The Woes of Worldliness

 

Josiahs Scott, Josiahs@trueconnection.org, www.TrueConnection.org

2/28/08; 8/20/09; 2/5/10; 8/27/10; 10/17/11 (refining many small details); 2/4/12; 6/22/13

 

>> Additions/ TODO!

 

Introduction

God’s view of worldliness is probably harsher than you thought. Do you claim to love Jesus?  If so, beware of this “woe,” because if you are worldly then God says you’re His enemy! Look closely now at your life in light of these Scriptures and be sure you are hating this world so that you are not disqualified from being counted as a friend of God at the Judgment.

 

Contents

Introduction. 1

1. Background Basis and Definitions. 1

Initial Scriptures. 1

What is Worldliness? (Summary) 2

2. God Condemns Worldliness. 2

The Nations Which Don’t Know God. 2

Don’t Learn their Ways. 2

Don't Imitate. 3

No Partnership Allowed. 3

Unspotted from the World. 3

Don't Love the World. 3

It Makes You “An Enemy of God”. 3

God Repays His Enemies! 3

Worldliness is Demonic and Satanic. 3

Affectionate Love For Jesus. 4

No Holiness, No Heaven. 4

In Most Cases, We Need to Repent of Worldliness. 4

3. A Call to Media Purity. 4

In General: Don’t Indulge in This Life. 4

Specific: No Bad Stuff Before Eyes. 5

Specific: Premarital Romantic Indulgence. 5

4. Repent of Most All Music. 5

Satan’s Music. 6

Music for Entertainment Instead of Prayer and Worship. 6

5. Repent From Worldliness. 7

Get Specific When Repenting. 7

How to deal with Idols. 7

Some thoughts. 7

The Reward of Repentance! 7

 

1. Background Basis and Definitions

 

Initial Scriptures

2Pe_3:7 WEB  But the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

 

2Pe_3:10-12 WEB  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.  11  Therefore since all these things are thus to be destroyed, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy living and godliness,  12  looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

 

What is Worldliness? (Summary)

Worldliness is imitating the less-than-perfect ways, beliefs, values, philosophies, mindsets, patterns, and behaviors of this condemned human race.

[See: Mat_5:48; 1Pe_1:15-16; 2Co_13:11; Col_1:28; Gen_17:1; Lev_11:44, Lev_19:2, Lev_20:26; Deu_18:13;]

Worldliness is rebelling against God’s plan to redeem mankind from this corrupted and sinful age.

Worldliness is getting trained and discipled by the devil through people who are inbondaged to sin.

Worldliness is being impressed with the human ways that God hates.

Worldliness is enjoying and being entertained by that which dishonors God.

Worldliness is doing what is socially acceptable rather than what is righteously demanded

Worldliness is the lifestyle of giving yourself to the worthless and sinful ways of your natural and fleshly desires, and emotions.

[This is associated with your own personal “soul” (Greek: ψυχικός): 1Co_2:14; 1Co_15:44, 1Co_15:46; Jam_3:15; Jud_1:19]

 

Worldliness is the selfish pursuit of indulging in this life

[compare 1Co_7:31]

 

Worldliness is often a life of sinful pursuits sanctioned and encouraged by our culture.

 

2. God Condemns Worldliness

 

The Nations Which Don’t Know God

1Th_4:3-9 KJB  Because this is the will of God, your holiness, that you should abstain from fornication:  4  That every one of you should know how to possess his own vessel in holiness and honor;  5  Not in the passion of lust just as the nations which don’t know God:  6  That no one go beyond [i.e. the limits] and defraud [or overreach] his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.  7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.  8  He therefore that despises, does not despise man, but God, who hath also given unto us His Holy Spirit.  9  But as touching brotherly love…

 

Don’t Learn their Ways

Jer_10:2-3 KJB  Thus says the LORD, “Don’t learn* the ways of the nations… 3 Because the customs of the people are vain…

 

* “μανθανετε (manthánete): “be discipled by”

 

- We can see that God called Israel out of the world, and now He does this with us: 2Co_6:17 (quoted below).

- We see that we must not take cues from the world on how to live

 

Don't Imitate

3Jn_1:11 WEB  Beloved, don't imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn't seen God.

 

No Partnership Allowed

Eph_5:11 EMTV  And have no partnership [συγκοινωνειτε G4790] with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose [ελεγχετε G1651] them.

