Category: Joshua

Conquering the nations

When Joshua meets the commander of the army of the Lord, He is standing with His drawn sword in His hand. This is a military conquest, a war against flesh and blood. In Revelation 19, this same commander sits on His horse with His sword in His mouth. This is not a war against flesh […]

Devoted to Destruction

When Jericho falls, the city is devoted to destruction. It is a whole burnt offering. The entire city is put to the sword and burned with fire as an offering to Yahweh. This is not something that is handled by a soldier or regular citizen. An offering could not be burned with fire lit by […]

Jericho’s Jubilee

Joshua 6 is the account of the fall of Jericho. The people were to march around the city for a week while the priests blew trumpets until the walls came down. It is interesting to note that the trumpets used here are not the silver trumpets normally used to call the camp to action. These […]

Commissioning

Joshua was commissioned to lead the people of Israel over the Jordan into the land that God had promised to give them. His obedience is required. God says, “be strong and courageous… be careful to do according to all the law…do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left…the book of […]

Giant killers

God does what He says He’s going to do. In Numbers 13, Yahweh tells Moses to send spies into the land that He is giving to the people of Israel. This is the land that had been promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and now God is bringing His people in to give it to […]

Only be strong

The LORD your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the LORD has spoken. Deuteronomy 31:3 Joshua very much foreshadows the work of Christ and the spread of the gospel into the world.¬†God […]