Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
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Oct 5, 2011                             "Separate to Sanctify!"
Wed Pm Worship   If there was ever a time we need to be a separate people its NOW

Text: Luke 4:1-14   (King James Version)

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                            The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

We live in the 'no fear' generation. Christianity used to fear God with a HOLY reverence and it showed in our behavior and lifestyle.  I stand firmly against today's preaching, music and programs in the church that tries to pull God down to man's level. That church is saying to the lost world, "Since you aren't willing to go to the One who said, 'Come unto Me,' we'll bring a more tolerable version of Him down to where you like to live!"

 

1 Thessalonians 4:1   Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

1 Thessalonians 4:2   For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 4:3   For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

1 Thessalonians 4:4   That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

1 Thessalonians 4:5   Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

1 Thessalonians 4:6   That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

1 Thessalonians 4:7   For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

1 Thessalonians 4:8   He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 4:9   But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

 

Let's pray. Father,

Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.

Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

If there was ever a time in history we need to come clean before a Holy God and Return the time is right now.. this moment! Tomorrow may be too late.

 

The reason many of us have too high of an opinion of ourselves is that we have too low of an opinion of our God! "We pray without crying, we give without sacrificing, we live without fasting...is it any wonder that we sow without reaping?!"

 

2 Corinthians 6:14   Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:15   And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

2 Corinthians 6:16   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.

2 Corinthians 6:17   Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

2 Corinthians 6:18   And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 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.

 

God is about to separate the Sheep from the Goats! He knows his Sheep!

 

Matthew 25:31   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:

Matthew 25:32   And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

Matthew 25:33   And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Matthew 25:34   Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

 

Already a shaking has begun all across this world a shaking of both chaff and wheat for God is no respecter of persons.

You say he would never do that unto one of his own elect.

 

Job 16:12   I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Job 16:13   His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

Job 16:14   He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.

Job 16:16   My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

 

2 Timothy 3:1   This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 Timothy 3:2   For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2 Timothy 3:3   Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2 Timothy 3:4   Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2 Timothy 3:5   Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

2 Timothy 3:6   For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

2 Timothy 3:7   Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:8   Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

2 Timothy 3:9   But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

2 Timothy 3:10   But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

2 Timothy 3:11   Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

2 Timothy 3:12   Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Timothy 3:13   But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

 

Luke 24:49   And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

 

Mark 16:15   And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:16   He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16:17   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Mark 16:18   They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Mark 16:19   So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Mark 16:20   And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

 

Luke 24:51   And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Luke 24:52   And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

Luke 24:53   And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

 

Matthew 28:18   And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Matthew 28:19   Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Matthew 28:20   Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

John 21:25   And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

 

Matthew 16:18   And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:19   And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in

heaven.

 

God is about to do a new thing!

Isaiah 43:19   Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

 

When you got saved, your old nature was not eradicated..as a matter of fact, it wasn't even improved. Yes, you received a new nature, but the old one is still there, and just as wicked as ever! We get ourselves under control when we give control over to God, but we all can get away from God and get in the flesh, and we all are capable of doing anything. David..broke about 7 of the commandments all at once.

 

Luke 12:37   Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

Luke 12:38   And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Luke 12:39   And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

You better be Like David when he made this statement!

Psalms 1:2   But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psalms 1:3   And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalms 1:4   The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Psalms 1:5   Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psalms 1:6   For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

Psalms 16:8   I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalms 21:7   For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

Psalms 62:6   He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.