It’s another blessed Friday and I’m glad you’re able to read this post.
Last two weeks, I wrote to you on what I titled Christianity is not fun? Which you can read again by clicking on the title.
At the end of the post, I said I’d write to you about what it means to be separate. Of course no one writeup or post can cover everything about a subject but every post has its message.
Oh! the blessedness of being separate. Yes, it will bring you enemies. It will bring you contempt but it is a blessing indeed.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 (KJV)
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Please listen to this; being separate is not so much as important as what you’re separated unto.
Ignorantly, children of God “separate” themselves but not unto God. Technically, they end up doing the same thing as the unbeliever just in a different and unique way.
In the spirit of the word of God, being separate is not the same as being different. That is the mistake we make. In English, they may mean the same thing but from the perspective of spiritual matters, they are not the same. Being separate and being different are not the same.
So we have believers doing the same thing unbelievers do but in a “godly” way.
The Lord searches the heart… The Lord is that Spirit… He cares about the spirit of a thing. The motive of a thing.
And that motive has nothing to do with your definition of good or bad. It has everything to do with being washed by the counsel of God.
Let me give you an example that may be unrelated… I may not be selfish with my money like the unbeliever who’d not help anybody but invest all his money but I “give my money to God”, “I sow seeds” with the hope that He’ll multiply it. You may look different from the selfish unbeliever but you really are not different. You both are selfish.
Isaiah 55:8 (KJV)
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”
So what does it mean to be separate?
It is found in Isaiah 55. It is forsaking your ways and clinging to the ways of God. Submitting to the washing of your ways and thoughts by the ways and thoughts of God revealed by His Spirit through the word.
Brethren, we are disciples. Always learning the ways of God that we may continually be renewed. We are not trying to do things differently. No matter how different, anything done that is not inspired by the spirit (thoughts and ways) is nothing.
Separateness in this context means leaving a form and clinging and dedicating yourself to another as a matter of worship.
Listen, a man who’s in christ is a worshipper not the worshipped. We are tryna become the worshipped.
How do I separate myself? Dedicate to learning the ways of God as a matter of worship.
Thank you for reading from me today. Bless a fellow believer when this blesses you.
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