Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Cost of Civil War

Internal conflicts are everywhere these days. There are currently more than thirty-two countries going through war now. Many are dealing with civil wars, and people live in fear and turmoil. There is hunger, and people are losing hope. I know people who live in these areas, and life is tough, and with each passing day, things are getting destroyed which was once built with incredible difficulty. A building that took years to build is destroyed in a few hours.

In the Bible, Jesus made a statement when he was accused of doing miracles with the help of Satan.

Mathew 12:25

Knowing their thoughts, he told them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. (CSB)

Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, "Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart. (NLT)

 Any kingdom, town, or family divided by civil war or divided will fall apart. It is not going to prosper or grow but will get destroyed. It is valid for churches and other organizations. An unresolved internal ongoing conflict or issue is proof that fall is waiting. It may take some time, but it is slowly getting destroyed when civil war is not stopped.

 Let's not take it lightly. Any feud or conflict which is not resolved will destroy the organization. When it comes to the church or the kingdom of God, we cannot afford that. Even if we lose or let certain things go, we cannot let anything is destroyed. We have to work in unity for things to grow and prosper.

Civil war is costly, and we cannot afford one in these last days, and hinder the work of God.         

Be Alert: Do not fall into this trap!

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