I was sitting at my desk when my husband texted me some disturbing news. Someone that we love very much hurt us. Well, they may have intended to hurt my husband, but really, they hurt us both and everyone else in our family. It was during prayer, after I got the news from him, that I heard the Lord say “You shall not be unequally yoked with non-believers. Be ye separate.” Of course, me being me I said “but God, it’s family. How can I be separate with someone we love and want a relationship with?” Again, He said “You shall not be unequally yoked with non-believers.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
I felt a punch to my gut. Not due to any discipline from God but from the realization that this person who we love, is now lost. So, I cried. I cried out for their very soul! The soul that I witnessed to. The soul that made a conscious decision to choose Jesus. How could they have gone so far?
I interceded for days for this person and left them in the Mighty Hand of God. I had to because the burden was too heavy. I know my Father will defend and help us. He is an ever-present help in times of trouble. He WILL turn it all around for our good and His Glory. I know this person, a parodical, will return… but they will need to go through the muck to look up to the Father who Gives and Takes away. Shew! I have been declaring this and will continue. I want to encourage all of you that the Promises of God are not slack. He will do what He said He would do. Maybe we just need to let go, be separate from the very ones who have chosen a different way (non-believers) so they can turn BACK to the One they have rejected…. It’s not you, it’s Jesus in you so do not think these trials are strange 1 Peter 4:12-19 Keep fighting the Good Fight 1 Timothy 6:12…. On your knees