Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Luke 11:23
In every sports game, the teammates must work together in order to win the game. There are often some person who chooses to do his own thing, wanting all of the glory, which ends up costing all of the rest the game.
This type of action, doing their own thing, can be found in many other areas of life. Although they may not say it directly, these people are against the rest of the group, causing their downfall.
After being accused of doing works by the power of satan, Jesus tells the people that anyone who is not with Him is against Him. He also says that anyone who does not gather with Him is scattering.
God has always been a God of unity. He wants one thing for everyone. In order to accomplish that, everyone who is on His side must also have that same focus and purpose.
It is easy for a person to claim to believe in and follow Jesus. These are just words. It is much more different to actually believe in and follow Jesus.
Many people claim to follow Jesus and are willing to go to church, however, when it comes to doing the work Jesus is doing, it is a different story. Although they go to church every week, many do not witness to others, pray for and with others, or snatch others from the fire. They are all talk and no work.
Every person who is living like that are actually against Jesus. They are not with Jesus and are not gathering.
The true believer and follower of Jesus, will do what Jesus is doing. They will spread the gospel message to everyone they can. They will gather new people to Jesus as much as possible.
As you examine your life, you must determine if you are really for or against Jesus. This can be determined by the fruit in your life.
Are you doing the works that Jesus is doing? Are you gathering, rather than scattering?
Doing nothing is scattering, pushing people away from Jesus. Doing nothing is not with Jesus, but with self or this world. It is being truly against Jesus, even though in word you may claim to follow Him.
Ask yourself today if who you are with. Jesus or self and this world?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will do the work Jesus is doing; that you will gather souls with Jesus; that you will not work against what God is doing; and that you will be a witness for Jesus for all the world to see.