Everywhere He went, Jesus drew a crowd. During His Ministry, Jesus traveled from town to town healing the sick and casting out demons. The religious “elite”, the Pharisees, did not like all of the attention that Jesus was getting. Jesus was a threat to their authority and power structure. The Pharisees also followed Jesus, but only to “catch” him breaking the law of Moses so that they could have him arrested and killed.
Word of Jesus’ Miracles was spreading all over Judea as crowds and throngs of people were bringing their sick and in-firmed to Him for healing. Can you imagine? In Matthew 12, a blind and mute demon-possessed man was brought to Jesus for healing. Jesus immediately healed the man! The people who witnessed this great Miracle realized that there was something very special about Jesus. They even began to wonder if Jesus was the prophesied “Son of David” or the “Promised Seed” that they had heard about. Remember, that the Old Testament prophets had prophesied of such a One who would eventually come on the scene to rescue Israel. In-fact, we understand that this “Promised Seed” was even prophesied about way back in the Garden of Eden.
But, the Pharisees (religious elite) were so jealous of Jesus’ power and authority that they actually ACCUSED Jesus of healing the man through the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons.
Beelzebul is yet another name for satan, or the devil. But Jesus, who KNEW their evil thoughts and was gifted with GREAT WISDOM, responded by asking them why would the devil cast out devils? A Kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.
Matthew 12:22: Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?”
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.”
25 Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. 26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out?
Jesus spoke with Godly Wisdom about a Divided Kingdom. A house divided cannot stand. A nation divided will simply collapse on itself. This has proven to be a very true statement over the centuries’, as Divided Kingdoms have come and gone. At the time of Jesus, it was probably painfully obvious that Israel itself had been Divided and taken off into captivity hundreds of years earlier. In Jesus’ Day, the Northern Tribes were still in exile, and only the Southern two Tribes of Judah and Benjamin had returned. The Divided Kingdom of Israel definitely had NOT been able to stand.
Is America following a similar pattern to ancient Israel?
While researching for this post, many, many articles popped up about the “Divided America.” Like Israel, America is a nation that once new YHWH (God), was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, but because of her prosperity, wealth, and arrogance has turned her back on God. America is Divided. Half of the nation still follows God, still loves Him and wants to be “One Nation UNDER GOD”, but the other half of the nation now wants to take God out of Government, Educational institutions, even private organizations.
Although America has always been divided politically and spiritually, over the past few years, things have really taken a turn for the worse. The heated rhetoric, the hateful name calling, demonizing, and even worse, has been rapidly escalating in recent months. This is because there is a spiritual war going on behind the scenes, that we cannot see with our eyes. But make no mistake, the spiritual forces of darkness have been very successful at dragging people into sin and IDOLATRY, and now they are working diligently to divide not only America, but the world. Their motto is “Divide and Conquer”, and it is WORKING!
Depending on which media source a person watches, the current American President (Trump) is either an interloper who got into office on some Russian Collusion charges..OR, if you watch a different media source, this President is the victim of an attempted COUP that began very early in his Presidency. I know which side I believe, but honestly, no matter which side you believe, we ALL need to RECOGNIZE that this nation cannot STAND for much longer in its current condition! Jesus’ Words are as true today as they were 2000 years ago, a kingdom DIVIDED cannot stand!
A nation divided is headed for a fall!
Can I share a dream I had a couple of weeks ago?
Dreams require discernment, so please pray for discernment! We know that God does speak to His people in dreams and visions; however, discernment is required! Dreams from the Holy Spirit will NEVER contradict God’s Written Word, the Bible, nor should they bring an undo amount of fear, and never should they come with a feeling of “condemnation”! The Holy Spirit will convict us of our sin (show us our sin), but will not Condemn us!
14: Indeed God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
15 “In a dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,
16 Then He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction,
It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.
29 “Even on the male and female servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
Warning dream for the Divided States of America?
