Have The Gibeonites Infiltrated?
1 Peter 1:13-25
HAVE THE GIBEONITES INFILTRATED?In the midst of this evil generation, God has called us to walk in holiness before Him. He called Israel to walk in holiness also. That is why they were not to make any covenant with the evil nations around them, yet, despite God’s warnings, the Gibeonites deceived them.
As God’s chosen people, we are commanded to be holy even as God is holy:
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (1 Peter 1:15-16 )
The word “conversation” actually means “conduct,” which means that as God’s chosen people, we are to be holy in all manner of conduct.
At the beginning of the decade of the 1990’s, the Lord showed me that a new spirit of true holiness, righteousness, and consecration was coming to the Body of Christ to prepare us for Christ’s coming. Do not be deceived! Jesus is not coming to receive a harlot bride that is committing spiritual adultery with the world. He is not coming for a bride that has become polluted with the sinful lusts and desires of this world. He is coming for a holy end time remnant — a people who have been cleansed and purified — without spot or blemish. HAVE THE GIBEONITES INFILTRATED?
Jesus came to earth, suffered the shame and agony of the cross, died and was resurrected so we could be holy and without blemish. Through the blood of Jesus, He made it possible for us to be clothed with His righteousness and enabled us to live a life that is holy and blameless before Him:
…Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:26-27)
God has planned for us to set a standard of holiness that will reflect the light of His gospel to the world. Paul told the Philippians:
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. (Philippians 2:15)
Instead of following God’s standard of holiness, however, the Church has become polluted by the world. Instead of speaking out and rebuking the evil that surrounds us, we have compromised with the world and become comfortable with the sin that surrounds us! HAVE THE GIBEONITES INFILTRATED?
Examine your own life. Have the “Gibeonites” infiltrated your life? Are you deceived and comfortable with sin?
Make this declaration:
I will not be comfortable with sin. I will not compromise. I will eliminate every ‘Gibeonite’ from my life