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Luke 12: 49 - 53 > Christ came to divide
 Christ said, he came to bring division 
  Luke  12: 49 - 53          ( King James Version ) 
      I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled.
verse 50  >   But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
verse 51  >   Suppose ye that I come to give peace on earth?  I tell you Nay;  but rather division.
verse 52  >  For from henseforth there shall be five inone house divided, three against two, and two against three.
verse 53  >   The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father, and the mother against the daughterm and thd daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Related Scripture:  John 7: 34
"So there was a division among the people because of him."
   Luke 12: 49 - 53        ( New International Version )
  I have come to bring fire on the earth, how I wish it were already kindled!
v. 50  >  But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed am I until it is completed!
v. 51  >  Do you think that I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
v. 52 >  But now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
v. 53  > They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law aginst mother-in-law.
Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
Yesterday afternoon I talked to the people from Luke 12. This chapter is a lesson of great importance for all the sons and daughters of God. I told them at the close of my talk that we desired to build a church, and that we would accept all the help that was freely given. We should have to move out by faith. We did not design to erect a cathedral, but a plain building that we would call a tabernacle; one that would be in harmony with our faith. We could not conscientiously spend any of the Lord's money in needless adornment. We would have a neat structure. Skillful hands could make it very tasteful and appropriate. I told them that the building at Cooranbong was a commendable house of worship--neat, thoroughly well built and, in harmony with our faith, dedicated to God free from debt. The interest paid on a debt left on any house of worship is a great loss. We propose that this house shall be as a tabernacle for us. We are all pilgrims and strangers; our citizenship is above.  {16MR 46.1}
Bible Commentary on Matthew, Chapter 10, verse 34
     34 (Luke 12:51). No Peace Because of Rejected Messages.-- Christ declared, "I came not to send peace, but a sword." Why? Because men would not receive the word of life. Because they warred against the message sent them to bring them joy and hope and life.  {5BC 1089.4}
     We look upon the Jews as inexcusable because they rejected and crucified Christ. But today the messages that the Lord sends are often received in a manner similar to the way in which the Jews received Christ's message. If the instruction of the Lord does not harmonize with the opinions of men, anger takes control of reason, and men play into the enemy's hands by opposing the message that God sends. Satan uses them as sharp instruments to oppose the progress of truth (MS 31, 1889).  {5BC 1089.5}
Bible Commentary for Matthew Chapter 26 verse 42
    42  (Mark 14:36; Luke 12:50; 22:42, 53; Phil. 2:7). Stronger Than Human Desire.--The human nature of Christ was like unto ours, and suffering was more keenly felt by Him; for His spiritual nature was free from every taint of sin. Therefore His desire for the removal of suffering was stronger than human beings can experience. How intense was the desire of the humanity of Christ to escape the displeasure of an offended God, how His soul longed for relief, is revealed in the words, "O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done."  {5BC 1103.8}
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