Posted on August 2, 2019 in August, Daily Devotionals

BUT RATHER REPROVE THEM | KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional

Ephesians 5:11-12  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Beloved, one thing you should learn and follow after from God the Father, is that, He has a purpose for everything He does. From the outset of creation, He had always separated light from darkness. His intention was to establish a pattern for his saints of all ages, to separate themselves from darkness, or unbelievers. See it.

Genesis 1:3-5. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

So when Israel was brought out of Egypt, He pungently informed them to be separated from the heathen.

Leviticus 20:24: But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.

Leviticus 20:26. And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

Beloved, over and over God warned His people in Bible days and by extension His people of all ages, which includes you, never ever to be unequally yoked together with the heathen,or unbelievers,

Ephesians 5:11-12  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

He gave them warning not to be unequally yoked with them in several areas. See some of them.
1. Marriage.

Deuteronomy 7:1-4. When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

2. Worship.

Deuteronomy 13:6-8  ¶If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;  Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:

3. Friendship

Psalms 1:1 -2. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

4. Business

2 Chronicles 20:35-37 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly: And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber. Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the Lord hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.

No wonder, the saints of old were very obedient to God and they made efforts to separate themselves, according to the warnings He gave. See some instances.

Psalms 26:4-5.  I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

Psalms 94:20-21.  Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?  They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Proverbs 4:14-5.  ¶Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

Proverbs 9:6: Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Jeremiah 15:17: 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.

Isaiah 52:11. Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.

Beloved,  it is your turn to follow the exemplary lifestyle of these saints of old and separate yourself from unbelievers and not be unequally yoked together with them in all the areas revealed in the scriptures. The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.
Dearly beloved, see what the blessed Holy Spirit said, concerning the separated lifestyle of Jesus.

Hebrews 7:26. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Because of this, Jesus taught Bible days believers and believers of all ages, to separate themselves from anything and anyone that can make them stumble and affect their eternal wellbeing. Your own eternal wellbeing shall be secured in Jesus name.

Matthew 5:29-30  And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thatthy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thatthy whole body should be cast into hell.

Matthew 18:8 -9. Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

Mark 9:43-48. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

The blessed Holy Spirit having seen  all the atrocities the devil and His cohorts are doing against, believer, warned them not to have anything to do with unbelievers. See these warning.

Ephesians 5:11-12  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

This all important warning was affirmed severally in scriptures. See them.

Romans 16:17: Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

1 Corinthians 5:9-11.  I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 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,  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Thessalonians 3:6: Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

2 Thessalonians 3:14: And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

1 Timothy 6:5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Dearly beloved ,  you will do yourself a world of good to heed these warnings, because of the dare consequences on this side of heaven and at eternity for disobedience. May the good Lord help you to do so in Jesus name.
Friend, remember, as God has brought you to this new month, you must be thoughtful of something very important and be very discreet about. See what the scriptures says.

Psalms 90:12. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

No doubt you should be happy to see this  new month. The new month shall bring you desired fortunes in the name of Jesus. However, it should occur to you that, this new month has drawn you closer, much more than before, the dawning rapture.
You must then be operating the wisdom of wise virgins. Remember this, never ever forget, the reason why multitude of carefree believers shall miss this imminent event, is because of unequal yoke. This shall never be your portion in Jesus name. So heed this all important warning. See it.

Ephesians 5:11-12  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Very very unfortunate is the fact that, the lifestyle of majority in Christendom globally is that, they have form of godliness but deny the power thereof.  See what characterise their lives.

2 Timothy 3:1-5. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

It is pertinent that you in particular should check up, whether you yourself is not caught in this web.  Please examine yourself sincerely, presumption has eternal consequences. If you are not like them, praise God, please don’t fall a victim. But if you are, please repent immediately, because tomorrow might be too late.
Friend to avoid  your readiness  not  to be threatened at the time of the rapture, never welcome this compromising believers into your house or have any close dealings with them see what scriptures says, if you really want to be part of this great event. It shall not elude you in Jesus name.

2 John 1:8-11. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

In addition, please come out from everything now that associate you with unbelievers. Separate yourself from worshipping with them, separate from doing business or recreation or friendship.

Revelation 18:4: 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.

The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.

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