Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him – 1st John 2:15.
Whenever you purchase most electronics, kitchen appliances, furniture, and clothing, you will receive an instruction manual giving instructions on how to operate your appliances or take care of your clothing or furniture.
To operate your appliances or take good care of your clothing or furniture, you read the instruction manual or owner’s manual to ensure you’re operating or taking care of it correctly. God has given His people an instruction manual, and few read it.
It’s funny that many will not read the Bible because they heard; its a bunch of does and don’ts, but they will take the time to read an instruction manaul for their appliances, electronics that also indicates does and don’ts instructing them in what to do to keep the longgevity or don’ts that will destroy the item. Just like the owner’s manual gives instruction how to operate, God has given His written Word for those who profess to be Christians in how to operate their spirit, soul, mind and body.
Many professing Christians live according to the world rather than the Word of God; this is why we don’t see the power of God moving among us as it did during the Apostles and prophets dispenstation. The same God that was with them, will be with today’s Christian as they submit themselves to the Word of God.
The Bible must be read and then applied to our daily living for a transformation from the natural to the spiritual. God has given Christians dual citizenship, the world and heaven. Whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven, whatever we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
The word “Christians” means Christ like, if we’re followers of Christ, then we must act and think like Christ. This is why the Bible say we must have the mind of Christ. The mind of Christ was to do the will of the Father, He was a living sacrifice. God’s written Word admonishes the Christian to present their bodies as a living sacrifice.
Christians should be the light of the world, bringing light to place of darkness, this is why the Bible states “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”-Matthew 5:16.
If were going to the same places the world go, using profanity like the world, listening and looking at things that is not befitting for a Christian, engaging in unmarital sex, discriminating because of skin tone, educational or financial status, this is not the mind of Christ.
Satan is the god of this world, and he has blinded many, and will continue if Christians don’t get into their position with God to be used by Him to save many from eternal torment. In order to be used by God, one has to purposely seek Him, purposely submit to His instructions. Get to know Him and His Word and that comes by spending time with Him, reading and studying His Word. Communicating with Him in prayer, sitting in His presence silently.
As you seek God with your whole heart, you will find Him, and He will begin to commune with you. God has not changed, His people has changed just as the children of Israel changed from serving Him to serving other gods.
Christians are to be different from the non-believer, people should see the difference without you saying you are a Christian because the Spirit of God that lives within you they will feel and many times they don’t know what they are feeling, but they know when they come around you they get a certain feeling!
If we want to see a change in the world system, Christians must begin to pray like the old saints use to pray and not let up from praying until a change is made. Their prayers were heard because they presented themselves holy before a Holy God. Protesting will not stop, placing signs in windows will not stop the violence. To get the attention of God it’s going to take prayer and prayer by people that are submitted to God and His Word. They’re not living double standards, Christian on Sunday, and Monday through Saturday they live as a non-Christian.
Whenever the children of Israel returned to God and removed the different gods they were serving and presented themselves to Him, He always went to battle for them. As a people professing to serve God, remove the different gods you’re serving. Present yourselves holy before Him, remove the gods of the world from out of your lives and God will return to you.
The Holy Spirit and faithful Christians are restraining some of the evil that would have came upon the earth through their prayers and fasting. Satan is trying to gain as many souls as he can, people are dying daily and the majority of them are non-Christians or hypocrites. Christians must pray for those that can’t pray for themselves; it’s the Christian responsibility to go before God, and they can’t go if they are living double lives.
God’s ear is open to those that live according to His instructions. Take time and pray for the non-believer, pray for those you know that are religious, but don’t have Christ in their lives. It’s time for prayer, and we should pray until we see the Hand of God moving in the lives of people.