Pastor (Capt.) A.M. Samuel
In this scripture almighty God clearly lays down the guidelines for the New Testament Church. The enemy has been trying his level best to weaken the Church. He knows if the church stands up as a body, then it will break his back bone, therefore Satan has brought in works of the flesh, prosperity Gospel and many things like that in the church, we are living in days, when the church has lost its separation, it finds itself lost in the world. in this scripture the word of God says, “Be ye separate, then will I be a father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters.” It is high time we check ourselves and see whether Christ is walking in our midst, or are we manifesting the flesh in the church”.
Let us look at the standard of separation that God set for the children of Israel. When He wanted to descend on the Mount Sinai, He gave clear directions to Moses. The children of God were given three days to prepare themselves, they washed their clothes, kept themselves away from the women, they erected a fence around Mount Sinai., even after so much preparation on the appointed day, when the presence of God began to descend on the Mount Sinai, the mount could not stand before Him, it began to shake and went up on smoke. The sight was so frightening, that the children of Israel fled from there and cried out we do not want to hear from God, Moses you speak to us. Dear saints we are serving this same mighty Jehovah God. When John the apostle was in the isles of Patmos in a vision saw Christ walking in the midst of the candlesticks in all his glory, John fell down as dead such glorious is His presence.
In contrast to this, dear saints, are we not being fooled by the presence of another Spirit in our churches, where is the dread of the presence of God. I wish the presence of God returns to the Church, then the nations will begin to shake from its very foundations. Satan knows this secret therefore he has taken away the separation of the Church. Today if we go to the conventions, we see there is no doctrinal separation, every Tom, Dick and Harry is on the stage and we are conducting healing meetings.
Just imagine, our Lord Jesus Christ or Paul the apostle are conducting a healing campaign in Jerusalem. On the stage, Pilate the governor, Annas and Caiaphas the high Priests, Herod the King are there, how will it appear. Are we not doing the same thing today, calling all the MLA’s and MPs and government officials who do not believe in the existence of God are sitting on our stages. When Ramesh Chennithala an MP says “hallelujah” from our stage we are filled with the spirit, what spirit is that, I ask? Our stages are supposed to be the place of the presence of the almighty God, who can sit on that? is it not the place for the anointed servants of God who have been washed with the precious blood of God sit and minister the precious word to the masses.
In Northern India we are facing persecution, we are beaten up thrown into the prison and hauled before the magistrates, the people of Kerala are not facing an iota of persecution that we are facing there, but when a small rumbling started, the Pentecostals in Kerala joined with the other Christians belonging to other denominations, including the Roman Catholics and formed the All India Christian Council (AICC), without any shame they joined hands with them and began to sing bind us together Lord, all big shots of IPC were there on the stage, I have pictures of them published in the Marupacha magazine. While all this was happening in Kerala was there anyone to stand up against it? why??? We are just worried about the marriage of our children and our funeral, we are least concerned about the church, even if it goes to the dogs who cares that is the attitude of the ministers of the cross and the believers.
I want to publicly tell you that those pastors, who have lost their separation will not even see new heaven and new earth leave alone New Jerusalem, you will go to hell. You know the truth but for the sake of publicity for a big name and fame you have thrown away the doctrine of separation and do you think that God will forgive you just like that? You will go to hell and speak in tongues there.
In the Old Testament we see the strict commands given to the children of Israel in regard to separation
“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel”. (Exo 19:4-6)
The children of Israel were chosen to be a kingdom of priests on this earth, but we have been chosen to be kings and priests for eternity in the new heaven and new earth then what should be our dedication.
“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”. (Lev 20:26)
For the children of Israel who had the blessings on this earth which were temporary, almighty God says, I have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
“Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.” (Lev 19:19)
The children of Israel were commanded to maintain separation even when ploughing the fields, when they look at the gentiles ploughing the fields with diverse kinds of animals, they should not copy them but remember that they are a separated lot. They had to maintain separation in their sowing and in their cloth material also. When they were maintaining their separation even when Balaam the prophet came forward to curse them, he ended up blessing them.
“For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations”. (Num 23:9) “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! Num 23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain”. (Num 23:23, 24)
In the olden days in Kerala, when the saints were maintaining their separation, they stood up to the sicknesses, they believed in divine healing. No one ever went to the hospital, let it be any sickness, or even if the snakes bit them. They believed God for His word, but today the Pentecostals are building the hospitals and our pastors have special rooms in the hospitals. We say that our forefathers were not educated therefore they did not go to the hospitals, they were fools that is our attitude, now we have been educated, therefore we go to the hospital in the name of Jesus Christ. Now we say what is wrong in taking medicines.
