Do Not Love the World15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
17 The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.
We are closer right now than we have ever been to "The End". I had a friend make a comment about how he had watched 2012 (the movie) and just wasn't really impressed. See he's a brother in Christ and 2012 doesn't stir him because he knows The Truth. My friend knows about God's Kingdom and that when it does all go down, he'll be Kingdom bound.
Here's the thing, as you read the scripture above I hope you noticed verse 15 especially the first part. "Do Not love the world nor the things in the world." Now the weather will be warming up soon enough and people in this formerly humble town I live in will be flocking to spend Sundays on the lake instead of heading to church. The excuses will be flying high and loud about " I can worship anywhere...it doesn't have to be in a church all the time"......yeah but what are you worshiping? I know you deeper than you would care to believe. Right now you are reading this and you know that at this point I am talking directly to you! I have been there and used the exact same excuses for the exact same reasons. The "World" has you fooled just as I was fooled. Don't let the same BS control your life anymore. Some how drinking a 12 pack of beer, lusting over someone just a few feet away that is half naked, and cussing like a sailor just doesn't seem too much like worship. How is that honoring God? I used to use that same excuse almost every weekend. I talked about all the hypocrites in church, not realizing if church was where hypocrites were then I should have been on the front row! but I was on top of a mountain somewhere. That was the hypocrisy of the whole scenario.... I was in the middle of some of God's most wonderful artistic designs, using that lame excuse about not needing to be in church to worship, but I wasn't worshiping!!! Like the nights I spent hanging out in bars and clubs, then on sunday mornings I just couldn't make it to church.....I did that more times than I wish to try and remember. I was "in the world" and was blind to the truth because of my position in the world....I know you are in that same spot. Get in touch with me and let's get you moving to an eternal kingdom instead of being a slave in a world that is "passing away". God has put this on my heart tonight for YOU! I really do know you and I know this was written for you. I don't know your name yet, but I do know God moved me to reach for you.
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To God be the Glory,