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 Subject: Valley of Achor
 
Author: Cathy Kries
Date:   6/30/2021 10:48 pm 
The truth was, THIS ONE MAN’S SIN CAME AT A COST

It came at the COST OF 36 PEOPLE’S LIVES!

It was because of Achon’s Sin that they LOST THE BATTLE OF AI

36 Israelites DIED at the BATTLE OF AI

This is towards the level of JUSTICE

It was not a TRIUMPHANT KIND OF JUSTICE

It was NOT A HAPPY MOMENT

They name the place where this JUSTICE is carried out THE VALLEY OF ACHOR

Achor means “TROUBLE” or “SADNESS” or “DESPAIR” or “SHAME”

It is NOT A GREAT MOMENT

The Valley of Achor is the VALLEY OF OUR SHAME

The Valley of Achor is the VALLEY OF OUR TROUBLE

When you read this, read it from the perspective of the People of Israel

Here is the justice that must be doled out

It is NOT A HAPPY MOMENT

NO ONE considered it to be a HAPPY MOMENT

When we read through THE EYES OF FAITH, WE SEE THAT

When we read through THE EYES OF CYNICISM, WE CANNOT SEE THAT AND WE WILL NOT SEE THAT

Later on we will read the Book of the Prophet Hosea

Hosea Ch 2: God says, “I will take your Valley of Achor (your Valley of Trouble, your Valley of Shame) and make it into a DOOR OF HOPE.”

Here is what The Lord can do!!

God can transform the LOW POINT in people’s lives that NO ONE WANTED but HAD TO BE DONE

God can TRANSFORM THAT LOW POINT INTO A DOOR OF HOPE

Can YOU do that? I can’t…

We need to RECOGNIZE that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US HAS A VALLEY OF ACHOR

Maybe it’s something someone has done to us

Maybe it’s something we have chosen (Oh man….If you only knew 😩)

We brought upon ourselves TROUBLE

We brought upon ourselves SHAME

We brought upon ourselves something that WE ABSOLUTELY HATE ABOUT OUR REALITY, ABOUT OUR LIVES

Well Hosea PROMISES that even that LOW POINT that we think WILL HAUNT US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES, THE LORD GOD SAYS, “Actually, that’s not true.”

“I can take this Valley of Achor and I can transform it into a DOOR OF HOPE.”

We all have a Valley of Trouble

We all have a Valley of Shame

We all have things in our past that have wounded us and continue to linger and HOLD ONTO US

SO SURRENDER THAT TODAY

GIVE GOD PERMISSION

“Ok, Lord, I give you permission. Transform my Valley of Achor, my Valley of Trouble, my Valley of Shame, into a DOOR OF HOPE. I surrender to you. YOU CAN CHANGE IT.”
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