Grace Bible Church
Deacon Rick Bettez
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Separation is only necessary when your doctrinal standards are being compromised or the attacks are so strong that they jeopardize you momentum in PPOG.
Separation is never done with anger or malcontent.
Separation is between God and the Believer and takes great doctrinal concentration and prayer before beginning.
Any form of revenge mode, physical or mental is from the OSN not God.
Mental separation is always the best remedy first, unless it is a vicious attack or form of abuse that is in view.
Forgiveness could be just around the next corner so do nothing that causes permanent damage to the relationship.
Stello, Greek (v) cease to exist or withdraw oneself from intimate contact or action with a person. ‘That you keep away’ is a command of serious nature.
Ataktos is the Greek adverb is used for unruly, also a military term for a soldier out of rank or disorderly.
One is to salvage a positive Bel’s momentum by not only the act of separating, but the application that it takes to do so. It takes faith!
The other principle is it may just be the wake-up call someone needs before they are completely lost in the cosmic system.
There is not only an absolute right of compensating a man for his labor but doing so especially for the gift of Pastor-teacher.
Verse 11 speaks on the undisciplined life, being lazy busybodies, who are then noted in 2TH 3:12 to stay ‘in quiet fashion and eat their own bread.’ MYOB!
PRO 19:5 Laziness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle man will suffer hunger.
There are those who always see the church as a hiding place, a dating game or an institute of financial support, or another activity on their social calendar.
Hesychia, silencequiet fashion. Also noted for one who stays home doing their own work, not meddling with others.
This is saying with a clear & compassionate mind, warn or instruct this person. It’s not an attack or highlighting an enemy you throw under the bus in 2TH 3:15.
First recognize the OSN involved yours & theirs and anyone else associated with the reason for the separation.
Recognize if it’s a personal failure or personality flaw or if it’s an attack.
Prayer and being filled with the HS while asking God for guidance before any action is taken, mentally or physically.
JAM 1:19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.
PRO 18:13 He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.
If someone you know is attacking and undermining the person you trust & love you have to step up and deal with it…either verbally or with a separation.
Dichostasia – dissension, division. Skandalon – hindrance, a trap or trigger to set a trap, stumbling block or something offensive.
Keep close watch on those who stir up trouble and cause division and who are setting traps & worshipping the things contrary to the word of God.
Greek verb Ekklino is used twice at end of ROM 16:17. And turn away should be, shun or go out of your way to deviate from the course they are on.
Environment plays no role in Christian momentum outside influence from cosmic viewpoint is the culprit.
Cosmic viewpoint can be flattering, smooth but very deceitful to the untrained mind.
Who you choose to respect, honor and put yourself close too is an important, life changing choice during your spiritual walk.
PHI 2:15 So that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.
LUK 10:3 Go; Behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.