What’s In A Name
This week we will look at the book of Joshua. The name Joshua actually means “The LORD is salvation.”
In the book of Joshua, Joshua is raised up as a leader among the Israelites to go and conquer the Promised Land.
Read Joshua 1:1-11.
Unite and Conquer
Just as Joshua was the great conqueror leading the chosen people into the Promised Land of Canaan, Jesus his Great Successor is leading His own into the Promised Land of Heaven.
For this reason we see Joshua as the type of Jesus as the captain of our salvation.
We read in Hebrews 2:10 that Jesus brings many to glory:
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory,
to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10 NKJV
So Jesus is found in:
Genesis as the Seed of the woman.
Exodus as the Passover Lamb.
Leviticus as our High Priest.
Numbers as our Pillar of Cloud by day and Pillar of Fire by night.
Deuteronomy as our Prophet like unto Moses.
Joshua as the Captain of our Salvation.
I started this because I wanted to memorize the findings of Jesus throughout scripture. I hope this is a help to you as well Beloved.
I am at the beach this week. Where are you finding Jesus in your life this week?