Being Set Apart

Being set apart means: to be distinct, marked out, be separated, be distinguished,

to be wonderful.  When we are set apart for FATHER’S use, we are given to HIS ownership and holiness is a result of being set apart for HIS use.

The mature Sons and Daughters of GOD, make a decision to fully submit to being led by THE SPIRIT thus we transfer “ownership” of our lives to HIM for HIS exclusive use.  How can we be fully led by THE SPIRIT unless we agree to this transfer of ownership and give up our independence which has at its core, self interest?

Many who are unwilling to transfer this ownership are afraid of FATHER and do not have a revelation of Agape Love.  They don’t realize that FATHER will bless them beyond their greatest expectation and will give them the desires of a pure heart.

In Exodus chapter 33, FATHER spoke:

12 Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’

13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”

14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.

16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

17 So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

FATHER separated the children of Israel for HIS use and as they walked accordingly, HE blessed them.  They were given the command to tithe of their increase and possessions.  Why?  To acknowledge they were exclusively HIS and to acknowledge HIS ownership.  When you are owned by FATHER, you take on HIS Holiness and receive HIS revelation in a greater manner and frequency.  Your soul becomes a servant to your spirit as you become a cheerful giver.  If you are fearful about the giving of your firstfruits, then you have not given yourself fully to FATHER’S ownership.

This will be a tough word for some who are dealing with scarcity which evokes fear in the hearts.  Wisdom speaks in Proverbs chapter 3:

9 ​​Honor the LORD with your possessions,

​​And with the firstfruits of all your increase;

10 ​​So your barns will be filled with plenty,

​​And your vats will overflow with new wine.

We are given the revelation of “plenty” when we receive wisdom from Above.  Let’s face it, we live in a financial world and there are many in need.  There are givers and takers in this world and those who give the firstfruits of their increase walk in a greater abundance than those who “hoard” what they have.

FATHER has given us a Truth and Paul wrote about this Truth by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 11:

16   For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

When we give a tithe, or give our firstfruit as FATHER instructs, HE makes all of our finances Holy and provides an increase where we will walk in “plenty”.  This is not meant to be a formula to satisfy a self-interested soul but is meant to reveal what it means to be set apart for FATHER’S use.  Paul further wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 4:

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Because of HIS Agape Love, FATHER has given us the choice to submit to HIS ownership of Holiness with all its benefits.  Yes, we can decide to do our own thing but I assure you, being set apart for HIS use is far superior to anything we can imagine.

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