Make Them Holy!
Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.
John 17:17 (AMP)
The term, “sanctify”, means to set apart to the Lord as belonging peculiarly to Him for His special ownership and purposes. Those who are sanctified are holy to the Lord. They are to abstain strictly from the spirit of the world, from sin, from Satan, and from self-will.
It is the Word that comes to the elect that sets them apart for God’s possession and use. The understanding of the truth of God is given only to His chosen, the remainder of mankind being left in spiritual darkness for a season.
Those who have been called out from the world have been given much. Of them will much be required. If they turn away from the holy calling they will be beaten with many lashes.
The supernatural strength of any saint, or any assembling of saints, leaves the moment the world pollutes his or their separation unto the Lord.
God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees. From that time until now, God has desired that His elect be separate from the world. God will not accept any mixing of His elect with the peoples of the world.
We have a testimony to give. Our testimony is a witness against the ways of the world. Whoever will come out of the world and receive Christ shall be saved. Woe to the person who, having heard the Gospel, refuses Christ, choosing to remain a part of the world system!
The Day of the Lord is near in the “valley of decision.” The Lord’s people are being forced down into the valley of decision. Let us make a clear choice. We must choose to go into the world or into the Lord. We cannot serve two masters. The lukewarm will be vomited from the Lord’s mouth.
There is no way in which we can hold to both the Lord and the world. In our day we have doctrines that show the Lord’s people how to be a success in the world and in the Kingdom of God at the same time. This word is not from Christ. It is nothing more than compromise, the ancient unwillingness of God’s elect to be separate from the world.
We are not of the world as the Lord Jesus Christ is not of the world.