I was in a large cruise ship. There were tables everywhere and it looked like hundreds of people were sitting around in family units, talking to one another while eyes fixed on a huge wide screen TV. This Ship had many levels and was very tall. On the TV, there was some type of “vote” going on, and everyone was waiting on “pins and needles” to see the outcome of the vote. In the dream, I became agitated and told my family that I didn’t even need to see the outcome. Stating plainly “Our democracy is FINISHED, it’s OVER!”. My family responded that I was “over-reacting”. (America is actually a Republic, rather than a pure democracy, but the principle remains that I was speaking about a FREE Democratic nation).
Not wanting to hear the political pundits come out and spin the vote in whatever way their network told them, I left the room with the TV and stepped outside onto the deck of the ship. My father met me outside. I told him that I thought our democracy was finished. He had not been at the table, but he understood what I was talking about. Somehow my father had “inside information”. He confirmed my suspicions..yes, our democracy is finished.
Once confirmed, I decided to make my exit. I then got on a huge escalator that went in a spiral downwards to the bottom “deck”. As soon as the vote was complete, people began to slowly realize that the Free America that we’ve all known and loved, was finished.
It started out slowly, but as the truth began to “sink in”, more and more people crowded onto the downward spiraling escalator, attempting to make their exit. I assumed my family was somewhere just behind me.
However, it wasn’t long after this, that the escalator began moving faster and faster. Now, it was imperative that we hold onto the handrails because this thing was rocketing out of control. Next thing I knew, the BOTTOM had literally DROPPED out of the escalator. 😲
Now hanging onto the handrails for dear life, this thing was spiraling downwards at a lightning fast pace, totally out of control! I could hear people screaming as they couldn’t hang on any longer and were dropping into the abyss!! At one point, I felt like I could no longer hang on, when I saw solid ground.
I jumped off the escalator onto the solid ground and shouted for my family to jump off too. People had already been falling into the abyss, as they hadn’t either seen the solid ground or they had fallen off prior to making it to the solid ground. This “solid ground” was the one and only rescue. There was no bottom on the Escalator, and it was rocketing into the abyss.
I awoke very shaken, believing that this was a warning dream about the Divided States of America. 😲
Warning dream from the Lord or too much pizza before bed? You be the judge. Currently, the United States President has just made a very critical decision to declare a National Emergency to fund a wall that will stop the flow of illegal immigration, drugs, human trafficking, terrorists, etc from pouring over the Southern border. We have seen several enormous Caravans making their way up through Central America and Mexico in an effort to storm the border and overwhelm border security. The Globalists who advocate for the New World Order do NOT want nations to have solid, defensible borders. This is the same spirit that was in the air at the time of the Tower of Babel. The citizens of the United States are DIVIDED on this issue, some wanting all to pour in”, and others backing the President. Some news networks refuse to report on the Caravans, calling them a “made up crisis“, while others literally show the flood of people that are on their way to the Southern Border of the “Divided States” of America.
But again, no matter which side you stand on, one thing we all better understand, a DIVIDED NATION CANNOT STAND!
I believe that the firm, solid ground in the dream represents Jesus Christ, our Rock, our Redeemer, our Deliverer. We need to pray for America and also other nations of the world who are experiencing similar division. We need to pray for Repentance and Revival, for the people of God to have the veil of deception removed from over our eyes, and for YHWH Elohim to reveal all truth!
2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I personally believe that these are “birth pangs (aka sorrows)” and are therefore only going to get worse and not better as we approach the timing of the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I believe the nation (and the world) will become more and more divided, and could even potentially lead to something like a civil war. Sadly, some have humbled themselves and cried out to the Lord, but the reality is this appears to be only a very small portion of the Global Population. It is much more likely that this “escalator” that is spiraling downwards will continue to pick up speed until everything collapses, making room for the upcoming Global Government “New World Order”, the anti-christ, and the time of the Tribulation. But, praises to Jesus, if you are a Believer in Yeshua (Jesus), God does NOT appoint His Children to wrath, but rather, has a Divine Rescue plan prepared for those who love Him. There is a storm blowing in. Can you feel the wind picking up speed? Do you feel the ground beginning to shake? Now is the time to jump to the solid ground of Jesus Christ, as He is the ONLY safe haven in this storm! Blessings to you!!! 🙂
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered;
He raised His voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold.