“A Kingdom Falling” ( Mark 3: 24, HCSB ) by Carley Evans

Jesus uses an example to illustrate how He can not possibly be driving out demons by the power behind the very same demons. He says, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” Now we know that Jesus does not fabricate His illustrations; rather everything which proceeds from His mouth is Truth at its utmost. Therefore, Jesus is warning us.

Our nation — which for those of us who live in the United States of America is a sort of kingdom on earth — is divided against itself. Our two opposing political parties are rampantly hostile to an extent that little seems to be accomplished within our massive government system. Do you know that Colonel Q’uadafi actually sent a letter of thanks to our congress when it sanctioned our president for his support of the NATO Alliance in Libya? What a fiasco! No matter which side of the aisle one sits, this division is one which haunts us in the world community.

We are a kingdom falling because we are divided. Our disagreements are not polite but contentious. We create “events” on Facebook calling for a day in which we give our president “the bird” — a gesture which is hardly loving and definitely not reflective of our Lord Jesus!

Once we are on our knees as a nation, watch out — the vultures will descend upon us to devour what’s left of our country. A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.