Topic: Separate Yourself Unto God [Tuesday April 24, 2018]
“And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land”. (Exodus 8:25 KJV)
Indeed, God began to show signs and wonders in Egypt because He cannot lie. Whatever He says comes to pass. However, after the plague, Pharaoh made a shocking request: “…sacrifice to your God in the land”. What do you mean Pharaoh? What do you mean sacrifice in the land? What Pharaoh was saying was whatever you want to do for your God, do it whilst remaining in Egypt; there is no need to separate yourself from the rest of us. After all, just as you worship God, we also worship “God”. Beloved, no! If you truly want to serve Christ, you must be willing to go all the way. There is nothing like do it halfway. There is a separation that goes with worshipping God and it must be total and complete. You must separate yourself. Your God is not like their god.
“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” (2 Corinthians 6:15-17 KJV).
Did you see that? If there is no difference between you and unbelievers, then something is wrong with your Christianity. I am tired of this kind of Christianity that says, “It does not matter, let us do it anyhow”. No! You are the light of the world. You are the salt of the earth. You belong to God; you don’t belong to the devil. You can’t eat on the table of the Lord and eat on the table of the devil. After you received Christ into your life, a transformation is expected to manifest in your life because every seed produces after its own kind. If truly you have received Christ into your heart, it should affect your lifestyle. There should be the evidence of transformation and not behavioural modification.
Further Reading: Ephesians 4:17-32
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 2 Samuel 19-20; Evening- Luke 18:1-23
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.