God Divides

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.

Come November, do not cast a vote for someone because of a promise to unite our country. No man can unite people. No man can promise peace. The only unity that exists is unity in the Spirit of God.

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.

23 thoughts on “God Divides

    1. Wow, them’s powerful words!
      This was one of those topics that God gave me along with a push to get it out on the blog. You know, when you can’t leave it alone, when you can’t do anything else until THIS is done? I stand amazed at God’s truth, His wisdom; and His ability to work through His people.
      Thank you for standing with me.

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  1. There’s so much misunderstanding about being a “peacemaker,” probably due to too much attention to political correctness and not enough attention to Scripture.
    To me the Beatitudes describe the journey of a believer, from the moment (s)he realizes (s)he is spiritually bankrupt all the way to the maturity of suffering for the gospel. The second-to-last Beatitude is “Blessed are the peacemakers” – those who not only have peace with God, but who help others to have peace with God as well. In other words, those who lead others into a relationship with the Prince of Peace.

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  2. I would have to say too, this was one of your best so far! And I understand the having to get it “out there” before you can think of anything else! But that is how GOD works and may we be peacemakers but not people who will agree with anything just to “keep the peace.” The scripture you sited was perfect and a good reminder. GOD’S word does cut and divide. I also think HE is dividing the sheep from the goats as right now too. Let us desire to please the LORD. We will never go wrong in obeying HIS word!

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  3. This is upsetting and scary to read. This avenue of thinking is the reason why America will be a fascist country in the next 4 years. Because you do not want to vote for someone who is attempting to unite us, you are instead voting for someone who is divisive, cruel, heartless, racist, sexist, and xenophobic. Trump does not care about Christianity. He does not care about God. He does not even care about abortion – he is using this for votes. He cares about using your faith for his own political gain. When political views result in the suffering of another human being, they are no longer political views- they are moral choices. Trump goes against the morals and values that all Christians hold. No, you don’t have to align with people who do not hold your religious views, but as a Christian, you must care that these people are afforded the same rights and freedoms that you are.

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    1. I apologize for any impression I gave concerning promotion of any person over another in terms of casting a vote. I was simply pointing out that no person (except for Jesus Christ) can unite us. To vote for anyone for the sole reason that he promises to unite us is to ignore that fact.
      The one sentence I included regarding a vote does not encompass the whole of my post, or my point: that is, it is impossible to become united as a country unless all of us fall on our faces before God and covenant to obey Him in all things, following the guidance of His Holy Spirit. God divides the light from the dark, the good from the evil. America is living in such division. Part of our obedience to Him involves loving others and treating everyone with respect; but not to embrace the sin.
      We have a civic duty to vote; however, God has ordained our next president and all those who will gain leadership over us. We can only choose how to respond to our circumstances. As for me and my house, we choose to serve the Lord.

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