Biblical Reflections: Luke 11:23

Luke 11:23 – He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

In a time of increasing competing ideas and philosophies about religion, understanding and holding fast to the Truth has never been more important. The Bible claims to be the special revelation of the Creator of the universe. Christians, believers in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior, must be committed to Him not simply as a good man or a good philosopher. The only reliable source of information about Jesus is the Bible, and the Bible does not leave room for Jesus as anything short of the Messiah, the Incarnate Word, and Lord of Lords as revealed to Daniel and others in the Old Testament.

Troubled with visions from Almighty God, Daniel wrote, “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed” (Daniel 7:13-14). When we combine prophetic visions such as this one with statements made by Jesus that He and Father are one along with other expressions of His sovereignty by the Apostles and others in the New Testament, we can only by faith submit to the revelation that Jesus is divine. Otherwise, He is either insane or sent from the Devil. God forbid.

Given this understanding, we should not shy away from the Truth. Rather we must embrace it as our hope and light. Indeed either we are with Christ encouraging believers to seek His kingdom, or we are scattering the sheep through sin and vain philosophies not based upon His eternal Truth. Choose this day whom you will serve…

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