Sunday, October 19, 2014
Christ-For Or Against
Bible Questions Answered:
“Among my friends some I like and some I deeply love they are so close to me. Some I know I would never have as friends. Very little is black and white, so why did Jesus say friends or not friends, followers or enemies?...”
Chelsea/ San Diego, California U.S.A.
Luke 11:14-23 KJV
14 And He was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
16 And others, tempting Him, sought of Him a sign from heaven.
17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
23 He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth. (See also: Matthew 12:25-30/Mark 3:23-27/ Mark 9:40)
My grandfather, on my mother's side, was an office worker for Soo Line Railroad, for some 46 years. Needless to say, everyone in our family is a railroad buff. We love to take a train, when we can!
One is either on the train, and going somewhere, or
not on the train, and going nowhere.
Is this a hard concept to understand?
Jesus said, either you are on board, (in the kingdom), or you are not, and are lost!
There are no grey areas, no neutral zones, no happy mediums, no middle grounds, and no way stations of indecision!
One is either receptive to this world's only Savior, or in denial of Him, and lost.
Joshua 24:15 KJV
And if it seem evil unto you to serve The Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve The Lord.
Luke 16:13 KJV
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other..."
Luke 11:23 KJV
He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth.
Gathering, the work and mission of The Lord, while scattering, the work of Satan.
Luke 9:49,50 KJV
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
John thought that because the man, had not been called of Jesus, he had no right to use His name.
But Jesus corrected him saying “ Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.”
This man believed in the name, and the power of The Lord Jesus Christ, and that He had come to liberate those that were bound. He had made his decision, he followed The Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, someone may say today, “I have not yet decided for Christ, maybe latter in life I will, I'm not sure.” Friend, you have made a decision! You are against Christ! To not decide for, is to decide against! If there is one thing our Lord eagerly wished to make known it is this Truth!
Luke 11:23 KJV
He that is not with Me is against Me..."
Jesus Christ, cannot be just someone you have heard about, or talked about, that leaves you on thee outside of receiving Him, as your “own-personal Savior!”
II Corinthians 6:2 KJV
(For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured (helped) thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Hebrews 4:7 KJV
"...Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts."
Proverbs 27:1 KJV
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
James 4:13,14 KJV
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.