Re:Verse passage – Joshua 5:13-15; 6:1-5 (day four)

Heaven and earth can seem like they are infinitely far apart. This world can be so cruel that heaven sounds like a fairytale, totally separate from our reality. But passages like this remind us that there is only a thin, permeable veil that separates our world from heaven.

The “captain of the host of the Lord” appears, just like a man, in front of Joshua, and instructs him in how to overtake Jericho. The instructions he gave didn’t have normal military strategy, or even normal logic, yet they accomplished exactly what the Lord had promised.

These kinds of moments happen frequently throughout Scripture, where heaven suddenly feels very near. But that kind of thing doesn’t only exist in the past. When we have the Holy Spirit in us, we have heaven nearer to us than this mysterious man was to Joshua. What might be different if we lived like heaven was near? If we traded earthly strategy for heavenly logic? If history is any indication, walls will fall.

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