Be Set Apart

Be Set Apart

But Jesus didn’t entrust His life to them. He knew them inside and out, knew how untrustworthy they were. He didn’t need any help in seeing right through them – John 2:24-25 MSG

Jesus came to earth for love. All of it was for saving mankind because of love. But Jesus was not ignorant of human nature. In order to fulfill His task undeterred, He knew when to come out from among mankind and be alone. In His final hour at the mount of olives, He told His disciples to pray that they may not be tempted and withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, expressing His anguish to God the Father. He couldn’t tell His disciples all He was passing through, they didn’t have the capacity to hear it. The Bible says an angel appeared and strengthened Him.

The reason why destinies lie unfulfilled in the grave, as Dr Myles Munroe once eerily pointed out, is because people lack understanding and discernment. Jesus loved man, but He could not entrust Himself to man. It takes God and Him alone to enter destiny. Man plays a part, just not a crucial one. People so easily entrust themselves and their divine destiny to anybody. God has given us divine power to do what He has called us to, but not everybody lays hold of it. Some people are not bothered to work out their salvation with fear and trembling, yet we quickly label anyone who calls themself Christian ‘friend’, and open our lives to them for scrutiny and opinion.

A life of purpose is a lonely life with regard to human relationships. But one who walks in the Spirit understands a life of being set apart. They understand and accept consecration. Only those who are earnest in their commitment to God’s call upon their lives walk this path.

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