Be ye not conformed to this world
“I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be ye 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.”
The carnal mind cannot please God
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
February 20th, 2020
This world has nothing for me; no matter where I turn, the fruits of sin are clearly evident. At every corner on the street are drunkenness, covetousness, pridefulness, greed, wickedness, and all manner of evil. O LORD, thy judgment upon this world is final, just, certain, and cannot be stopped. Every thought of this world is evil; only darkness reigns apart from thee. Fill my thoughts only with thy words, leaving no room for sinful, worldly thoughts to take root. Thy words are life and nourishment to my soul, to which the words of the wise cannot outshine. Every word of this world is born from a carnal mind, breathing out death and ruin. Worldly words are an enemy unto thee, but thy law is sweeter than honey in my mouth. My mind is renewed by meditating upon the words of life which proceedeth only from thee.
Blessed is the Name of Jesus,
Dear Lost Soul
Why do you persist in keeping the ways of the world? Have you become de-sensitized to rampant sin? Do you think the powerful and elite care about you? No. You are only a pawn to be used in support of their evil deeds. THE WORLD DOES NOT LOVE YOU! Be not deceived, God has no respect for any man, having declared all persons under sin and condemned to hell. Please, listen to what I have to say, as I feel compelled by the Holy Spirit to warn you. A love affair with the world is tantamount to the most grievous form of adultery. I hear you saying, “Adultery. Are you nuts!?” I am deadly serious about what I have to say. You have committed adultery in partnership with this world, in sinful rebellion against Almighty God. Jesus came into the world to save sinners, or more specifically, sinners who repent of their sins. Salvation is indeed a free gift, although in order to receive it, we must first repent.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1:20-21)
Jesus came to save sinners.
”This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (1 Timothy 1:15)
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (Romans 5:6-11)
Jesus is the door leading to salvation.
”I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:9-10)
How to be saved from the curse!
Repent! Repent! Repent!
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31)
Confession and belief.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 9:9-13)
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1)
How to have faith.
”So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17). We must spend time each and every day reading, studying, and listening to God’s Word, allowing it to sink deep down into our heart, mind, and soul.
HOW DO YOU NOT YET UNDERSTAND JESUS CHRIST SHED HIS BLOOD TO REDEEM YOU FROM THIS WORLD?
Today is November 29th 2020, and the pace at which Satan is bringing down the down the world is nothing less than breathtaking. Jesus shed His blood to bring you OUT OF THE WORLD so He can cleanse and heal you from sin. “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acception, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (1 Timothy 1:15). Please don’t believe for one moment everything happening today is an accident; it is all part of an internationally coordinated, satanic plot decades in the planning to bring down our present world, allowing a small handful of elites to remake their world in their image. Needless to say, this is going to be a disaster.
For many of us, we have had the perceived luxury of time to “fit in” with the world. This is a terrible plan, one in which God does not approve of. If you are still on the fence about having one foot in the church, and one in the world, the time for delay is over. Each of us must freely choose to serve Jesus or the world. No wiggle room, no blend of allegiences, no having it both ways. Consider yourself to be well warned that serving the world is in reality, placing yourself in the service of Satan. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:240
Dear Christian, does the world see any distinction between yourself and the world? If not, then you need some emergency prayer time with God and a bible in hand to get things back on track. The christian is commanded to, “Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18). Through a committment of daily study and reading of the scriptures and genuine prayer, it is unlikely we will remain in love with the world – allow God to have total and complete control! Everybody knows, or rather should know, consuming poor quality, low nutrition food causes one to feel slugglish, weak, and sick. Likewise, unless we are daily consuming high quality, spiritually rich food from God’s word, we become spiritually sick, weak, and in danger of falling into sin.
For the saved christian, this world is not our home; we are just passing through on our journey to see Jesus. Do you hate sin with a righteous hatred, or perhaps you have become “used to it’? If so, IMMEDIATE AND EMERGENCY INTERVENTION IS REQUIRED RIGHT NOW – NOT TOMORROW, NOW! Sin is so awful, so black, so corrosive and insidious, God cannot and will not tolerate the smallest spot or hint of sin in His presence. So I ask you today, in this very moment, whom will you serve? The mind of the carnal person cannot understand the things of God, and will only bring pain and spiritual death. This is the primary reason why unconverted lost souls cannot understand God’s words. Without the Holy Spirit to help us, the bible is essentially a closed book without life or power.
My plea for you
Unsaved sinner and backslidden follower of Christ, the time has come from you to earnestly and gravely consider who you are serving; is it Jesus Christ or Satan/“The world”? Nowhere in Scripture do we see repentance as being an action we can put off until a later, future time. No, it is always presented as pressing and urgent, to be undertaken without delay. Please indulge me with a simple illustration. A faithful friend invites you to enjoy a pleasant meal together, with the well-intentioned purpose of sharing the love of Jesus with you. She has diligently prayed for your soul over a period of many years, and is being pressed by the Holy Spirit to share the Gospel with you. Having the definite sense your time on earth is short, she fervently prays for just the right words, a teachable spirit and attitude, and of course that your heart will be open to listen.
The day finally arrives and everything goes according to plan. You both enjoy one another’s company and a private meal together. After dinner your friend gently brings the conversation around to spiritual matters, and to her surprise, you are receptive to hearing what she has to say. “Praise the Lord!”, says your friend to herself. God had heard her prayers, and shed tears in heaven along with her as she pleaded and wept for your soul. At the end of the evening you warmly thank your friend for the wonderful evening, promising to follow up with her in a couple of days. This is where you made a serious and grave error, a trap which has ensnared many souls over the centuries. You clearly heard and understood the Gospel Message, and yet failed to apply it to yourself personally. What your friend could not possibly have known, was God’s tears were for you, and your soul which He knew would, in a matter of days, pass through the gates of hell. The following day, your dear and faithful friend would learn you were killed on the way home by a drunk driver, who crossed over the road centre line to collide with your car, killing you both instantly.
Tragically, you heard and understood the hard truth you were a sinner destined for hell, but could be saved that very moment by Jesus if you just simply asked Him! And yet you hesitated, listening to your carnal mind instead of God’s quiet voice urging you to repent. Now you are eternally damned and will never, ever, ever, get out of hell; your torment and agony will continue on for eternity. Dear friend, please understand the simple truth how God never sends a soul to hell; we do that all on our own. So now that I have tried to urgently warn you, what will you do now?