The Believer and the Allure of 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

The world has been snaring mankind for a long, long time–which is a primary reason one MUST separate from the world and the things of the world.

OF COURSE, once one has separated from the world, the fight is only just beginning.  As was pointed out, the world has a long history of pulling those who have broken free back to its sin-laden bosom.

Separating from the world is a must for anyone who is serious about preparing for the end times. But separating from the world can be very difficult. A few (hopefully helpful) observations from some recent discussions from a few who are or who have already separated from the world.

It is imperative for the believer to separate from the world and the things of this world. This is hard to do–especially living in America where the entire system is set up to prevent anyone from breaking free.
Separating from the World: A Few Observations

The world casts its net using the things of the world–money, other fleshly appetites, recognition and honors, knowledge, skills, pleasure, alcohol, sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, cars, ungodly music, houses: in short, anything that men could possibly covet– as bait.

Some of the world’s attractions are easy to forego.

Others are harder to give up.

Some worldly habits may be kicked in a day.

Some worldly lures may take the believer several years.

Some battles with worldly attractions may be won–perhaps for four or five years or longer–and then that particular temptation may overcome the believer for a season–before (if the fight is genuine) winning again.

The key difference between a believer and the world and a non-believer and the world?

The non-believer often races to embrace the world’s sins.  The non-believer mostly likely does NOT even consider many of the pleasures and other offerings of the world as SIN.

The believer KNOWS sin is death.

The believer may be overcome, but he will not stop fighting against the world and its allures until the battle is won–and the believer should have EVERY confidence the battle against the world and its attractions WILL be won.

The believer KNOWS he will win in the end because he has the assistance of God’s Holy Spirit.

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

The temptations and snares of the world are strong: the world has been using its fascinating baubles for a long time to great effect.

PLUS, the world will NEVER stop trying to lure those who have broken free back into its arms.

HOWEVER, God is stronger.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
–Philippians 4:13

DOES the reader struggle against the allure of the world?

DOES the reader even understand how important it is to do this?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 14, 2019.]




by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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