Jos. 5:14 “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?”
When Joshua is about to go to the Jericho and destroy it, behold, there stood a Man in front of him who has a drawn sword in His hand. This man is no other than our Lord. The Lord here is telling Joshua that He is not his enemy, neither He is his ally. He is none of those two! The Lord is the Captain! Which means He will be the one to LEAD Joshua and all of Israel to battles. He is our Captain! We are His host! That’s why the Lord is saying the truth when He said to Joshua that He is neither an ally or an enemy.
If the Lord is Joshua’s ally, it will only mean that it is Joshua’s battle and not His. It will also mean that He will only go to help Joshua win. Yes, for an ally is only a helper in the battle. But He is not Joshua’s ally. He is the Captain of the Lord’s host who came to LEAD Israel to battles. He is showing Joshua here that He is the leader and not Joshua. He is showing that it is His battle and not Israel’s! And that it should be Israel who should be allied with Him if they wanted to win! It is not our battle! It is His battle! Amen.
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