1 Kings 18:21
21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.
Division is a great attack against our stability. If the enemy can keep the church wavering, then he has broken our foundation and has stolen our dominion.
8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
We have to know what we stand for. We can no longer allow the world to define our beliefs. We have to seek God and trust the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us in all truth. It is time to get out of our flesh and do what we see our Father doing. The world is temporal, but we are promised everlasting life in God’s Kingdom through Jesus. If the church remains divided, it will not stand (Mark 3:25). Are we so arrogant to think that our opinions are higher than God’s Word? We have to stop filtering things through our flesh and let the Word judge every circumstance. No matter what the government says and what laws are passed, there are still some things that are an abomination to the Lord. Are we willing to believe/trust God even if under persecution? These are the times that we are in.
Even with all of this, God is still merciful. As believers, His love covers our sin. As judgement comes to the house of God, we have to search ourselves and repent for double-mindedness and remember all that we have been forgiven. We have to take on humility and receive the grace of God to minister the gift that God has given us in love. God wants us to be good stewards of His grace. I know in myself, I do not qualify to stand as an example of perfection. I have been forgiven of much sin and have lived an unholy life. Even after being saved by His grace, I have struggled with issues and have had to let God work deliverance from my flesh. We are all being perfected and growing in faith and glory. Our goal should be a life that mirrors the Word of God and worthy to represent His name for the Kingdom.
1 Peter 4:8-10
8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”[a] 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
I am not perfect, but I love God and want what He wants. We have to put on the mind of Christ and seek unity in the spirit by the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3). Our thoughts must be single and set on God. The only way to punish disobedience is to fulfill our own obedience. We can’t be hypocrites. It’s time to truly seek God and pray fervently for the church and for our nation. We must, as the church, repent for our sins. God will give us strategy and wisdom to overcome the enemy. He will heal the church and heal the land, but we must come out of our flesh.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Father we thank You for Your manifold grace. Forgive us for being double-minded and prideful. We know that our opinions mean nothing if they don’t line up with Your Word. Let the love of Jesus flow through us as we minister the gift that You have given us. Help us remember all that we have been forgiven and show mercy as You have shown us. We want to be stable. We rebuke the enemy that has caused division and offense and we loose unity in the spirit by the bond of peace. We fall out of alignment with those things that You call an abomination and we bind ourselves to Your truth. We choose You this day. We know that You are the one true and living God. Give us strength to fight the battles ahead and strategy over the enemy’s plans. Lord, we ask that You heal the church and heal our land. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!