God prepared Joshua for the conquest ahead by allowing him to meet the man with the drawn sword who is the Theophany of Christ. In the same manner, we need to prepare for what lies ahead by looking intently to Christ as the Commander of the Lord's Army.
Joshua 5: 13-15 (NIV)
13 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?”
14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as