A House Divided

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The photo accompanying this article shows two oarswomen rowing against one another. No matter how hard they try they are going to go nowhere since they are pulling in the opposite directions.

Jesus was once accused of casing out demons by the power of Satan himself. Jesus’ response has been repeated millions of times since. Read the story below and take note of the underlined sentences.

Then some people brought Jesus a man possessed by a demon. The demon made the man blind and unable to talk. Jesus cured him so that he could talk and see.

The crowds were all amazed and said, “Can this man be the Son of David?” When the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man can force demons out of people only with the help of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons.”

 Since Jesus knew what they were thinking, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is ruined. And every city or household divided against itself will not last.  If Satan forces Satan out, he is divided against himself. How, then, can his kingdom last? If I force demons out of people with the help of Beelzebul, who helps your followers force them out? That’s why they will be your judges.  But if I force demons out with the help of God’s Spirit, then God’s kingdom has come to you. Matthew 12:22-28

What is true in rowing, and in the kingdom of God is also true in America. This country is deeply divided. There are clearly two worldviews in America that are clashing against one another. On one side are the secular progressives who support abortion, gay marriage, immigration with no qualifications, evolution and global warning as their highest priority.   On the other side are tradition Americans who see the womb as sacred and to be protected, marriage between one man and one woman, immigration with wisdom, and the Judeo-Christian worldview that we have been created by God and owe him our ultimate allegiance.

The truth is that America has entered its second civil war and violence is beginning to erupt. The solution is not going to found in dialogue, tolerance, or even force. The answer will be found when men and women of faith get on their knees and cry out to Jesus for a spiritual awakening. It is time that the truth of God in Jesus Christ takes back America from the curse of Satan and the kingdom of darkness. It is time that we repent of attempting to be god all the while attempting to push the one true God out of the public arena.

Those who will stand the tallest in this contest will be those who fall to their knees, cry out for mercy and ask that the will of Jesus Christ be done. Start tonight on your knees seeking his will and then tomorrow and the day after until a great spiritual awakening returns to this country and we can again be a united people.


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