Monday, August 3, 2015

Discipleship TODAY Ep 6 BE SEPARATE

A born again child of God has a
different mindset. His mind is on God, on Jesus Christ and on what is
pleasing to Him. Those who are not born again, who do not know Jesus
Christ, they cannot understand nor see the kingdom of God, it does
not make sense to them. They are on a different course, they are
going a different direction.
If we follow Jesus Christ we have to
SEPARATE ourselves
from the world. We have to run that
race, following Jesus every day, we have to run that race with
endurance and stay focused on Jesus or else we will be distracted and
we will not make it into the kingdom of heaven.
The apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians
6:14 "Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what
partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship
has light with darkness? 15Or what harmony has Christ with
Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
16Or what agreement has the temple of
God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God
17“Therefore, COME OUT FROM
  And I will welcome you.
 18“And I will be a father to
   And you shall be sons
and daughters to Me,”
  Says the Lord Almighty."
If we follow Jesus Christ we have no
business with the things of the world. We do not watch TV with the
rest of the world. We do not play video games. We are not competing
in the same race. We are not interested in the same things. those
things will distract us, they will take our minds off Jesus Christ
and we will become like the rest of of the world.
The apostle John wrote in 1 John 2:15
"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone
loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16For all that
is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and
the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the
world. 17The world is passing away, and also its
lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever."
We have to SEPARATE ourselves unto God
and not go along with the rest of the world. If we go along with the
rest of the world then we expose ourselves to those influences and we
lose the reality of Jesus Christ. We become like them who are
We read in 1 Peter 4:1 "Therefore,
since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the
same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased
from sin,"
Believers do not stop sinning because
they go along with the world, they are not willing to stop sinning.
They are not willing to SUFFER rejection. They are not willing to
suffer for following Jesus Christ. they rather go along in the same
lasciviousness, unbridled lust, going after the things of the world
and they are carried away by their desires. They go along with the
world and they sin and they will perish.
Peter writes in verse 2 "so as to
live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of
men, but for the will of God. 3For the time already past is
sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of
the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts,
drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable
idolatries. 4In all this, they are surprised that you
do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation,
and they malign you; 5but they will give account to Him who
is ready to judge the living and the dead."
If we follow Jesus Christ we have
Christ on out mind. We have the kingdom of God on our mind and we are
seeking the will of God.We seek to be pleasing to Jesus Christ. Our
treasure, that which we accumulate in our mind, in our heart, is to
do the will of God, to hear the voice of our Master, to LISTEN to
Him, to OBEY Him and to FOLLOW Him. We have no conversation with the
world. We are not interested in the same things because that which
they talk about will perish. Our interest is in the kingdom of God
and therefor we do not keep company with those who do not follow
Jesus Christ.
I read the words of Jesus in Matthew
12:35 "The good man brings out of his good treasure what is
good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
36"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak,
they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. 37"For
by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be
We have no conversation with the world,
our treasure, that which is in our heart, that must be Jesus Christ.
People talk about many things, they talk about themselves, they talk
about their church, about their religion, they talk about their
ambitions, the things that they occupy themselves with. They talk
about TV programs, about video games, about their sports, that is
their TREASURE. That is what is in their heart. If we follow Jesus
Christ then we talk about Jesus Christ, that is our conversation and
those who are not interested in Jesus will avoid us. They will stay
away from us because we have to be careful what we talk about. We
will be judged for every idle word. we have to speak the words of
God. We have to be LIGHT in this world. If we are not LIGHT then we
are darkness, then we are like the rest of the world and we will
We have to be SEPARATE unto God. Our
mind must be on Jesus Christ. He must fill us and from our mouth must
flow the words of Christ, or else we are not of the kingdom of God.
We have to be SEPARATE, we have to be LIKE Jesus.

May Jesus bless you.

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