Monday, November 14, 2016

Unifying the Nation

Because the election has finally climaxed with winners and losers, many say "Now is the time to unite."

We must test that plea with scripture:
James 3:10 (ESV) "From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12  Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water."
Salt water has impurities. Fresh water has less. Salt water is symbolic of the world and the desires of the flesh. Fresh water is truth, righteousness and the will of God. When the two waters flow forth into one, the fresh water is seasoned with the salt. On the other hand fresh water must be ample to ever dilute the savor of salt water.

Salt water symbolizes sin and unrighteousness. Fresh water purity and righteousness.

Americans voted for change. Although the water is not purely fresh, it hasn't the bitter seasoning of what has been. The voters have desalinated the water. It's rightness and truth for which we thirst. We can take a little salt, but it's fresh water we crave. We didn't go to the spring in numbers to dip salty water. It was to drink the fresh and quench our thirst. As such we no longer want socialism, cronyism, politics as usual or even division, but we must be divided on what is right and what is wrong. We cannot accept the aberrant social policies of the left just to unify.

A nation united under wrong is more wrong than a nation divided between right and wrong. My prayer is that the other half unite in our spring and drink of fresh water. They can leave their salt behind in a pillar looking toward yesterday!
Matthew 10:34  “Do not think that I (Jesus) have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35  For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. "
The sword which Jesus brings is the word. It's Holy Scripture. It's pure water which flows forth from him. His spring doesn't flow forth peace, but dissension. In effect, Jesus said "I am a divider, but my division is what's right!" No wonder that there are riots in the streets in all the major cities. Just as in the days of Noah, when all the earth was united against God, today is tending that way. Just as in the days of Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah were united against God, our Portland and San Francisco are now!

We cannot unite with the world! We are to be sanctified. That is we are to be separated from the world unto righteousness. As such unity under Christ is the goal, and unification with the world is the roadblock.

Our leaders must keep on track. They need to set the standard; a different standard than we had. Never relent to the cries of losers, but stand fast for what is just!

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