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    “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Cor. 6:14-18)

    This passage gives utterance to a Divine exhortation for those belonging to Christ to hold aloof from all intimate associations with the Ungodly. It expressly forbids them entering into alliances with the unconverted. It definitely prohibits the children of God walking arm-in-arm with worldlings. It is an admonition applying to every phase and department of our lives—religious, domestic social, commercial. And never, perhaps, was there a time when it more needed pressing on Christians than now. The days in which we are living are marked by the spirit of compromise. On every side we behold unholy mixtures, ungodly alliances, unequal yokes. Many professing Christians appear to be trying how near to the world they may walk and yet go to Heaven.

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together.” This is a call to godly separation. In each dispensation this Divine demand has been made. To Abraham Jehovah’s peremptory word was, “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house.” To Israel He said, “After the doings of the land of Egypt wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do; neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.” (Lev. 18:3) And again, “Ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation which I cast out before you.” (Lev. 20:23) It was for their disregard of these very prohibitions that Israel brought down upon themselves such severe chastisements.

    At the beginning of the New Testament we are shown the forerunner of Christ standing outside the organized Judaism of his day, calling on men to flee from the wrath to come. The Savior announced that, “He calleth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.” (John 10:3) On the day of Pentecost the word to believers was, “Save yourselves from this untoward generation.” (Acts 2:40) Later, to the Christian Hebrews Paul wrote, “Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp.” (13:13) God’s call to His people in Babylon is, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Rev. 18:4)

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together.” This is God’s word unto His people today. Nor does it stand alone. In Rom. 16:17 it is said, “Mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them.” In 2 Tim 2:20 we read, “In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use.” 2 Tim. 3:5 speaks of those “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof,” then it is added, “from such turn away.” What a word is that in 2 Thess. 3:14, “If any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him.” How radical is the admonition of 1 Cor. 5:11, “Now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such an one no, not to eat.”

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together.” We are fully persuaded that it is disregard of this commandment, for command it is, which is largely responsible for the low state which now obtains so generally among Christians, both individually and corporately. No wonder the spiritual pulse of many churches beats so feebly. No wonder their prayer-meetings are so thinly attended; Christians who are unequally yoked have no heart for prayer. Disobedience at this point is a certain preventative to real and whole-hearted devotion to Christ. No one can be an unshackled follower of the Lord Jesus who is, in any way, “yoked” to His enemies. He may be a truly saved person, but the testimony of his life, the witness of his walk, will not honor and glorify Christ.

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together.” This applies first to our religious or ecclesiastical connections. How many Christians are members of so-called “churches,” where much is going on which they know is at direct variance with the Word of God either the teaching from the pulpit, the worldly attractions used to draw the ungodly, and the worldly methods employed to finance it or the constant receiving into its membership of those who give no evidence of having been born again. Believers in Christ who remain in such “churches” (?) are dishonoring their Lord. Should they answer: “Practically all the churches are the same, and were we to resign, what could we do? We must go somewhere on Sundays,” such language would show they are putting their own interests before the glory of Christ. Better stay at home and read God’s Word, than fellowship that which His Word condemns.

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together.” This applies to membership in Secret Orders. A yoke is that which unites. Those who belong to a “lodge” are united in solemn oath and covenant with their “brother” members. Many of their fellow members give no evidence of being born again. They may believe in a “Supreme Being,” but what love have they for God’s Word? what is their relation to God’s Son? “Can two walk together except they be agreed?’ (Amos 3:3) Can those who owe their all to Christ, both for time and eternity, have fellowship with those who “despise and reject” Him? Let any Christian reader who is thus unequally yoked get from under it without delay.

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together.”This applies to marriage. There are but two families in this world: the children of Cod, and the children of the devil. (1 John 3:10) If. then, a daughter of God marries a son of the evil one, she becomes a daughter-in-law to Satan! If a son of God marries a daughter of Satan, he becomes a son-in-law to the devil! By such an infamous step an affinity is formed between one belonging to the Most High and one belonging to His archenemy. “Strong language!” Yes, but not too strong. And oh the bitter reaping from such a sowing. In every case it is the poor Christian who suffers. Read the inspired histories of Samson, Solomon, and Ahab, and see what followed their unholy alliances in wedlock. As well might an athlete, who attached to himself a heavy weight, expect to win a race, as a Christian to progress spiritually by marrying a worldling. Oh what watchfulness in prayer is needed in the regulation of our affections!

