In the Old Testament we read that under the leadership of Joshua, Israel fought for the Promised Land. In a land surrounded by enemies, strength, courage, and solidarity were essential for victory. In this message, Dr. Sproul examines this account and talks about a rather unexpected ally who visited Joshua in the heat of battle.
Joshua had to lead the armies of Israel into many battles to rid the promised land of the existing nations. During one of those battles, Joshua suddenly encountered the Commander of the Lord’s army. Oddly, Joshua bowed down and worshipped Him. Who was this mysterious figure? Was He Michael the Archangel, Gabriel, perhaps, or some other angel? If He was an angel, why did Joshua bow down and worship Him? Dr. Sproul explores this question as he takes us back to that moment in redemptive history to discover the identity of the Commander of the Lord’s army.