Do you believe there is an evil presence in the world today using anyone and anything to steal, kill and destroy the good on earth? Our world seems to be under attack by a spirit of division – a method of destruction that fights to separate or keep apart. Many of the “isms” – racism, sexism, ageism, classism, egoism, etc – lead to the devastation of relationships. When a person believes they are superior to (more than) someone else, it causes a separation. Divorce is not only the division of two people, but it is the destruction of a covenant which often requires emotional, financial and spiritual restoration. Unfortunately, many families, schools, communities and countries are sabotaged by this wicked spirit. If division has its way, death will follow.
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them,
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: – Matthew 12:25
God made us all unique so there will always be differences among each other. If we are not cautious, a spirit of division can creep into our thoughts and emotions. Opinions slowly turn into judgments and we may begin to think we are more… holy, intelligent, valuable or important than someone else. Instead of putting ourselves on a pedestal, we can follow the example of Jesus Christ. He embodied more of everything, but still had compassion and love for everyone.
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you;
but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind
and in the same judgment. – 1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I encourage you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Agree with each other and don’t be divided into rival groups.
Instead, be restored with the same mind and the same purpose.
– 1 Corinthians 1:10 (Common English Bible Translation)
The good news is that agreement has power over division! When we agree with God’s Word, differences become insignificant and division loses strength. Agreement breeds increase, power, longevity, abundance, success and many more benefits! Friend, it is never too late to agree with the Kingdom of God!