A bible study Luke 11 – 14-27
Jesus knows out thoughts full stop we can’t hide them and we can’t pretend or hide from God. So when Jesus healed the mute man there where still some that opposed him. He knew what they where thinking.
If any kingdom is divided against itself it will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fail.
If we are in dispute or fighting one another there is no way there will be forward ground made for the kingdom of God. Families also need to be in unity otherwise they will fail. Truth!
Satan is not against Satan there is no such thing as good and bad evil verse 18 sort of states that it’s quite clear that evil does not cast out evil. I have a question? In light of this passage how does the books of Harry Potter stand against this line of theology. I don’t think it can how can white magic cast out black magic? Surely according to the scripture it is one and the same.
He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters. V 23
What does it mean to Gather with Jesus?
I believe the amplified explains this well.
He who is not with Me [siding and believing with Me] is
against Me, and he who does not gather with Me [engage in My interest],
scatters. (Luke 11:23 AMP)
We need to engage with Gods interests. I ask you what are these interests? Souls for Christ. Healing the sick. Loving people unconditionally. Helping others particularly the oppressed, orphaned, homeless and widowed!
We need to get close to Christ to see his face and to get inline with what’s on his heart. I encourage for you to ask God what is on YOUR heart and help me to align my heart to yours.
Jesus finishes with a response to a lady who identifies Mary, Jesus’s mother and says she should be blessed for having and bringing up Jesus. Strangely Jesus gives a response that is an interesting perspective.
But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are
those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice
it! (Luke 11:28 AMP)
So we have heard the Word today we have to consciously choose to follow it!