Things that we should not fellowship with
To understand how important fellowship is, we must ask ourselves this question.
What kind of bride is Jesus coming back for?
He is coming back for a pure, holy, blameless, righteous bride.
Eph 5:27, 1:4; Rev 19:7-8, 2 Corin 11:2, Col 1:22
Being in right fellowship is important.
There are things that we are not to fellowship with -
1 John 2:15-18
Ps 94:20 throne of destruction
Eph 5:1-12, 2:1-2, Gal 5:15-21
demonic activity, satanic powers, cults, occult
1 Cor 10:20-21, Acts 19:17-20
witchcraft can be an act of controlling people
2 Cor 6:14-18
Gal 1:6-10, 2 John 1:9-11, 1 Tim 4:1, 2 Corinthians 11:4
2 Pet 2:1-10,13-21 Jude 1:3-6,11-25
the Way of Cain
God rejected Cain and his offering; He was not right toward God, nor was his heart right towards his brother. Matt 5:22-24
The Way of Cain is the efforts of our flesh to find peace with God when our hearts are unclean. Heb 11:4, 1 John 3:12
The cure: knowing that God sees our offering and He will expose our heart. Heb 4:12-13
Render our hearts, not our garments. Return to the Lord. Joel 2: 12-13
the Error of Balaam
Read Numbers chapters 22-25
Balaam heard God, but was also a person who loved the wages of unrighteousness. Rev 2:14, 2 Pet 2:1-5
The Error of Balaam is loving the pleasures of the flesh more than being obedient to God.
the Rebellion of Korah
We must enter into Godís rest His way or not enter at all.
Laws dealing with sin - Num 15:27-36
Unintentional sin and defiant (intentional) sin are dealt with differently.
Korahís rebellion Ė Numbers 16:1-35, 41-50
They didnít like Moses being in charge over them. They were not content with their place, but were rebellious toward Godís chosen authority.
We cannot reject Godís delegated authority and be right with Him.
Hebrews 13:17, James 3:1
Rebellion is a hellish principle that opens the gates of hell and swallows up its victims