A Biblical Message on Family Dysfunction Appearing in the End Times
The Sword of Truth Can Bring Family Dysfunction
Are you feeling sad, lost, lonely, vaguely empty with the way our world is? Have you encountered painful family dysfunction, you are not alone. Our country, our world has truly entered into a time of the end that we all need help with surviving. Take the warning words of Christ written through his disciple Matthew:
- Matthew 10:34"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35"For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;
Have you wondered what Jesus meant by saying this? He did NOT come to bring peace? But he is called the "Prince of Peace". He came to bring a "sword?" He came to set a man against his father? A daughter against her mother? A daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law? WOW! This biblical passage has always confounded me until recently. It all has to do with TRUTH and our willingness to worship God with "spirit and truth." If we have a man who believes in the truth and a father that does not, what now? They argue, the truth seeker sees it one way, the non-truth seeker will perceive it another way. They will clash. The sword, the division...a sword will cut their relationship in two! In other words, those who see, hear, and speak God's truths will be set against any parent, son, daughter, in-law, etc. that does not see, hear, speak or want to see, hear or speak TRUTH! Plain and simple....our families will be dysfunctional and sadly torn through by the truth that the Lord Jesus Christ has brought to us in this world.
A sad state of affairs to live with. We all want to love our families, but, through Christ's warning we will learn that this is not always possible. We must accept this fundamental fact NOW! I, like many others, believe we are in the End Times spoken of in the Bible. To understand this fact and accept it and learn to live with it is crucial to surviving our world we live in. It's not easy but it has to be done...it's not ideal but it will change someday...take heart and be of a good courage so that we can run the race, fight the fine fight of life on earth in the End Times! Don't be shocked or overwhelmed by the dysfunction and it's effects...let's all learn from each other that family dysfunction was prophesized by the Lord Himself! Amen!