Wednesday, June 17, 2020

"Separation TO God"

“Separation TO God”

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?  Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?  Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For we are the temple of the Living God.     2 Corinthians 6:14-15a

When a person becomes a TRUE BELIEVER, a Child of the Living God, they MUST follow certain guidelines in order to have and to MAINTAIN a RIGHTEOUS RELATIONSHIP with the RIGHTEOUS, HOLY, GOD of the Universe.  In other words, they MUST be WILLING to CUT ties with their OLD lifestyle, and to EMBRACE their NEW lifestyle.  They MUST NOT be BOUND together with UNBELIEVERS, who are LAWLESS to the Laws of God.  It doesn’t mean that the TRUE BELIEVER should have NO CONTACT with the UNBELIEVER, but they should not enter into marriages, business partnerships, or participate in socializing with them. 

RIGHTEOUSNESS and LAWLESSNESS, cannot be BOUND together.  The Apostle Paul gives us some examples of this:  LIGHT and DARKNESS cannot FELLOWSHIP together.  There is NO HARMONY between Christ and Belial, (the Lawless One, Satan).  And what does a TRUE BELIEVER have in COMMON with an UNBELIEVER?  The TRUE BELIEVER needs to have a PURE, SINCERE, DEVOTED relationship with Jesus Christ.  And be SEPARATED FROM their OLD, SINFUL lifestyle and to EMBRACE their NEW RIGHTEOUS lifestyle and to be SEPARATED TO GOD. 

Paul says, “For we are the temple of the LIVING GOD.”  And because we are the TEMPLE of God, the place where His HOLY SPIRIT dwells, we should take inventory of our PERSONAL HOLINESS.  Are we LIVING by His SPIRIT or are we COMPROMISING and incorporating some of our OLD, SINFUL WAYS into our NEW lifestyle?  It won’t work.  This is what God said: “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.  Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST and BE SEPARATE, and DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; and I will welcome you.  And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me.”  So, if you want to have a CLOSE, LOVING, SECURE, relationship with the ALMIGHTY GOD, you MUST be SEPARATED to HIM, and the ONLY WAY to do that is through the SHED BLOOD of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

This is what you MUST DO, if you have never given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, you MUST be willing to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and be SEPARATED FROM your OLD SINFUL WAYS and be SEPARATED TO GOD and HIS WAYS.  And look FORWARD to spending ALL of ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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