Matthew 12:25 (KJV)
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Like so many others I have been watching and listening intently to the recent Supreme Court rulings concerning marriage.

While I believe this decision is an abomination before a Holy and righteous God,in no way did it take me by surprise.In fact,I am somewhat surprised that it took this long to enact this legislation simply because the climate in America has long been ripe for such a thing.

I know many well meaning and devoted Pastors who were just as adamant that such a thing could never happen in our country. Their thinking was that God would not permit such a thing,and that if Christians would bind together in agreement that somehow the forces of evil could be turned back.

The reality however is that the seeds of division in America were sown long ago,and the battle lines between good and evil were drawn up before any of us were born.

You see,in every society there are those who wish to live out their lives in accordance with the precepts of the Creator. There are also those who wish to live out there lives with no acknowledgement that someone greater than themselves actually does exist.

And therein lies the conflict,or division that Jesus speaks of. It is as old as the original sin when satan lied to Eve and said you shall not die if you eat of the forbidden fruit. On one hand stands the Almighty speaking truth and words of freedom and liberty, and on the other stands satan telling lies that lead to entrapment and bondage.

Or breaking it down to a societal level you have those sworn to uphold the basic tenements of the faith,while in that same society you have those crying out for another golden calf.

Make no mistake about it,we are a nation divided.We have been split into many factions and while it hurts to say this someone must stand up and declare it: America will never be the same again.

We have forfeited our blessing by allowing ourselves to become polluted with the lies of satan. The latest decision to permit those of the same gender to marry is just the latest in a long list of abominal acts we have permitted.

Prayerless homes and schools,abortion,lawlessness on a scale heretofore unimaginable,corruption in every level of government,all slowly but surely eroding the very fabric of a once proud and great nation.

I love America,but I do not love what it has become. I am not a nationalist who believes that everything we do or did was somehow automatically blessed by God just because we are American.

I am however a realist who sees things as they are and what I see is yet one more nation in the history of nations that has forsaken the God of heaven for the god of self.We have opened a Pandora’s box of greed and sin the likes of which has never been seen and I dare say we are at a loss as to what to do about it.

Yes,we are divided against ourselves. We are now in a situation where we cannot help ourselves for we have willingly unleashed the powers of darkness upon our own nation.We have in effect said that God no longer matters for we are in control of our own destiny.

Yet Jesus Christ who cannot lie plainly stated that a nation divided against itself cannot stand. So where does that leave us?

We are headed for a fall. We cannot stand in our present condition. We cannot save ourselves from the course we alone have chartered.The Great Depression of years past will pale in comparison to what is coming. The collective sum of our iniquities will bring America to its knees,and who shall save us from ourselves?

In the coming months and years I have no doubt that great persecution is coming to the Christian in America,just as it is all over the world.We will not be spared for the spirit of Anti Christ is growing by leaps and bounds.

Division comes at a terrible cost,doesn’t it?