We live in a confused, rebellious evil world. We are surrounded by sin and shame. But we have special promises from our Father that He will take us from among the heathen; this infers that He is well aware of where we are, what our situation is, what our troubles and heartaches are.
He will, not we will, but He will, remove us and we will no longer be defiled by the idols and detestable things or transgressions. He will save us out of our dwelling places where we have sinned and He will cleanse us and we will truly be His people and He and He alone will truly be our God.
What are these promises based upon? His Word.
" And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD GOD;
Behold, (pay attention, listen, believe) I WILL take them from among the heathen,
whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side,
and bring them into their own land;"
" And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel;
and one king shall be king to them all (Christ)
and they shall be no more two nations, (divided hearts)
neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all;"
" Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols,
nor with their detestable things,
nor with any of their transgressions;
but I WILL SAVE them out of all their dwelling places,
wherein they have sinned,
and will cleanse them;
so shall they be My people,
and I will be their God."
DO NOT LOSE HEART!
What is another precious promise He has given His children? Romans 4:17 says,
"God, who quickens the dead and calls things which are not as though they were!" When we feel dead and forsaken, call upon His quickening Spirit to breathe His life into our being, both spiritual being and physical being. He who has promised is Faithful and True; these are two of His Names.
Our God will complete what He has started. He who has begun a good work in us will finish it. Weather we live or die, we are the LORD'S. May He be glorified in all of our ways.
HE is able to keep us from stumbling (falling away),
and to present us faultless before the Presence of the Father.
Stay in Jesus; His blood will make us whole.