Luke 11:23 Are You Really With Jesus?

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.

Luke 11:23 Are You With Or Against God?

“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.