“New Guard, New Anointing”
Joshua 1: 1: “Now it came about that after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant.” For forty years God, through the Holy Spirit, spoke to Moses alone, and to no one else. Others, Joshua included, had good things to say, but never things precluded by the words, “The Lord said to Joshua …” or Aaron, or Miriam, or Domingo, or Gertrude. But the guard has just changed (Numbers 27: 18), Joshua’s received the Holy Spirit, and God speaks to him directly. And now in this post-Pentecost age, those filled with the Holy Spirit can hear the same voice of God, straight from the throne.