God Asking, Who is on My Side?
When Joshua saw the man with the sword in his hand he asked, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” (Josh 5:13) The man said, “No.” Joshua met someone who was not evil that was not on his side. He had to stop and think. We are so concerned about our causes, our comfort and our interests that we seldom stop to find out what God’s causes and interests are in a region or in a season. Many are asking, “What is going on?” I think God is probably asking, “Who is on My side?” “Who truly has My interests at heart?” “Occupy till . . .” (Lk.19:13) sounds like: don’t stop doing anything I have ordained you to do with any less faith, dedication, enthusiasm or determination! What is going on? What is going on is that “what can be shaken” (Heb.12:27) is being shaken until all that is left standing is an unshakeable Kingdom. Heb 3:14 If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we’re in this with Christ for the long haul. (The Message)