“What is God’s Message for You?”
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for His servant?” Joshua 5:13-14
Joshua was getting ready to battle Jericho, and was awaiting God’s directions for taking the STRONG, FORTIFIED fortress. Up to this point, Joshua had received NO instructions from God as to what he should do next. And more than likely he was waiting with some anxiety about the battle, as he surveyed the STRONGHOLD of Jericho, with its big, high strong walls, which surrounded the city.
While he was contemplating what he should do to be able to conquer Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a sword in His hand. Now, this more than likely, was the Angel of the Lord. So Joshua went boldly up to Him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
And when the man answered, “Neither, but as Commander of the Army of the Lord,” Joshua fell facedown to the ground in REVERENCE, and asked a VERY CRUCIAL question: “What message does my Lord have for His servant?”
First of all, Joshua realized that he was in the presence of the Lord, and he immediately, without reservation, fell facedown to the ground in REVERENCE. Secondly, he sought the GUIDANCE of the Lord by asking; “What message does my Lord have for His servant?”
We face battles EVERYDAY and like Joshua, we should, in REVERENCE, seek God’s GUIDANCE with the SAME question, “What message does my Lord have for His servant?” Do we REVERENTLY SEEK God’s GUIDANCE? Do we REALLY WANT to KNOW what His message is to us? Or are we bent on following our own directions, and leaving God out of our lives, and only calling on Him when it benefits our own desires?
As a TRUE Child of God, we NEED His GUIDANCE DAILY, and should DAILY ask Him, “What message does my Lord have for His servant? If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT a TRUE Child of God, and the only GUIDANCE you have for your life comes from you, which more than likely is directed by Satan and he is guiding you down the wrong path, and making the wrong decisions, decisions that will determine your destiny, and will lead you straight to Hell. However, God’s message for YOU, today is for you to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and CONFESS your sins to Him, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before Him then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and start asking Him, “What message does my Lord have for His servant?” Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!