Updated: Apr 8
Foundational to the real prophetic gospel, especially as the return of the Lord draws near, is the calling out of God's remnant people from evil wicked systems, so that they would not come under the judgment of God. God doesn't just judge individual people; He also judges systems and He will judge the false church systems of man. This is a principle of judgment and what I consider to be a plumb line end-time truth.
“Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins or contract any of her plagues" (Rev. 18:4).
Jesus said in Matt. 24:12 that just before His return the spirit of this age, which is lawlessness, will cause the agape love of many to grow cold.
In the American/western context lawlessness is now expressed as "tolerance." Many espouse to this tolerance gospel by suggesting that the true Church is loveless and judgmental toward them, but the exact opposite is true. Purveyors of this false gospel and these religious systems have been blinded and deceived by the spirit of the world that touts the tolerance gospel that is void of all righteous judgment. Whenever you hear the word "tolerance" now you can be sure that what follows is a sophisticated explanation of why the Bible no longer means what it says.
Please hear me. Church systems that have been erected on the wrong foundation must, according to God's laws, bear the fruit of the unbiblical seeds that have been planted within them. These are false systems that God will allow to continue throughout the Church age, which are the tares that grow up with the wheat, which must reach maturity during the final harvest season when there will be a separation.
God is a God of both unity and division. It seems contradictory that Jesus prayed for believers to be united as one (Jn. 17:20-22) while also stating that He came to bring division.
“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law” (Lk. 12:51-53).
Truth and light separates and divides, but also creates unity. One day all that’s false will be separated from all that’s true. The tares will be separated from the wheat (Mt. 13:38-43). The bad fish will be separated from the good fish (Mt. 13:47-50). The goats will be separated from the sheep (Mt. 13:31-46). And the foolish virgins will be distinguished from the wise virgins (Mt. 25:1-13). This separation, however, is not all relegated to the future, but it is a principle of judgment that has happened throughout the ages and will intensify as the coming of the Lord draws near. God shakes everything that can be shaken and removes it, so only that which cannot be shaken remains (Heb. 12:27). He does this even within the Church.
Yes, included in this principle of judgment is our own Christian maturity and sanctification. God reveals what is false in us and removes it or prunes us (Jn. 15:2), so that only the true and the holy remain. As an analogy, during the wheat harvest time in Israel the farmers would collect the harvest and first lay it out on a threshing floor where it was stomped on and crushed in order to begin to separate the inner grain from the outer husk or shell. Then they would take the grain/wheat up on the side of a hill when the night winds were blowing and throw the harvested wheat into the air. The wind would then blow away the residue of the chaff that remained, so that the pure wheat could then be harvested and collected. God does that with us.
He is preparing a bride for Himself who is free of spots and blemishes. He removes those things that defile us in order to sanctify us and cleanse us with the washing of water by the Word (Eph. 5:26-27).
THE PROCESS OF DIVINE SEPARATION TODAY
I see a great process of this divine separation taking place right now in our day. There will be more intense times now in our personal lives, the Church, and the nations that will appear violent as God uses circumstances and situations to sort of crush us with godly pressure, and then He will toss us again and again into the wind of the Holy Spirit to separate us from what must be revealed and removed. Our repeated impacts against the pure truth of God’s Word will cause a breaking. It will appear as judgment, but we must remember that His purpose is not vindictive or punitive but redemptive.
God is preparing us for Himself so we can be a more effective vehicle of His love, truth, power, and mercy to the world. It is when the world witnesses the glory of God in the true Church that they will have the greatest opportunity to repent and believe the gospel. But judgment must come before the glory, so that God’s people can stand in the glory. It will work for our good as we continually yield to Him in the process, and genuinely worship and obey Him. Let us receive grace so that we can serve God whole-heartedly and acceptably with reverence and godly fear in these days of shaking.
“Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire” (Heb. 12:26-29).
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