Every Kingdom Divided Against Itself Will Be Ruined, and Every City or Household Divided Against Itself Will Not Stand.

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We live in a divided country. Certain events bring it together, united we stand, then it fades away to division. We live in this world, a world of division, and change, but we are not of this world.

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

Many people also remember this expression from one of Abraham Lincoln’s famous speeches, where he invoked the words of Jesus. Lincoln gave this speech, known now as the “House Divided Speech,” before becoming the 16th American president.

He used it to contrast the two halves of the United States at the time. One half of the Union allowed slavery, and the other did not. His message was that if the country continued on this path, it would break in two, which it ultimately did, leading to America’s Civil War.

Abe Lincoln; was elected to Congress in 1847. The Mexican war was going on, and Lincoln opposed the war. His anti-war speeches displeased his political supporters, and he knew they wouldn’t re-elect him.

So at the end of His term in 1849, he returned to Illinois to practice law. Then in 1858, He was nominated by the republican party for Illinois state senator.

Addressing the State convention at Springfield, he gave the first of his memorable speeches.

His huge hands tensely gripped the speaker’s stand, he declared slowly and firmly: “A house divided against its self cannot stand”

He’s talking about the country being divided on the issue of slavery, but where did he get that phrase? He got it from Jesus. And it’s recorded in 3 of the 4 gospels. Matthew 12:25Mark 3:25, and Luke 11:17.

Jesus was being accused of driving out demons in the name of Beelzebub, in which the Pharisees said was the ruler of demons. Beelzebub was one of Satan’s cohorts.

Luke 11:17: Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined and a house divided against itself will fall. if Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub.

Jesus brushes their accusation off with logic. They’re accusing him of being in league with the prince of demons because of his power over demons, and He’s saying Satan would not attack his own subjects, then his kingdom would be divided.

We live in a divided country. Certain events bring it together, united we stand, then it fades away to division. We live in this world, a world of division, and change, but we are not of this world.

We are separated from the world, by our belief in the word of God, and It will never change. And it will not fade away. Unity was apparent on the day of Pentecost when the Church was established. Acts 2:1; the apostles were all with one accord in one place. The church is a fellowship of faith, hope, and love that binds believers together.

In Eph. 4:3-6 the NIV translation says: Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There are one body and one spirit. Just as you were called to one hope when you were called. One Lord, one faith, one baptism; One God and Father of all. Who is over all and through all and in all.

Yet we still see division in the nation, in families, and in the church. I’m going to talk about these divides, and then the medicine that will cure division.

We find a striking parallel to the things that cause division today, in the Bible, in the city of Corinth. And Paul tells us how to deal with these issues in His letters to the Corinthians, but first some history about this biblical city.

The city of Corinth was strategically located on a narrow neck of land that connected southern Greece to the mainland of Greece. And there were two natural seaports that fed into Corinth providing a natural stopover for people traveling between Rome and the East. Old Corinth was destroyed in 146 BC. Then reconstructed in 44 BC by Julius Ceasar, and the city was given the status of the Roman colony.

This city was a melting pot of many nationalities. Old Corinth had been known for its immorality and unrestrained self-indulgence.

New Corinth, took on the same characteristics. The city was intellectually proud, materially affluent, and morally corrupt. The philosophy in Corinth encouraged its people to indulge in their desires, greed, dishonesty, impurity, drunkenness, lust, and selfishness.

When Paul came to Corinth He worked as a tentmaker and preached every Sunday, He remained there for about a year and a half and established a growing church. (Acts 18)

The congregation consisted of some Jews but was mostly Gentile and ex-pagan in nature. Socially, the membership ranged from the very affluent city treasurer (Rom.16:23) to Jewish refugees(Ac.18:2) and former criminals(I Cor.6:9-11)

Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church was written about 55 years after the death of Jesus from Ephesus, and in it, he answered questions about marriage and celibacy, food offered to idols, proper dress and responsibilities of women, public worship, spiritual gifts, and the resurrection of the dead.

