Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
There comes a time when God’s people need to learn the importance of separation.
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
REV 12:6 And the woman, [true Israel, the believing Jews] fled into the high desert country where she had a place prepared by God,
The wall of fire, for Jewish believers in the first half of the Tribulation is a geographical location, the mountains of Edom, Moab and Ammon.
Judea is the Tribulational state of Israel – “let them flee to the mountains,” the high desert country of Edom, Moab and Ammon, DAN 11:41.
Roofs were used in the ancient world as living quarters.
DEU 22:9 You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest all the produce of the seed which you have sown, and the increase of the vineyard become defiled.
Separation is the technique of switching from personal love to impersonal love when dealing with friends and loved ones in the cosmic system.
Separation is based upon the perception of Bible doctrine by which one establishes his priorities in life.
Separation is further based on the application of that doctrine in your the soul.
1. “Separation unto” = the principle of perpetuation momentum in the pre-designed plan of God.
2. “Separation from” should be applied to both believers and unbelievers in the cosmic system, especially those who seek to influence the believer to leave God’s system.
a. Mental separation.
Your volition is for the purpose of protecting you from becoming antagonistic toward others even when they are antagonistic toward you, and you do that through impersonal love.
To avoid this negative influence, the believer must have correct priorities, mental preparation and separation, switching from personal love to impersonal love.
Mental separation emphasizes the integrity, honor, and doctrinal application of the believer residing in God’s plan.
Impersonal love emphasizes your personal love for God and so is perpetuated and functions on its own integrity.
Impersonal love sets aside personal love for antagonistic believers and places personal love for God above them.
Impersonal love emphasizes your honor and integrity and does not compromise the believer’s status inside the pre-designed plan of God.
b. Physical separation.
Getting false information in a church.
When a woman is used as a punching bag by her husband, she should leave.
Physical separation means to avoid any personal contact with a person under any circumstances.
Physical separation is sometimes needed to maintain one’s priorities and to use one’s volition to remain inside the PPOG.
2TI 3:5 They [believers and unbelievers in the cosmic system] hold to external forms of godliness, but have renounced the power of that same godliness; you also be turning yourself away from these men.
ROM 16:17-18 – “turn away from them” = physical separation from troublemakers.
Separation is necessary because of the cosmic system, ROM 12:1-3.
By switching from personal love to impersonal love you get away from your illusions about people you have loved.
Separation from unbelievers inside the cosmic system is taught in 2CO 6:14-17.
“Therefore come out from among them.”
There are a lot of people who are saved through the two witnesses Moses and Elijah, the two Heralds, and these people are going to live, so people are born again but if they do not obey, they die.
The importance of flexibility.
The importance of knowing where you are in history.
The importance of understanding God’s plan for your life.
The importance of having a personal sense of destiny.
Ignorance is one of the greatest destroyers.
Ignorance and ignore are closely related.
Adverb of place – ekai = a specific geographical location.
Might be nourished – pres-act-subj – trepho = to nourish, to sustain. Trepho is used for a mother nourishing her child.
HEB 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?