The Great Divide

Since I have been around since the 1950's , I have seen a lot of changes.  Our world is changing fast.  Esp compared to all the time since Christ, these days are seeing much faster change.  Just in the last 50 years we have all this new technologies and they change overnight.  The TV, The cell phone, The computers, space travel to name a few.

With this fast change, I have personally noticed a huge division coming.  Though there has been division always and Christ said he came and this would happen it is getting FAR WORSE FAST!    Families are dividing.  I grew up were our family unit was kept together and stood together.  Not these days, for I see many relatives that are at war with each other.  Hating even.  Will not talk to one another for years .  Government of course.  The one we have now can not work out even simple tasks.  What was it like in congress right before the war between north and south?  The writing is on the wall!  Also, communities are not working together thus nothing gets accomplished.  Any group, government or family that is not working together toward a common goal will fail.

Religious groups are not united. Divided over doctrine, rules and regulations. Or divided over what type of songs are sung, or who the pastor is.  They are divided over what they eat or drink or other petty differences.  Christians are not united in faith.

Which brings me to the greatest divide, and that is only two groups.  True Believers and Non Believers.  Belief in the one true God.  God the father and Jesus Christ the Son.  Many believers have sat on the fence their entire life time. They do not want to offend those who do not believe, and try to live a life to not ruffle any feathers.   They want  to live with the world and still keep a foot in the church door not realizing that God will expect a decision soon.

The Lukewarm Church

14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans[z] write,
‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[aa] I will vomit you out of My mouth.17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”

You who call yourselves the followers of God will have to start taking a stand.  You will not be liked and will be persecuted for STANDING at the house of the Lamb!  If you do not prepare your mind now you very possibly will fail when you most need to show who you are.  NOW is the urgent time to study and KNOW God's word.  God promises to Strengthen us, He promised to be with us through all things.  Stand on His promises.  But you have to be ready.  

 KNOW what God says is truth.  How to behave, what to stand up for and what is not important to God.  Think through the things that might happen and how you will stand up for what is right according to God.  Will you lie on the taxes this year?  Will you skirt the answer if someone asks where do you stand on moral issues of today?  You are not of this world IF you have chosen and surrendered your life to God.  This is not your ways to act and think and do what the world does.  You are God's family now.  Stand for what God wants you to stand for.  Prepare your mind to think correctly, act correctly and be a example of Jesus Christ to the world.  The world needs strong LIGHTS pointing not to self but to God.  He is the ONLY Hope for humans everywhere. He is the only Hope for the children, the mothers, the fathers and people everywhere. 

We all have weak moments.  God never punishes us for things out of our control but to purposely choose to deny God is not the path you want to take.  For it shall be a path of agony.  God will save you, I believe.  But the path shall take a heavy toll.  So prepare yourself now to stand.  To take a stand for the Ways of God.  Not some one man fight to save the world, That is God's job.  The history unfolding now has to happen.  BUT read revelation of the churches.  These are the common attitudes of the followers today.  Which one do you fit in??  Beware and take action now to be ready with the full armor of God every morning.  Not blending in with the world views, but acting like a true follower of Jesus Christ.  Study how He acted and what he said.  Be like Him.  

Let us pray for each other every day.  For satan, society and our own selfish motives (the three SSS's)
are working against us!  

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