Who’s side are you really on?
Posted on February 25, 2011 by Rev. Esther R. Scott
With the world tumbling down all around us, the stock markets failing with huge corporations closing or going through changes of command, one thing that we can be sure of is that we are seriously in need of peace.
Countries are going through a process now where they are tying to agree with one another on certain issues. Even our president is traveling from country to country trying to make amends of the mess that we all seem to be in.
We are told that racism is dwindling yet some divisions at times still show their ugly heads. Jews and Palestinians, blacks and whites, Russia and China, rich and poor, believers and non-believers are all on the battleground of who is right and who will prevail. The ones who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God will prevail, and that’s the bottom line.
Humans are so concerned about trivial things: houses, and belongings. It’s not the material things that will bring you into the Kingdom of God. What matters is the spiritual things in your lives.
In John 20:21, Jesus said, “Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” Jesus is all about peace! He wants you to have it in your lives as well. When he stated (in Matthew 10:34) that he came not for peace but for a sword, He spoke of the divisions that would bring conflict because of His truth.
In John 14:6, He said that He “was the way, the truth, and the life.” The wars and arguments you see today are not what they seem. It’s hell in action. If we can kill each other before even having a chance to accept the truth Himself, it means that less will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven making it easier for hell to advance.
What we need to ask of ourselves in the midst of all this confusion is this: Whose side am I really on?
Rev. Esther R. Scott, HIS
(originally written for Observer-Reporter.com, Washington, Pa. 8May09) 25Feb11