Saturday, September 24, 2016


By Dick Ware

Scripture Reading: Ezra 6:19-20

The book of Ezra records the return of a Jewish remnant  from Babylon to Jerusalem in two phases-One under  Zerubbabel to rebuild the temple (chapters 1-6) and the other  under Ezra to rebuild the people spiritually (chapters 7-10).  In chapter 6, we see the completion and dedication of the  temple, and we see God giving the "joy of salvation" to those  Israelites who "separated themselves from the filth  [uncleanness] ofthe nations of the land in order to seek the  LORD Goof Israel," The LORD made them joyful!

The negative side of separation is "out of," and the  positive side is "unto." When God gave Abraham the  covenant of circumcision in Genesis 17, God set him and his  nation apart from the rest of the world and unto Himself.  When the Mosaic Law was given to the nation Israel, it made  them separate from the world, and unto God (Exodus 19:3-6).  In Ezra 6:21, a Jewish remnant separated themselves from the  nations, to seek the LORD God ofIsrael. The result was "they  kept the Feast of the Unleavened Bread seven days WITH  JOY; for the LORD made them joyful" (verse 22)!

The majority of the nation Israel remained in Babylon  and Assyria, where it seemed they were prospering; but only  those who were participating in Godly separation, understood  "the joy of the LORD is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). I'm  afraid the majority of the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ  today are fitting in with this "present evil world." They want  to be accepted by men and busy in the religious systems, even  when they know these systems are not compatible with the  Gospel of Grace committed unto the Apostle Paul. They don't  want to offend anyone, nor make any enemies. They don't  know anything about Godly separation, nor "the joy of the  LORD." My friend, Godly separation brings God's joy!

Grace Bible Church - 11:00 AM, March 5, 2017
Sermon: "Christ:The Preeminent One" (Colossians 1:18
Pastor Gregg Bing

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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