 

G4790 συγκοινωνέω

"...to share in company with, that is, co-participate in..." (Strong’s)

> The last part of this word comes from: G2841 “κοινωνέω”: which means to reciprocate or share in common with.

G1651 ἐλέγχω 

In the NT, to convict, to prove one in the wrong and thus to shame him.

 

Unspotted from the World

Jam_1:27  Pure religion2356 and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep5083 himself unspotted from the world.

 

>> Miranda Said:

The word "religion" is  numbered (2356) but there is no explanation and I always wonder what it means as "religion" can have a negative connotation.    "Keep" is also numbered (5083) without an explanation.  

(10/16/11)

 

Don't Love the World

1Jn_2:15-17 WEB  Don't love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father's love isn't in him.  16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn't the Father's, but is the world's.  17  The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God's will *remains forever [* μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα – lit. abides into forever].

 

It Makes You “An Enemy of God”

Jas_4:4 WEB  You adulterers and adulteresses, don't you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

 

God Repays His Enemies!

Deu_7:9-10 WEB  Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness* with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,  10  and repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him who hates him, he will repay him to his face.

 

* LXX (Greek): G1656ἔλεος” (éleos) Mercy; MT (Current Hebrew): H2617 “חֶסד” also meaning “kindness, merciful (kindness)… pity,” (Strong’s)

 

Worldliness is Demonic and Satanic

Eph_2:1-3 KJB  you were dead in trespasses and sins;  2  In which you used to walk according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:  3  Among whom we also all used to have our lifestyle in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

 

So Why is worldliness wrong?

 

Mat_6:24 - Can’t serve two masters…

 

Affectionate Love For Jesus

1Co_16:22 KJV  If anyone does not affectionately love 5368 [φιλεῖ (Philei)] the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed331

 

>> Miranda Said:

“.....the word "accursed" is numbered  (331)  without an explanation.....Hell?    

....it also might be helpful if you would clarify or define (Philei) love (5369)  for those not knowing different Biblical "loves."   ?”

10/16/11

 

No Holiness, No Heaven

Heb_12:14 KJV  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord…

 

In Most Cases, We Need to Repent of Worldliness

- Some of you are hypocrites, and you have nothing offered to you but God’s wrath.

- Others of you will acknowledge your guilt and turn to the promise from God offered to you in true repentance.

 

3. A Call to Media Purity

Where are we at in terms of the purity of our media? In most cases, we need to repent to obtain purity in this area of our lives.

 

>> both Righteous Lot and Paul were “tormented” (2Pe_2: Heb_11:) and “vexed” by seeing evil in society.

If you are watching ti for entertainment, then it is clear to all that you are not righteous!

8/21/20

 

Worldliness and rebellion always says: “If god did not say it was a sin, then there is nothing wrong with it”

 

Godliness always says: “I only want to do what God tells me to do” (see “Exclusivity” in the “Repent of Words” Bible study, and also see John Summaries: John 5; John 7; John 14)

 

The problem with saying, “there is nothing wrong with it” is that most of the time God does specifically say that our indulgence is sin, but we just don’t read and believe the Bible enough to realize how specific and practical it is to condemn what we irrationally assume is clean. We think we can sanctify anything by simply saying, “there is nothing wrong with it.”

    Many times we assume that the Bible does not prohibit certain things that we take for granted, as though they are certain inherit rights for all those who are able to enjoy them. But though we think it is normal and ok, God fervently stands against the great majority of our indulgence in popular media.

    We can know that there is no inherent sin in shining light in our eyes from a screen, or sound waves in our ears through speakers. In theory, media could be pure, but the media that we use and gluttonize in is already defiled because we addictively use it to function in life contrary to the Scriptures in countless places:

 

In General: Don’t Indulge in This Life

1Co_7:29-31 CAB  But this I say, brothers, the time has been shortened; so that from now on even those having wives should be as though they had none,  30  and those weeping as though not weeping, and those rejoicing as though not rejoicing, and those buying as though not possessing,  31  and those using this world as not using it up. For the form of this world is passing away.

 

1Ti_5:6 WEB  But she who gives herself to pleasure is dead while she lives.

 

Jas_5:5 WEB  You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter.

 

Mat_16:24 WEB  Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 

Luk_6:24-25 WEB  "But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation.   25  Woe to you, you who are full now! For you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now! For you will mourn and weep.

