February 25, 2021 –
There are a lot of posts I have written. For me, this updated article contains the keys to traveling the Jericho Road. You may wish to print out each of the articles I post over the next several weeks and have the complete story in one place.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are 4.2 million miles of road in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. The state with the most miles of road in Texas, with 675,580 miles of road. Using a combination of these roads, a person can travel to almost any point in the U.S. But not all of these 4.12 million miles of roads lead to the same destination.
They estimate that well over 50,000 miles of hard-surfaced roads connected cities, major towns, and military bases in Roman times. The roads provided efficient means for the overland movement of armies, officials, and civilians and the inland commerce trade goods. ln ancient times, People said that “All roads lead to Rome.”
Today, Christians know all roads lead not to Rome but Jericho. Spiritually, there are four roads:
- The Road to Jerusalem or the “Road of Salvation” where we experience a rebirth.
- The Road to Emmaus or the “Road of Revelation” where God reveals Himself to us.
- The Road to Damascus or the “Road of Designation” where God gives us a mission.
- The Road to Jericho—-the “Road of Participation” where our faith is tested.
Somewhere on the road, Jesus asks the traveler, “Who is your neighbor?” Our answer and reaction to His command, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” determine whether we hear, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant, enter into my rest.”
Characteristics of the Four Roads:
- Each road requires movement toward the destination.
- Each road has obstacles to overcome.
- We walk each road in sequence. No road is walked before the road before it.
- Each road has its reward.
- Each road brings you closer to a walk with God.
Next week: The Road to Jerusalem or the ROAD TO SALVATION