Fall In Line Behind Your Warrior Captain

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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.

In Joshua 5, we witness a theophany: God appears to Joshua in the form of a man. Does God join us, or do we join Him? Are we in our rightful place? Is it about how God fits into our plans, or how we fit into His plans? Who is the Captain and King? Do we sufficiently exalt God as a Man of War?

0:00 Joshua Chapter 5
1:52 Opening Prayer
3:03 Introduction to Sermon
5:16 What Is a Theophany?
7:38 What Led Up to These Three Verses?
10:51 Point 1 – The Commander’s Identity
25:13 Point 2 – The Commander’s Worship
29:51 Point 3 – The Commander’s Orders
40:02 Closing Prayer