 

Though “entertainment” by itself is not wrong per se, our use of it to constantly gratify ourselves, always needing to be entertained and pampered, is definitely a gross and wicked sin. And this sin is the common use in modern christianity. We are not those who mourn and are blessed by Jesus, but those who laugh now, to which Jesus casts His “woe” (Luk_6:25).

 

But even as if this common addiction to media were not enough of a crime for us, beyond this we are content to pour into ourselves the greatest filth with our media that God has explicitly said that He hates and forbids:

 

Specific: No Bad Stuff Before Eyes

Psa_119:37 WEB  Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways.

 

Psa_101:2  I will behave myself wisely in a perfect8549 way1870 ( includes conversation ). O when will you come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect8537 (Complete.. innocence… integrity) heart. (I walk habitually in the integrity of my heart, In the midst of my house. YLT) 3.  I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it will not cleave to me.  4.  A perverse heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person . 5.  Whoever privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart I will not put up with… (KJV-Based)

 

Isa_33:14-17 WEB  The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has seized the godless ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire? who among us can dwell with everlasting burning?  15  He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking on evil:  16  He shall dwell on high; his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks; his bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.  17  Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty…

 

If You Solve Your Boredom By Entertainment, That is Idolatry

4/25/12

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I will awaken the dawn

Hunger and thirst after righteousness

Your loving kindess better than life

Knowing God

Conformed to world

Living in pleasures (the harlot thought there was "nothing wrong with it" and assumed that it defaulted to being ok!)

Lord, Lord! - You did your own will

 

Specific: Premarital Romantic Indulgence

See: www.TrueConnection.org/BibleStudies/NoDating_Battle_List.htm

 

4. Repent of Most All Music

It happens that music as a whole is generally one of the greatest idolatries of the modern world, and in many ways, leaving this indulgence becomes one of the very first basic steps of repenting of living in sin to actually follow the real Jesus. I have found that people are generally not even close to becoming a real Christian until they are ready to zealously throw away their old music collection and fervently and bitterly hate what they once loved for so long.

You cannot sing the songs of truth until you have left the music of darkness.

 

Satan’s Music

Just as Satan turned His beauty from pleasing God to pleasing himself, so also he uses music (which was originally designed to worship God) to demonically inspire people today to generate music for the indulgence of sin

 

Eze_28:6-8 CAB Therefore thus says the Lord: Since you have set your heart as the heart of God;  7  because of this, behold, I will bring on you strange plagues… against the beauty of your knowledge,  8  and they shall bring down your beauty to destruction…

 

Eze_28:12 CAB …You were a seal of resemblance, and a crown of beauty.

 

Eze_28:13 a WEB  You were in Eden, the garden of God…

 

Eze_28:13 b CAB …you were adorned with every precious stone — the sardius, topaz, emerald, carbuncle, sapphire, jasper, silver, gold, ligure, agate, amethyst, chrysolite, beryl and onyx…

 

Eze_28:14-15 CAB From the day that you were created you were with the cherub; I set you on the holy mount of God; you were in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 You were faultless in your days, from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you. 16 …you have been cast down wounded from the mount of God, and the cherub has brought you out of the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; your knowledge has been corrupted by your beauty: because of the multitude of your sins I have cast you to the ground, I have caused you to be put to open shame before kings.

 

If we ever listen to or sing music, we need to seriously consider the purity of the song writers

While David used prophets to create Divine music (2Ch_29:25-31), we are usually happy to select for ourselves filthy musicians for our own beloved and sinful melodies

 

Mat_12:33-37 CAB "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for a tree is known by its fruit.  34  Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  35  A good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things, and an evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things.  36  But I say to you, that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.  37  For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned."

 

Hymns are included too

A lot of songs, especially hymns, are the sweet song of the harlot, which are sung to lull the hearers into passive complacency and dead religion.

 

Music for Entertainment Instead of Prayer and Worship

 

Psa_137:2-3 CAB  We hung our harps on the willows in the midst of it. 3 For there they that had taken us captive asked of us the words of a song; and they that had carried us away asked a hymn, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

 

Note:

·         This passage speaks of the Babylonian Captivity (see all of Psa_137:1-9, especially, verses Psa_137:1, Psa_137:3-4, Psa_137:8-9)

·         For the most part, “the songs of Zion” (the Psalms) had been divinely composed much earlier during the reign of David (1Ch_6:31-47; 1Ch_15:15-25, 1Ch_15:27; 1Ch_16:4-7, 1Ch_16:37, 1Ch_16:41-42; 2Ch_29:25-31; and also see 2Sa_23:1)

·         Just as these Babylonians so long ago, it is the filthy perversion of pagans today that still wants to use music for entertainment instead of worshiping God and directing people’s hearts toward faith and truth.

