25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.
26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.
Joshua had just defeated the armies of the five kings. He could have let them flee, but he hunted them down. He did this to finish the battle. He did this so that they could never rise against him again. Now when we are praying we tend to stop when God starts moving. We tend to think we have won, but we let the enemy escape. We have our foot on his neck but we let it off because we see no point in continuing because things are getting better. Don’t stop praying. Keep praying. Keep your foot on the enemies neck and finish the fight. Finish beating the devil down so he can never raise that problem up against you again. If he tries to run off, pray harder until he receives the final blow and can never rise up again.