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together.” This applies to business partnerships. Disobedience at this point has wrecked many a Christian’s testimony and pierced him through with many sorrows. Whatever may be gained of this world by seeking its avenues to wealth and social prestige, will but poorly compensate for the loss of fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Read Prov. 1:10-14. The path which the disciple of Christ is called to tread is a narrow one, and if he leaves it for a wider road, it will mean severe chastenings, heart-breaking losses, and perhaps the forfeiting the Savior’s “Well done” at the end of the journey.

    We are to hate even the “garment”—figure of our habits and ways—spotted by the flesh (Jude 23), and are to keep ourselves “unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27) What a searching and sweeping word is that in 2 Cor. 7:1, “Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." it any occupation or association is found to hinder our communion with God or our enjoyment of spiritual things, then it must be abandoned. Beware of “leprosy” in the garment. (Lev. 13:47) Anything in my habits or ways which mars happy fellowship with the brethren or robs me of power in service, is to be unsparingly judged and made an end of—”burned.” (Lev. 13:52) Whatever I cannot do for God’s glory must be avoided.

    “For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?” How explicit and emphatic are the terms used there! No excuse whatever is there for failing to understand the terms of this exhortation, and the reason with which it is supported. “Fellowship, communion, concord, part, agreement” are so plain they require no interpreter. All unions, alliances, partnerships, entanglements, with unbelievers are expressly forbidden to the Christian. It is impossible to find within the whole range of Holy Scripture plainer language on any subject than we have here. “Righteousness, unrighteousness; light, darkness; Christ, Belial”—what have they in common? What bond is there between them?

    The contrasts presented are very pointed and searching. “Righteousness” is right doing; “unrighteousness” is wrong doing. The unerring and only standard of right doing is “the Word of Righteousness.” (Heb. 5:13) By this alone is the Christian’s life and walk to be regulated. But the worldling disregards and defies it. Then what “fellowship” can there be between one who is in subjection to God’s Word with one who is not? “Light” and “darkness.” God is light (1 John 1:5) and His saints are “the children of light.” (Luke 16:8) But the children of the Wicked One are darkness” (Eph. 5:8) What communion, then, can there be between members of families so dissimilar? “Christ” and “Belial”—what concord can there be between one to whom Christ is everything, and one who despises and rejects Him?

    “For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” How blessed is this! First, we have the exhortation given, “Be ye not unequally yoked together”; second, the reason adduced, “for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”; third, the inducement proffered. This is a divine promise, and it is striking to note it is a sevenfold one:

    1) “I will dwell in them,”
    2) “and walk in them,”
    3) “And I will be their God,”
    4) “And they shall be My people,”
    5) “And I will receive you,”
    6) “And will be a Father unto you,”
    7) “And ye shall be My sons and daughters.”

    “I will dwell in them,” is fellowship; “and walk in them,” is companionship; “and I will be their God,” is relationship. First, in them, then for them; and “if God be for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31) “And they shall be My people,” is ownership, acknowledged as His. ‘And I will receive you,” means being brought to the place of experimental and conscious nearness to God. “And will be a Father unto you” means “‘I will manifest Myself to you in this character, and impart to your hearts all the joys of such.” “And ye shalt be My Sons and daughters” means, that such godly separation from the world will afford demonstration that we are His “sons and daughters.” Compare Matt. 5:44.

    “Saith the Lord Almighty.” This is the only time the divine title “Almighty” is found in all the twenty-one Epistles of the New Testament! It seems to be brought in here for the purpose of emphasizing the sufficiency of our Resource. As another has said, “Let any Christian act on the command of separation given in 2 Cor. 6:14-17, and he will find his path so beset with difficulties and so tending to arouse the hostility of all, that if his eyes are not kept fixed on the Almighty God who has thus called him out, he will surely have a breakdown.” But let it be noted that these promises are conditional, conditional on obeying the preceding exhortations. Yet if the heart lays hold of this blessed inducement, then obedience to the command will be easy and pleasant. http://www.the-highway.com/Separation.html



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    I Buzz commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!


    “BE YE SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD”

    This sermon should not be one that is confusing. We know that we must go into the world to preach (Mark 16:15:16). The goal of this lesson is to provide us with the fact that although we need to be in the world we should not be of the world!

