Preperation: What Is God Saying?-Rashaad Rollison

Joshua‬ ‭5:13-15‬ (‭NLT‬‬)When Joshua was near the town of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and demanded, “Are you friend or foe?” “Neither one,” he replied. “I am the commander of the Lord’s army.” At this, Joshua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. “I am at your command,” Joshua said. “What do you want your servant to do?” The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did as he was told.

God is constantly speaking and He chooses the instrument He is going to speak through. 

Numbers‬ ‭22:22-23 (NKJV)Then God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the LORD took His stand in the way as an adversary against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. Now the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.

Numbers‬ ‭22:28 (NKJV)Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?

You see it is God who chooses whatever vessel He chooses to do the speaking 

Joshua‬ ‭7:10‬-13 (NLT‬‬)“But the Lord said to Joshua, “Get up! Why are you lying on your face like this?”Israel has sinned and broken my covenant! They have stolen some of the things that I commanded must be set apart for me. And they have not only stolen them but have lied about it and hidden the things among their own belongings.That is why the Israelites are running from their enemies in defeat. For now Israel itself has been set apart for destruction. I will not remain with you any longer unless you destroy the things among you that were set apart for destruction.Get up! Command the people to purify themselves in preparation for tomorrow. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Hidden among you, O Israel, are things set apart for the Lord. You will never defeat your enemies until you remove these things from among you.

Exodus‬ ‭23:20-22‬ (‭NLT‬‬) See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you. Pay close attention to him, and obey his instructions. Do not rebel against him, for he is my representative, and he will not forgive your rebellion. But if you are careful to obey him, following all my instructions, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will oppose those who oppose you.

God has already prepared an angel or look at it as God has already provided representation and God has already made provisions for the journey.

“If you fail to prepare, then be prepared to fail.

Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:20 (‬ ‭NKJV‬‬): All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust.

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