THE WALK OF SEPARATION
The word separation has been associated with a mindset of division and it is rightly so. Division is the opposite of unity and for the Christian, this kind of thinking is usually negative. But in the spirit realm, we notice that separation has always had its place and will be in existence until we are with Christ in eternity. Those of you, who are the front line warriors and remnant bride of Christ, know first hand what it means to be separated from people and possessions of this world. Our sanctification prevents us from embracing sin but our love inspires us to love the sinner. We have turned away from those things that desire to enslave us and have separated ourselves from the temptations of pleasure. Many of you have sold your collectables and valuable treasures because you heard God’s voice and you obeyed His commands. Some of you have abandoned the world’s idea of success to embrace a life of humility, helping, ministering and giving. Likewise, some of you are still debating about which direction you will go and are weighing the cost as to just “how much” you are willing to surrender. We must be prepared to walk away from everything. Let us be reminded of the price that comes with being a follower, “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen. And, He said unto them, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they IMMEDIATELY LEFT THEIR NETS AND FOLLOWED HIM.” (Mathew 4:18-19) We notice that He did not make them an offer or allow them to argue about the details. It does not say they hired other people to work for them while they were gone or even to watch over their possessions. It does not mention them saying goodbye to their families and friends or if they were torn about leaving the security of their established life. It simply describes the scenario of the God of the universe speaking to the hearts of humans to trust Him and obey Him. We make such a huge drama out of our decisions because it is the evidence of a fierce WAR between our will and His. Our flesh has such a smothering control over us that it creates incredible confusion and complications. Most of us at one time in our life were deceived with the complexities and fantasies of how life should be, but I hope we now realize that it was all a fleshly mirage. Remember, Lots wife was told to NOT look back.
I believe there is coming a time in the near future where those who are called by His Name will continue to experience a deeper revelation of separation. I am sad to realize there are many in our families that will choose to NOT advance with God. The masses that have not prepared themselves mentally and spiritually to follow Jesus will most likely be carried away with the strong flood of Satan’s lies and deceptions. It is too difficult to comprehend the depth of Christ if the mind is saturated with doubt and blindness. Most will turn away from the invitation to suffer for Christ as the rich young ruler walked away from Jesus. Today is the day to allow Christ to fill our hearts with His wisdom and holiness – not at the last second. “Jesus said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what you have and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven: AND COME AND FOLLOW ME. But, when the young man heard that saying, HE WENT AWAY SORROWFUL: FOR HE HAD GREAT POSSESSIONS.” (Mathew 21-22) I received a word from a saint the other day and felt it was a message to us for the hour. I pray that it blesses you and speaks to your spirit.
Glynda Lomax, Jun 07, 2012 10:06 pm.
“I have spoken to you to leave behind the things of the past, yet many of you still cling to it. You cling to the people, the places, and the things of the past that have no place in your future, in your future in Me. If you try to take the past into your future, you will find no place for it there, my people. There is no place in the chaos that is coming for your flesh. Set your minds on Me, and on the things of My kingdom. Set your sights on your heavenly reward, for all that is now shall soon pass away. Life as you know it will cease, but in My Kingdom, all things are made new. You have asked Me for many things, and you have asked that I anoint you, yet you refuse to lay down the things I ask of you.
In the spirit I saw the enemy handing us things to occupy us, much like a mother hands a small child a cheap toy to keep them busy and distracted so they won’t fuss, while the Lord stands nearby, holding out to us a very genuine reward He wants to give to us. I saw that this is a very widespread attack of the enemy, trying to distract us from our walk with the Lord.
You are refusing to choose the things of Me when you cling to what is no longer useful, and many of you will be passed over for promotion because of this. I promote those who show themselves yielded vessels, ready for My use, obedient to My commands. I do not promote the disobedient.
Some of you have waited a long time for what is coming, yet have not made yourselves ready. Why must I continually speak this to you, My children? Why do you not obey, as you know you should? Will you live with regret and not the rewards I have for you? Some of you are obeying and you shall be given much for your much obedience. Those who obey little shall be given little. Do not be deceived children; I do not reward disobedience and sloppy living. I do not reward those who do not strive to walk in My ways. I do not reward those who do not honor My Son with their lives. You cannot serve two masters. Either you will serve your flesh, or you will serve Me, but you will not serve both and receive rewards from Me.
If you serve the enemy, then you receive his reward. If you serve Me – truly serve Me – you receive Mine. You cannot serve Me only with your lips, you must sacrifice the desires of your flesh, walk in My ways, be in My Word, do My will. I try the heart and the reins, I know all things. I know the true
motives behind your deeds and I shall judge you accordingly.
The time to shake off the past is now, My children. Let go. Let go of the things of the flesh that no longer serve a useful purpose in your spiritual lives. Let go and come up higher with Me for I have great rewards for you when you do. Do not be deceived. You cannot serve the enemy while serving Me, for
He who is not for me, is against Me. Release the past. Trust Me to meet your needs.” “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62) “In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” (Luke 17: 31-33)
After reading this message, I felt drawn to the passage in Mathew 25, as we follow the train of thought about the separation of people in this last hour. As we perceive the words of Jesus, we cannot help but notice the “difference” is revealed in the condition of the heart as well as the spirit. The hardness or compassion of the heart clearly identifies the character of the individual. Selah. Spiritual freedom is found when we lay everything at His feet and let go of the tight grip that we have on the things we have deep feelings for. Holding on to our “idols” exposes our allegiance and explains our motives. Let us begin with verse 31, “When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall SEPARATE them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And, he shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” We will see that God’s people have life changing convictions and burdens for the helpless and hopeless people of the earth. Their agape love is more than just words coming out of their mouths – they pour themselves out completely and freely like water from a container.
Jesus say’s, “For I was hungry and you gave me meat: I was thirsty and you gave me drink: I was a stranger and you took me in: Naked and you clothed me: I was sick and you visited me: I was in prison and you came to me.” The righteous people of God wanted to know when did they see Him in need and when did they ever help Him? He said that when they had ministered out of love – they had actually ministered to Him. He goes through the same examples to the lost people but instead acknowledges they DID NOT help anyone but rather lived selfishly without concern. He continues about how the sheep will inherit the eternal Kingdom of victory and joy while the goats are cursed and will be sent into the everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. If anyone has a question about his or her own salvation, this is a perfect example of what a true Christian looks like “walking the walk”. The remnant is not composed of “lip service” crowds, who want comfort, pleasure and everything handed to them on a silver platter. The followers of Christ are called to be like “Gideon’s 300 warriors” who say, “God, I know this is going to be a fight. I know it is going to cost everything that I have and all that I am but, Father, I am with You in this battle!” Are you being separated as a goat or sheep? Do you know which side you are on at this moment? Are you determined to be a SOLD OUT fanatic for Jesus? The dividing line is being drawn this day by the decisions of every person that has an ear to hear. Selah.