Today big miracle healers they pray for the healing of others, but when they have any health problems they go to the hospitals, few years back when I was in New York someone told me the great miracle healer, Dinakaran was there in New York to get medical help for his cancer. How far have we drifted from the path of God? O preacher first you experience healing in your life and then pray for others. As long as the children of Israel maintained their separation they stood up as lions and tore up the enemies. In the same way when the church comes back to the separation doctrine then it will be able to destroy all the evil powers. Pentecost is not unknown tongues but it is power. When the children of Israel were moving forward the enemy came up with the plan to destroy the separation, because it understood the secret of the strength of the power of the church. Look how he came to the children of Israel.
“And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt, And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth. Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league with us. This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy: And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey. And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.” (Jos 9:9-14)
Look at the words of the Gibeonites, how cleverly they have come to rob the children of their separation. The children of Israel did not seek the counsel of God, and with that their downfall began. In the same way, many Gibeonites came to our midst from Norway, America, Australia, they said, we heard you have nothing to eat, you have no place for prayer meetings. We were not careful, just the children of Israel did, we did not learn from their mistake and without seeking the will of God, we accepted everything that came our way, praising God. We got beautiful church halls, but we lost the precious faith, today Pentecostals are in the hospitals, the Gibeonites have robbed us of our faith. O Church where is your strength???
To get back that power, the only way is to come back to the same dedication. Today we have many Doctors and Reverends loafing inside the Church, they say they are reverends, I wish they knew what it means to be called a reverend. Today many servants of God have mile long degrees. They say they are doctors of divinity, Masters in Theology etc. I challenge you, has anyone on this earth got the guts to give a certificate for studying the word of God. I can say about myself I am just a child in the nursery.
The church does not need deliverance but repentance. For the church to stand up it is high time that the believers humble themselves before the servants of God so that they may prepare them for the body.
“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you”. (Heb 13:17)
The servants of God have a responsibility of watching over the souls. The plan of mega churches is wrong it is not biblical. A pastor can just watch over 40-50 believers a week. It is his responsibility to see whether the believer is holy in his business dealings. Are the children in the congregation growing in faith. Peter was watching over the flock, therefore he knew the amount for which the land was sold by Annanias and Saphira, that is how they were caught. They did not allow the Gibeonites to come in.
If we do not rise up, God will raise up the gentiles for His glory. God had commanded the Israelites specifically concerning their relation with Egypt.
“But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way”. (Deu 17:16)
But history shows how Solomon went against the laws of God. The scripture says, “And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn at a price”. (1Kings 10:28) First the horses came then came the daughter of Pharaoh and other wives. In the same way, there was a time, when the gentiles hated the Pentecostals, but with the passage to time, the Pentecostals have become the respected lot, even the gentiles are not averse to marrying their children with the Pentecostals, because our children are well educated and we have lot of wealth to show off. There was a time our parents suffered for the sake of Christ, now we say, God looked upon their suffering and has blessed us hundred fold.
Look at the way Solomon was blessed, has it not happened with you. He was the one who built the beautiful temple for the children of God, but in his latter part of reign this very king built the heathen temple exactly opposite to the temple of God, just to please his wives.
I do not know whether I will be able to come again to tell you the counsel of God, this evening the spirit of God told me to tell you that this is the last warning. Just like John the Baptist did in the wilderness of Judea, I am sitting here and shouting to you the counsel of God. My body is completely broken up because of he persecutions I have suffered, that is why I am not in a position to stand up and preach. But my conscience is clear, I have preached to you the counsel of God.
O Pentecostals, who have gone back to Egypt like Solomon, it is high time for you to repent. The spirit of God warns the pastors, organizational heads and the believers, just like in the days of Noah, before the door of Grace is shut it is high time for you to repent of your mistake. Otherwise a day is coming, when the gentiles will stop you on the way and ask you O Pastor, we hard the church has been caught up, why are you still loafing around with the Bible. Therefore repent today or you are doomed.
Hosea the prophet says, “Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not”. (Hos 7:8,9) Just like Ephraim, we see big numbers in our conventions, there is Lord’s Supper also, we are satisfied, and we think any time the trumpet will sound and we will go singing hallelujah. Don not be fooled by the things around you. Christ is looking for a remnant, the Bride who has prepared herself. God’s eternal programme is going to start with the New Jerusalem only. It is high time we submit ourselves to God, making a commitment to abide by the doctrine of separation that God has given to the New Testament Church.
We can liken the church to the Tabernacle of the Old Testament, the Tabernacle had three sections the Most Holy Place and the Holy Place and the Court. In the court you have the altar of burnt offering, the laver, the rest of the things are in the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. God desires the church to dwell in the Holy and Most holy place. The people who are not living a separated life are in the Court. We the members of the body of Christ, must not go to the court to bring the people inside, but from, inside the Holy Place ask the people who are in the Court to come in. when we go to the healing crusades where there is no doctrinal difference, and take part in it, then we through our actions are telling the people who are standing in the court to stay there. There is no need to come in. may the Spirit of God deal with you.
Article Source: captainsamuel.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117:be-ye-separate&catid=35:teachings&Itemid=27 – (In 2011)