BE YE SEPARATE
Prayer: Hallelujah, Glory be to God, Thank You Lord Jesus Hallelujah, Father we are so grateful for all your blessings, we could never thank you enough, never praise you enough for all you have done for us, thank you for Holy Written Word, thank you for the Holy Ghost our Teacher, and Guide, thank you for unveiling the Word Of God in our Spirit in Jesus Name , Amen.
Therefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and
touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” (2 Corinthians 6:17 KJV)
The message is quite clear. It needs no translation. It really needs no explanation. “Be Ye Separate”. Frankly, this is a passage of scripture that speaks for itself. However, there are Christian who do not understand the importance of this scripture nor do they feel that this scripture needs to be taken literally or seriously, for that matter. It does not stand up to their “modern-day Christianity”.
They take the Holy Scriptures and sand down the edges to soften the meaning,
reshape it, water it down, and are left with a scripture that has been melted and molded to mean what they want it to mean. They are only deceiving themselves.
They cannot deceive our all-knowing God. There are so-called Christians who create their own definition for what a “separate” life means and bend it until it fits perfectly in line with their comfortable lifestyle. They can try to convince themselves that they are walking in the right direction, but as long as they are striving to be popular and to fit in as “normal” in this world, their hearts are not right with God. Those who choose to dip their toes in the mire and play with fire are walking a dangerous path. Yes, we do live in the world, but we do not need to be part of the world. Our hearts should desire the things of God more than the things of the earth.
Please read 2 Cor 6: 14-18 King James Version. I am going to list 5 Things in this
Verse with the definition.
- UNRIGHTEOUSNESS –NOT RIGHT WITH GOD, UNJUSTLY, WICKLEY, AND
- DARKNESS- ABSENCE OF LIGHT
- IDOLS- IS ANYTHING WHICH USURP THE PLACE OF GOD IN THE HEARTS OF
HIS RATIONAL CREATURES.
THESE ARE THE THINGS WE NEED TO BE SEPARATE FROM.
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not
on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2 KJV)
When you follow God, you must put away worldliness and be willing to walk the road less traveled, as Noah and Lot did. Jesus Himself was humble and lowly, He was not popular or accepted in this world. If we are to follow Him, we need to be more like Him. If our King was rejected, we are to be rejected. Otherwise, we are no different than the rest of the world. We need to be different. We need to separate ourselves from the world and the things of the world. When we are born again, it means that we are starting anew. We are born into a fresh and different way of life, a whole new direction, one that is changed. A sincere Christian is happy to put away the things of the world and walk with God. We need to let our light shine brightly so that all who see us may know that we are followers of the King.
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16 KJV)
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” (Ephesians 5:3-4 KJV) his people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth and honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matthew 15:8-9 KJV)
These fallen, corrupt buildings embrace the things of the world, the ways of the world, the styles of the world. Faded jeans, cleavage-exposing tops, and casual attire have now replaced the long, prim and proper dresses and neatly-pressed suits of yesteryear. Church-goers are no longer required to enter the House of God with reverence, honor, praise, clean hearts, morality, and modesty! The church has become the social club, the concert hall, and the home of laughter and parties and wine! The Holy Spirit is no longer welcome there. The door has been shut on biblical truth and has been locked with a dead-bolt.
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4 KJV)
“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19 KJV).
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