·         We can see from this that it is filthy and sinful to use music for entertainment when God designed it for worship

·         If we will be God’s people, then we, along with God’s people must “hang up” music when it comes to its potential filthy and pagan uses

·         In Psa_137:2-3 it is because of the antagonism of indulgent pagans that God’s people had to hang up their harps in sorrow

·         Why did they hang their harps? “For [Greek: “ὅτι” like saying ‘because’ in this case] there they that had taken us captive asked of us the words of a song…” (Psa_137:3 CAB)

 

5. Repent From Worldliness

Get Specific When Repenting

- TV (media indulgence, As seen previously)

- General Fleshly lustfulness

- Premarital Romantic Indulgence

- Condemnable sins

 

How to deal with Idols

Hoshea Snake Smash: 2KI_18:3-4

Paul Looking at Idols: Act_17:16 (also 22-23)

1Co_10:19-22 – Idol = demon behind

2Pe_2:7-8 – Escape like “Righteous Lot”

 

1Jn_5:21 CAB  Little children, guard yourselves from idols. Amen.

 

Some thoughts

Loving the world means loving the flesh

This would not be so bad except that the flesh and world are counterfeits of “true riches” polluted by sin, so that satan is the master of them. You step into rebellion from God when you serve the demonic realm of this world.

Consider the subtle Greek repetition of the “age” of this world, and the “age” to come in Eph 2

 

The Reward of Repentance!

What’s the Reward and What’s the Hope For Repenting of Worldliness?

 

2Co_6:12-18 CAB 12 …you are restricted by your own affections… 

14  Do not become unequally yoked with unbelievers; for what participation is there for righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion is there for light with darkness?  15  And what agreement is there for Christ with Belial? [that is, the devil] Or what part is there for a believer with an infidel? [that is, “ἄπιστος” (apistos) - an unbeliever]  16  And what union is there for the temple of God with idols?... 17  Therefore "Come out from the midst of them and be separated," says the Lord. "Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."  18  "I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty."

 

(Also: Isa_52:11/ Eze_20:34, Eze_20:41)

 

It is time to be like Job…

 

Job_1:1 WEB  There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God, and turned away from evil.

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Additions

 

2/11/13

- no one wakes up and says, "when i grow up i want to be a druggy"

- bad people watch moves where the bad guys loose, and they still become bad guys!

- it is demanded that we do not be like everyone else

 

 

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Diplomacy

12/8/19

 

In the Bible they are surprisingly diplomatic

They are Peace makers -- even w pagans

 

Elisha: go in peace -- to someone who made it into heaven!

>>Scrip: /\

 

Diplomacy is less available now that all men are commanded to repent

 

we are more diplomatic than the world

we want peace

we seek it with all men as much as possible

>>Scrip: /\

 

Boundaries

We want Diplomacy, not (full) reciprocation with the world…

The principle of Diplomacy does not indicate compromise -- unless you compromise to reciprocate, which is a Biblical word for being defiled (reciprocated/fellowshiped) with the world

We never agree to deny our faith when seeking to be diplomatic -- that is a denial of the very concept of diplomacy

Normalizing sin never diplomatically feasible  -- that is not diplomacy!

 

If you find that homosexual controversies can make Diplomacy outright impossible -- then you’re probably right!

Homosexuals have never been intended as a reasonable functional part of society, which is why Moses’ Law executed them…

Now what do we do when society dysfunctions in a new era of mercy?

We may either step back even further or we might even get pushed out with Moses…

It is interesting how the world can sometimes remind us of who we are and put us back in our place outside of it…

 

 

When you’ve gone too far, you can be sure you were already going the wrong direction to begin with

 

Normalizing sin is a realm where Diplomacy cannot reach.

When Diplomacies limits end, then we are reminded that we don’t belong in this world to begin with!

 

Everyone is responsible for managing their own faith in a Diplomacy.

No one is allowed to demand that another ignore or change or compromise their faith, or else it’s no longer diplomatic

The bible has been around long before paganism, and especially neo-paganism

If you introduce a new ideal, it is your actions that are either diplomatic or war-like.

