“9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
1 Peter 2:9-10
Brothers and Sisters STOP BEING FRIENDS WITH THE WORLD!!! We are Washed and Sanctified By The Precious Blood Of Jesus, The Christ, The Son Of God The Father!!! The World is our Enemy, as it is the Lord Jesus enemy.
“41 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son? 42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?”
Jesus, Our Lord, Our Christ, The Son Of The Father sits on the Right Hand of The Father. All Power, All Authority, All Life, All Death, All Judgement is His and NO ONE can go to The Father or Go To Heaven without going Through Jesus, having Your Name written in The Lambs Book Of Life! With that being said, we are not to Befriend those who are Not Blood Washed By Jesus! I know thousands of people, even some on a very personal basis but they are Not My Friends. They are Dead, they are Lost, They Are My Enemy, they will be cast into The Lake Of Fire if they do not Confess, Repent that Jesus Is Lord and choose to be Washed Clean by Jesus Holy Blood!
Too many of you are Friends with the Enemies of God, too many are Walking in the Council of Men and not the Council of Fellow Believers. You must draw a line that those who do not Know Jesus As Their Lord and Savior they are your enemy all because they are God’s Enemy and you must not cross that line for anything. You must always be mindful of this, that even though we are in the World, we are NOT to be part of the World!
We need each other, that is, Fellow Believers to Keep Us from going astray, from being captivated once again by the World, by Satan.
We need to be as Abraham was, that he was so close to God The Father, that The Father Called him a Friend. The only way that could have happened is that Abraham had to Separate himself from what was around him, set his affairs to be the affairs of The Father or to be as David being after God’s Heart.
“But thou, Israel, [art] my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”
“20 And after that he gave [unto them] judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. 21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. 22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”
My Friends are only those whom Jesus has Cleansed By His Blood all others are my Enemies, even some of my blood line. In order for me to Walk as Jesus would have me to Walk in this World then I must Understand and See through Jesus Eyes being Led by His Holy Spirit. We need to Understand that there has to be a Separation of those who Know Jesus as Lord, and, those who Do Not Know Jesus as Lord. it will not be easy as there are those who confess one thing but are truly not what they say.
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
You, my Brothers and Sisters fall to the sword of the enemy having your minds filled with lies of the enemy not seeing the Truth, but are given unto Diverse Lusts, pleasing your flesh more so than pleasing Jesus as The Lord, The Son Of The Father! You think, you say and you do according to your Council that you hold dear more so than the Council Of God whom He has sent you!!!
Understand this one thing, Satan wants to Separate you from anything that deals with God, he wants to Kill You, Steal From You at any cost. I will not allow Satan to Kill or Steal from me those things that God Counts as Holy.
“1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”
“9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But 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 idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”
1 Corinthians 5:9-13
Have No Common Place in this World with those who are Not Blood Bought for they will lead you astray, clouding your minds with things that you should not be entangled with them. You have been Separated from them or I should say that you should be. There are things that are in Common but those things are only Common Needs such as Food, Water, Clothing and Housing. Yes we have things that are Common in Wants as well, but let those wants be according to The Will of Jesus. Jesus has said many times that if you Love Him then those things that He Desires will be in Your Life and with those things it will Separate you from His Enemy and should be Your Enemy.
“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.”
1 John 2:15-17
“5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”
Now for the hard part dealing with Common Place. If someone is Born Again, that is, Blood Bought, They Are Your Family, They Are Your Brothers and Sisters and YOU are to hold them Close and do not allow any type of Separation to come between you. If you do, then you have allowed the enemy to take a foot hold into The Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth.
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.”
“11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
Many Blood Bought have been mislead about this Scripture. Jesus said that we were to Love Those Who Abide In Him, NOT those who are in the World here. So, what should that Love Be? It means that you Abide Only with those who are Blood Bought, that you Hold Them Up above the World, that you Seek Fellowship with only Those Who Are Brothers and Sisters, that you Stand For Them even unto Death! This is Our Common Place or should be!!! If I know that someone is my Brother or Sister in Christ Jesus I first become a Fruit Inspector to see that what they confess is true, then if I know of anything that is coming against them, then I will Stand On Their Behalf if need be. I would lose things in this World for their sake, even my Life if it came to it.
Now comes an even harder part. The World is Dying and most are headed for The Lake Of Fire and there is nothing we can do to stop that. We need to understand that the affairs of the World, even though they may affect us, are not our concern. Jesus said “… let the Dead Bury the Dead…”.
“21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”
This does not mean we are not to go and bury our loved ones, Jesus was making a Spiritual Point here that we are not to be concerned with those who are Dead in this World, but rather Let Them Take Care of their own affairs. This also does not mean that we are Not to show the Love Of God to the World in helping them do things, but it does mean we are not to Befriend them and become Entangled In Their Affairs. There are so many voices in the World wanting you to do this or wanting you to do that. They pull on the Heart Strings to sway you to go their direction leaving behind those things that Jesus has commanded us to do or to be like.
One example of this is what has happened recently in the news, showing a dad and child face down in the water because they were trying to sneak into the United States. The media is using the picture to show you a tragedy, but you must look and understand beyond what they are showing. The fact is they were Breaking The Law and the Consequence of that action was Death. Yes it is sad that this had to happen, but, this is an affair of a Lost Dying World. We are to be Representations of Jesus and His Kingdom, not Befriending The World!
“14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 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. 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, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Paul says we are NOT to be Unequally Yoked Together With Unbelievers. Yes this set of Scriptures is used mainly for Marriage but it goes beyond that. We are Not to have Common Place with those who are in this World, but are to Live Separately from them.
Why should I or even more so, why would I want to have a Non-Believer as a Friend, as a Spouse, as my Council? If I want to Live as God wants me to Live then only the Godly, Born Again, Blood Bought has to be my choice! We should Desire The Common Place of God and His Kingdom and Not the Desire to be a part of the Common Place of The World!!!
As always … YOUR CHOICE!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!