WE ARE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF IT . . . SEPARATE YOURSELVES THEREFORE

Matthew 10 : 34 – 36 . Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I come not to send peace, but a sword. For I am to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in – law against her mother – in – law ( Lk 12 : 49 – 53 ) . And a mans foes shall be they of his own household ( read Vs. 37 – 42 , Micah 7 : 56 ).

John 16 : 2, 3. They shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these thing will they do unto you because they had not know the Father, nor me ( not born again ). Acts 8 : 1;9: 1; 26: 9; Jn. 15:21; Rom. 10: 2; 1Cor. 2: 8; 1Tim. 1: 13 ).
Psalm 1: 1 -3.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of the sinners, nor sitteth in the in the seat of the scornful ( mockers ). But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted be the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; His leaf also shall not whither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Proverbs 4:14.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
V.15. Avoid it , pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Psalm 26:4-6.
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers ( hypocrites ). I have hated the congregation of evil doers: and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD: ( read verses 7-12)

Jeremiah 15:15-17. ( read from V.11).
O LORD, thou knowest: Remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors: take me not away in thy long suffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke. Thy words were found. And I did eat them: and thy word was unto me thy joy and rejoicing of mine heart: For I am called by thy name, O LORD God of host. I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced: I sat alone because of thy hand: For thou hast filled me with indignation.
V.19. Therefore thus saith the LORD, if thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: And if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: Let them return unto thee: but return not thou unto them.

V.20. And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee: but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

V.21. And I will deliver thee out of the hand wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
Isaiah 28:16-17.Therefore thus saith the LORD God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. V.17. Judgement will I also lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

Exodus 34:12-16.Take heed to thy self, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be a snare in the midst of thee:

V.13. But ye shall destroyed their altars, break their image, and cut down their groves:

V:14. For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a Jealous God:
Exodus 34:15.

Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, the thou eat of his sacrifice.
V.16. And thou take their daughter unto thy sons, and their daughter go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Nehemiah 13: 3, 30. ( read whole chapter )Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude ( Ex. 12: 38; Num. 11: 4 ) . Thus cleansed I them from all strangers.
Nehemiah 9 : 2. ( read whole chapter )And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their father.

Nehemiah 10 : 28.
And the rest of the people, the priests, the levites, the porters, the singers. The Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, everyone having understanding;

V. 29. They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgements and his statutes;

V.30. And that we would not give our daughters unto people of the of the land, nor take daughters for our sons:
Ezra 9 : 1 . Now when these things were done, the prince came to me, saying, the people of Israel, and the priests, and the levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Ammorites.

V. 2. For they have taken of their daughter for themselves, and for their sons: so that the Holy seed have mingled themselves with the peoples of those lands: Yea, the hand of the princes and rulers have been chief in this trespass.

V. 10. And now. O our God, what shall we say after this ? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

V.11. Which thou commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to prossess it , is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleaness.

V.12. Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, nor takes their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth forever, that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.

Deuteronomy 12 : 30.Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, How did these nations serve their god’s? Even so will I do likewise. V. 31. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God…

V.32. Thou shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Ezra 10 : 11. ( read from v.1 )

Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the Land, and from the strange wives ( read down to verse 17 ).
Malachi 3 : 6 ( read from v .1 )

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed ( God’s mercy is always there for those who truly repent ).
2Corinthianss 6:14-7:1.
*Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers* : For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communication hath light with darkness?

V.15. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

V.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.

V.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,

V.18. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Ch.7:1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Deuteronomy 7:2,3….
Thou shalt make no covenant with them… neither shalt thou make marriages with them…V.4. For they will turn thy sons from following me.
1Samuel 5:2-4.

When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of dagon, and set it by Dagon.
V.3. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD, and they took Dagon and set him in his place again.

V.4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen on his face before the ark of the LORD: and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold.( 1Cor.3:16:Eph.2:21:Heb.3:6: Ex.29:45:Lev.26:12:Jer.31:33)

Isaiah 52:10-11. The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations: and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

V.11. Depart ye, depart ye, go yet out from thence, touch no unclean thing: go ye out of the midst of her: be ye clean, that bare the vessels of the LORD. ( the born again Christian is the vessel of God) ( Read also-Jn.3:14,15:Jn.8:28:Jn.12:32:Ps.98:2,3:6)

Isaiah 48:20.
Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this,utter it even to the end of the earth: say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.

Revelation 18:2-4.And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every unclean and hateful bird.

V.3. For all nations have drunk ofthe wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich though the abundance of her delicacies.

V.4. And i heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

SANCTIFY = Consecrate, set apart, be holy, purify, free from sin.
HOLY = Belonging to, commissioned by , devoted to , God.
CONSECRATE = Set apart, devoted to serve God.

DEVOTED = Give up exclusively to, zealously attached to, God. Loyal.
Jeremiah 1: 5. Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet to be nations.

Ezekiel 20 : 41.I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out from the countries wherein ye have been scattered, and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.

Ezekiel 36 : 23- 26 .( The classic example: – also Eze. 28: 25;39: 25 – 29 ).And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the LORD God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from the among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

V.26. A new heart will I also give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. ( read V.25 – clean water = water of word )
John 10 : 36. Say ye of him whom the father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, thou blasphemest; because I said. I am the Son of God ?

John 17 : 17 .Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. V. 19. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Acts 20 : 32 . And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able build up, and to give an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Act 26 : 18. ( from v. 13 ) To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Gal.2.16-20)Romans 15:6 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles,ministering the gospel of God, that offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy ghost.

1Corinthians 1:2. Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Ephesians 5:26. That he might sanctify and cleanse it (his church) with the washing of water by the word.
1Thessalonians 5:23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Timothy 4:5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer,

2Timothy 2:21 (from v. 19) If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

V.22. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace with them that call on the Lord (true born again ) out of a pure heart.

Hebrew 2:11. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
Hebrew 10:10.14. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.

Hebrew 13:12. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his blood, suffered without the gate (read to v. 16)
1 Peter 3:15. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

Jude verse 1.Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

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