    I. BE REMOVED FROM THE WORLD

    DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD
    KJV 1 John 2:15-17
    15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
    17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

    BE TRANSFORMED FROM THIS WORLD
    KJV Romans 12:1-2
    1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    DO NOT BE OF THIS WORLD
    KJV John 15:18-19
    18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
    19. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    KEEP UNSPOTTED FORM THIS WORLD
    KJV James 1:27
    27. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

    BE NOT YOKED WITH UNBELIEVERS
    KJV 2 Corinthians 6:14
    14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

    CHRIST PRAYED FOR THOSE THAT ARE IN THE WORLD WORKING FOR HIM
    KJV John 17:9-18
    9. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
    10. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
    11. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
    12. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
    13. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
    14. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    15. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
    16. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    18. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
    18. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

    DO NOT PARTAKE OF THE THINGS IN THIS WORLD
    KJV Colossians 2:20-22
    20. Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
    21. (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
    22. Which all are to perish with the using after the commandments and doctrines of men?

    THE CHURCH IS NOT OF THIS WORLD
    KJV John 18:36
    36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

    II. THE WORLD IS EVIL

    IT IS FOOLISH
    KJV 1 Corinthians 3:19
    19. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

    THIS WORLD IS BLINDED
    KJV 2 Corinthians 4:1-7
    1. Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
    2. But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
    3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
    4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
    5. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
    6. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    7. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

    THE WORLD IS EVIL
    KJV Galatians 1:4
    4. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

    THE WORLD CONFINES
    KJV Galatians 4:3
    3. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

    THE COURSE OF THE WORLD IS SET BY EVIL
    KJV Ephesians 2:1-2
    1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
    2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    THE RULERS OF THIS WORLD AND IT CONTAINMENTS ARE EVIL
    KJV Ephesians 6:11-12
    11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
    12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    WE SHOULD DENY THIS WORLD ITS POWER
    KJV Titus 2:11-12
    11. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
    12. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

    NOT TO BE FRIENDS WITH THE WORLD
    KJV James 4:4
    4. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

    III. TRANSFORM FROM THE WORLD IF YOU ARE IN IT

    DELIVERED FROM
    KJV Colossians 1:12-14
    12. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
    13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
    14. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

    WE CAN OVERCOME WITH BIRTH OUT OF THIS WORLD INTO THE LORD
    KJV 1 John 5:3-5
    3. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
    4. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
    5. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

    THE WORLD IS A FIELD WHICH HAS MANY OBSTACLES FOR SEEDS TO GROW IN (DEVIL)
    KJV Matthew 13:36-42
    36. Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
    37. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
    38. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
    39. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
    40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
    41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
    42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    COME TO THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT
    KJV John 3:19-21
    19. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
    20. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
    21. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.


    CHRIST IS THE LIGHT
    KJV John 8:12
    12. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.



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    The failure of the Church to see that she is a separated:

    a called-out Body in the purposes of God, charged with a definite mission limited in its purpose and scope, and the endeavor to take from Israel her promises of earthly glory, and appropriate them over into this Church dispensation, has done more to swerve the Church from the appointed course than all other influences put together. It is not so much wealth, luxury, power, pomp, and pride that have served to deflect the Church from her appointed course, as the notion, founded upon Israelitish Old Testament promises, that the Church is of the world, and that therefore, her mission is to improve the world. Promises which were given to Israel alone are quoted as justifying what we see all about us today.

    The Church, therefore, has failed to follow her appointed pathway of separation, holiness, heavenliness and testimony to an absent but coming Christ; she has turned aside from that purpose to the work of civilizing the world, building magnificent temples, and acquiring earthly power and wealth, and in this way, has ceased to follow in the footsteps of Him who had not where to lay His head. Did you ever put side by side the promises given to the Church, and to Israel, and see how absolutely in contrast they are? It is impossible to mingle them.

    The Jew was promised an earthly inheritance, earthly wealth, earthly honor, earthly power. The Church is promised no such thing, but is pointed always to heaven as the place where she is to receive her rest and her reward. The promise to the Church is a promise of persecution, if faithful in this world, but a promise of a great inheritance and reward hereafter. In the meantime, she is to be a pilgrim body, passing through this scene, but abiding above.

    In the New Testament we have the history of the Church down to the year 96 A.D. In the first chapter of Acts we have the birth of the Church, and oh, how beautiful she was in her first freshness of faith! It was a lovely manifestation of simplicity, unselfishness, holiness and spiritual power. Yet we pass on but a few years, and in the Epistles to the Corinthians, what do we find? Paul writes, "I hear there are divisions among you." They began then, and they have never ceased to this day. In the second and third chapters of Revelation we have the condition of the Church at that time; full of words still, but fallen from its first love.

