Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Fence Sitting Disallowed
It came to my thoughts how truly devisive the word of God is. We read in the opening verses of Genesis that God divided and separated, by his word. We see God dividng and separating a people unto himself through the calling of the Israelites, by his word. We read Jesus declaring the continuation of this work by his word "Think not that I come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34. This weapon is the deadliest of them all.."For the word of God is alive, active and sharper than any a two edged sword.... dividing asunder and diserning the thoughts and intents of the heart" Hebrews 4:12. Quote Gods word to any soul and you will quickly discover, there our no fence sitters. Gods word is like a surgeons knife it exposes the diseases of rebellion, sin, pride and hatred. I was a member of a small group a little while back that was instructed by a well meaning but ignorant fellow "When witnessing never say; "The Bible sais!" My immediate thought was who in their right mind would go into a war zone and leave his weapon behind? Any soul who attempts to witness without using the authority of Gods word is going into battle unarmed and will be carved up. A say a battle because when we go for souls we go head to head with the flesh, the world and Satan. Praise God scripture declares God's word has victory over all three. However God instructs us through his word to rightly divide it and .."Study to show ourselves approved of God,a workman that need not be ashamed" 2 Timothy 2:15. Like any good sword handler you must know when to use it defensively, offensively and even when to temporarily place it back in its holder. There are some who haven't got the stomach for the battle, like the false Prophets of old they call a truce and declare peace when there is none and uphold a false unity that has not been brought about by the Holy Spirit. History records many who got into bed with their enemy hoping for an easier ride, their folly evident to all. As the days get darker the separation and division will undoubtably intensify. The proclamation of Gods word amongst the masses has never been popular, but thank God he hasn't called us to be popular.