Separate Yourself! 12 October Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you.
God is calling His Church to be separate. That means He wants you to be set apart, to be disunited from your old ways of living. When He saved you, you were set apart for His use. After all, you are no longer your own. You were bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). First Corinthians 1:2 says those who are set apart are called saints. No, not me, Gloria. Im not a saint. Yes, you are, if youre born again. The verse says, Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…. In other words, to them that are made holy, set apart or separated unto God in Christ Jesus, called saints. So youre a saint! A Bible saint is one whos born of God. What does it mean to be set apart for His use? It means that whatever He wants you to do, you should do. If He asks you to go to your neighbors and tell them the good news, or if He asks you to go to another land, or if He asks you to go into the ministry, or become a teacher or a nurse, then you do it! Why is that? Because youve been redeemed. When you put something in a pawnshop, you later go back and redeem it. You buy it back. In the same way, as a born-again believer, youve been bought back from darkness. You are no longer your own. You have been paid for by the precious blood of Jesus. You now belong to God. And if you intend to let God be God in your life, and you plan to walk in the reverence and fear of the Lord to honor Him, then you will do whatever He tells you to do. If He calls you to a particular occupation, then thats what you should do. Thats obedience. Thats being separated unto God. And its not just being separated in your job, but in your lifestyle, in your conduct. He reveals His will to us as we go. He may say one day, This thing is holding you back. Make a change. Maybe its not a sin. Maybe it is. What matters is that you obey and get rid of it. Thats separating yourself. So, whatever it is that Hes been speaking to you about, acknowledge it. Make that change. Go where Hes saying to go. Do what Hes been saying to do. Separate yourself!Jeremiah 7-8; Psalm 65I come out and separate myself from the world so that the Lord may receive me. 2 Corinthians 6:17
Bibelstellen: Ephesians 5:1-17