“Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’ ‘Neither,’ he replied, ‘but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.’ Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, ‘What message does my Lord have for his servant? ‘”– Joshua 5:13-14
The Jesus Party is not Republican or Democrat. We aren’t Independent but dependent on hearing and obeying the message of God, just as Joshua was. Tony Evans points out in his book “ How Christians Should Vote? “ that we as believers are called to ” a higher authority with a higher agenda” 1 and God has called us to make decisions by His word, not by the world’s standards. Martin Luther King Jr. pointed out that, “everything Adolph Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’ “2. Just because humans agree on something doesn’t make it just.
As believers we don’t fear the government of man, we fear the government of God. We fear what will happen when a country turns it’s back on the commands of God and incurs His wrath. Daniel and his friends understood what it meant to fear God. Daniel disobeyed a government ran by deceitful people, and was thrown in a lion’s den, but wasn’t harmed, because the Lion of Judah stood with him. Yet in the end, those who plotted wicked on him were thrown to the lion’s den and perished.
The Jesus Party isn’t here to take sides, we’re here to take over. The time has come to stop playing politics, and start playing our part as children of God. We are the peacemakers, we are the change, and we stand with exegetical Biblical truth. We are not here to serve a political party’s agenda, but to serve the truth of the eternal God who is known by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We fall down in worship to Jesus and ask the question Joshua asked “ What message does my Lord have for his servant? ”
1. Tony Evans, How Christians Should Vote? (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012), 63.
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Negro Is Your Brother.” The Atlantic Monthly, August 1963: 78-88.