When the Scribes once said that Jesus had Beelzebul in Him, they weren't denying the power He used, but were ascribing it to Satan, not God. Even His family tried to restrain Him, in this Mark account. Jesus would tell them: "So He summoned them and spoke to them in parables: 'How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rebels against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is finished." Mark 3:23-26 So whether the "house" is the family unit, the church, the state, our the country, it cannot stand if it divides itself against itself. We must pray that our country, once again, becomes the United States of America, instead of the divided states, for Scripture warns us very clearly of what happens when a unit is divided against itself. So please keep our country in prayer that we would be united in our cause for freedom.
I lift up prayer today for: Our country, our leaders, our local churches, our families. I lift up: Trey for financial and unspoken issues. God knows! I lift up Laurie, who struggles after the death of her husband. Denise, who has uterine cancer, Amy, for continued infection; Loren for liver cancer. Marlaina, Barbara, Cynthia, Carolyn, Jackie Ann, Mike S., I pray our focus be kept on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. And always we must keep those on the mission field, here and abroad, lifted against the adversary, that they will have strength and endurance for the fight ahead. and I pray in Jesus name, that name that is above all other names. Amen