In Deuteronomy 27 and 28 we see the command Yahweh gave that an altar be made of living stones and placed on Mount Ebal. This mountain tells us the precise location of this event takes place, as Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim are the primary landmarks for the city of Shechem. Out of every city in the ancient world, Shechem could quite possibly take the top spot as the most important city outside Jerusalem. As we take the time to understand what this city actually was and the significant events that happened there, I believe we will discover something deep within the text that will truly inspire us all.
Shechem is one of the most amazing cities in the Bible, but it's far more than just a city. It's like a portal on the earth where the Kingdom of Heaven and the people of the earth meet. It has spiritual and prophetic overtones written on every stone, making it far more than just an average city. In this article, I would like to unpack these living stones for you and allow the Spirit to move you back in time to the very place where Joshua charged the people of Yahweh at the altar of God.