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Holy Seed

Novermber 7th daily blog devotional

Ezra 9:1,2

Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass


11 Chronicles 15:17

The high places were not taken away from Israel; nevertheless, Asa was wholeheartedly devoted his entire life.

1 Timothy 4:6.

In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.


All throughout the old testament God wanted to keep the seed or lineage pure for the birth of Jesus, and marrying unto foreign wives who were involved in idolatry was forbidden from God for the Jews. Eighty years prior to Ezra coming to Jerusalem as a spiritual leader, the Jews had done this, and Ezra gets there with sadness in his heart. He knew this is what destroyed Jerusalem, so he falls on the ground and cries out to God for forgiveness. The leaders came to Ezra and said that they to were sorry for this sin and told Ezra that we can't do this all at one time, but we will begin the process of divorcing the foreign wives. They did do this in time, and Jerusalem carried on the journey of completing the reconstruction of Jerusalem with Nehemiah coming on the scene a few years later. I want us to see three things here for us as the body of Christ. The bible tells us in the new testament that we are living stones and are a temple not made with hands, but a spiritual temple called by a new name. We have a holy seed that is the great commission, and we are to go forth in the mighty name of Jesus to win souls and do the works of Christ, and the seed will bring forth pure fruit as the Holy Seed. The other thing I want us to see is that the leaders told Ezra that it would take some time but that they would divorce the foreign wives they intermingled with. It's like this today. God is in the process of filtering out any mixture that does not belong in His marriage as the body of Christ, and He is wanting His body to be pure and holy. Many things have been let in the church and swept under the spiritual rug. We have become more of a big business corporation than saints set apart for the work of the gospel. God wants us to tear down any "high places' we've let in our personal christian walk and corporately as the body of Christ. Also, restoration is a process, and many today are in that process of repentance and divorcing those things that we let in the church. We have allowed politics and things into the church and it has hindered the move of God. I believe that at the tip end of the last days we are going to see something that hasn't been in the church for a long time. We are going to see millions come to Christ by true conversion, and we are going to see many minister's repent and change some of the things they have been teaching, but we will see a great apostasy the bible teaches come forth as well. It is a separation of the tares and wheat. I don't think that God wants us as the body of Christ to just sit around and watch the great apostasy unfold before us. God needs His body to still go forth in His name and proclaim the message of the cross to an ungodly world. It is the same process that Ezra and the Jewish leaders went through. We need to get the mess out and bring the real in. We need true revival, and true revival will always fill so pure and holy. The church is looking for the next revival, and what they are looking for won't come unless there is a heart of repentance and humbleness for Christ Jesus. Let's look to Jesus today and lift Him up.


Prayer:


Lord, we come to you in your mighty name and ask that you will forgive us for letting a mixture come into that holy seed. We know Lord that this is what happened to Jerusalem when they sinned, and this is what can happen to us if we fail to stay pure and holy. Help us Lord to focus on you, and help us to repent so that great revival can be born again. Amen.

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