-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you for us or for our enemies?" "Neither," he replied, "but as a commander of the army of the LORD, I have now come." -Joshua 5:13-14 NIV
When he met the Lord, Joshua assumed He was a common warrior, not the Divine Warrior. Joshua was in for a huge surprise. He was not confronting a human figure, but the pre-incarnate Son of God. Joshua attempted to find out which side this warrior was on and discovered that the Commander of the Lord's Army did not come to take sides but to take over.
Joshua did not meet a high ranking military officer but the commander and chief of heaven's army. He was in charge of the entire angelic host and His warriors could never be defeated. It didn't take Joshua long to discover that he was not on a battleground but on holy ground.
Jesus is your Mighty Warrior in every battle of life that you face. He has come to take over and be in charge of every circumstance you face. The next time you consider who is against you, quickly turn your attention to who is for you—the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, the heavenly host, the body of Christ, and the prayers of God's people are all on your side. You cannot lose, for He is victorious; you cannot be defeated, for He has conquered all; you cannot fail, for He will always lead you in triumph.
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