In our present times, there is much call to unite. But I present the truth of God Who does not unite, but Who divides.
One of God’s first tasks was to divide the light from the darkness (Genesis 1.4). He divides the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25.31-33); the wheat from the tares (Matthew 13.24-30).
God still divides the light from the darkness. He will forever divide the light from the darkness.
In the Old Testament, God separated His people Israel from the rest of the people of the world. Israel was to be an example, a beacon of light to invite all others to come worship the Lord God; but Israel was not to unite with others of the world.
Jesus, Himself, said that He came not to give peace, but to divide: Luke 12.51-53 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
We who follow God, who are His chosen and called, who have God’s very Holy Spirit living within, are not called to unite with the rest of the world. Yes, we are called to be peacemakers. However, that does not mean to unite ourselves with them, does not mean to compromise our Biblical values to fit with their values, thinking that we can live in peace. No. The only way to peace is to fall on our faces and obey God Almighty. We invite others to join us in worshiping the only true God. But we do not unite by stepping out of our own faith.
Do not follow a man who makes promises to unify. No man can promise peace. The only unity that exists is unity in the Spirit of God. If a man preaches Jesus Christ and Him crucified, then follow the One to Whom he points.
If you are a child of the Most High, if you have His Holy Spirit within you, fall on your knees and worship Him by your obedience in heart, soul, mind, attitude, words, and strength.
Jesus’ words in Luke 12. 51-53 reflect what God told us in Micah 7.5, 6 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.
But look! Micah continues with God’s promises (vs 7-9) Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
Do you catch your breath and get goosebumps at the power in God’s Word??
Go forth with the understanding that you are not called to unite people together in peace. You are called to worship God, to call others to Him, and to let God decide who will join Him in peace and unity; and who will be cast into outer darkness.
1 John 3.1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Those whom God calls will know us, will unite the Spirit within them with His Spirit within us. For those who do not know us, it is because they do not know God. We must not unite with them. As we bow to God’s will, leave them to God’s will.