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Why God May Isolate in Order to Insulate His Children

“Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
But now that you know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you are turning back to those weak and worthless principles?
Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? …
Those people are zealous for you, but not in a good way. Instead, they want to isolate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them.
Nevertheless, it is good to be zealous if it serves a noble purpose—at any time, and not only when I am with you.
My children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,
how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you.” (Galatians 4: 8-9, 17-20 BSB)

According to Webster’s New World Dictionary (c. 1966) Isolate and Insulate both mean to be “set apart” at their root. Most only understand insulate to mean placing a nonconductive covering over a thing to prevent it from leaking heat, energy, or sound. Is there irony in how being set apart, when one is in a close relationship with The Creator of the universe, leads to being protected or insulated by Him; against the heat, energy, and sound of the world which we’re no longer supposed to participate in. Sometimes beloved, God will isolate to insulate His children.

However, there is a side to this we must be aware and careful of. Yes, being set apart by and for His purpose is a gift to us in serving the Kingdom. But, isolation can lead to dangerous spiritual roads if one is not very careful. This is true for anyone trying to understand what The Father wants and expects of them, and if we have come out of trauma it can lead to our minds being open to more trauma and drama, leading one away from His insulation against the wicked webs spun in opposition of what The Word of God intends we learn and focus on.

Not everything needs to be “questioned”

As humans, the unfortunate part of our fallen nature is to always “question” if something is right or true. It is important to trust the Word as it is handed to us and embrace it without wanting more or siding with the parts left unspoken. Often things that are left out we don’t need to know for they are fantastical; and if we are drawn to such things, we probably still need some cleaning out of our souls. Remember, “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Cor 10: 3-6 ESV)

Let us consider Yeshua’s own words, and please let them captivate your attention, brethren, because there are way too many of these types who have drawn you in and taken you down strange paths, who’ve woven a wicked unsound web inside your minds: 

**”Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses. So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach. They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden.

“Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels. And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues. They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.

“Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters. And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your Father. And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher’, for you have only one teacher, the Messiah. The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:1-12)**

Don’t buy it!

To tie in the opening verses, stated by Paul, when we follow strange doctrines they trap and enslave our minds, making it very hard to undo what we’ve learned. While it is not impossible to unlearn false teachings, you must understand: This is manipulation, and the individuals or groups who present this deep, secret, kept from the world “knowledge”, have also been deceived. Many understand they have lured you in and intend to keep you engaged; they are akin to cult leaders. I’m not talking LDS or Jahovah’s Witnesses here, I’m talking about “teachers” who popped up in movements such as Hebrew Roots and The Way, many who call themselves prophets (especially if they’re selling something), certain Christian denominations, etc., and fed you untruth, yet insisted it is God’s truth. Or, some kind of truth. (Sadly, at some point, they too fell into the pit of deception so we need to pray for them and not become hard-hearted.)

Thankfully, some have seen the error in their ways and repented, or at least disappeared from teaching. But, many are selling you fantastic things for which they create grand documentation to back it all up.

Brethren, this is called snake oil marketing!

When we get drawn in and fold these false doctrines and teachings into our belief system, to whom do we then belong – YHVH?  No, we are back in Egypt and unrecognizable to The Father. Those who accept these things as truth will look like this to Him and he will then spit you out: “…For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” 

Instead…”I solemnly exhort you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and exhort, with great patience and instruction…But as for you, use self-restraint in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” (2 Tim 4:1-5)

Please, please, learn how to not only isolate (be set apart) but also insulate your minds and faith walk, from the wolves in our midst, dear sheep!

**NOTE: These verses are merely examples of what it looks like when a religious or unclean spirit rests upon something, they are in NO way being used to depict the Jewish people in a negative light. I LOVE my Jewish brothers and sisters, the rabbis. **

3 thoughts on “Why God May Isolate in Order to Insulate His Children”

  1. Some excellent points made here, especially during these times. Lots of The Word to help illustrate what you’re communicating. Great work, sister! Thanks for sharing your studies with us.

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