    After Ephesus, A.D. 96, comes the period of persecution. For three centuries the Church was in awful persecution. Then came a great change. The Emperor Constantine professed conversion, and Christianity became the court religion. Then the tables were turned and the Church began to persecute! And, of all things she should never have done, she became the persecutrix of the Jews! The Church, saved by faith in the Messiah who came from the Jews; having in her hand the Bible which was written by the Jews; receiving her teaching solely and only through Jewish sources, became, for one thousand years, the bitter, relentless, bloody persecutor of Judaism. With that came worldliness and priestly assumption, and the Dark Ages.

    Then in the fifteenth century, came the Reformation out of which have come Protestant movements of various kinds. The Bible was put into the hands of the people, and has been translated into many tongues. With an open Bible came light and liberty again, but never union again. On the contrary, division followed division; sect followed sect. It is true that the great body of the churches believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, but they have turned aside the greater part of their resources, to the attempt to reform the world, to educate the world, and, in short, to anticipate the next dispensation in which those things belong, and to do the work that is distinctly set apart for restored and converted Israel in her Kingdom Age.

    Is the Gospel then a failure? God forbid! The Gospel never failed, and can never fail. God's Word by the Gospel is accomplishing precisely the mission which was foreseen and foretold for it, that whereunto it was sent. And we must not forget, either, that the Gospel will yet bring this world to the Saviour. It is not at all a question of the ultimate triumph of the blessed Lord. The heathen may rage and the people imagine vain things, but the Father will yet set His King on His holy hill in Zion. Converted Israel, glorified saints, even a mighty angel shall yet proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom, and "the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow into it" (Isa. 2:2). "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isa. 11:9). All this will surely come to pass, for the Lord hath spoken it--but not in this dispensation. This is the age of the "ecclesia"--of the called out ones.

    Let me ask you, what is God doing in this age of ours? Is He not taking out of the Gentiles a people? A few Jews are being converted, for Paul tells us there is always a remnant in Israel according to the election of grace (Rom. 11:5), but the great, the altogether vast majority of the Church is taken out of the Gentiles. This we all see. To believe this is not at all a matter of faith, but of simple observation. Not, anywhere, the conversion of all, but everywhere, the taking out of some. The evangelization of the world, then, and not its conversion, is the mission committed to the Church. To do this, to preach the Gospel unto the uttermost parts of the earth, to offer salvation to every creature, is our responsibility. It is the divinely appointed means for the calling out of a people for His Name, the Church, the "Ecclesia."

    Further, the purpose of the Father in this age is not the establishment of the Kingdom. The Old Testament prophets tell us in perfectly simple, unambiguous language how the Kingdom is to be brought in, who is to be its ruler, and the extent and character of that rule, and the result in the universal prevalence of peace and righteousness. Alas, nothing would suffice but the bringing of the prophets bodily over into this Church age! This is the irremediable disaster which the wild allegorizing of Origen and his school has inflicted upon exegesis. The intermingling of Church purpose with Kingdom purpose palsied evangelization for thirteen hundred years, and is today the heavy clog upon the feet of them who preach the glad tidings.

    See how inevitably so. The Kingdom applies spiritual forces to the solution of material problems. How shall man live long and wisely? The Kingdom is the answer. How shall exact justice be done on earth? The Kingdom provides for it. When shall wars and human butchery cease in this blood-saturated earth? When the Kingdom is set up by the King Himself. When shall creation give up to man her potential secrets? In the Kingdom age. When shall the earth be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea? When the King and His Kingdom are here.

    Of all these things the O.T. prophets are full. We turn to the New Testament and find what? The birth of the King, the heralding of the Kingdom as "at hand," the announcement in the Sermon on the Mount of the principles of the Kingdom, the utter refusal of Israel to receive her King, the passing of the Kingdom into the mixed and veiled condition set forth in the seven parables of Matthew Thirteen, its full revelation being postponed till "the harvest," which is fixed definitely "at the end of this age." And then the Kingdom being thus postponed, what is revealed as filling and occupying this age? THE CHURCH! Christians, let us leave the government of the world till the King comes; let us leave the civilizing of the world to be the incidental effect of the presence there of the Gospel of Christ, and let us give our time, our strength, our money, our days to the mission distinctively committed to the Church, namely, to make the Lord Jesus Christ known "to every creature"! http://withchrist.org/mjs/cis.htm



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    Excellent article! And timely.

    I commit to this as well:

    I iSong6:3 commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!
    "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b


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    Amen and Amen........


    I could say much more, but I won't....excellent, Buzz!!!!!!


