Saturday, August 22, 2009

Civil War in the Spirit

I am in a place right now were I see a civil war. Our country is divided. There are people inciting division.

In economics there is division. Those who believe things are about to get better and those who do not.

Most disturbing is the civil war in spiritual things. It is becoming clear that people are being called to decide which side they will be on. The fault line is Homosexuality and the Life issues.

If you are soft on either or both of those you have chosen to be blue or grey. On the other side are those who's foundation is Faith in God on a Fundamental Level. Not fundamentalism. But ignoring Man's opinion.

Then I hear Jesus voice: Matthew 10

32 “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

34 “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.

35 ‘I have come to set a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 Your enemies will be right in your own household!’l]">[l]

37 “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. 38 If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. 39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

40 “Anyone who receives you receives me, and anyone who receives me receives the Father who sent me. 41 If you receive a prophet as one who speaks for God,m]">[m] you will be given the same reward as a prophet. And if you receive righteous people because of their righteousness, you will be given a reward like theirs. 42 And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.”

Some commentary that is salient.

People's New Testament

10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. Christ has to conquer a peace by overcoming the evil that is in the way of peace. Hence, to preach the gospel of purity and peace always arouses the opposition of the evil doer. Evil has to be put down before peace can prevail. Hence, while the great end that Christ proposes is peace, the immediate result of his coming, and of the preaching of the gospel, was opposition and bloodshed.

But a sword. The only sword that Christ or his followers use in the conflict is the Sword of the Spirit, but the persecutor has in every age turned upon them the carnal sword. The sword is sent because persecutors use it upon the church.

Wesley's Notes

10:33-34 Whosoever shall deny me before men - To which ye will be strongly tempted. For Think not that I am come - That is, think not that universal peace will be the immediate consequence of my coming. Just the contrary. Both public and private divisions will follow, wheresoever my Gospel comes with power. Ye - this is not the design, though it be the event of his coming, through the opposition of devils and men. Luke 12:51.

We are entering a time of civil war. Calls for Unity are really calls for compromise.

For this is the Plan of God..... Come ye out from among them.... Be ye Separate. Holy.

That is not agreeing with doctrines of Demons to go along and get along. That's not unity. It's apostasy. Be warned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The eradication of God's image is the prize sought by demonic agencies. Abortion destroys the 'imago dei' initiated in the womb. The nescessary outcome of homosexuality is the preclusion of 'its' mere inception. What is unnatural is also unholy.