Mat 8:21, 22, “Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.””
Psalms 45: 10, 11, “Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your own people also, and your father’s house; so the King will greatly desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, worship Him.”
Separation is the main attribute for holiness. Baptism of the Holy Spirit will separate us for His kingdom and His calling (Rom 8:15). Anything that defiles our holiness and drags our faith we need to be separated from that. This may include our own household. Separation does not come without sacrifice; our affections or love bondage with those that are dragging the faith should be sacrificed at the altar by His fire. Like Abraham sacrificed his affection (Isaac) to prove his faithfulness to God. This is the dedication of discipleship. These above mentioned verses clearly describe how we need to live a separated life in our Christian walk according to the leading of the Holy Spirit. The separation that God may call for in your life may not stop with your household or friends or any other activity that you are involved; He may also call you out of a church or a fellowship or a pastor or mentor. Holy Spirit the Helper burdens for His church to make it ready and beautiful for the coming King. God likes to have His bride only of Him. He never likes to give His glory to others or carved idols (Is 42:8). Our separation or obedience to God through His testing with fire will enable us (daughter of Zion) to be very beautiful in His sight and the King will be pleased with our worship.