“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Luke 11:23
Being with someone requires that the person follows and agrees with the other person. If both do not walk and talk in agreement with each other, they are really not together.
Many businesses require that their workers agree to their policies in order to work there. The policies will line out what their goals and expectations are for each worker. Each worker can decide for themselves if they will work with the boss or against. This often decides if they will even get hired or if they will be able to continue with the job.
Jesus just talked about a kingdom being divided. He now says that if is anyone not with Him or gathering with Him is against Him.
It is easy to say that someone believes in and follows Jesus. However, it is entirely something to actually believe in and follow Jesus.
There are many who claim to believe in Jesus, yet continue to live a full life of sin, refusing to repent and turn from some sins. Others will claim to believe in and follow Jesus, yet, are not being a witness or discipling others to be like Jesus.
In both cases they are not really with God, but against God. They are in rebellion against what Jesus had told them to do and how to be.
The true believer will be walking alongside Jesus striving to be more like Him, both in character and in action. They will put on the righteousness and holiness of Jesus. They will go out and gather in people to believe in and follow Jesus. They will make disciples of all men, women and children.
It is a choice of being with God or with the world.
You have to choose who you are with in this world. Jesus set the example of how you are to live and act. As a believer it is no longer up for option as to how you live and act, you must live and act as Jesus did.
Examine your life and see if you are striving to be more like Jesus or more like the world. Are you being with Jesus or with the world? Are you gathering with Jesus or gathering with the world?
How you answer these questions determines if you are with God or not.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will live as Jesus lived; that you will walk with God each day; that you will be a witness for Jesus; and that you will do the works Jesus did.