|Posted on January 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM|
COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM
JANUARY 3, 2017
2nd Corinthians 6:14-18
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?
15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
16 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,
18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
Thus says the Lord: Prophetic Word!
There shall be great death in the land. There shall be catastrophes in the North, South, East and the West. Because of the winds of God, people will come to know my name. Many will say it has happen because of the weather or some sort of man-made reason. But know that it is because I can no longer allow my body to be undressed, unclean, and uncircumcised.
God is looking for the His mark upon His people. The mark of consecration. He is looking for the blood upon the life of the believer.
This is a season of serious separation. This is the time that God is cutting off the branches that are not producing fruit.
John 15: 1-6
I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.
3You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.
The Bible at times likens people to fruit trees or grapevines and portrays God as the owner of the orchards and vineyards. The Master knows our character by our spiritual fruits, just as “a tree is known [identified] by its fruit”—either good or bad (Matthew 12:33).
God’s number one concern is for all fruit to be good —”the fruit of righteousness” (James 3:18-And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.)
We must aim high to reach the highest goals. To produce the best fruit requires work, time, patience and perseverance (James 5:7-11).
The fruit of the spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
What Fruit Are You Producing?
These are fruits that every believer should produce and with that comes a life consecrated and full of His spirit.
The apostle Paul said in Galatians 5, “Walk in the Spirit . . . If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16; Galatians 5:25). God’s Spirit enables us to act according to God’s principles—to live a godly life!
How can we walk in the spirit, but yet live life a heathen (the world). If you are truly a follower of Christ, but you are yet to produce the fruit and characteristics of Christ. It becomes evident that you are not walking in the spirit.
God is looking for:
• Fruit of Obedience
• Fruit of repentance
• Fruit of Righteousness
Are you and I producing these fruits?
The Lord ask How Long?
Elijah came near to all the people and said, how long will you halt and limp between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him! But if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.