Now, Joshua was picked by God to lead the nation of Israel across the Jordan River into the Promise Land. Joshua replaced Moses. Remember Moses died before the children of Israel actually crossed into the Promise Land. God had picked Joshua to lead the people. What a great leader he was. His only problem was, as soon as he crossed the Jordan River, he had to engage in battle with the city of Jericho. Like any great leader, Joshua was out there just walking around trying to figure out how they were going to accomplish the task.
In Joshua 5, the Bible says that, as Joshua was walking around, thinking and praying, all of a sudden a man appeared before Joshua. This was not any ordinary person. This person had on armor, was dressed as a soldier, and this person was carrying a sword. Most biblical scholars believe that this was a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ before Joshua.
You know, it’s interesting, I don’t want to get off into Bible stuff, but there were several times in the Old Testament when Jesus appeared to different people, before he even began his ministry on Earth. That is what pre-incarnate means.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young