The road less traveled
In the recent days I have found myself having to explain as to why I am moving (separating) from the world and going to live a biblical agrarian lifestyle. I have been getting a lot of YOUR WHAT? I hope to explain and give sound scripture with the help of some great teaching from a person I trust and consider to be a man of God.
First off I can say that no one in their right mind would just pull up stakes and leave all behind to just look the part. Many will think its a cool thing to do or have other motives other than obedience to the word of God. Unfortunately many will bring Egypt with them and this defeats the purpose of God and its not what it’s all about. If done as well in your own strength and power I can’t see someone lasting to long. When God calls a believer out (His elect) He will give you the strength, the will and the power to do so.
It is in Love and obedience that my husband and I do this. We both know the troubles that can lay ahead but we also know that if God has called us then we are not alone and He is for us and will be our protector and provider.
I have shared with many that God had a plan for His creation but we as humans left that plan and walked in a different and destructive way. It is easy to see by looking at the world and seeing the confusion, struggles, wars and all out world crisis. Man has always tried to solve their own problems and as we can see, only leads into more of the same. When God placed man in the garden, it was for a reason. He told them what to do, Genisis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. But as sin came into play things went wrong. And yet still God after Adam and Eve were made to leave the garden they were again told what to do. Genisis 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. Most of the parables of Jesus has to do with Agrarianism. Its all through scripture for a reason. The industrial revelution brought greed and a life that has become depended on Governments and power hungry men. This took away a life that God had ordained. A life that was simple. A life that was family oriented, Christ centered, God ordained. Yes it was hard work and is. But to live a life that is Blessed by God and provided daily from His hand. What can be better then that!
We are also called to be separate, to come out of, to be a peculiar people. Most people believe that we are only to be separate in the heart. Wrong!! We are called to be doers of the word, not just hearers. How can you be holy (separate) and still live, be apart of, look like, be around, have the same interests as the world. If you walked down the street could you tell a christian by looking at them? Can you see there heart? If we are called to be a separate people what does that mean? If we are called to come out of them, what does that mean? Come out of what? It means we have to come out of Egypt. We have to live a life according to what God has called us to. We are to leave the world and ALL its ways. As long as we stay in the world, we continue to trust the system. An anti-christ system. We should not be depending on man for anything. Yet we do. We need our benefits, we need out life insurance policies, we need our investments, we need what man offers us in the form of securities. How can we put our whole trust in God as long as we are apart of a system that makes us a slave to it. God wants us to trust Him for everything! He has promised His children that He would provide for all our needs. His word is truth. He cannot break a promise. He never has. His truth was for the past, present and future. He has never lied. He is a soveriegn God that is in complete control. He does not need man to do anything except be obediant to His word. He leads, we follow. Simple! His word does not change even though men have changed His word to suit there own purposes and lie to the world. I still have lots to learn but am trusting God to continue to reveal truth to my husband and myself. He has called us out and we Praise Him for revealing His truth to us.
Here are some great teaching on the subject. Please read and then pray and ask God to show you the truth. Look for the answers yourself. If your are His you will find them. Just click on these links below.
Also you can go to http://lazarusunbound.com/audiosermons.shtml And listen to
The Doctrine Series. This will show and explain biblically why you should separate from the world.
Well I hope this answers some of the questions of Your doing What ?