TOPIC: Separation —— As believers we must separate ourselves from certain people and things. When we became redeemed by the blood of the Lamb we separate ourself from the old man or old nature. According to the following Bible verses we are to separate from the following:
*Lev.15:31 Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them.
*Ezra 6:21 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the Lord God of Israel, did eat,
*Numbers 6:3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
*Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
*Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. [ We must not gossip! ]
*Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. [ We must separate from false teachers! ]
*Jude 19. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. [ We must separate from those who are trying to cause separations in the church! ]
[ Prepared by Winston Staples ]