In this cycle of American politics we have become a living illustration of the conversation Joshua had with the commander of the Lord’s heavenly army.
“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?” 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. (Joshua 5: 13-15)
No matter where we passionately draw our political and social battle lines we only see in part and prophesy in part. God is always up to something much larger than our passion can see.
In these times of heated political rhetoric God wants you to support His agenda and His Kingdom platform. To do this you may have to step back and forth over lines drawn by politicians, powerbrokers and religious-sounding groups. You will be in good company. Jesus did this throughout His ministry on Earth. This is why the authorities and even His followers could never figure Him out or what He would do next because they were choosing to see Him through the blinding lens of human insight and from behind hotly defined man-made battle lines.
It is always holy ground when God is at work and He is at work in profound ways. Take off your shoes. This is a holy moment in our history. God is about to bring down the walls that divide us.