For some reason, God has chosen to wake a bunch of us up and reveal many things to us. I believe we, therefore, are to be examples to those around us, of really LIVING the truth of The Word, that God is revealing to us. . . not continuing on as though we were still ignorant of the time in which we are living. If we who KNOW these things will not have the courage to obey God, then who will?

What do we have in common with the world? Yet many who call themselves Christians want to celebrate these pagan holidays with them. How odd is that? What if every Passover, Jewish synagogues filled with witches who wanted to celebrate it too? Wouldn’t that strike you as odd? How strange it seems to the world, that we want to DO as they do, then tell them that they are not going to Heaven because they have different BELIEFS!! (Do we REALLY suppose our BELIEFS will save us, irrespective of whether our actions line up with those beliefs?)

‘Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: 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? 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.

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.’ (2 Cor. 6:14-18)

* Belial:

  • As a noun, unprofitableness; wickedness.  In a collective sense, wicked men.

At what point are we Christians finally supposed to be obedient to these words in Scripture? (Are we not in the end times now?) If not now, then when??

Why would we have any desire to continue to walk in darkness and ignorance, after having been shown the light? What communion DO we have with darkness, knowing what we know now? Why would we want the unsaved world to be confused as to what is good and what is evil, by seeing us mingle the two? What pleasure do we have in unrighteousness now . . . if we are righteous?

 

IT IS NOT the Holy Spirit from God that leads us to do things that are displeasing to Him! There is no condemnation for us, WHEN WE ARE WALKING AFTER THE SPIRIT . . . being LED BY His Spirit.

‘[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.’  (Romans 8:1)

But walking after the flesh . . . being ‘carnally minded’ . . . brings death and destruction.  When we go our own way, instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us, we are displeasing to God.  The carnal mind hates God, and rebels at the very idea of being in submission to Him.

‘For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.  Because the carnal mind [is] enmity* against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  So then THEY THAT ARE IN THE FLESH CANNOT PLEASE GOD.‘  (Romans 8:6-8)

* Enmity:

  •  The quality of being an enemy; the opposite of friendship; ill will; hatred; unfriendly dispositions; malevolence. It expresses more than aversion and less than malice,and differs from displeasure in denoting a fixed or rooted hatred,whereas displeasure is more transient.

 

Some who say they are Christians like to say that we are ‘under grace, not under The Law’, we have ‘freedom in Christ’, ‘nothing is sinful, in and of itself’, but these people do not rightly understand the Word of God.  Does Romans 8:7 not speak of the law of God?

‘Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God . . . )

Does 2 Corinthians 6:17 not say that some things ARE ‘unclean’?

‘Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing] . . . ‘

 

The Old Testament is not something that was done away with.  It is our FOUNDATION for understanding the New Testament.  The New builds upon the Old. We are STILL called to be a holy, set-apart people who walk in righteousness.  Is it not enough for us, to realize that we are the temples of the living God and that He dwells in us? What disrespect to drag Him along to the places we used to go, to do the things we used to do, now that we know better! He pleads with us to come out, and to be separate, and to touch not the unclean thing. Have we no respect for Him at all? Who IS Lord in our lives? Either we are led by His Spirit, to do HIS will, or we are walking according to our own carnal desires.

 

Abstain from ALL APPEARANCE of evil. ‘ (1 Thess. 5:22)

‘And have NO FELLOWSHIP with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE* [them].’ (Eph. 5:11)

* Reprove:

  • To blame; to censure
  • To charge with a fault to the face; to chide
  • To blame for; with of; (as, to reprove one of laziness)
  • To convince of a fault, or to make it manifest
  • To excite a sense of guilt. (The heart or conscience reproves us.)

‘Follow peace with all [men], and HOLINESS, WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD:’ (Hebrews 12:14)

‘And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:’ (Acts 17:30)

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