In these last days one can't help but notice how the church looks so much like the world that one needs a program to tell which is which. Those claiming to Believers don't want to offend the world or to make them feel like they have to be different so, we've started to look like the world in order to make them comfortable. This isn't the way Yehovah wants it to be.
Charles Spurgeon, the 19th century London pastor and pioneer, is quoted as saying "We shall not adjust our Bible to fit the age, but before we have done with it, by God's grace, we shall have adjusted the age to fit the Bible." The world isn't looking for a carbon copy of itself that has only been repackaged with a bunch of religious trappings, it is looking for something real and powerful. Even the world knows that there should be a marked difference between what they're seeing and what it should be.
The church of Yehovah God should be filled with faith, power and as we find in Mark 16, there should be signs and wonders following those of us who believe. We should be out there looking different, sounding different and in all of churches, we should be see amazing signs and wonders. In every congregation there should be miracles that leave the unbeliever's mouth dropped wide open in wonder. We should be seeing the blinded eyes seeing, the deaf ears able to hear, the cripple walking and the blessing of he Father falling on everyone gathered to worship Him.
Come ye out means to stop living like the world, stop depending on the world or the government for help and to stop acting like the heathen do. We're to come out of the world and to rely on the power, love and blessing of the One who should be worshipping every single day. We should start our day with praises to Yehovah on our lips, go throughout the day praising Him and end the day with praises on our lips. We should be feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the shut ins and the prisoner and proclaiming that Yeshua Jesus is Lord of all.
The world has no problem taking His precious name in vain and using it in a profane and disgusting manner so we should have no problem using it in our daily lives as a blessing and a message of hope. We should be walking around with a prayer of praise on our hearts and our lips. The world isn't ashamed to use the name or title of our Father wrongly, so why are we ashamed to use it as it should be used? We've got to step up and become what the Father intended us to be: we are the mighty men and women of valor and faith through the blood of our Lord, Savior and soon coming King.
Come ye out and begin to live a life that includes daily prayer, praise, worship and a deep study of the Scriptures. Stop being a follower of the Messiah one day a week and start becoming a true follower each and every day of the week. Learn to love the way He loved; He was our example and we all need to start trying harder to live by His example. We need to stop acting like the world and to begin living like sons and daughters of the Most High Yehovah God.
I'm as guilty as anyone. I haven't done everything I need to do in order to be a better son of the Father. I haven't spent nearly as much time as I need to in His presence or in prayer for family, friends and those in my church, but I'm going to start. The sooner that we all come to realization that we can do more, the faster we can change and begin to actually do more and better. The time we have on this earth is limited and we need to be more proactive in our approach to winning souls to the Messiah and showing forth His love.
Would you like to have more of the power of the Almighty in your life? Would you like to be able to pray for the sick and see them recover? Would you like to have a closer walk with Yehovah and be able to feel and exercise the gifts of the Spirit? The only way to be able to do this is to come out of the world and become more like our Savior.
Please, my dear reader, join me in making a commitment to come out of the world and to draw closer to our Father. It isn't hard, but it does require each and everyone of us to be serious. Come on, become a mighty man or woman of Yehovah.... COME YE OUT OF THE WORLD, and draw closer to your Father.
Blessings, peace and love,