Today, I raise my bible up, as I have every morning since the Holy Spirit first convicted me of sin, then righteousness, and finally of judgment, confirmed in John chapter 16, concerning the work of the Spirit of God. But when we are still under the influence of the spirit of this world, under the god of this world, we are not convicted of sin, we just try to be a good person with a humanistic secular set of ethics and morals, and approve of those who do “good” and reject those who do “evil” which is based on our human spirit fathered by lies of this world. It is no coincidence that in the final episode of American Idol, they would sing “we are the world” because idols are of this world and those who follow idols conform to this world, chastising people for acting outside the “official” narrative of this world, the current popular beliefs and social norms, using the current buzzwords, redefining biblical words to suit their purpose, idolizing popular culture and political correctness. The father of lies uses people to police other people to keep them in the current popular “party line” using shame, guilt and condemnation of people who do not conform to THIS WORLD’s system of beliefs, norms, and behaviors that oppose God.
Jesus says, “I have given them Thy Word; and the world has hated them because they are NOT OF THE WORLD, even as I am NOT OF THE WORLD” John 17:14
The problem is this world’s norms are opposed to God’s Word and Spirit. Our Maker, the Creator, created human beings in God’s Design and when humans listen to the ancient serpent (the great dragon, the sneaky snake who makes disobedience and rebellion and changing your mind about God seem good), he deceives you into thinking evil is really good. The fallen human spirit is not convicted of sin without the Holy Spirit instructing us to return to God’s Design, plans and purposes; giving you the sevenfold Holy Spirit: oil, fire and eyes to see, the seven spirits from the Throne sent to earth; the sevenfold Spirit of God: the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge of God and his glory, and the fear of the Lord that becomes reverential awe and wonder in the born again, of God, of Water and Spirit of resurrection Life.
The divisions and hatred and rise of evil we are seeing in this world are all laid out in the Holy Bible. The old testament showed what this world is like without the saving grace of the finished work of the Cross of Jesus; shows all who will look and see that rebellion from God leads to horrendous things. BUT GOD!!! the new testament testifies to the great mercy, grace and goodness of the Word made flesh, Jesus! In the fullness of time, the Father sent Jesus who ministered for 3 1/2 years, teaching about God as Father; preaching the gospel and kingdom of God, healing, delivering and setting free. He told us before he died to destroy sin, death, the works of the devil, resurrected, ascended, seated at the right hand of God our Father, that it is good and to our advantage that he went back to the Father so we could receive the Holy Spirit the Father sends believers, that the world cannot see or receive (John 14:15-31). God our Father conquered, overcame and triumphed over the devil and his demonic spirits on assignment though Jesus! We conquer, overcome and triumph by coming to Jesus, repenting, returning to God our Father, believing, and receiving the Holy Spirit; when he comes to you, he gives you the breath of new life and convicts you of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8). You conquer sin and the power of satan, receive righteousness through faith, and come to know that the ruler of THIS WORLD is judged and those who remain in this world system under the influence of the spirit of error, the spirit of this world, under the father of lies and deception, uniting their mind with the world consensus trance, giving their power and authority to the beast will also come under judgment, the wrath of God. Until you are convicted of sin and righteousness by the Holy Spirit, you can’t accept the righteous judgment of God our Father.
The world is showing its heart is aligned with the god of this world, vehemently hating President Trump and condemning the knowledge of God and his glory, knowing righteousness exalts a nation; sin and division and hatred cause nations to fall; knowing biblical values are the only values that line up with the Design of God Who created us and reforms us in the image and likeness of God by coming to Christ Jesus, the Way to the Father, the Truth and Life of God, to come out of this world and abide in Christ and Christ in you; realizing that rebellion and disobedience to God’s Word and Spirit causes individuals, churches, communities, cities, states and nations nations to fall under judgment and the wrath of God; while those whose eyes are opened to the Truth by the Spirit of Truth sent to guide into all the Truth, who turn from darkness to light, and turn from the power of satan to the Power of God, receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by FAITH in Jesus, in Christ Himself! (Acts 26:18).
