Summary: We know there is great power in unity and love, but we must consider the power that can be released in division and disagreement.
DIVISION A SATANIC TRAP ---
OUR ENEMY WANTS TO STEAL --- KILL --- OR DESTROY.
By wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
This is part one of a three part series.
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
July 22, 1988 at 3:30 AM on Friday morning I had a dream and I got up and penned these words.
"MY PEOPLE MUST QUIT SEEING AND FOCUSING ON PROBLEMS,
I WANT THEM TO LOOK TO ME, GOD, AND SEE I --- THEIR LORD GOD HAS THE SOLUTION TO ALL PROBLEMS.
THERE ARE NOT TWO SIDES TO PROBLEMS, ONLY MY SIDE,"
SAITH THE LORD OF HOST!
I. OUR ENEMY OPERATES UNDER A THREE FOLD MANDATE.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more
A. Our enemy does not have creative powers, he operates out of the same TOOL BOX he has used from the beginning of time.
B. ONE OF HIS GREATEST TOOLS TO SEPERATE US FROM GOD,
FROM OUR FAMILIES AND FROM THE CHURCH IS DIVISION AND CONFUSION.
II. PRAYER IS A SECRET WEAPON OF REVIVAL FOR THE CHURCH AND UNITY FOR THE FAMILY.
A. PRAYER IS A SAFETY VALVE OF THE SPIRIT, THE SOUL, AND THE BODY.
Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
B. We have the need of safety valves:
1. Every hot water heater has a safety pop off valve. If it over heats, instead of blowing up and endangering lives, the safety valve will allow a safe run off.
2. Every good pressure cooker has a safety valve. There is a jangler that slowly releases pressure, and then there is a rubber insert that will pull and release pressure prior to blowing up under the extreme pressure.
C. Prayer not only changes things, the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous can change situations at work, at church and in the family!
III. LET US DEFINE:
A. DISAGREE --- DISAGREEMENT --- DISAGREEABLE
Lack of harmony, clash.
To hold a different opinion.
To have an adverse effect.
To dispute, to argue.
To refuse to accept others or opinions.
UPLEASANT, RUDE, BAD TEMPERED.
To love to debate, quarrel, fuss or find fault.
Chaos, mess, mix-up, to not understand.
Perplex, bewilder, puzzle, disorder.
IV. WHAT CAN HINDER PRAYER?
A. We are not studying today what hinders prayers?
B. We have recently studied the hinderances to prayer.
C. But today we are studying the kissing cousins of DIVISION AND CONFUSION.
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs
together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
V. JESUS CLEARLY TAUGHT US TO COME INTO AGREEMENT QUICKLY!
A. We seem to be able to grow personalities and attitudes that are very quick to
pick apart every spoken word and find fault and judge others because we can not find a point of agreement.
Matthew 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the
judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
B. Agreement and Unity prepares the hearts of people for GOD’S BLESSINGS.
C. We must be known FOR OUR ATTITUDES OF RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS.
VI. OUR ENEMY’S PLAN OF ATTACK IS TO BREED DISAGREEMENT AS ACCEPTABLE AND THE NORM. HEAVEN WORKS BY THE POWER OF AGREEMENT! THE CHURCH MUST OPERATE BY THE POWER OF AGREEMENT.
A. The blessed Trinity works by the power of AGREEMENT!
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
B. The family and the church must operate by the POWER OF AGREEMENT.
Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father
which is in heaven.
C. Our enemy got Eve to disagree with what God taught.
D. Adam comes into this disagreement with God.
E. Cain does not agree with God, the punishment is greater than Cain wants to accept.
F. Jezebel and Ahab agreed to disagree with the man of God --- Elijah --- and they thus disagreed with the message of God.
VII. SATAN KNOWS THE POWER OF DIVISION!
WISE MEN KNOW THE POWER OF DISAGREEMENT IN THE HOME AND IN THE NATION AND IN THE FAMILY --- WHERE IS THE UNITY?