The Jericho Strategy

Life is a pilgrimage. Along the way, you will encounter shrines, wines, and interesting people. You’ll also encounter obstacles. Fortunately, God has already shown us the way through them.

Recently, we came across a particularly interesting “secret” while working on a HERMAN NOOTKS project. Herman, of course, is our little superhero mouse. He has many great, spiritual adventures while overcoming overwhelming obstacles.

We call the strategy our little mouse uses the JERICHO STRATEGY.


What is a Jericho Strategy? It is a heavenly response to a worldly problem or situation. It should be noted that the Jericho Strategy is just that — a strategy or a battle plan. It is used in spiritual warfare (Eph 6:12). It is not an attempt to manipulate the heavens to do your will. That never works, of course!


The Jericho Strategy is based on the Bible, starting with Joshua 6. Here’s what Joshua and his troop did:

  • They followed the Ark of the Covenant.
  • They entered the Promised Land.
  • They encountered a stronghold (Jericho) blocking their progress.
  • They received a strategy (battle plan) from God.
  • They believed God and obeyed Him.
  • They succeeded.


If you encounter a spiritual stronghold that seems to be preventing you from making progress in your vocation (religious, family, career, etc.), perhaps you should reflect on the Jericho Strategy.

Your own, personal Jericho Strategy will always include prayer, faith, and obedience.

And your measure of success will always include following the “Ark of the Covenant.” How do you do that?

Consider the contents of the Old Testament Ark of the Covenant. It included Aaron’s rod (the priesthood), the stone tablet (the law), and manna (the Bread of Life). And then ask yourself, “Is there anything in the New Testament that fulfilled the OT Ark of the Covenant? Is there anything in the NT that contained within it the priesthood, the law, and the bread from heaven).

Here’s a clue. Read Rev 11:19-12:1.


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ!

Herman Nootks

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