Whose Side is Jesus on??

Fellow Christian, if someone were to ask you, “Is Jesus on your side?”  How would you respond?  This may be a particularly pertinent question if you are currently involved in some legal or family struggle in which your adversary is NOT a Christian, but the question is valid for all.  Is Jesus on your side, fellow believer?  Or is He on the side of those who oppose you and other believers?  I am guessing most Christians feel as though Jesus is on their side.  Surely He would not be on the side of an enemy who embraces injustice or iniquity, right?  What I am about to say may sound like I am splitting hairs, but it isn’t:  Jesus isn’t on your side… and He isn’t on their side either!  Please read the passage below:

“When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?”  And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?”   – Joshua 5:13-14

Joshua was the leader of God’s chosen people.  Not only that, he was preparing to battle a people group that the Lord had slated to be overthrown in judgment.  Surely God was on his side, right?  No!  This “man” of God that confronted Joshua (believed by many, myself included, to be our Lord Jesus Christ) made it very clear that the Lord and His army were not on the side of Israel.  Confused?  Take a good long look at this passage.  After telling Joshua “No”, look at the next words spoken.  The “man” clearly announces His authority.  He states, “I am the commander” and “I have come”.  He left no doubt as to who was in charge, and judging by Joshua’s reaction, the message was received loud and clear.

Folks, this is a very important message found here in this text.  Our Lord is on His own side, period!  Those who dare to rebel and make themselves His enemies are destined for destruction.  Those of us who have been purchased by His blood don’t have Him on our side… instead, we have been brought onto His side!  It is crucial we understand this and humbly accept the fact that we are not the focal point of our Lord’s actions throughout the Earth.  We are His subjects, and as such you & I are on His side (if we truly are His redeemed) for the remainder of eternity.  But do not for one second think that our Lord is behind you in your struggles!  If He is behind you, then the term “Lord” can hardly be used, can it?  We must always be behind Him as we follow and submit to those things that He, in His wisdom and love, has allowed to enter our lives (even the bitter struggles).  Fight on, Christian soldier!  Not because you have the strength of your Lord behind you, but because He has redeemed you, gone before you and calls you unto Himself while at the same time accompanying you along the way!

Listen to an audio sermon on this same passage and topic by clicking Is Jesus on Your Side? now.

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2 Comments on “Whose Side is Jesus on??”

  1. Delwyn X. Campbell Says:

    Let the Church say “AMEN!!!”

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  2. Lynne Says:

    This is very interesting (the Biblical passage mentioned above in particular)…I’m going to study it tonite I think. Thanks for sharing .

    Reply

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