I call you ‘warrior’. I call you, warrior! Come, arise, walk into the calling on your life. No more defeat, no more waiting for permission from man to arise to your rightful place in me! I know my chosen ones and I call them by name. I have placed eternity in your heart. Now is the time to arise and take your stand in the army! As one, you will turn to the left and to the right; as one, you will move forward to take the ground. Jesus Himself will be your Commander, no longer the man to your right or the man to your left. Jesus alone will guide your hands as you engage the enemy and rout him before the Lord of Hosts. Listen to the Commander’s instructions and engage in the battle as He shows you, be obedient to Him and to Him only!
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?” The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.