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October 1st, 2006
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Pastor Tony Sutton
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally
yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath
light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what
part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with
idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath
said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be
their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing;
and I will receive you.
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my
sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty
chameleon species have a basic color and pattern that suits
their habitat and provides camouflage. They change color to
communicate mood changes to other chameleons. An angry chameleon
goes black with rage.
LET'S LOOK AT THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE
CHAMELEON AND TODAY'S, SUPPOSED CHRISTIAN. A LIZARD IS SOMETIMES
CONSIDERED TO BE LOW, SNEAKY AND SCARY.
DO YOU KNOW ANY SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS THAT FIT THAT BILL?
APPEAR TO FIT IN WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT. THEY DO
NOT CHANGE COLORS AT WILL, THEY CHANGE ACCORDING TO THEIR
SURROUNDINGS. LIGHT, TEMPERATURE, MOOD AND HEALTH ARE WHAT
CAUSES A CHAMELEON TO CHANGE COLORS. A SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN
WILL TRY TO FIT IN.
THE LACK OF SPIRITUAL LIGHT WILL CAUSE A PERSON TO CHANGE.
WHEN THE HEAT IS ON THEY WILL CONFORM TO THIS WORLD.
WHEN THE MOOD IS SET, THEY GO WITH THE CROWD.
THE SIN WILL CAUSE SPIRITUAL DEATH.
CHANGES THEIR COLOR TO SHOW THREATENED FEELINGS,
MATING SEASON AND SICKNESS.
WHEN THEY ARE CONFRONTED THEY BECOME VERY DEFENSIVE.
CHANGES THEM TO A PALE COLOR.
DURING SICKNESS THEY BECOME GRAY, OR NETREUL. YOU KNOW LIVE
AND LET LIVE.
ON SMALL ANIMALS AND CHIEFY INSECTS.
SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS WILL FEED ON YOUNG CHRISTIAN'S MISTAKES
OR OTHER'S FAULTS.
THEY ARE UNIQUE AMONG LIZARDS IN HAVING
VERY LONG STICKY TONGUES WITH WHICH THEY CAPTURE THEIR PREY.
WE ALL KNOW HOW EVIL THE TONGUE CAN BE.
WE NEED TO COME OUT FROM AMONG THE WORLD,
BE A SEPARATE PEOPLE AND STAND TALL FOR JESUS. WE CAN NOT
RUN WITH THE DEVIL, LAY WITH THE WORLD AND SOAR WITH THE
EAGLES. WE EITHER STAND WITH GOD OR LAY WITH THE DEVIL.
Friend: Would you let us know if this sermon has led you to the
Lord, inspired you to re-dedicate your life to the Lord, or simply
been a Blessing unto you?