Overcoming the World and the Wicked Ways of the World

The Choice: God or the World

“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. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1John 2:15-16

This present world is corrupt….

…Corrupted by sin and a source of wickedness.

By living in this world,  believer and non-believer alike is surrounded by deception and sin.

BUT this present world’s corrosive influences can be neutralized–though the world will NEVER stop trying to ensnare men (especially men who have freed themselves)–by recognizing what it is the world is all about.

The world seeks to tangle and trap men in three ways.

  • The lust of the flesh
  • The lust of the eyes
  • The pride of life

THE LUST OF THE FLESH. Appetites, desires, lusts. These over-stimulated desires lead to adultery, gluttony, fornication, drinking, drugs and every other sin related to satisfying the siren’s song of the flesh.

MORE: TEAM EVIL: The Devil, The Flesh and The World

THE LUST OF THE EYES. Covetness: wanting of the things of this world. Greed,  cars, homes, gadgets, wealth and every other sin related to attempting to satisfy men’s insatiable love of stuff.

MORE: SELLING SIN BY ANOTHER NAME: The American Dream

MORE: BLACK FRIDAY: Greed, Coveting and FUN!

THE PRIDE OF LIFE. The desire to want to “be somebody;” to be exalted and honored by the world; to be recognized by the world; the compulsion to leave a “legacy.

MORE: Exalted by the World for a Moment

MORE: LEGACY: Legacies Are a Vanity

So.

What is one to do?

The best way to fight the never-ending, never-satisfied lusts of the world is to BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.

“Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
–1John 5:5

For more information about the world and fighting the ways of the world, the Book of 1st John is essential.

The first step toward overcoming the world is recognizing that the world is wicked and needs to be overcome.

The second step is to believe the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The next step is to separate from the world.

MORE: Separating from the World: END TIMES SURVIVAL

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
–1John 5:4-5

IS the reader ensnared by the world?

DOES the reader know?

IS the reader’s day filled with concerns over things of the world?

THOUGH time grows short, there is still time left to change direction (repent) and call upon the name of the LORD.

Do not wait until it is too late.

Is your calling and election sure?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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