In, But Not Of The World
We live in an ‘Information Age’ where it has never been so quick or easy to get ahold of information. In the same manner there probably has never been a time where there has been so much mis-information along with propaganda. The emerging world is growing in opposition to the Biblical faith and ultimately YHWH Himself with some people thinking the church is ‘outdated’. [Jude 1:3 (AENT) My beloved, while I take all pains to write to you of our common life, it is needful for me to write to you, encouraging you to maintain a conflict for the faith which was once delivered to the Set Apart believers]. Basically, the adversary (i.e. haSatan/Satan) is creating a world of division which is in opposition to our Father.
John 8:44 (AENT) You are from the accusing father. And the lusts of your father you want to do, who from the beginning killed men. And he does not stand in truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood from himself, he speaks because he is a liar, even its father!
Mark 3:24 (AENT) For if a kingdom is against itself, it will be divided. That kingdom is not able to stand. 25 And if a house is against itself, it will be divided. That house will not be able to stand. 26 And if he that belongs to Satan rises against himself, and is divided, he is not able to stand, rather, he is at his end. 27 No man is able to enter the house of a strong man and to seize his possessions except first he bind the strong man and then plunder his house.
When we go against YHWH’s Torah (Instructions or Law), we sin, which then opens us up for haSatan. Please keep in mind it is not what we think is sin but what our Creator believes to be sin:
Matthew 15:17 (AENT) You do not know that whatever enters the mouth it goes to the stomach, and from there by an excrement is cast out. 18 But whatever that proceeds from the mouth proceeds from the heart and becomes a defilement to a man. 19 For from the heart go out evil thoughts: Murder, fornication, theft, false witness, blasphemy. 20 These are what defile a man. But if while a man eats, his hands are not washed, he is not defiled." 34 Y'shua said to them, "Amen, amen I say to you that anyone who commits sin is the servant of sin. 35 And a servant does not remain forever in the house, but the Son remains forever.
Isaiah 59:1 (The Scriptures–1998) Look, the hand of יהוה has not become too short to save, nor His ear too heavy to hear. 2 But your crookedness have separated you from your Elohim. And your sins have hidden His face from you, from hearing.
Jeremiah 17:9 (The Scriptures–1998) “The heart is crooked above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it? 10 “I, יהוה, search the heart, I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.
Genesis 4:6 (The Scriptures–1998) And יהוה said to Qayin, “Why are you wroth? And why is your face fallen? 7 “If you do well, is there not acceptance? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should master it.”
When people wonder why the world seems to getting more ‘out-of-control’, the answer is really quite simple for those that want to hear. [Mat 11:15 (AENT) He who has ears, let him hear]. This, my friends, is the Good News:
John 3:16 (AENT) Thus, for Elohim loved the world so as he would give His Only-Begotten Son, that whoever would believe in him would not perish, but would have life that is eternal. 17 For Elohim did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to give life to the world through him.
1 John 3:7 (AENT) My children, let no one deceive you: he that does righteousness, is righteous, as the Mashiyach also is righteous. 8 And he that commits sin is of Satan; because Satan was a sinner from the beginning: and for this cause, the Son of Elohim appeared that he might destroy the works of Satan.