Bros, these mighty men called to come alongside of David and become a great army like the army of the Lord. In the book of Joshua we read about when the commander of the army of the Lord appears and this army of David’s is likened to that army… ”And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, "[Are] You for us or for our adversaries?" So He said, "No, but [as] Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, "What does my Lord say to His servant?" Then the Commander of the LORD's army said to Joshua, "Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand [is] holy." And Joshua did so.” [Joshua 5:13-15 NKJV]
What do you do when you are engaged in battle and realize that the Lord is there, you are in His presence and the battle belongs to Lord? Can you imagine you are in His presence; to me it’s as if there is a beam of brilliant light all around shining down from heaven adding to David’s army. I think you would humble yourself and know He is God and you are standing on Holy ground. So you submit to Him, you fall on your face to the earth, to the things of this world and ask as Joshua did “What does my Lord say to His servant?” And Joshua heard this “take your sandals off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” Bros when we go to the Lord, when we commit to Him, when we fully submit to Him and give everything to Him, when we are His servants, standing in His midst, also in the midst of battle we should be as Joshua was and fall on our face and worship Him and ask Him what does my Lord say to His servant? First of all we have to be His servants, then submit and commit.
We are always in His presence; rarely do we realize or acknowledge this. When we realize we are in God’s presence we ought to humble ourselves and walk in humility and know we are standing on holy ground and that God is there with us in the midst of our every battle, every disappointment, every tear, every time of heart break that the Commander of the army of the Lord is with us. We ought to honor God and humble ourselves before an ever loving, merciful and Mighty God. He knows always our every battle and will send a great army like the army of God.
Those mighty men of valor were sent to David by God day by day until they were a great army like the army of God to help him and deliver him. God kept adding and building up the army. Sometimes we may think we don’t have enough of whatever to have victory in our own battles we have going on in our lives. God keeps adding to our war chest so to speak day by day until we have a great army or great defense of deliverance that can only come from God. Then we see His anointing on our situation and all around our battle as we realize this is like the army of God, no one can go up against God and we are standing on holy ground-amen!