This House IS Divided

On June 16< 1858, Candidate Abraham Lincoln said this, 

“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but has constantly augmented.

In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.”

Growing up in Lubbock, Texas gave me the opportunity to observe the construction of many residential dwellings; on location and others to be moved. Anyone who ever observed the construction of a house will understand there is but one way to do that, from the foundation to the last bit of interior necessity.

However, when we observe every bit of the necessary elements to be used in construction, and every worker whose necessary skill utilizing all these pieces for their particular purposes; omitting nothing, we are then able to understand the necessity of a pre-drawn plan to be used by these skilled laborers.

In the end, there is a Master Architect whose thought and skill is first of all considered before the first spade of dirt is turned. Without this skilled individual in mind, the finished product cannot be known. The point is simple; every person involved is necessarily needed at particular moments for the construction to be complete and all must be united in observing and drawing from the pre-drawn plans and instructions for construction. Without their concerted efforts the ultimate project fails.

Think about this for a moment. From the outside looking in, those who may occupy that new dwelling most likely will never consider the person nor tools used by those responsible for the foundation, the unseen wiring in the walls, the thousands of nails and screws, the unsawn boards, the cans of paint nor the pain-staking hours of the finish carpenters. All the new resident will most likely think of is the ‘feel’ of their new house.

However, the most important and longest lasting detail is simple, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” From start to finish every detailed piece must be correct for without that detailed joint in the foundation or frame, the construction will one day collapse…the whole of it.

In the following texts from the Synoptic Gospels we find that truth revealed; Matthew 12:25-29, Mark 3:23-27, Luke 11:14-23. Jesus said, “Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the man who had been mute began to speak, and the crowds were amazed. But some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons, he casts out demons!”  Others, to test him, began asking for a sign from heaven. But Jesus, realizing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and a divided household falls. So if Satan too is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? I ask you this because you claim that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. Now if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his possessions are safe. But when a stronger man attacks and conquers him, he takes away the first man’s armor on which the man relied and divides up his plunder. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Luke 11:14-23 HCSB. (Please read each of the events recorded by each Inspired writer.)

I will stand by this statement in connection with the November 3rd, 2021 General Election in the United States. The Democratic Nominee for President won by fraud…by fraud, and I will believe this until the day I die. This was an election under the direction of Satanic forces that were not attempting to hide their deeds, but they did so with great skill so that no one could detect the process. Everything done was evil and planned to the very last detail. And every judge, including the Judges of  the Supreme Court of the United States were blinded by the forces of evil; endetected.

For these reasons and more, I believe the God of the Universe, Yahweh,  has begun a Judgment upon the United States and the results may last for more than a generation or forever. That I will not know for my time on earth will not last that long. History will one day record this truth.

America is in a mess. The local Christian churches in America are in a mess and are NOT united, but divided. Almost everything in America is presently in a mess. However, the Body of Christ does stand united and do you know why? I know perfectly well for His Name is Jesus Christ and He is Lord.

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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