Posted by: Larry Hoekman | July 26, 2018

Luke — Sounds Too Familiar!

Day 3118: Shark Week – enough info to even scare me a bit . . .

Scripture:  Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub. Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Luke 11:17-19

Thoughts/questions: Jesus was accused of casting out demons by Beelzebub, and had a truly great response! Couple of thoughts – Jesus knew that their premise was faulty. Active division within any group destroys it from within. For those God2me readers in the U.S., this sounds very familiar. Will this happen here? Definitely if we continue the path many have chosen to take. Pray that God intervenes or that we have a revival in our land!

Also, Jesus posed an interesting statement to us all – If by Beelzebub, this; BUT if by God, something miraculous is happening – the kingdom of God has come upon you. As someone stated, ‘I’d rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find our there isn’t; rather than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.’ 

Jesus came and lived His life, now the question is, “Has the kingdom of God has come upon us or not? This is the ultimate test! We all need to get an A in our response!

Suggested Prayer: Dear Jesus, Your words are so convicting yet spoken with love. Help me to do the same . . .


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