God has a way of making sure those who truly are willing to live for Him understand that they will to the world be looked at as “A Different People”……… No they do not appear different on the outside, but on the inside they are different and have been changed by the Holy Spirit. They are zealous of good works and seen as peculiar according to the world’s standards, but then by the grace of God so have many gone before them and were willing to suffer for Christ’s sake no matter what. ((Titus 2:11-15). For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Jesus said the world would know we stand for Him by following a new commandment He has given which is to love one another, a condition the world has a lack of …….. but we are known as His disciples by the love we show for one another. (John 13:34-35). A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
How many go from church to church searching for the truth while others are perfectly happy staying where they have been for many years. I will never forget the last one hour a week service I went to only this time looking up and saying how tired I was singing a couple songs (sometimes same one from previous week) and not really learning about my Lord and Saviour for it had all became vain repetition and no real teaching. My life instantly changed the very next time I opened my bible I opened to Isaiah 43:9-13 and must have read and reread verse 12 many times! God my Father in heaven who knows each and every heart knew how long I had been searching for Him to no avail and from that day forth have never looked back to mans religion for answers, but to the scriptures that by His Holy Spirit guides us to the answer we are searching for…………………..But this all goes with being rejected by those you no longer follow and persecuted for being “A Different People”! (Isaiah 43:9-13) Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?…….. (Jeremiah 29:11-13).