mind) than he that taketh a city" (Proverbs 16:32 KJV). When the war is completed, we will have complete victory over our carnal minds because God will have given us His word and power to overcome it. 


The rams' horn means, "the high exulted one." This prophetically represents how high and exulted the power of God's word through our mouths is and that nothing shall be able to stand before it. For it is out of Jesus' mouth (His body) that the sword comes to slay His enemies. "And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty" (Revelation 19:15).


After the seven trumpets are blown, Babylon (the works of the flesh) will fall. "And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world (the mind) has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever" (Revelation 11:15). I believe that the seven horns of the book of Joshua are the seven trumpet messages found in the book of Revelation that causes the downfall of the city of Babylon, which is a type of the carnal nature. "And the great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath" (Revelation 16:19). -- "And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality" (Revelation 14:8). Yes, this mind of sin and confusion will fall before the power of God's word and it will happen on the seventh day, just as it did in Joshua's day! We have now passed the six thousandth year of mankind and as Joshua prophetically went around Jericho six times, so have we. It is now the time of Jubilee! Do you hear the sound of the trumpets blowing? Freedom! Freedom to all men!


"Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound (meaning, freedom to all men) on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound (messengers preaching freedom from sin) throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed" (Leviticus 25:9-11 KJV).


Not only are all people waiting to be set free from sin, all of creation is groaning to be set free from its bondage to corruption/death. "That the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children (son's) of God." -- "For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God" (Romans 8:21, 19 NASB)




These seven prophetic messages and the shout of victory spoken of in the book of Joshua were works of faith and obedience causing the natural walls of Jericho to fall down. Now look with me in the book of Revelation and see how these demonic and fleshly powers will come down from our second heaven (the fleshly mind) through the preaching of truth. These spiritual walls of the carnal mind will come down through these messengers of fire as they are preaching the truth with greater power and authority than Elijah, Jonah, and John the Baptist combined. I believe these messengers are the 144,000 bondservants of God that were sealed in Revelation chapter seven because they have overcome all of God's tests. Now, God has given them great authority to deliver mankind from corruption; the church first, then the rest of mankind.


“And the first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up” (Revelation 8:7).


I believe there are going to be many judgments taking place in the natural to symbolize what is taking place in the spirit realm. For what takes place in the spirit realm will affect what is happening in the natural. So we must prepare ourselves for both.


We are a three-part being. Our mind set on the flesh is that third part that will be destroyed by these great stressful fires that are coming to our earth/flesh. If our minds have been rooted in this fleshly earth, as the trees are, or if we are green and immature in our mind, these fires of stress will burn it away. We must learn to trust God now through all our trials, for God has given them to us that we might be prepared for the Great Day of the Lord. This hail and fire is falling upon our carnal minds to destroy all the works of the flesh. I truly believe that this trumpet is blowing in our day to prepare us for His coming glory because God is looking for grains of wheat (sons) that have matured so that He can harvest them.


“And the second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood and a third of the creatures, which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed” (Revelation 8:8-9).


I believe this mountain to be the kingdom of Satan being thrown down to earth. Mountains many times represent governments in scripture. "Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, Who destroys the whole earth," declares the LORD, "And I will stretch out My hand against you, And roll you down from the crags And I will make you a burnt out mountain” (Jeremiah 51:25).


The sea in the book of Revelation represents fallen humanity because they are tossed about like the sea. Jude 1:13 says the wicked are as, “Wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam...” Such pressure is going to be placed upon the people at this time that they will sweat as it were great amounts of blood as Jesus did under pressure. They would not receive His sacrifice, so now they must pay the penalty of their actions. But we who are redeemed from these pressures will be called to bring the peace of heaven to earth into the lives of those who will receive it.


Much of the leader---ships (that’s what "ships" represent prophetically) of the false church and governments of the world will be brought down by this trumpet sound. I believe that’s what Revelation 12:4 means when it says, “And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven, and threw them to the earth…” Satan is a fallen star, but the true servants of God are His "shining stars." "…The seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches…” (Revelation 1:20). Even though we are God’s stars, many are falling because their love for the world is increasing and their love for God is growing cold. Isn’t it interesting how Satan calls worldly celebrities “STARS.” When, in fact, they are fallen stars that have become great black holes that suck everybody into them that are living lives of sin with them?


