At the time of the Civil War Abraham Lincoln told the people that a house divided against itself cannot stand. He then elaborated on that comment by saying that no nation can survive half slave and half free.

Clearly Lincoln was speaking about the division in the nation caused by slavery and the decision of half of the states to leave the union. Lincoln was often lauded for his ability to speak wisdom in any situation, but the words he spoke at this point were not his own but words of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. Jesus had been accused of casting out evil spirits because he was working with demons. Jesus tells those who question his authority that those who do the will of God are in fact possessed by the Holy Spirit. All who belong to Christ are also possessed by the Holy Spirit.

Thanks be to God.

Pastor Bill