Biblical values and righteousness by faith exalt a nation. Trumpeting the Truth, teaching and warning that Christ in you, maturing and growing in Christ, is all wisdom, knit together with Christ, having the riches of glory of Christ, and all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God and his glory, God’s mystery of Christ, in whom is hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge of the tree of life (not the satanic knowledge of this world of good and evil), only pure light, holy love, goodness, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, the kingdom of God. Therefore receive Christ Jesus the Lord, live in him, root and built up in Christ, established, anchored, steadfast, immoveable, unshakable in the faith of Jesus in God our Father, abounding in thanksgiving for all God has done (Colossians 2:2-7).
The bible says, “be angry but do not let the sun go down on your anger” and it is clear that the righteous anger for murder of all innocent persons and most vulnerable unborn babies is not a sin, but staying angry when the sun goes down is a sin because it shows you do not trust the mercy and grace of God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ who never despaired of any fallen person because he knew what God can do. “With men it is impossible, but with God all things are possible” and “If you would only believe you would see the glory of God in the land of the living” and “All things are possible for those who BELIEVE” and true believers are given the Holy Spirit and fire baptism to endue them with POWER and clothe them with POWER to do the works of Jesus and greater works because he went to the Father and send the Holy Spirit (John 14:12-14; Acts 1:2-8; Luke 24:49).
The weeds have grown up with the wheat; the chaff has been on the grain; but now it is being revealed, exposed, where a person’s heart lies: in darkness under the influence of the father of lies and deception, still conforming to this world, OR a heart transformed, transfigured and changed in the glory of Christ. Come out of this world, conform to Christ, no longer conforming to this world, but transformed by the renewal of your mind in Christ of God; the spirit of your mind renewed in Christ’s River of glorified Spirit, Christ Presence that flows from the Throne to keep you renewed in God our Father’s Word and Spirit; having put off the old nature with its former manner of life, renewed in the spirit of your mind, putting on the new nature in the image and likeness of Christ with true holiness and righteousness (Ephesians 4:17-24).
Hearts are being exposed; what is hiding in their heart is being revealed; darkness, rebellion, hatred, disobedience to God, stiff-necked, irrational animalistic minds, stoney Jeremiah 17:9 hearts and Jeremiah 17:5-6 lives, who don’t know God and his glory of Christ, refusing to come to Jesus who has ALREADY conquered, overcome and triumphed OVER this world system, so all we have to do is COME! “The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come! TAKE the water of life without price’ “ Revelation 22:17
Be angry but do not let the sun go down on your anger or you give the devil opportunity which will hurt you more than property being destroyed (that can be restored); you can kill a body but you cannot kill a soul and spirit in Christ, who will be more alive with God above the highest heavens, for in Christ and Christ in you there is no more sin, death or works of the devil. Overcome by coming to Christ; receive Christ in you and conquer, and be granted to be seated with Christ in heavenly places where the principalities and powers and spiritual hosts of wickedness and rulers of this present darkness cannot enter (Ephesians 6:12; Jeremiah 17:7-8; Revelation 12:10-12; Hebrews 12:25-29).
I sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic again this morning and the words have great significance still today. Righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34). Righteousness comes only through God in Christ Jesus; all are called to righteousness for such a time as this; all are called to biblical values for such a time as this; all are called to come out of this world and into Christ for such a time as this; all are taught and warned to mature in Christ for such a time as this; all need both the Wisdom and Power of Christ in you for such a time as this; all need Romans chapter 8 for such a time as this; all need 2 Corinthians 5:16-18 and Galatians 2:20 for such a time as this; every person, race, tribe, tongue and nation needs Jesus for such a time as this.
God is the Source of all life and designed human beings in God’s Design to live by his Design; apart from righteousness is the thief stealing, killing and destroying this earth and human life. “He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; let those who boast, boast of the Lord…demonstrating the Spirit and the Power, that your faith not rest in the wisdom of men but in the Power of God. Among the mature we do impart Wisdom NOT OF THIS AGE or the rulers of THIS AGE, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden Wisdom of God, which God decreed BEFORE THE AGES for our glorification…God reveals to true believers through the Spirit…that we might understand the Gifts bestowed on us by God…receiving the Gifts of the Spirit of God that the unspiritual man does not receive…have the Mind of Christ” 1 Corinthians 1:30-2:16
Come out of the beast mind of this world and come to Christ.