Facing the Battle
Joshua 5:13-15, 6:1-2:
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant? 15 And the captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so. 1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
Joshua is leading the nation on toward Canaan and is facing the biggest conquest they have faced yet. He has stepped out to assess the walls of Jericho. Notice 3 truths in this process.
A. The reassessment of the task.
The Size of the wall –
The Structure of the wall –
The Strategy toward the wall –
B. The readjustment in his life –
From looking at the wall – To looking toward Captain of Host- verse 13
From His thoughts to – Captain of Host thoughts – v. 14
From self control to Captain of Host control – v. 15
C. The Reassurance from his Lord- Joshua 6: 1-5
Lord said – I am in control – verse 2
Lord said – you see tall walls – I see them flat-verse 2
Lord said- This is the way to victory – verse 3-5
Thanks Be to God Which Gives Us the Victory!
-Bro. Mike Goodson