From June 30th, 2020
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Amp
Do not be unequally bound together with unbelievers [do not make mismatched alliances with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial (Satan)? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said:
“I WILL DWELL AMONG THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM;
AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
“So COME OUT FROM AMONG UNBELIEVERS AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord, “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will graciously receive you and welcome you [with favor],
And I will be a Father to you, And you will be My sons and daughters,”
Says the Lord Almighty.
*** I think that the body of Christ has lost sight of the fact that this was written to the church and is part of our new covenant. We are so focused on going into all the world to make disciples but far too often the people of God come back discipled by the world. Looking like them, talking, thinking and acting like them.
*** The command from the Lord is to come out and be separate. As we see the signs that that time is here and now, it is all the more important that there is a very clear distinction between the believers and unbelievers. There must be a distinction between how we live, what we do and do not allow in our lives, we need to influence the world towards Him. He has not changed and what He has declared He loves, He still loves. What He has said He hates has never been reversed and we have no business embracing or playing with those things.
*** Remember Lots wife! When the call came to get ready to go, she looked back on the things of this world and could go no further. It is time for us to reject the things of the world and to walk in a renewed commitment to his ways and his purity. We must be Holy as he is Holy and embrace the midnight cry of “Behold the Bridegroom Cometh”. Fill your lamps now!