Luke 11:23 [AMP]
He who is not with Me [siding and believing with Me] is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me [engage in My interest], scatters.
I’ve been continuing in Luke and reading about Jesus casting out the ‘dumb’ demon. Jesus was speaking against those who witnessed this casting out and accused Jesus of working with Beelzebub and was explaining how preposterous this accusation was.
This verse towards the end of the encounter was impactful to me. It essentially means that you can’t have one foot in the world and the other pointed toward Jesus. It just doesn’t work; you are in fact against Jesus if you operate this way.
He also says that if we are not working to gather those into His Kingdom we are in fact scattering. This is a big deal. That passive Christian who says, “You know, evangelism just isn’t may thing…” should be careful about what this verse is implying about that statement.