 

The newer pronoun controversy propaganda is an act of faith -- one that belongs to those who sin

No one has any right to change or manage another who is of a different faith (they have no authority over other people’s faith)

Even Paul who had authority refused to be lords over people of his own faith!

>>Scrip: /\

 

Diplomacy = You manage your body your faith and your life over there as we likewise over here

 

Though we are NOT all brothers, or of the same faith, or values, or ideals, or preferences, or life styles, or commitments, yet we choose to seek out common ground, ground that is already common between two different parties, as a basis for diplomatic relations and interactions…

 

Imperial Paganism is intentional antichrist -- forced allegiance and conformity to legislated sin

 

As humans with an ancient human history, we all have known that antichrist is expected to persecute monotheists

 

Whenever forced paganism is promoted, then that constitutes an attack which is inherently non-Diplomatic

Diplomacy is peace-seeking, attacks are war-seeking

 

 

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Real Disciples Are No Longer “The nations” / Gentiles

9/19/17

 

Acts: they called the religious Jewish leaders, “the nations”

 

1Co_12:2 You know that when you were Gentiles, how you were led, being carried away to these speechless idols.

1Co 12:2  οἴδατε ὅτι, ὅτε ἔθνη ἦτε, πρὸς τὰ εἴδωλα τὰ ἄφωνα ὡς ἂν ἤγεσθε ἀπαγόμενοι.

1Co 12:2  οιδατε οτι BAοτε εθνη ητε προς τα ειδωλα τα αφωνα ως αν ηγεσθε απαγομενοι

>> Lux | SPI | WoW

 

 

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4/9/17

 

Lev 18:3 WEB  You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived: and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you; neither shall you walk in their statutes.

Lev 18:3 LB  You shall not do according to what is done in Egypt, in which you dwelt: and according to what is done in the land of Canaan, into which I bring you, you shall not do; and you shall not walk in their ordinances.

Lev 18:3  κατὰ τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα γῆς Αἰγύπτου, ἐν ᾗ κατῳκήσατε ἐπ᾿ αὐτῇ, οὐ ποιήσετε καὶ κατὰ τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα γῆς Χανααν, εἰς ἣν ἐγὼ εἰσάγω ὑμᾶς ἐκεῖ, οὐ ποιήσετε καὶ τοῖς νομίμοις αὐτῶν οὐ πορεύσεσθε·

 

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3/23/17

Pro 13:20 WEB  One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Pro 13:20 LB If you walk with wise men you shall be wise, but he that walks with fools shall be known.

Pro 13:20  ὁ συμπορευόμενος σοφοῖς σοφὸς ἔσται, ὁ δὲ συμπορευόμενος ἄφροσι γνωσθήσεται.

>> Sync: WoW | JCH

 

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Pro_13:20 -- Walk with Wise, not Fools

>> Sync: JCH | WoW

 

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Christmas

2/16/04; 3/4/17 (recompiled)

 

Jer_10:

Joh_10:

 

Presidents outlawed it

George Washington used it to massacre the British

 

Santa:

Don’t participate in a lie! (if you are a christian…)

Santa bowing down to jesus in a manger

Don’t watch movies/TV shows about Santa and give place for fiction that is contrary to Jesus

Fiction blurs reality and you should not give a portion of your self to entertain a lie.

Based on faith.  An attempt by the enemy to undermine faith in Jesus:

“…he knows when you are sleeping… he knows when you are bad or good”

Þ Then we try to tell them that Jesus, who you can’t see knows everything about you and so you should be good…

 

To many church go-ers, that’s all Jesus is anyway: a fairy tail.

 

 

The christmas angels celebrated what would become of Jesus, not of what He was;

They celebrated what He would do, as the savior not the fact that He was a cute little baby.

Remember why He came, not when He came.

[“grew in wisdom/stature/favor” Lk 2:52]

People like a cute little baby, but not Him coming with the clouds with wrath.

We don’t feel threatened by a baby, but we squirm at the thought of Him coming in judgment and fire!

At the temple, Simon and prophetess Anna in the temple talked of what He would do not about how cute He was

See: Lk 2:25-38

“…she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.” (Lk 2:38 NIV)

 

Scary: Unsaved people get in to “The christmas spirit” how can a christian participate in that same spirit???  Isn’t there some thing wrong here?

Don’t be deceived by “the enlightenment!” “The Spirit of christmas” is a spirit!

