There is a passage of Scripture that I’ve read many times, “Keep yourselves unspotted from the world.” When I would study over this and think how I’ve heard it explained by others, what I got was it means not to do anything that the world could and would point to me saying, “Well he is doing such and such! He claims to be a Christian but we see so he must be a hypocrite!”
God explained the passage to me saying something along the lines of: “Bryan, anything that you do the world will find fault. This message is simple, keep yourself unspotted from the world means, that when I washed you in the Blood of Christ you became white. If you do something that I have given instruction against, then your white robe has a spot on it because your action was of the world. I tell you to keep yourself from sin, that will keep your unstained Blood-bought white soul unblemished.
Then I understood, and now when I hear anyone quoting that verse and giving the old definition, I can smile thanking Almighty God for understanding my frustration and telling me from His own Holy Spirit, the true meaning. BTW I will only read the KJV ( yes, the version that so many people are fooled by satan into thinking that the words are to hard and that words like Ye, Hath, Thee ,Telleth, etc. . That’s just speak! God explaining a passage to a regular guy like me, shows us that God will give understanding at the time His will deems it necessary and will further our knowledge. However, we must remember that God’s timing is not the same as ours, so never make the mistake of trying to rush Him or believing to fit your own wants and desires. “For the works of man worketh not the righteous of God.”
Trust In The Power And Love That God Has For You!
From: Bryan (Abir) Matthews