The Commander has Arrived (Joshua 5-6)

14 And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped[c] and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant? Joshua 5:14

In these difficult days, most people are searching for answers and they are looking for assistance.   I talked with a health-care provider last week and they said, “I just want to fix this.”

As Israel stood for the first time in the Promised Land all those years ago, it must have been amazing.  For example, for the first time in 40 years they had something besides Mana to eat (5:12).

However, just a few miles down away stood the city of Jericho.  History records the people of Jericho were brutal and vicious.  It is said that the walls are the city were virtually impossible to penetrate.

As I read this, I thought; here I am in Jackson Georgia with mostly calmness but just up the road in Atlanta there is chaos and hospitals  which I am being told are almost like war zones with case after case of CV-19.

The Bible teaches us that Israel’s first place of attack was to be Jericho.  This must have been why that Joshua made his way to spy out the city (5:13).  As he looked around, he saw a Warrior.  You noticed I capitalized Warrior because this is an appearance of Jesus in the Old Testament.

Joshua does not known who this warrior is.  He asks an appropriate question of one man to another (but this is not one man to another).  Joshua wanted to know if this Warrior was a friend our foe.

Jesus (Warrior) answer to Joshua reveals both who He is and how we are too relate to Jesus.

Jesus says, “I am the Commander of the Army of the Lord.”  Get this truth deep within your mind and heart: God does not side with one group or the other.  He calls us to come under His flag.

Write these things upon your mind and heart:

  • The Commander comes to lead.
  • The Commander comes to defeat.
  • The Commander comes to establish.

The Commander comes to lead people out of bondage and to defeat Satan.  The Commander comes to establish His Kingdom in our hearts (age of grace) and someday over this world (His Kingdom Come).

The question is: Are you on His side?  Those who are on God’s side do the following whether they are in Jackson or Atlanta. Those who are on God’s side do the following no matter where they are in the world:

  1. They pray.
  2. They meditate (listen to God through reading His Word and visions and dreams).
  3. They follow God’s commands wherever it leads.
  4. They experience His victory either through the storm, from the storm, under the storm.

Just down the road is our Jericho (6:1-22).  We are called to face it instead of fleeing from it.  This is our time brothers and sisters.  Let us follow the Commander of the Lord’s Army.

One Response to “The Commander has Arrived (Joshua 5-6)”

  1. Donald Mapp Says:

    Wow what a timely word from God. Thank you for sharing.

    On Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 12:26 AM Continuing the Work wrote:

    > keithjoseph posted: “14 And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the > army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the > earth and worshiped[c] and said to him, “What does my lord say to his > servant? Joshua 5:14 In these difficult days, most people are ” >

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