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Be Separate

Be Separate

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To the youth of Bujumbura & a church in Kigali - Being separate but not exclusive!
To the youth of Bujumbura & a church in Kigali - Being separate but not exclusive!

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Published by: Bradley Sheldon Lane on Jun 14, 2011
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Be SeparateMicah 6:8 
 He has told you, O man, what is good;and what does the L
ORD
require of youbut to do justice, and to love kindness,and to walk humbly with your God?
There is much confusion in the world ± what is right, what is wrong, who should Ifollow, my father, my friend, or my God? Which cell phone should I choose?Which channel of TV? One says follow this one, another says follow that one! Ireally believe that God is not confused and that He is the one who speaks to us,and when we submit to His Word, He brings order to our lives.1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.1.
 
God SeparatesIn the beginning God created« and God separated: 
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n the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
The earthwas without form and void, and darkness was over the face of thedeep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
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And God said, ³Let there be light,´ and there was light.
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And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light fromthe darkness.
God called the light Day, and the darkness he called  Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
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So the 1
st
Day ± God spoke light and separated light from Darkness, he calledthem Day from Night(And it was good)
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The 2
nd
Day ± God said let there be a spacethat separates the watersof theheavens and the waterson theearth and called the waters above Sky(And it was good)
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rd
Day ± God gathered the waters and let land appear, He separated themand He called them Earth and Seas.(And it was good)and on the land God said let there be vegetation, plants with seed and plantswith fruit, he separated them according to each kind.(And it was good)
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4
th 
Day ± God turned to the Sky and in the night sky he gave lightsto governthenight ± and separate lights to govern theday, and he made stars, the moonand the Sun. He again separated days, nights and marked out months,seasons and years.
 
 2
(And it was good)
y
 
5
th 
Day ± God said let there be birds in the skies, and fish in the seas, heseparated them, each according to its kind and God blessed them and saidbe fruitful! Multiply!(And it was good)
y
 
6
th 
Day ± God said let their be livestock and creatures on the ground andwildanimals(And it was good) and then: 2.
 
Man!
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Then God said, ³Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.´
Wow! God separatedus from all of Creation!!! We are not animals!!! We are madein the image and likes of God! WOW!!! We get to carry His image on the earth!!!But we must remember, we are not God! We are the image of God. He is theCreator, we are the creation!But from God we get so many wonderful things: 
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P
urpose ± There is a plan and meaning and thought towardsyou!Adventure!!! To explore His creation! He put us here after he made it!
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Identity ± We are owned, we are designed, we reflect God
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Belonging ± We are not alone, we are cared for.
y
 
Security ± He controls & sustains the Universe!
y
 
P
erspective ± We are not all there is, and what we experience is not thelimit, eternity waits! There is so much more!
y
 
R
elationship ± the potential to communicate with God is a great blessing,He is knowable, He speaks, He reveals Himself; yet He hears, sees &acts. (HIM, US, OTHE
R
S, C 
R
EATION)
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 Accountability ± We are not autonomous, we cannot do whatever we like.Because we are created, we are made, therefore we are owned, and Godhas the right to benevolently tell us how to live. He is good, and even Hiscommand for us to glorify Him, means that the greatest and mostsatisfying and fulfilling good we can experience is in honoring and obeyingHim. God knows what is best and in so doing, we preserve and increaseour happiness and wellbeing.
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So God created man in his own image,
 
 
in the image of God he created him;male and female he created them.
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MALE & FEMALEJust Like God has separated so many things in His creation, He has alsoseparated male and female! There should be noconfusion. A man is manbecause God has made him a man. A woman is a woman because God hasmade her a woman!Men: Give thanks to God you men, that God has made you in His image to bemen! Be men that God has made!!! And also men, give thanks to God for allwoman! We are to respect them because they are also made in the image of God!Woman: Give thanks to God you woman, that god has made you in His image tobe woman! Be woman that God has made! And also woman, give thanks to Godfor all men! You woman are to resect men because they are made in the image of God!
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And God blessed them. And God said to them, ³Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominionover the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.´«
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And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
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(WO
RK
&
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EST) ± 7
th 
Day: God rested.
Genesis
2
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all hiswork that he had done.
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So God blessed the seventh day and madeit holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had donein creation.
 One more time, God is one who finishes His Work ± we need to be a people whosee that God is not lazy, that God does not leave His work unfinished! Godfinishes everything that He has started!Philippians 1: 6 

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