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Not of this World

And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. John 8:23

Why did they deny Jesus and want him dead? Because they were living for the world and not for God. As Jesus said if they really knew God then they would have known Jesus is the Messiah. But as Jesus said they didn’t understand the scriptures and cared more about their own man made rules and rituals.

Sounds very familiar today? How many religions and denominations claim to be preaching the gospel of Jesus, yet if they met him, they wouldn’t even know him. They have become consumed and blinded by the world.

(1 John 4:5) “They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.”

Prosperity Gospel is a classic example of this, ask God for riches, promotions, perfect health. Everything that will sustain you in this world, but none of these things will help you gain the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus came down from heaven dwelt among the lowly and poor, he is the King of kings but was viewed as just a Carpenter to the worldly. Jesus didn’t need million dollar churches, private jets, book deals, to spread his gospel. He lived his gospel because he is the truth, life, and the way.

(2 Corinthians 4:4) “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

The world is blinded by the false gospel, until we hear and believe the true gospel of Jesus Christ we will remain blinded.  The truth of Jesus shall set you free.

Jesus, the image of the living God, is the light of the world. Run to him and you will be saved from the darkeness. Nothing else in this world can save you except Jesus.

 (John 16:33) “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

But there is good news, Jesus has overcome the world and has delivered us from death.  Don’t be deceived by the world, there pleasure is temporary and there time is running out.

Live in the world but don’t be of the world, for this world is temporary but  Christ is forever. In Jesus name Amen

Are you Conforming or Transforming?

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
Are you conforming or transforming? These are the only 2 options in life, you are either following the ways of God or your following the ways of the world.
• The world says Children can be aborted but God says Children are the Heritage of the Lord
• The world says your spouse is a ball and chain but God says A Virtuous Women is the crown of her husband
• The world says you’re weak God says I can do all things thru Christ that gives me strength
• The world says watch your back God says As Iron sharpens Iron so we sharpen one another
When you renew your mind thru Christ you begin to see the world in a whole new light.
(1 John 5:19) “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”
Why are the ways of the world so evil? Because the world is under control by Satan. But isn’t the Earth Gods creation, how can Satan control it? Because we allow him to. You see God is our Creator but not a dictator he gives everyone the gift of free will.
So Satan has taken advantage of that free will and convinced people to follow him thru sin. Enticing them that the pleasure of sin are greater than the gift of eternal life.
Satans influence has become so great he has control of the world thru nations, governments, technology, ect. But his control is only enabled by people choosing to follow him.
(1 John 4:4) “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
The Power of Christ within you will give you the strength to overcome this world. Jesus conquered the world when he was raised from the dead, that same power is living inside of you thru the Holy Spirit.
Follow the ways of the world will only lead to your death. Follow Jesus he you will be giving eternal life
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Ephesians 4:23
But we must renew our minds and not conform to the ways of this world. For we are what we think, when we think evil thoughts as the world you become evil. Keep your mind on the things above in Jesus name Amen