RAHAB: A PICTURE OF SALVATION OF THE SOUL (Continued)
Joshua 2:8-14 "And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath. Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token: And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death. And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.
Rahab, who pictures the soul, is beginning to confess unto salvation as seen in Romans 10:10, KJV which reads, "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." We have seen this verse evident in Rahab by the things we have already covered concerning her words and deeds. Rahab’s confession begins while the messengers are still active or before they were laid down. The messengers cause her to come up to them. Never approach God or His Word from a beggarly position. Christ has made a way through His flesh for us to enter into God’s presence. She confesses the truth of the victory from a high position in her house. From this position our minds will not be easily corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 11:3). Are you aware that there is no provision for the enemy at all in her speech?