Thursday, 27 August 2015

Unequally Yoked

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6 v 14, 17:

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteouness? And what communion hath light with darkness? Therefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."

In everything we do as Christians for God, our primary aim is never to offend Him and slide back into a position where we become unacceptable to Him. The words "unequally yoked" are to describe perhaps a carriage being pulled by a racehorse yoked to a donkey. A very unpleasant ride ahead.

If we are led to stand surety for someone's debts or purchases, where if they default it becomes our responsibility, it is an unequal yoke and forbidden to believers. (Proverb 22 v 26-27).

Do not go into marriage if your partner is an unbeliever. Either share the gospel with the partner until there is a conversion or realise that the final outcome could be a serious error. Their are spiritual pitfalls ahead no matter how in love you may be now. Don't go into marriage thinking I will convert my partner after the wedding. Its best not to tempt God.  

In churches today we need to discern whether our church is involved in doctrines of men rather than doctrines of God. Many people don't know the Bible well enough to know when they are being subjected to false teachings. Jesus said that before He returned there would be many false Christs and we must not be deceived. So pray and ask Jesus to lead you to a church which is acceptable to Him. 

The Roman Catholic Church is a mixture of strange fire with worship of Mary and a hierarchy of the old Babylonian religion. The names Pontiff and Pope are the names of the high priest in the occult Babylonian worship. The garments, nuns (vestal virgins), and celibacy of priests relate to Babylon not Rome. The Bible says in Revelations that Babylon will fall. God is speaking of Rome and its religion. It makes this religion an unequal yoke for Christians.

The Lord says we must come out of any unequal yoke which could include worldly friends; businesses; financial partnerhips or joint ventures. Always pray for the Lord to guide you in His truth and knowledge.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, this world is a minefield for Christians - please help us to check everything with you before making harmful liaisons that cause us to be unequally yoked to unbelievers. In Jesus' name. Amen.