This rationalizing of everything as just being terms and not actually spiritual is the affect of foolish worldly ideology developed by unbelievers.

Take note how our culture criticizes us for not diving in to the same spirit as they do:

Your just a Scrooge ‘Bah humbug!’”

It is ingrained into us as babies that you are backsliden if you don’t get in to christmas

 

 

 

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Vain Music

 

1/19/17

 

Exo_32:6 WEB  They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

Exo_32:6 LB And having risen early on the next day, he offered burnt offerings, and offered a peace offering; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

Exo_32:6  καὶ ὀρθρίσας τῇ ἐπαύριον ἀνεβίβασεν ὁλοκαυτώματα καὶ προσήνεγκεν θυσίαν σωτηρίου, καὶ ἐκάθισεν ὁ λαὸς φαγεῖν καὶ πιεῖν καὶ ἀνέστησαν παίζειν.

 

Exo_32:19 WEB  It happened, as soon as he came near to the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses' anger grew hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mountain.

Exo_32:19 LB And when he drew near to the camp, he saw the calf and the people dancing; and Moses, being very angry, cast the two tablets out of his hands and broke them to pieces under the mountain.

Exo_32:19  καὶ ἡνίκα ἤγγιζεν τῇ παρεμβολῇ, ὁρᾷ τὸν μόσχον καὶ τοὺς χορούς, καὶ ὀργισθεὶς θυμῷ Μωυσῆς ἔρριψεν ἀπὸ τῶν χειρῶν αὐτοῦ τὰς δύο πλάκας καὶ συνέτριψεν αὐτὰς ὑπὸ τὸ ὄρος.

>> Sync: WoW | mbbs

 

 

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2. Many of us are Worldly

 

 

This was made after Embrace Revolution, and has a few updates to the quotations

3.6.08

 

This part may be finished at some point…

 

1. Worldliness Brings Death

 

2. The Corrupted Church is Worldly

A. God has called His Church to be Holy

B. Corrupted Christianity is Worldly

C. The Corrupted Church Needs to Repent

 

 

See “God Condemns Worldliness

Contents

 

Pharisee’s are worldly: “We are Abraham’s children!”

Church people are worldly: “We are christians

We say, “You don’t have a right to suggest that I could go to hell!”

“Tell us smooth things…”

Compare Church statistics

 

Religious leaders called “the nations,” (and not Israel): Act_4:25

Act_4:1 KJVCNT  And as they spoke unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

[then later…]

Act_4:5-6 KJVCNT  And it came to pass on the next day, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,  6  And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. [Comparable to: “the clergy in the church”]

[then after being threatened by them…]

Act_4:23-25 KJ2000  And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.  24  And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, you are God, who has made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that is in them:  25  Who by the mouth of your servant David has said, Why did the nations rage, and the people imagine vain things?

 

 

Contents

 

Compare what Jesus said to religious people:

“Unless you are converted”

See all the verses about going to hell after being saved

 

Contents

 

 

Consider Your Path Pt. 2 – Influences

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Proverbs 4: 25-27 NKJV

25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil..

 

KEY POINT: You are already going down a path AND the destination is important.

  

  * The WISE person takes time to seriously consider which direction they are headed

 

Proverbs 14:12   There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death”

Ephesians 2:1-3 MKJV

(1) And He has made you alive, who were once dead in trespasses and sins, (2)  in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience; (3) among whom we also had our way of life in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others

 

The enemy is within

** Maybe video clip

ILL: How to Poison a Dog

 

Mention: There are many ways to get to Hell

The Danger of Influences

Intro Story of Daniel 1

 

à  Daniel 1:8 

8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

 

à Daniel would not let himself be defiled; he refused because he knew that it would dishonor God.

 

 

Josiahs tag in

 

Ú Why you hang with right people

Ú Show me your friends, I’ll show you your future

 

Let’s also talk about thoughts…

Ú Influences in the mind, The enemy is within

 

Books

Movies

Internet

  Porn is obvious

  Instant Messenger, blogs (myspace) - - gossip and sexual immorality

TV

  MTV

  Will and Grace

  South Park

 

Music

Sexual Lyrics

  Depression (Emo)

Video Games

 

Ú Goes further than you think

 

Alter Your Thoughts  * Proverbs 23:8 à “As he thinks in his heart, so he is.”

