Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Come out from among them.

It appears that the church as a whole has blended with the world, we have forgotten who we are and who we are representing. God never told us to look like the world actually He tells us in:      2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. It appears that we have done opposite of what God commanded us to do.

Instead of looking like the body we look like a division of the world that is trying to live by better principles and standards, but falling short. We have allowed the world to dictate to us how we "Christians" are supposed to act and live, (and have church for that matter) we have conformed into a worldly "Church" it could appear that most church's are having church without God. 

Church where have all the Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego's gone? a people no matter what that would not mold or conform into something they were not, a people who would not allow the worlds suggestion to change or alter who they were, three hebrew boys sold out completely for God even to the point of death. Where is that church? 

The modern day church was birthed in "Pentecostal Fire" (Read Acts 1&2) The disciples were not concerned with offending someone, they were not concerned with how they were perceived, pride was not an issue, governments could not scare or shake them, popularity was never an issue. They were willing and obedient to carry out the plans that God had given them, they were lead by the Spirit, they were willing to die for what they believed.

The Bible very clearly tells us in 2 Corinthians 5&6 That we are "New Creations" that we are no longer to be worldly but heavenly, it tells us that we are to represent heaven (God), like He tells us to not how we think, He has Given us the tools, the power, and the authority to be who He has called us to be. It is time to wake up repent and be transformed to our new creative state, it is time for the church to take a bold stand, it is time to be true Christians. 

Meditation Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, Daniel 3.

3 Comments:

Blogger TL's said...

Great word Pastor, but we need to remember that the "Church" has also used these scriptures from reaching many of the world by separating itself beyond the intent of 2 Cor 6:17 and build walls that keeps the unsaved out. We are to separate ourselves by not acting like the world does and acting only on the Word of God. Keep up the great work.

April 28, 2009 at 7:40 AM

 
Blogger Pastor Rich said...

The lost and dying world is attracted to light, we are the light....If we do not shine they are not coming.

April 28, 2009 at 9:07 AM

 
Blogger TL's said...

AMEN Pastor, keep turning up the brightness.

May 3, 2009 at 10:43 AM

 

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