Wednesday, February 8, 2017





The whole law is made complete in this one command:  “Love your neighbor as you love yourself. “   If you go on hurting each other and tearing each other apart, be careful, or you will completely destroy each other.        Galatians 5:14-15


In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the TRUE BELIEVERS in Galatia, he warned them of the dangers of following FALSE TEACHERS.  He implored them to SERVE one another in LOVE.  Then he made this proclamation:  “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” 


There were serious problems here, the churches in Galatia were divided by strife, and the followers of the legalists, those who followed only the law, and the Christians, those who followed the teachings of Jesus Christ, were hurting and tearing each other apart, not literally, but with words and accusations, maybe shouting matches, or protests.  Nevertheless, they were arguing and fighting with each other, which caused a rift within the churches, and thus their witness was compromised, in other words, their witness was being weakened and ineffective.  They were weakened and headed for DESTRUCTION.


In the Gospel of Luke, chapter eleven, verse seventeen, Jesus said:  “Every kingdom that is DIVIDED against itself will be DESTROYED.  And a family that is DIVIDED against itself will not continue.”  Paul’s greatest fear was that the DIVISION in the churches would DESTROY, not only their witness, but their very being.  So it is within our churches, today, we have DIVISIONS and STRIFE, which, by the way, is the working of Satan, to DESTROY the work of God.


And not only is it in our churches and families, but also in our nations.  A nation is the people who reside there, and when the people are DIVIDED and lashing out, trying to HURT and DEVOUR each other, it WEAKENS the nation and it is headed for DESTRUCTION.  REMEMBER, Jesus said that, “EVERY KINGDOM THAT IS DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF WILL BE DESTROYED!” 


Is this the direction of YOUR nation?  There is so much HATRED, REBELLION, RIOTOUS BEHAVIOR, and SELF-ASSERTION, which is planted in the hearts of mankind, even to the point of being DESTROYED.  And this is ALL the work of Satan.  People are being influenced by his devilish ways, and following him all the way to HELL, the place of torment, torture, heartache, pain, agony, and despair.  Don’t let him lead you to your OWN DESTRUCTION.  But come 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 TURN AWAY from following Satan, down the path to DESTRUCTION, and begin your journey, following Jesus Christ, on the path upward to Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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