Monday, March 18, 2013

The Commander of the Lord’s Army

Please consider this beautiful scene. It's got it all-
The Commander of the Lord’s Army

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” 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 and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?” And the commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. (Joshua 5:13-15)
The Lord Jesus is the man who had the sword. How do we know? He received worship, and He said Joshua was standing on holy ground. We see that He is holy.

He said He is not for them nor for their adversaries because He was not there to help Joshua. He was there to take charge on behalf of the LORD God. His answer meant that Jesus was neither on one side or another but above all sides, and Joshua is meant to follow HIM. He is God.

Joshua's answer, "What does my lord say to his servant?" and falling to his face is the perfect response- putting Jesus first and asking to how he, Joshua, could serve Him. He is worthy of praise. He is worthy of worship.

The answer to Joshua; that where Joshua was standing is holy ground, is proper, beautiful, and utter truth. Joshua did so, indicating his obedience. He is worthy to obey.

Jesus is so beautiful, I can hardly contain my joy at reading His word and learning more about Him. His pre-incarnate appearances, as when He appeared as a man to Abraham in sojourning to Sodom, appearing to Joshua here, speaking to Hagar in the desert, the man who wrestled with Jacob, and the man who appeared to Daniel...wonderful scenes of an involved and loving Jesus who is the image of God, guiding His people in the Father's plan.

What a wonderful bible we have, the revealed God who loves us and who made a way for us to be forgiven of our sins. Read your bible and behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Start anywhere, the whole thing is pure gold :)

2 comments:

  1. This post brought tears to my eyes, the ones of love and understanding of just how Wonderful Jesus IS. This just makes me Long For Him More.
    Bless You Elizabeth. x

    ReplyDelete
  2. John 1 KJV

    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    2 The same was in the beginning with God.

    3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

    4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

    5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

    6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

    7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

    8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

    9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

    10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

    11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

    12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

    14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

    EVERYTHING is subject to Him

    ReplyDelete

Wednesday Word: Three thoughts and a video

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Persisting in Prayer Are you praying for the lost? Do you have a burden for the lost? Do you live your life as a ...