*Calling all Apostolic - Pentecostals*
Do you ever feel like you're the only one who is different at school or work?
The only one whose religion is TRUE and SEPARATED?
That hears preaching from the Word of God and not from the "how-to" books?
Yes, when we start up a conversation about what religion we are, they claim Christianity and know Jesus Christ is Lord, yet, they live amongst the world. Unseparated.
2 Corinthians 6:17 says, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,"
We feel like we're the only ones in school who don't wear mini-skirts, the way-to-revealing tops (also known as the how-much-skin-can-i-show-and-not-get-in-trouble-for-it clothing)??? For guys, you get asked the question, "Aren't you hot!?" way too much. Enough to get on your nerves. Being the only person they see dressed like this, at the very least you could say that it surprises them. We don't look like any normal person.
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people .... "
1 Peter 2:9
They wonder "why not??" Some people are curious enough to ask and you know what? I'm glad people ask me... because not only is it more modest and much CUTER ;) but it's a witnessing tool. Have you ever noticed that? Yes, I know God sees us deal with the peer pressure, fighting and struggling to stay on top of it and I know He will bless and honor us for that but the main point of it is that we are to ABLE talk to them about God. That person could have totally ignored you if you had went up and handed them a church card and invited them to church. However, this person decided to come up to you! Hardly any work on your part besides putting on your MODEST clothing :) Do you get what I'm saying?
So when somebody asks why your wearing your skirt to the floor or jeans on the hottest day known to man, stop what you're doing and start leading the conversation towards Jesus Christ and church. :)
I was listening in on The Rock's church service last night and a young guy was testifying about being on his way to the coffee shop (and also when he was in there). When he was walking from Starbucks to It's a Grind, a jehovah witness asked him if he was hot. He led the conversation towards church :) In the end, the jehovah witness asked if he was able to come to church. The Brother then asked if he was allowed to do that. The jehovah witness said "No, but you won't tell anybody will you?" Isn't that amazing!?!?! It started from what he was wearing! :)
Being separated (clothing-wise) DOES make a difference and it starts up conversations!! So Brothers and Sisters, let's put on our Pentecostal clothing and talk to some people about God!!!