I Did Not Come To Bring Peace, But A Sword

He brings the sword of truth

He brings the sword of truth

These are the words that our gentle Lord had spoken. That’s right and it is happening to families all over the world. The division is taking place.

No, it isn’t just because a person has acknowledged Jesus Christ as his/her savior, but one of His many names is, the Truth. (Remember, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life?) People will be divided because they are following another gospel other than the gospel of Jesus Christ. He said the “the sum of thy word is truth.” That means all of it.

The words He spoke were, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For Ive come to turn “a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law, a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.(Matthew 10:34)

Why would Jesus speak such words to us? I thought he wanted reconciliation for all. Yes, He does. It is the men and women whose hearts have been hardened by sin that do not. They want to follow part of the word, but the entirety, if it doesn’t fit their agenda. This way they believe they can continue in their darkness and no one will know and God really doesn’t care about that little bit of sin, after all does He?

Well, according to Jesus, that little bit of sin is the “leaven that ruins the whole batch. It’s like being a ‘little bit pregnant.’ It’s just not possible with God. You’re in or you’re out. If you are a believer and you are walking in truth and you have members of your own family that are not, they are convicted by you and this brings the sword that divides. The Lord Himself will not allow it. He wants repentance followed by the “fruit in accordance with repentance.”

In Hebrews it is spoken about this personal apostasy. “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.”(Hebrews 6:4-6)

There is a major difference between committing sin and habitually sinning. When we repent and keep turning back to the same sins, we are lying to the Holy Spirit. We have to do everything in our power to stay away from all the ungodly influences that are leading us down this road. This is sometimes even family and friends.

When someone comes out of a drug rehab program the first thing they tell them is to cut off all their ties with the enablers. The friends that they had influencing them the family members that caused them to fall. They simply cannot take a chance on allowing these people to bring the harm or even death. Isn’t this more important to our own spiritual lives? And we also have a responsibility to those around us that are unsaved, to reveal truth and walk in truth. If we are partaking in deeds that are corrupt, how are we being an example of the new, regeneration, in Christ? All they see is another church ritual. There’s no salvation in that. It’s actually worse than our former condition. The Lord tells us this. It was better that we did these things without tying the Lord’s name to them. It is the ultimate sin against the Lord. We are committing the acts and leading others down the road with us.

This is where the sword will divide until the end of the age.

The Lord is coming soon and you will see a polarization in place. Everything must be exposed to the light of His truth and this will divide people, yet God will bring His restoration in due time.

He makes a way, where there seems to be no way. This is what I pray for.