Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Commander Of The Lord’s Army

Commander of the Lord's Army

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Joshua:  The Appearance of the Commander of the Lord’s Army (Joshua 5:13-15)

As God’s People (the Israelites) prepare for their first battle in the Promised Land, their new leader, Joshua, encounters a supernatural vision of the Commander of the Lord’s Army.

Ask the children…

Who did Joshua encounter and what was this man?

“Joshua was near the town of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and demanded, ‘Are you friend or foe?’ ‘Neither one,’ he replied. ‘I am the commander of the LORD’s army.’” (Joshua 5:13, 14)

What did Joshua do when he encountered this commander (Jesus)?

“At this, Joshua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. ‘I am at your command,’ Joshua said. ‘What do you want your servant to do?’” (Joshua 5:14)

What did the commander (Jesus) ask Joshua to do?

“The commander of the LORD’s army replied, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.’ And Joshua did as he was told.” (Joshua 5:15)

Joshua realized he was standing in the presence of God just as Moses as done, and he fell on his face and took of his sandals, symbolizing the holiness of God’s presence and his place of service.

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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