We've seen mud-slinging before in U.S. elections; scandals are nothing new. But to watch election news THIS year feels like one is literally taking a bath in mud, like a pig wallowing in filth! The scandals and the profanity have reached new heights - but then isn't that a picture of our society as a whole?
John has a nephew who is a Captain in the Salvation Army. He's a guy I love and really admire. Last week he posted something that stirred my spirit. He said he was inquiring of the Lord:
Hillary or Trump?
Democrat or Republican?
E.U. or Brexit?
He paused to listen, and this is what he heard: "The answer to your questions is found in Joshua 5:13-15."
So I turned immediately to this passage and heard the heart of our Messiah, blowing a shofar through the mess, calling each and every one of us to look to HIM, YESHUA/JESUS, the CAPTAIN OF THE ANGEL ARMIES!
13 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?”
14 “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?”
15 The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.
What an answer to the questions! Ponder it. Meditate on it. What does it mean to you? What message does He have for you?
To me, it says that all the answers to all our questions about the confusion, the terror, the lies, the deceit and the fears of this world are found and fully answered in Yeshua, the Commander of the LORD's Army (Adonai Tzava'ot!!) If I take off my sandals in reverence of Him, and fall on my face in repentance, He will commission me to "fight" in His Army through prayer and through His Word. There is no answer for America's woes apart from the repentance of her people!
Hillary or Trump? The LORD says "Neither. But as Commander of the Army of the LORD I have now come."
Who was and who is and WHO IS TO COME.
Kelly Ferrari Mills