By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel
A coming out! A day of reckoning; past offenses being revealed, with many being called to task for former abuses, with a new found freedom accusers had not formerly been granted.
However, if those accusations are only based on unsubstantiated evidence it becomes character assassination; placing an unfounded blemish on the accused person's life. Scripture reveals that a good name is better than precious ointment (Ecclesiastes 7:1). (Comment)
We are seeing another type of a coming out that is burdensome on society; the ungodliness of man, which puts a blemish on society as a whole because of acceptance of ungodly lifestyles.
There is a Sodom and Gomorrah mentality being introduced and accepted. The reputation of Babylon, mentioned in the Book of Revelations, is surfacing. Babylon was identified as the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit (Revelation 18:2).
There was a cry made to the inhabitants of Babylon from heaven; Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities (Revelation 18:4-5).
A coming out was needed that one share not in her sins; and receive not a part of her plagues, death, mourning, and famine; and to be utterly burned with fire (Revelation 18:8). Her sins had become as common as the eating of unhealthy food.
One may have become so captivated by the forbidden fruit that they have begin to nibble away at its availability; succumbing to its allurement? Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin: and sin when it is full-grown, brings forth death (James 1:14-15).
The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Being made free from sin, we become servants to God, having our fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life (Romans 6:22-23). A coming out of the sinful nature has been provided by God; through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 1:7-9). Failure to receive God's mercy and grace; leaves one under the influence of the sinful nature of man (John 3:36).
Scripture reveals that for those who have escaped (a coming out) the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse than the beginning (2 Peter 2:20).
Despite one's profession of faith; some have become entangled with the world and overcome by it. Beware lest you also, being lead away with the error of the wicked fall from your own steadfastness (2 Peter 3:17).
Are God's watchmen sounding the alarm; or has there been a failure in doing so? If a warning is being given; are the people listening, or are they continuing to be entertained with the Sodom and Gomorrah, and Babylon setting spoken of in God's Word?
Has one become so use to the present day flow of ungodliness; that one becomes as Lot who lingered though he knew that judgment was at hand? He had to be taken by the hand, by an angel of the Lord, to deliver him, and his family, on the day of destruction (Genesis 19:16).
When Jesus departed to be with His Father in heaven, we (as believers) became Ambassador's for Christ in His stead (2 Corinthians 5:20). When an Ambassador is chosen to represent a country; their life becomes noticeable to all in that representation. Do we, as Christians, have a Christlike demeanor in our everyday walk as a representative of Christ?
I have a patch that shows a Cross and Bible with the words inscribed: "Ambassador for Christ." When wearing the patch it makes me very conscientious of how I should conduct myself as Christ's representative. When not wearing the patch; should I conduct myself otherwise, certainly not! A coming out of this world entails that one; who abides in Christ, should strive to walk even as he walked (1 John 2:6).
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