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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Removing the Tares From the Wheat, #2
For if ye live in the appetites of the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:13)
The Spirit is ready to help us put to death all the unclean actions of our flesh and spirit.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (II Corinthians 7:1)
As we said, it is very important that we follow the Spirit in putting to death the unlawful appetites of our flesh. If we do not allow the Lord to cleanse us, then we ourselves will have to be purged from the Kingdom whether or not we name the name of Jesus.
If we will follow the Lord carefully He will remove the lying from our personality, the immorality, the violence and anger, the occult practices, the greed and covetousness. If we work with the Lord, confessing our sins and forsaking them by His power, we will enter the Kingdom of God.
But if we refuse to be separated from our sins, then we will become part of the sin itself. Instead of telling lies we will be considered a liar. Instead of being separated from lust we will become an adulterer. We will become the sin in question. If that proves to be the case we will be thrown into the Lake of Fire whether or not we name the name of the Lord Jesus, because the Lake of Fire has authority over all liars, all adulterers, all murderers, all sorcerers.
Then God will say, "let the liars remain liars; let the adulterers remain adulterers; let the murderers remain murderers." We have turned away from God and now God has turned away from us.
The Lord Jesus has declared that those who practice sin will be purged from His Kingdom. If they are purged from His Kingdom then it must be true that at one time they were in His Kingdom.
In the parable of the wheat and tares the Lord Jesus stated that at the completion of the present age the wicked will be removed from His Kingdom. This certainly must take place before the saints rise to meet the Lord in the air. Will the believers be resurrected, ascend to meet the Lord in the air, and after that have the tares removed from them or themselves be removed from Christ's Kingdom? The purging must occur before the Lord returns.
. . . out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; (Matthew 13:41)
All wicked behavior will be removed from the Lord's Kingdom at the completion of the age.
Before the Lord returns there will be a purging of His Church, His Kingdom, that He may receive to Himself a Bride without spot, wrinkle, or blemish of any kind.
Today the Christian churches contain numerous members who are not walking in the Spirit of God. The hour has come for the Lord to separate the tares from the wheat.
To be continued.