    That is my commitment as well.....

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    Amen Buzz!!

    I Christina commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!

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    I icebear commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!



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    Amen! My dh, ds, and I are committed to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to our faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iSong6:3 View Post
    Excellent article! And timely.

    I commit to this as well:

    I iSong6:3 commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!
    Amen!!

    Buzz thank you for taking the time to post all of this.

    After today, what I've witnessed in the world and even here on this forum, I fear that the great apostasy and deception is upon us, stronger than before. It's getting harder and harder with each new day to not only discern the truth from the "almost truth", it's getting harder and harder to stand up for said truth, without being accused by our own bretheren. Today has been a real eye-opener.

    We really need to be in prayer about this.... this battle is huge and it's getting even huger.

    Stand for the TRUTH and don't compromise!!!
    I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. (Rev. 3:8,10)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightelf View Post
    Amen!!

    Buzz thank you for taking the time to post all of this.

    After today, what I've witnessed in the world and even here on this forum, I fear that the great apostasy and deception is upon us, stronger than before. It's getting harder and harder with each new day to not only discern the truth from the "almost truth", it's getting harder and harder to stand up for said truth, without being accused by our own bretheren. Today has been a real eye-opener.

    We really need to be in prayer about this.... this battle is huge and it's getting even huger.

    Stand for the TRUTH and don't compromise!!!

    discernment is in short supply, sadly, and it doesn't have to be....we can call on the Lord to give us the wisdom and discernment that we, as Christians, really need to have today. But, we need to ask and trust him to answer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightelf View Post
    Amen!!

    Buzz thank you for taking the time to post all of this.

    After today, what I've witnessed in the world and even here on this forum, I fear that the great apostasy and deception is upon us, stronger than before. It's getting harder and harder with each new day to not only discern the truth from the "almost truth", it's getting harder and harder to stand up for said truth, without being accused by our own bretheren. Today has been a real eye-opener.

    We really need to be in prayer about this.... this battle is huge and it's getting even huger.

    Stand for the TRUTH and don't compromise!!!
    Sister, you said it with boldness and respect! I completely agree with all you said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by His Bride View Post
    discernment is in short supply, sadly, and it doesn't have to be....we can call on the Lord to give us the wisdom and discernment that we, as Christians, really need to have today. But, we need to ask and trust him to answer....
    ...and we have to learn to listen to what He says and not bring our own biases and desires into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina View Post
    ...and we have to learn to listen to what He says and not bring our own biases and desires into it

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    I Steve, commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world, but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!

    Psalm 141:8-9 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

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    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.



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    I Barbara commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!

    I really do praise God for the wealth of fellowship and accountability found on the board. With apostasy rampant this is where many Rapture Rangers will undoubtedly be taken up into the clouds while in the middle of a post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzardhut View Post
    I Buzz commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!
    AMEN, Brother!

    I Forrest commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!

    Quote Originally Posted by His Bride View Post
    discernment is in short supply, sadly, and it doesn't have to be....we can call on the Lord to give us the wisdom and discernment that we, as Christians, really need to have today. But, we need to ask and trust him to answer....

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    Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."
    2 Cor 6:17 (NKJV)
    What fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? The Corinthian Christians were too loving, too affectionate in the sense that they thought it was “accepting” of them to accept lawlessness with righteousness, to accept darkness along with the light, and to accept Belial along with Christ.

    This call to come out from among them and be separate deals with the problem of “too much affection” Paul mentioned in 2 Corinthians 6:12. We really can love too much, thinking we may just add the love of God without renouncing the ideas of Satan and this world. Remember that one of the seeds that failed in the parable of the soils had ground that was too fertile. It would grow everything.


    I, Anddra, commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ!!

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    I, Janice, commit myself to remain separate from the world, to be in the world but not of it, to be different due to my faith in the living testimony of Jesus Christ. As Christians, we need to choose whose side we are on God's or the liar Satan. If we don't stand for what is right, we will fall for anything. We need to say what we mean, and mean what we say. Thank you Buzz for this Petition- A Call for Separation. I did not choose to even watch the Glenn Beck program. I will that he accepts Jesus the true Jesus of The Bible as his personal Savior & Lord.
    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Love RR Family, Janice

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    . Yes, Lord keep me separate. I am so prone to wander from You. Thank you for Your Spirit. Thank You for giving us a platform to expose these deceptions to others. Amen.
    I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
    For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor;
    no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

    Psalm 84:10-11

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