Sunday, September 18, 2022

What causes DIVISION in families?

Luke 12:49-53

King James Version

49 I am come to send fire on the earth; 

and what will I, 

if it be already kindled?

50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; 

and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? 

I tell you, 

Nay; but rather division:

52 For from henceforth 

there shall be five in one house divided, 

three against two, 

and two against three.

53 The father shall be divided against the son, 

and the son against the father; 

the mother against the daughter, 

and the daughter against the mother; 

the mother in law against her daughter in law, 

and the daughter in law against her mother in law.


Going back to verse 49, fire in this context refers to judgement. At times, it refers to punishment, purification, even division as in, wall of fire. 

In verses 52-53, it is about truth that divides even the closest members within the family. 

The Gospel divides. Those who believe in the Gospel become born again and belong to God’s family. Those who are not belong to their father, the devil. 

Mark 3:32-35

King James Version

32 And the multitude sat about him, 

and they said unto him, 

Behold, 

thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

33 And he answered them, 

saying, 

Who is my mother, 

or my brethren?

34 And he looked round about on them 

which sat about him, 

and said, 

Behold my mother and my brethren!

35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, 

the same is my brother, 

and my sister, 

and mother.


What is God’s primary will?

John 6:40

King James Version

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him, 

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


Why are non-believers children of Satan?

John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, 

he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, 

and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


Christians are called to be separate. 

2 Corinthians 6:16-18

King James Version

16 And what agreement 

hath the temple of God with idols? 

for ye are the temple of the living God; 

as God hath said, 

I will dwell in them, 

and walk in them; 

and I will be their God, 

and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, 

and be ye separate, saith the Lord, 

and touch not the unclean thing; 

and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, 

and ye shall be my sons and daughters, 

saith the Lord Almighty.


We can’t be equally yoked with unbelievers. 

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

King James Version

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: 

for what fellowship hath righteousness 

with unrighteousness? 

and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? 

or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? 

for ye are the temple of the living God; 

as God hath said, 

I will dwell in them, 

and walk in them; 

and I will be their God, 

and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, 

and be ye separate, 

saith the Lord, 

and touch not the unclean thing; 

and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, 

and ye shall be my sons and daughters, 

saith the Lord Almighty.


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