“Those Who Divide”
But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. Jude 1:17-19
I hear a lot, these days, about how our nation is DIVIDED, and how this one or that one is to blame for the DIVISION in our land. Well, the Lord laid this verse of SCRIPTURE on my heart, and I believe this is a WARNING to each of us, as to just what is causing such a DIVIDE.
Jesus said to the Pharisees: “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” (Mat. 12:25). Could this be the future for many nations, as well as our very own? I believe so, because the Word of God is TRUTH, and it hasn’t failed in its predictions.
Jude, in his letter to the Christian Jews, in Palestine, is reminding them of the predictions of the apostles, speaking of the LAST TIME, when there will be SCOFFERS or MOCKERS who follow their own UNGODLY PASSIONS. He indicates that they are the ones who cause DIVISIONS, they are the WORLDLY PEOPLE, who are DEVOID of the Spirit of God.
This group of people are multiplying, because a lot of parents aren’t concerned about the “spiritual” aspect of their children’s lives, which may stem from their own lack of “spiritual” aspects, and the children are left to the influences of a WRETCHED, DEPRAVED, EVIL world that is waiting to get its clutches on our most PRECIOUS possession. They are the NEXT GENERATION, who will FOLLOW their OWN UNGODLY passions.
And the forces of evil are warring against the forces of God’s Children, causing DIVISIONS in EVERY aspect of life. So what is the ANSWER to the DIVISIONS that are threatening the very existence of ANY Nation? The ANSWER is JESUS, we NEED to turn to God for REDEMPTION and RESTORATION, and the ONLY way to accomplish both is to come to JESUS. We must RESCUE our children, by having a deep concern for their SPIRITUAL WELLFARE and work at developing a HEALTHY appetite for the things of God.
The future for those who SCOFF or MOCK God, those who are the WORLDLY PEOPLE, who are DEVOID of the SPIRIT of the Living God, is an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of FOREVER, torment, torture, pain, agony and despair, with NO WAY of ESCAPE. Are you one of them?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are one of them. And your future is the same as theirs. However, you NOW have the opportunity to change your direction and possibly the direction of your children, by coming to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and DO NOT be GUILTY of helping to DIVIDE and DESTROY a GREAT Nation, but be a part of its REDEMPTION and RESTORATION. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!