Monday, April 14, 2008

Be Ye Separate

II Corinthians 6:17 "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 has commanded His people to be separate. You might ask "What are we to be separate from?" We are to be separate from this world.

Many are claiming the name of Christ with their mouth yet their appearance and their actions are no different than the world. Many are using the world's language. They are dressing like the world. They are going to the places of the world. They are spending excessive time with the world's people. In reality...there is nothing about them that would say to a person that they know Christ. That my friend is poor representation of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

If they would commit to living for the Lord as much as they live for the world...oh what a trophy for God they would be.

We need to be aware at all times of what message we are sending to the world. Is your message that you are sending one of belonging to Christ....or is it that you belong to the world?

19 comments:

Happymama said...

Yep...I often view pictures of blogs or websites or talk with people claiming to be Christian and honestly can not tell a difference from the world. How will they know who we are? If I need a policeman, I look for someone in a police uniform. If I need a doctor, I look for a man in a white lab coat. Get what I'm saying?

~Kristi

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Kristi...Yes ma'am...I sure do get what you are saying.

Daughter of the King said...

I sure do know what you are meaning. I posted recently on something that goes with this..the post is called Heart 2 Heart
Always a good reminder.
Deby

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Deby...It is a very good reminder!

Tori said...

Great post Julie!!

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Tori...Praise the Lord!

Bro Tim said...

Mrs Julie great post. The one thing that most churches are failing in is this thing of seperation being different. People don't want what we have because instead of them seeing Jesus in us they see the wickedness in us.

Bro Tim

Sis. Julie said...

Bro. Tim....You are so right!!

Mimi said...

I am afraid that we as Christians do not show enough difference to the world..that they fail to see the special bond we have with Christ, therefore they have no desire to seek Him...

maranatha777 said...

So very true!!! Too much mixing with the world in today's church! VERY needful message!

Kate

maranatha777 said...

What a beautiful home you have :-) It's nice to see everything in its place, huh? :-)

Kate

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie this was so good and needful. I want others to look at me and hopefully see Jesus, not the world. The world is everywhere. The world needs Jesus. We as Christians are to live in such a way that others want what we have and that is Jesus. Thanks, connie from Texas

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Mimi...Its sad too.

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Kate...That is right...so why are so few preachers preaching this message these days?

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Kate...Yes ma'am...it sure is. But I still have a few boxes in the garage that have yet to be put away.

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Connie...I know I want others to see Christ in me. Would that we would all have that same attitude.

Christopher Cline said...

Great Post,
So very true.

Lord Bless...

PamelaK said...

Sis Julie -
I am finally getting caught up on your blog! As usual it has been a tremendous blessing to me! And especially the post about how big is your problem - i especially needed that right now and it just really encouraged me.
You have been blessed with such a beautiful home! It looks so airy, homey, and inviting! I know you are so happy to be settled in! I will be praying for you all as you begin deputation soon!!

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Pamela...I'm so glad that you were blessed by what was in that post. Thank you also for your sweet comment about our home. It is definitely nice to be settled in.

VERY IMPORTANT!

Are you a good person? Take this test and find out.

Swidget 1.0 6