InfluencesàThoughts à Words à Actions à Character à Destiny

(we’re talking about PATHS)

 

 

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to counselors of peace there is joy.

 

** The State tells child molesters to not think about molesting children

  à  Their attitudes are “what, it doesn’t hurt anyone if it’s in my mind”

Ú Do you get the last two verses?  They are saying, “You are what you eat” (spiritually)

ÚTherefore, entertaining ungodly thoughts make you guilty in the same way acting them out does

Ú Lustful looks (thoughts) are adultery (Mat 5:27-30) Adulterers don’t make it to heaven (24 references):

 

Mat 5:27-32; Mat 19:16 & 18/ Mar 10:17 & 19/ Lk 18:18 & 20; Also see: Exo 20:14/Deu 5:18; Lev 20:10; Deu 22:22; Pro 2:16-19; 6:23-33; Jer 5:7-9; 29:22; Ezk 23:43-47; Mal 3:5-6; Mat 15:19; Mar 7:21; Rom 13:9-10; 1Cor 6:9-10; Gal 5:16-21; Heb 13:4; Jas 2:11-12; 2Pet 2:14 & 17-22; Rev 2:22-23

 

Jason tag in

 

Getting to the point:                               

Romans 12:9 MKJV

(9)  Let love be without hypocrisy, hate (abhor) what is evil, cling to what is good

 

Ø God’s will, Our Standard à Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

 

THE POINT: If Satan is going to use this vulnerability in our thinking to hurt us, to dishonor God; then, we can also use this to

Take a look back at equation above: if we can put good stuff in, then outcome likely to be good.

 

Give exs. à Is this movie : true, noble, right, pure, lovely, praiseworthy?

What does God think?

 

Luke 16:15 MKJV

(15)  And He said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

 

*** If you’re gonna put it in you, make sure it lines up with all of these areas, not just one or some

 

Steal Your Time

Hebrews 9:27

(27)  And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment,

 

Life is short, what are we going to spend it on? Something worthwhile? Or are you going to waste it on stuff that is going to hold you back?

 

Like stealing a credit card and just charging it up à wasting what God wants to use for good à your good, others’ good, and God’s good

  When we accept, submit to, and do God’s will, everyone involved wins

 

How God wants to use you . . .

 

Have a guy explain Donny’s analogy – 85,400 sec/day

 

** You can’t have both, can’t do it all à sin and wicked influences keep us from being useful to God’s kingdom because they keep God out

 

 

Josiahs tag in

 

Defile Your Soul

Take a look back to Daniel

 

Psalm 101:3-4  I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me.  A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.”

 

 

RESTATE Psalm 101:3-4 in light of bathroom image

 

1 John 2:15-17 MKJV

(15)  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)  because 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.

(17)  And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.

 

GARBAGE IN à à à GARBAGE OUT

 

Matthew 13:41-42

 (41)  The Son of Man shall send out His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who do iniquity (those who disobey God),

(42)  and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

.

 

Psalm 1:1-2  Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

 

 

>Add-ins:

 

That which you let Develop Desires, Determines Direction and Destiny

 

Psa 66:18 KJB  If I value7200 iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

(a fearful thing)

 

“I’m cool with God” – “Me and J.C.”

Javier Example: “I talk to God like a friend… we are in a argument right now”

-so sad that he thinks this about God but God does not regard him, because he regards sin

 

Isa 66:2 KJV  but to this one I will respect5027, to one who is poor and of a broken spirit, and trembles at my word.

 

Ú “Star Wars is a GOOD Movie” (Star Wars combo of Pantheism, Dualism and Ying Yang.)

Ú “That Song is Sweat!”

ÚÚ What are you respecting / regarding with value

 

 

 

What desires you don’t deal with will kill you

 

 

Gal 5:24 WEB  Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.

 

Close with tie back to path and pointing kids towards right path

 

Emphasize Get around right influences

 

Give kids chance to pray

 

 

Extra:

 

Star Wars:

Twice in the original trilogy they even refer to “The Force” as a religion.  I knew that the Bible said things like:

 

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Eph 5:11 NIV)

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. (1Tim 4:7 NIV)

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good…(3JN 1:11 NIV)

When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. (DT 18:9 NIV)

 

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Enfluences -Extra- Within.rtf

 

The enemy comes from within

 

end of it

 

tye it back in to good in good out

 

So PUT in good stuf that matters for what is right

Cut off the bad stuff (music or "nutural" )