Paul was also concerned about the growing division in the church, different groups were forming, they were quarreling among themselves, and some had even taken other members to pagan courts to settle disputes.

Although Paul’s 1st letter to the church at Corinth was written to deal with specific needs within that church, it has a tremendous value for us also,

The hearts of people have not changed, and neither has the principles by which God works.

“Have I, therefore, become your enemy by telling you the truth?”
If the greatest warrior of all times, King David was sent back to earth by God Almighty, the Pharisees and Sadducees the hypocrites would be in a frenzy, you see- great warriors like King David, Paul of biblical proportions would expose their ungodly doctoring. Those men would expose the treacherous path most of the world is on(inclusiveness) in other words sin must be accepted Or you’ll go to jail, those pastors in Canada(coming to America soon) are experiencing that following Christ can be by the world standards “dangerous”. Your job as warriors, shepherds of the flock is to speak out, expose ungodly behavior, oppose Injustice for the poor, the weak, Orphans and widows, the battle cry is “justice justice”. But for those Saints, salt of the earth Christians we know our life on earth is temporary, heaven is our eternal home, what’s in your heart, applause from the world which is temporary, Christ outstretched arms which is eternal?

THE WATCHMEN BRING THE MOST INTENSIVE SPIRITUAL WARFARE TRAINING OF MODERN TIMES

New York, NY, USA – May 7, 2019: Renowned Non-Denominational Christian Movement, Hear the Watchmen has proudly announced that it is bringing the most intense spiritual warfare training of modern times to Long Island with its upcoming workshop. This training workshop is titled ‘Spiritual Warfare’ and it is featuring the legendary Russ Dizdar. Moreover, tickets are now available online and the 4 Star Hyatt Regency of New York’s Long Island is expected to be packed with participants this summer. http://www.fox34.com/Global/story.asp?S=40428219

HNewsWire- “All political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” Just look at some of our modern-day examples: torture is “enhanced interrogation techniques”; murder is “collateral damage”; the aggression initiation of war is a “pre-emptive strike”; the theft of taxpayers’ money is a “bailout”, and the theft of depositors’ money in a bank is a “haircut” or “bail-in”.In a blatant example of Newspeak, the New World Order controllers (through the psychiatric DSM V) have tried to rename pedophiles as “minor-attracted persons” and redefine pedophilia as “sexual orientation”. This makes no sense since sexual orientation has to do with gender, not age, with whether you are attracted to males or females, not how old they are. There are even organizations (like B4UAct.org) which are claiming that pedophiles are being unfairly stigmatized for their feelings! Psychiatry, it should also be noted, has a history of inventing fictitious diseases such as ADHD (as admitted by its inventor on his deathbed by Leon Eisenberg).

StevieRay Hansen
Editor, HNewsWire.com

Jesus chastised religious leaders in the first century for not knowing the time of His arrival. Will we make the same mistake today? Christ stated how His second coming would be preceded by global events signifying the end of our age. We may not know the day or the hour, but we can know the season!

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28.)

Education is useless without the bible (Daniel Webster)

“Courage is as “fear that has said its prayers.”

John Wesley who said that what we tolerate in our generation, will be embraced by the next. Wesley is 100% correct! We are living in sick times.

Usually, the Lord doth no great thing for or against his people, without giving warning of it before it comes.

They perverted justice among themselves (v. 7): “You turn judgment to wormwood, that is, you make your administrations of justice bitter and nauseous, and highly displeasing both to God and man.’’ That fruit has become a weed, a weed in the garden; as nothing is more venerable, nothing more valuable, than justice duly administered, so nothing is more hurtful, nothing more abominable, than designedly doing wrong under color and pretense of doing right. Corruptio optimi est pessima —The best, when corrupted, becomes the worst.

It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated.

2 Corinthians 4:8-11 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

Jesus come quick, there is nothing left in society that’s sacred….

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  1. Mangledman on February 19, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    After reading through the last round of deception (headlines) this was a breath of fresh air. Thank You. Onward, Onward!!

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