Dividing line

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:13-15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Dividing line

Crunch time. We are nearing the end of this global journey as we know it, and regardless of whether the forces of change are supernatural or natural, this world will never be the same. In the light of the changing paradigm, there are many forces at work on the human level as we all are being forced into opposing camps.

Here in the United States, or Untied States, as I have come to know it, we are divided like never before, as issues have caused hearts to be revealed. We are divided along enemy lines, defined by political affiliation, faith convictions and generations.

We have entered a time that is proving to be a revealer of souls, showing what people truly believe, and creating enough pressure that even the most timid is willing to stand in the open square and proclaim. The overturning of Roe v. Wade is just such a source of pressure.

The world we live in has become divided, and so has the body of Christ. As I write this, I am aware, and am praying for a wide variety of brothers and sisters in the faith who have fallen on either side of the issue. It is easy on this time to begin to label each other, to begin to point fingers, and even wonder if those coming down on, what one considers the wrong side, are even saved.

That is not for us to decide. The Lord knows who are His, and what they believe about a given issues is between them and God.

Our job is to love one another, to serve the Lord and spread the Gospel. God has given us liberty because we live in a world that is packed with gray areas, places where it is not black and white as to what we ought to do. Our drive should always be to honor God and live according to His Holy word, but there are times when the road is ill defined, and the path not sure.

It is in these moments that we lean on grace to guide us, and we practice the second of the great commandments: “love your neighbor as yourself.”

It is easy to make value judgements when one has never walked a certain path, but it is another all together when one finds themselves in a desperate situation and the old tried and true answers don’t seem to meet the situation. It is in these moments each needs to hear the voice of God.

Brothers and sisters, let is not devour one another in these perilous times. We are in a time when spiritual powers are pressing in, twisting motivations, propelled by the forces of good and evil, into lethal weapons to be used against the humans in the middle.

“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”
Galatians 5:16-18 NKJV

In the light of all these things, let us walk in the Spirit, treating each other with love and understanding, and this having the power to resist the desire of the devil, that we be at odds. I have many dear bothers and sisters on both sides of the abortion issue, and I know, though it is most frustrating, that it will take the soon coming of Jesus to bring clarity.

Until then, let us love one another, let us give each other a benefit of a doubt, focusing on unity, that the devil does not have a weapon to inhibit the spreading of the Gospel. Pray for each other, especially those in opposition to your beliefs, and ask the Lord to examine your own hearts, that His truth be the only one you know.

May the fruit of the Spirit be present in all our interactions:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV

And may the Love of Christ be prevalent in us, in all its characteristics.

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8a NKJV

Let us hope all things, not scanning each other for wrongs, and praying lovingly for each other. All eternity is on a collision course with the divine, and truth and true justice will prevail regardless of what we believe. Let us be found loving and forwarding the Good News that Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose again that all humanity could be saved.

Let us be especially mindful of what we say, for our words bring life and death.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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