United We Stand, Divided We Fall
"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. "And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." Mark 3:24,25
The phrase "United we stand, divided we fall" has been used in many different motto's, songs and poems for hundreds of years, but before anyone ever quoted it, Jesus rebuked the religious crowd for accusing Him of casting out demons by the power of Satan.
True, division weakens ones ability to conquer or to achieve success in anything, as it undermines the very foundation of unity! Where there is one common goal there is power, strength and victory, but where there is division there comes strife, conflict and defeat, resulting in chaos. Satan is the master of division being a catalyst for catastrophe, the author of conflict and contention. From the beginning he has promoted disunity and division among mankind, spawning wars and conflicts that ultimately killed millions, wreaking havoc on a worldwide scale.
Within this message we will see the outcome of disunity in America and in the church of Jesus Christ that will bring about the total destruction of both without repentance and restoration. If the people of God don't repent of their selfish ambition, tradition and denominational ideologies they will continue down the broad road to ultimate destruction! If America continues to use an antiquated two party system that promotes division and stifles their own government from accomplishing anything whatsoever, it will be destroyed as we are seeing, being played out on the evening news!
"Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand." Matthew 12:25
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY
This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth. Jeremiah 7:28
America, once a great nation and a formidable military force and super power has slowly deteriorated into a corrupt, politically correct and godless nation. A nation where truth and justice once prevailed but now led by greedy politicians who have no interest in "We the people" but in padding their own pockets and promoting their own agendas, financed by special interest groups!
Today in the present Presidential race, Donald Trump seems to be the people's choice, but the media and the Republican party are against him wanting him defeated because he threatens to destroy their party and their "Conservative" ideology inherited from their ancestors, a dead traditional brood of apathetic, lazy politicians. Is Trump the ideal choice, heaven's no, but have we ever had an ideal choice? While Trump is a brash, shoot from the hip, impulsive and at times vulgar and arrogant businessman, he is a lead, follow or get out of the way kind of guy, hell bent on the success of the nation! One thing you can bet on, he will definitely do his dead level best to make good on his promises, having succeeded in the business world and having had a balanced budget, something America hasn't had in a very long time!
The problem with the country is the expulsion of God from the government, the school systems, from the military and from the "American way of life" founded by men of principal and truth who framed the foundation of this country on biblical precepts. From the time we expelled the Most High from America there has been a rash of school shootings, violent acts of aggression with the crime rate soaring throughout the land, our enemies have prevailed against us and our economy has tanked. I believe the present political race, the overall condition and the corruption of our infrastructure can be blamed on the absence of God!
"There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing (Fifty million unborn murdered) and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, with bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away. Hosea 4:1-3
SEEDS OF DISCORD
When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all together with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Acts 2:1,2
From its inception the true church of Jesus Christ was birthed in unity and all the followers were of one accord, a musical term meaning harmony. Because of their allegiance to the Savior and their new found faith in Him and their love for one another they were all one in the Spirit!
As we can plainly see in the book of Acts, unity brings about power from on high, not a one time event but a continuous power source for the body of Christ. The unity and devotion of this first expression of His church continued to grow and multiply, selling their possessions and dividing them among all who had need until there began to be those of the traditional Jewish religious crowd who sowed seeds of discord. Even in the midst of this and the persecution that came because of their faith in Christ they flourished until finally the church was institutionalized and began to be steeped in religious tradition as it is today!
Most of what we have today in the body of Christ originated from Paganism, bits and pieces of religious antiquity and dead rituals inherited from our forefathers. Divided, denominated and split into thousands of religious organizations the church of Jesus Christ has lost her power, unity and her identity that she once had in Christ! If the true apostolic 21st century Zerubbabels don't rise up to tear down that which is from ancient Babylon and rebuild the powerful Spirit filled temple of living stones, there will be no hope of ever recovering our inheritance, given to us from the Lord Jesus Christ and our destiny to rule and reign in His kingdom here on earth!
"You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? says the Lord of Hosts. "Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, (Holy Spirit) and the earth withholds its fruit." (harvest) Haggai 1:9,10
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
NOTE: The unification that will ultimately strengthen America and empower the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ will not come into being until an apostolic company of true apostles and prophets begins to establish the divine blueprint of the word of God by preaching the gospel of the kingdom that brings about repentance that leads to forgiveness and deliverance! That there be no divisions among you!