John 14:30, ‘ I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.’
Praise the Lord! Those who are born of God are like a boat in the sea of this world. As long as the water is beneath the boat, it will reach the other shore. But once water starts entering this boat, it will start sinking. A sinking boat cannot come up by itself. It needs a crane. A divine hand can only help a person who is sinking into this world. Let us see what Jesus said “The ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me”. We learn three points out of this statement : First, He has nothing in common with Me; Second, there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and Third, he has no power over Me. What an example ! This is what we should learn and practice daily in our life. Do we have anything in common with the world and its ruler? Is there anything in us that belongs to this ruler? Who is mastering you? Are you a slave of sin or righteousness? Verily verily, I say, if we share anything in common with this world and it’s ruler, we will have his belongings in us that will make us a slave unto the ruler of this world. Most Christians does not know this. Jesus did not share anything with the world and so he had nothing that belonged to the world. That’s why, it was impossible for the world and it’s ruler to master him. We are the children of God; we ought to live like Christ lived. This is the true grace of God 1 Peter 2:21, ‘ For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.’: As I mentioned in the earlier Rhema, that ‘world’ is not a house or any material. It is the system that is governed by Satan. Money is the ruling component of this system, followed by lust of flesh, lust of eyes and pride of life. World is a an army that hates our Lord and His children. If you love this world, the love of Father is not in you. How can you recognize a true child of God ? A true child will be hated by the world because it hated his Father, and vice versa. Let us see a few verses to understand this. John 15:18-19, ‘ if the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. ‘ This is very important to understand; Jesus said,” do not be surprised when the world hates you,” and further he said that we must understand why it hates us. It’s because it hated Him first . If we are of the world , the world will love us. But it hates us, because God chose us out of this world. No one should think that he can choose world and God together. If your heart is set on this world, you don’t have the love of Father in you. If we are born of God, how can we live or like a double standard life. I don’t believe that a person can have one point of world and 99 points of God. We have lot more Christians like this, who talks like a godly person when they are around with godly people, but almost worldly, when they are in the world. They write for both spiritual blogs and worldly blogs. I am convinced that such kind of people are not born of God, because the Bible clearly says in 1 John 2:15… ‘if anyone loves the world, the love of Father is not in him.’ It doesn’t say that if anyone loves ‘something’ of this world…That one point of world is enough to make you worldly!
Christianity is not a tradition or a religion . It is a life living like Christ. A true Christian is dead to sin and to the world, but alive in Christ . Rest all are fake and cults! They are like the fake bank notes…the color and the number will be same but has no values!! We boast more about our father’s tradition & well educated children. We seek desires of flesh; We strive to have fat salaries and good savings. Every foundation that is set on corruptible things will be shaken soon, but the righteous who have set his foundation on Christ Jesus will stand forever! Amen! We by ourselves, cannot live a Christian life. If we do that, we will surely sink and the Devil will master us, but when we are born of God, we will overcome the world and its ruler. I would like to bring three verses to your attention about the one truly born of God who overcomes the world .
1 John 3:9, ‘whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.’
When the seed (Word of God) is sowed in us, we are born into a new life (John 3:5).As long as the seed (Word of God) remains in us, we cannot sin. A person who keeps the word will hate the world. Now here, keeping the word doesn’t mean remembering it. It means observing, practicing, walking, abiding and living as per the word..Those who observe will practice and those who practice will walk and those who walk will abide and those who abide will live…amen! The one who is born of God only can live a sinless life, and keeping the seed of God in us is the secret !
1 John 5:4, ‘ For whatever is born of God, overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.’
Every God-begotten person conquers world’s ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith. The person who wins over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. If the faith is genuine, the world, money and the devil will be under our feet. Why does the world and sin master us ? It’s because our faith in Jesus Christ is not genuine…as simple as that!
1 John 5:18, ‘ we know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself and the wicked one does not touch him.’
We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice sin. But the one who is begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him]. (Amplified Bible). Casting out devils is not the solution here, but living a Christ like life will cast away the devil.
The world and its things had no part in Jesus because He loved His Father. How do we know that He loved His Father? It’s because he abides in His Father. If we say that we love HIM, we must abide in Him. There are many verses that denote Christ’s love for the Father. I will bring a few verses into your attention.
John 4:34, ‘ Jesus said to them, “My Food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.”’
Food is the basic need of any human being and so, it’s the priority for many. We work for food, but for Jesus, his basic need was doing the will of the Father. In other words, His priority was His Father and not this world. What is our priority? Ask yourself , and determine your priority. Whatsoever is big in our heart is our God. Who and what is big in your heart? Is it money, yourself, fame, your family, Job, world or God?If world is your priority, it will sink you, but if God is your priority, He will uphold you! Mathew 6:33, ‘ Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.’ This is the commandment of Jesus and how many of us follow this truly and sincerely?
John 8:29, ‘ And He who has sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.’ John 5:41, ‘ I do not receive honor from men.’
The Father will not leave anyone who does things that pleases Him. So it is sure that the Father is not with us if we do not do things that does not please Him. Are we longing to please our Father in heaven or the men of this world? Those who please God cannot please world. Are we dressing up and living to please the world? Or are we doing things that is pleasing God? Let this put a question in you.
John 5:19, ‘ Then Jesus answered and said to them, “ Most assuredly I say to you, the son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do, so whatever He does the son also does in the like manner.”’
For this reason God manifested to the world to set an example that how we should live a life that is pleasing Him. The Son did in the same manner whatever the Father did. Are we following this? I will leave this to you!
If we are full of Father’s love, we will overcome the world, because we are not born of will of flesh or men but by the will of God …let us live for Him who has begotten us.
Jesus is coming soon, world and it things will pass away but whoever is of Christ will stand forever! Amen
Peace and grace of God be with you
Abiding In Him