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Standing in the Evil day! -Come out from her.

Posted by appolus on May 19, 2015

riverIsa 7:9b If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.

Just this week we are hearing reports of the Anglican Church confirming and affirming homosexual marriage and the ordination of practicing homosexual ministers. This extends to the church in Scotland and Ireland and France and all throughout Europe. And of course right here in the States many of the mainline denominations have already given themselves over to this gross error even before the Supreme court rules in June.

Now the question must be asked, why then do genuine saints stay with such corrupt organizations? Indeed that must be a question that every saint around the world who identifies themselves under the name and the banner of such organizations must ask themselves. Is it misplaced loyalty? Is it merely because of tradition? Is it a fundamental lack of understanding of just what the Scriptures are referring to when it speaks of the Body of Christ and the unity of the Body? My question would be to any saint found within the walls of organizations that sanctify and solemnize homosexuality ” where is your loyalty to the Truth?” Are you so divided in heart and mind that you can overlook this? What next? If they were to strip the Lord Jesus of His Sonship would you still stay? If they were to advocate that there are many paths to heaven would you stay?

Now I am not picking on homosexuality in particular. There are many sins of which these denominations have overlooked and then ultimately embraced. My argument would be that if this is not the straw that breaks the camels back then the camels back is not going to be broken. It stands in such violation to the word of God that the people who embrace such error are truly without excuse. I believe God Himself is exposing the very underpinnings of these institutions. So therefore, if God is speaking are you listening? The Scripture above reminds us of a fundamental truth ” If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” When Judah was face with destruction and the hearts of her people were shaken like the wind shakes the trees then they are advised to stand firm in your faith or you shall not stand at all. This, I believe, is the admonition by the Lord to His people today. Stand firm, do not be moved by the cultural winds of the world that are blowing with hurricane force for if you do not you shall not stand.

God is compelling His saints to stand firm. Now is the time to take a stand. Now is the time to be fully identified, not with a denomination, but with Christ alone and His Body. His Body is not corrupted, so shall you corrupt your own body by staying within the confines of a church that has overthrown the Word of God? Shall you not come out from with her? In 2 Cor Paul asks these questions and they demand answers. What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? What communion has light with darkness? What agreement has the temple of the Lord with idols? What fellowship has he that believes with those who do not? Does Christ have fellowship with idols? Therefore Paul exhorts to ” come out from among them and be separate….and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

Now, every genuine saint, in this evil day, must discern for himself or herself if what they are a part of is unclean. If they determine that it is, then they must decide if they will stand firm in the faith and follow Jesus outside the camp or stay and be caught up in the great falling away. In this day, one will either stand firm in the faith or they will not stand at all. Yes, it is that dire. We are told in Ephesians 6 to take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. In the day in which we live and the darker days ahead it will not be about great ministries and so on, the challenge to the Body of Christ will simply be to “stand.”

The questions are “will you stand firm in your faith?” “Will you stand upon the Word?” ” Will you stand with Jesus and be identified with none other?” ” Will you stand for the Truth?” You see, the great falling away which we are presently in the midst of is like a mighty river that is flowing with great strength. It has been wide up until now but the banks which contain this river are getting narrower and narrower and the downhill descent is getting steeper and steeper. Now when this happens in the natural then the current of the river accelerates to such a point that nothing can stand, it will sweep everything off of its feet. Yet praise God, if we take ourselves out of this river then God will receive us when we reject the unclean thing. He has His own river whose streams make glad the people of God.

When we stand in this river, though the waters of the world roar on their way down into hell, and the mountains shake and the stars seem to fall from the sky, there is a tabernacle, a dwelling place for the children of God. His presence is a refuge and our strength in this present time. For those who stand upon the Word when all the world is falling, stand in the very tabernacle of God, the heart of the Father and they are safe. He alone is the Holy ground upon which we stand. Psalm 18 says You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. And again in Psalm 31 and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place. And finally in 2 Sam 22 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.

God’s people shall stand in this evil day, and having done all, having stood firm in the faith they shall stand. Stand as a testimony to the power and the glory of the one who gives us strength and becomes the very ground upon which we stand, Jesus. We shall not be ashamed of that name which is above every name. There is power in our unshamedness for the Truth of the Gospel and the living reality of the Christ who dwells in us. Must we lose all for Christ’s sake? Very possibly in the world in which we now find ourselves. Yet for those who are willing to make that stand, take that loss, they will count it as nothing, as rubbish rather they will rejoice that the find themselves standing in Him, the very river of God that makes glad the hearts of His children and refreshes them and restores them and empowers them. Stand firm, our Lord is at the door.

9 Responses to “Standing in the Evil day! -Come out from her.”

  1. Reblogged this on Concierge Librarian.

  2. Lynn said

    I am in total agreement brother, this is part of the falling away we are witnessing today, as one compromises God’s word.,
    satan tempted Eve with doubt, no different here when one is willing to compromise and ignore the very words of God. How many will they cause to fall?

  3. bring bread said

    So glad to read your post. We must not remain silent, or step back from life as we await our Lord’s return! I posted a few minutes ago on the same topic! đŸ™‚ Many thanks, C

  4. sharon said

    Standing firm in agreement brother.

  5. Barbara said

    This kind of faith is not a “last minute” faith. We cannot live our lives satisfying carnal desires and expect to stand firm in our faith. We must be building our lives on Him. Excellent article.

    • appolus said

      Totally agree Barbara, those who stand firm will do so as an outflow of their inner life in Christ………………bro Frank

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