A nation divided
“He knew what they were thinking and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own exorcists cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you”.
Decisions taken by those elected to represent the people have lead to the nation being divided, husbands have become divided against their wives, mothers have become divided against fathers, brothers have become divided against sisters. Families have become divided against themselves.
We stand a broken divided society and them responsible continue with their games, they are happy to see people at each other’s throats because they are at each other’s throats.
I am reminded of the words of Paul to the Ephesians:
” For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places”.
Be of no doubt our country is in darkness we have become corrupted by sin. When sin corrupts a country then there is no future for that country and that it will eventually destroy itself.
But we have an opportunity to turn back to the light. Those who are children of the light must be strong and as Paul writes must put on the full armour of God.
” Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”.
For many years I have felt that this nation was sinking into an abyss of evil and good people were being dragged into it. Now is the time as we come to Pentecost to turn away from the darkness and come back to the light. Do not allow yourself to be corrupted by evil thoughts.
Stand upright and stand up for Christ
We must become a holy nation were the work of God abounds..