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Is God really on our side?

The simple answer is yes!
Yet most people live their whole lives questioning whether or not God really loves them and would really provide for them.

God really is the loving parent who provides life itself, shelter, food, provision, love, help, teaching and goodness all the days of our lives.
He is strong enough and capable enough to fight ALL of our battles.

"God is on our side" in the scriptures is set inside a rhetorical question.
This is a figure of speech which means; "a question that requires no answer".
It emphasizes the fact that no one could be like God and no one could be as strong and powerful as he is.

Psalms 118:6 ESV
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalms 118:6 NLT
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?

Here is a similar one from the Book of Psalms. A favorite verse of many!

Psalms 27:1 ESV
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

If we would pause and consider Who the Lord IS, we would echo the words of the Psalmist! God is The Creator of all life, The Everlasting God, who inhabits Eternity, and the heavens and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him! He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving and ever abiding in us, yes this is the Lord who is our strength, fights our battles and has no competitors!

The whole end section of Romans chapter 8 is also rhetorical! Questions where the answer is understood!

Romans 8:31, 33-35, 38, 39 ESV
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died-more than that, who was raised- who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord

When Jehoshaphat and the children of Israel were faced with armies that outnumbered them 3 to 1, they went to God and asked him rhetorical questions that really needed no answer.

2 Chronicles 20:6 ESV
O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.

Jehoshaphat just needed to be reassured of this truth, that "in Your Hands are so much power and might that none is able to withstand YOU"!

Once given the answer that God really was on his side, Jehoshaphat sent out the singers with a victory song, their anthem of praise, "in front" of the army proclaiming beyond a shadow of a doubt that God Almighty was going to fight their battle! God Almighty was truly "On THEIR side".

The prophet Elisha knew that there were more "on his side" then with the army that came to arrest him, for he saw God' powerful army with spiritual eyes!

2 Kings 6:16, 17 ESV
He said, "Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." Then Elisha prayed and said, "O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see." So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Is God really on our side today?

Read the book of Ephesians and come to the conclusion that God has done everything through Jesus Christ not only to bring us to His side, as beloved children of the Most High God, but to reassure us that He has placed IN us the spirit of Christ, THE victory of every battle.

Our song of victory today IS Christ and we are super conquerors in him every day! As God Almighty and our Father in Christ, there is no question that he has placed us " far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come." (Ephesians 1:21 ESV)

No fight no battle could ever be stronger than him, for its Christ that reigns within!

God our Father is not only able, but He is willing to do far greater than we could ask or think!

Ephesians 3:20, 21 KJV
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Yes, God really is on our side! And that's quite the advantage.

The song "God Is On Our Side" is your song written for you to sing! And for every believer to sing!! Sing it loud and sing it with great joy in your hearts for God truly is on our side and who can be against us!

In His grace,

posted by Sal Arico on 03/08/2013