“And the third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters” (Revelation 8:10).


I believe this great star is Satan with his evil works being thrown out of the second heaven and the minds of the people. Revelation 12:7 says, “And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war.” This same star has been given authority to open the bottomless pit. “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him” (Revelation 9:1). In Isaiah 14:12 Satan and the old Adam were called the morning star. "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened he nations!”


When the Scriptures speak of "waters," many times it can be talking about the teachings that are coming forth in the earth because they give life and death to the people. "Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass and as the showers on the herb” (Deuteronomy 32:2). “That He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word” (Ephesians 5:26). But as it is in Revelation 8:10, the waters of teaching have become poisoned with wormwood and many shall spiritually perish because of the incorrect teachings coming forth. We must know our Teacher, the Holy Spirit, and pray for discernment to know His truth, trusting Him to lead us into all truth.


“And the fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were smitten, so that a third of them might be darkened and the day might not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way” (Revelation 8:12).


As these messengers sound forth their messages, great spiritual darkness falls upon the earth and Isaiah 60:2 is fulfilled, "For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you.” These are going to be very difficult days for the false church and the world with demonic powers covering the earth. Mankind has never seen anything like this before. This is why the eagle cries, “…Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 8:13). And, again, this is spoken of in Revelation 12:12, “…Woe to the earth and the sea (people), because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time." If our minds are fixed on the things of this world, we will be overcome by these powers. But if we are on fire for God, we will be seated with Christ in heavenly places and be far above all that is taking place below. This spiritual darkness will not hinder us at all if we have our eyes on Jesus. In fact, we will excel in this day and shine with His glory, bringing a great deliverance to mankind! This will be the day of the revealing of the sons of God on the earth. Revelation 9:4 says that only those with the seal of God on the forehead will not be hurt by these judgements because their minds are not on the things of this earth, but on the things above!


“And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates" (Revelation 9:13-14).


Because there was no repentance in the people when these demonic powers were being released upon the earth, now even more powerful messengers are being released to slay the third part of mankind (this is our fleshly mind). But before the seventh angel sounds, there are seven thunders that must utter their voices. These thunders are very loud voices that will sound forth in the earth, even louder than the seven trumpets. In fact, I believe they’re already sounding forth in our day. Jane Leade of the sixteenth century was given a prophetic experience about these thunders. The writings have to do with the manifested sons of God being released in the earth, for this takes place before the seventh seal can be opened. In other words, the mystery of God must be finished, which He is bringing His son's into His full likeness.


 “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He "preached" to His servants the prophets” (Revelation 10:7).


Notice it says, “In the days of the voice,” meaning this will go on for a period of time until all is completed in the plan of God. That is, until this mystery of God is finished. What is the mystery of God? “Christ in you the hope of glory!” This is the great High Calling of God in Christ Jesus. The mystery is finished and His sons have been manifested in the earth. Paul wrote about this in Colossians 1:26-27, “That is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” “For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:3).


In the days of the voice of the seventh messenger, this is being finished. Jesus' prayer for us to be one with Him in His glory is now being fulfilled. The voice of this messenger is even now sounding forth.


“And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever" (Revelation 11:15).


Notice, that as the angel sounds forth, it is the end of man’s way living with their mind set on the flesh. For God has now begun to reign with His great power and the nations are enraged. His kingdom has come and His will is done in us, as it is in heaven. Now there is a people through whom He can reign on the earth. God has taken over the earth and He wins!


“And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven” (Revelation 12:7-8).


The name Michael means, “WHO IS LIKE GOD.” In other words, those who are like God, will be given the grace to overcome the enemy and defeat sin and death in the mind. They shall reign with Christ for one thousand years on earth.


As the seventh trumpet is blown, the devil and the powers of the second heaven are thrown down and our minds will be totally redeemed. "And I heard a loud voice (A SHOUT OF VICTORY) in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night" (Revelation 12:10). We will no longer have to fight the battle that rages on in our minds daily. Instead, we will have put on the mind of Christ, for we have become one with Him. The mystery of God will be finished. Now His glory covers this new heaven (our mind) and earth (our body)! “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away (the flesh), and there is no longer any sea (carnal minded people) (Revelation 21:1).