SPECIAL PLACE FOR SINGLES, 26.02.19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF6Fitduzug “Last Days Message, Part 1” Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, August, 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlLHMlJoRqE “God Reveals 3 Roles of Women In The End Times, The Anna Anointing, Part 4” Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, May, 2017.
There has always been a special call to celibacy for a preferred minority willing to dedicate their lives solely to God’s service. And in these final days, there will be a greater need for this, our focus in this Study.
Additionally, it is important to understand that just because God gave Adam a wife, telling him it was not good to be alone, and instructed them to go forth and multiply, has never meant that it was mandatory (or necessarily preferable) for everyone to be married and have a family. There are examples throughout the Scriptures of those being used mightily of God who were set apart for His Service and either instructed to remain single (Jeremiah) or simply led to that choice (Paul).
We can see from the Words of Jesus/Yeshua, Himself, in the following set of passages, that there has always been special value on those willing to separate themselves unto Him in this way.
3 Pharisees came up to Yeshua, testing Him and saying, “Is it permitted for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”
4 “Haven’t you read?” He answered. “He who created them from the beginning ‘made them male and female’
5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’
6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.”
7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to ‘give her a certificate of divorce and put her away?’”
8 Yeshua said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
9 Now I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
10 The disciples said to Him, “If that’s the case for a man and his wife, it’s better not to marry!”
11 But He said to them, “Not everyone can accept this saying—only those to whom it has been given.
12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made that way by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who can accept this, let him accept it.”
Understand from Yeshua’s conclusive summary statement that His teaching ultimately sanctions, validates, and applauds: “… . those to whom it has been given. . . . . and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who can accept this, let him accept it” (Matt.19:11,12), making the special provision of celibacy as a calling, as a gift given to one chosen for this role. He certainly was not against those who had set themselves apart for the Kingdom of Heaven! It is not for everyone. It is a special gift. It’s time single individuals were not treated as misfits by Congregations, and were instead led to this revelation. It would be life-altering and freedom for many. . . . .
Paul lived a life of celibacy, remaining unmarried, and applauded anyone with this special gifting, provided by the fruit of self control, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul explains that “it is good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of much immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband” (1 Cor.7:1-3). His point was not that everyone should marry, but rather that, since most will have difficulty with remaining single, and celibate, “it is better to marry than to burn with desire” (1 Cor.7:9). “But this I say as a concession, not as a command. Yet I wish that all men were like me. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this way and another that” (1 Cor.7:6,7), which verifies that this is a special gift and is not to be considered as burdensome, or as though there is something very wrong and deficient with the state of the individual who is single. It is not for everyone. It is a high calling. (Notice also, that this is never taught in Congregations because this is not a popular way to go; Pastors and Rabbis want everyone to be happily married to suit the status quo). Paul teaches that if one is unmarried, whether a virgin, a widow or separated from a wife, “it is good for them to remain as I am. But if they do not have self-control, let them marry. But to the married I command—not I, but the Lord—a wife is not to be separated from her husband (but if she gets separated, let her remain unmarried . . .)” (1 Cor.7:8-11)..
Contrary to popular and preferred christian teaching, it isn’t such a priority that everyone must be married to someone; some individuals are to have the Lord as their husband (Isa.54:5; Jer.3:14; Hos.2:19; Rom.7:4)) exclusively. God’s Word makes provision for those who remain single to have a special place in service of Him; and in the final segment of time, this will be realized to a greater extent than ever before. Being single enables one to be wholly unto the Lord, free from other responsibilities and distractions: “But I want you to be free from cares. An unmarried man cares about the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord; but the married man cares about the things of the world—how he may please his wife— and he is divided. The unmarried woman, as well as the virgin, cares about the things of the Lord, so that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But the married woman cares about the things of the world—how she may please her husband. Now I say this for your own benefit—not to put a restraint on you, but to promote proper and constant service to the Lord without distraction” (1 Cor.7:32-35). Serving the Lord is to come before serving the spouse.
God instructed Moses to send his wife back to her family (Ex.2:22) so that he could give God his total undivided attention, devotion, and service. “When you are called to a high call, there is a high price . . … . that was Moses’ special call, and because he was willing to pay that price that is why his face shone. Many people desire the call, but they are unwilling to pay the price . . .” (Selvaraj, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlLHMlJoRqE ). “The closer you walk with God, the more you will be stripped, one by one by one, until there is nothing left of you” (Selvaraj).
Just as Anna the prophetess (Lk.2:36,37), who remained single all the rest of her life, after having become a widow early in her marriage, took on a special assignment as prophetess, and intercessor, praying and fasting in the Temple, night and day, so there are special assignments for those who are not restrained and confined by marital and familial obligations.
“When you are extremely devoted, you will not backslide, lose your first love, or become callous . . . . . there is true devotion, and no half-heartedness . .. . Anna was extremely devoted to God; she wanted nothing else in her life” (Selvaraj, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlLHMlJoRqE ). “Serving God should be your highest passion.” “The last days anointed women will watch with the Lord, they will watch the watch of the Lord,” says Sadhu (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlLHMlJoRqE ). Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj is a modern-day example. Jeremiah the prophet, also, was required to be exclusively in service of God: “The word of Adonai came to me, saying: “You will not take a wife for yourself or have sons or daughters in this place” (Jer.16:1,2).
There is coming a very special time, when there will be: “144,000 who had His name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads. . . . a voice from heaven like the roar of rushing waters . . . singing a new song before the throne . . . . and no one is able to learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been redeemed from among mankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no lie—they are blameless” (Rev.14:1-5). There will be many who will also opt to be celibate because they desire to serve the Lord with such all-consuming totality and purity, they will volunteer to offer themselves up to be wholly unto God. I’ve heard so many preaching and teaching on this, attempting to rationalize away the idea that there would be a call to celibacy . … What a revealing attitude of fleshly focus . . To think it should be considered so objectionable to be so holy and set apart for the Lord’s work is what should be unpalatable!!!
In the final stretch of time as it is, there will not only be many very special works done, but also many more very specialized calls on the lives of God’s chosen ones. “God is raising up the Warrior Bride. The last days prophetic company will do extraordinary miracles . . . special powers have been reserved for such a time as this,” explains Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF6Fitduzug ). “Even the angels will not have seen such a move of the Holy Spirit. There is a great power of God that will be released during these last days . . . great, extraordinary works . . . the final showdown.”
It should be viewed as a privilege to be chosen for this special calling. Those who respond to this call will have special rewards, for the Lord places high value on holiness, purity, faithfulness, devotion, and exclusivity.
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