“A house divided against itself cannot stand…” (Abraham Lincoln)
Abraham Lincoln quoted Jesus’ words in his acceptance speech for his unsuccessful campaign as the Republican candidate for U. S. Senator from Illinois in 1858.
But if we look at the full context of Jesus’ discourse in Matthew, we will notice that He was replying to this statement by the Pharisees:
Jesus then answered by giving a foundational teaching on how to win spiritual warfare battles. He said that a kingdom, city, or house can’t be divided if it wants to defeat Satan and his demonic plans.
My prayer today:
Lord, help American believers to be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace now and in the days ahead so that we can defeat the plans of Satan for America. (Based on Ephesians 4:3)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
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