WHOSE SIDE IS JESUS ON?

“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

Many theologians believe, as do I, that the commander of the Lord’s army was a “Christophany”, a pre-incarnate appearance of Christ. In essence, Joshua asked the question, “Whose side are you on?”, to which the reply was, I’m not here to take sides; I’m here to take charge!”  
We have the opportunity for relationship with the post-resurrection Jesus. On the basis of that relationship, what if, rather than listen to the voices of candidates, media and social network pundits, we would ask Jesus the same question Joshua asked, and then listened, and then did what He said. He still speaks today, but we have to listen for His voice rather than to the voices of the world in order to hear Him. If we did that, just maybe the walls of division would “come tumblin’ down”!
I have to admit I’ve done a lot of praying for the candidates, but very little about how I should vote. Now, I’m going to try to close out the other voices and listen ask I ask God to direct my voting decisions.  I don’t want Him to be on my side.  I want to be on His side!!!

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About Pastor Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon is a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, missionary and with his wife, Marsha, an author. Jim and Marsha are founders of God's Blueprint for Marriage, a ministry based on the experiences they had during reconciliation and restoration of their tumultuous marriage that would have ended in divorce, had it not been for God's intervention. Their marriage workshop called, not surprisingly, "God's Blueprint for Marriage" shares details of their failing marriage and, more importantly, the lessons they learned during the restoration process. Their book, "God's Blueprint for Marriage", is available through their web site, www.godsblueprint.info Jim is Missions and Small Groups Pastor at their church, Word of Life Fellowship. He and Marsha have a strong ministry presence in Peru, where he is a leader in the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru, a Peruvian denomination. And Marsha is founder of Mujeres de Valor (Women of Worth), a ministry helping women in Peru find their place in service to God. They also work with Victory Bible College-Peru and Victory Fellowship of Ministries, organizations dedicated to training and supporting pastors and church leaders in that nation. Their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, are also in ministry, Jeffrey full time as Youth Pastor of their church. Additionally they have a number of "adopted" sons and daughters, many of whom are in ministry as well. Jim is a professional storm chaser. You can hear him during severe weather in NW Arkansas on 40/29.
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