RAHAB: A PICTURE OF SALVATION OF THE SOUL (Continued)
Joshua 2: 1 " And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there."
Joshua is a type of Jesus. His name means Jehovah saved and the root meaning of his name is to deliver or get the victory. Joshua is the son of Nun whose name means perpetual or resprout. We must here understand that the Holy Spirit is presenting us with a picture of our Lord Who is eternal life. He is the Vine, and we are the branches. The eternal life substance of our Lord Jesus Christ is the same spiritual substance in the life of every born again believer.
From this perspective, let us continue. Joshua sent two men to spy or walk along Jericho secretly. They launched from Shittim which means incorruptible. I Peter 1: 23 states we are born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth forever. Rahab received them thus their message, and they (their message) lodged or abided with her. When presented with true messengers of God, their message will always contain an aspect of our Lord. We must receive Him and keep Him in our hearts. By doing so, our faith will increase and the righteousness of God (Christ Jesus) will be revealed from faith to faith. It is written, "The just shall live by faith." (Romans 1:17).