Devotional 26.03.2014

Verse of the Day

When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you one of us or one of our enemies?” He answered, “Neither one! I am here as the commander of the LORD’s army.” [GWT] Joshua 5:13-14a

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Jesus Christ will be to his people what their faith needs and what the circumstance requires. To Abraham (whom for many years was told was going to father nations, but still remained childless), God visited him in the form of a traveller (Genesis 18:1), to encourage his faith, and to remind him of the fulfilment of His promise to him. Not long after that visit the child of promise was given to Him. In this verse, God visited Joshua as a man of war. You see, after the death of Moses and Joshua’s take up of the leadership, Jericho stood between them and the conquest of Canaan, the land of promise. I wonder what might have been going through the mind of this newly made leader, and the mental struggles he would have been going through. At the critical moment when God’s help was needed, Jesus, the captain of the hosts of the Lord, the leader of all that vast army of unseen confederates, who are destined to marshal the forces of nature, came to his aide, came to help Joshua.” And with Him by Joshua’s side, His first battle as the new leader was won. I wonder what would have happened to his faith after that. A boost I’m sure. #Jesus is still in the business of appearing to/visiting people. What kind of help do you require from Jesus? Did you know that He is also the Prince of peace? #JoshuaChallenge #Verseoftheday