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Friendship Of The World Is Enmity With God

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Friendship of the world Is enmity with God. “He who would be a mover of the world must not be moved by the world“. As believers, we are supposed to be the light of the world; the beacon of hope of salvation for the world as Jesus Christ has mandated us in the great commission.

That is why the Bible says in Matthew 5:14 & 16 that we are the light of the world. and that our light should so shine before men, that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father which is in heaven. The world should not teach believers how to act, talk, eat, dress, dance, do business, work, sing, speak or communicate etc. But vice versa.

What Is Friendship Of The World

Friendship of the is living your life according to the all the lusts of the world. It is living your life according to the standard of the world, instead of the Word of God. Friendship of the world is loving the pleasures of sin more than you love ways of Jesus Christ. It is following the philosophy of men instead of obeying the commandments of God.

Friendship of the world is when you love the things in the world more than the things in the kingdom of God It is when you set your affections on things in this world such as money, power, material possession, men and women, sexual immorality, and all pleasures of sin, which are all elements of this world; and not on the things above.

Friendship of the world is allowing the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life to prevent you from living a consecrated and a righteous life in service to your maker; and having a spiritual fellowship with Jesus Christ by hearing and heeding the Word of God.

Do Not Love Or Conform To The World

The Word of God says in 1 John 2:15-17, that we should not Love the world, neither the things that are in the world. It states that anyone that loves the world does not have the love of God in him. This is because all that is in the world; the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, are not of the Father, but are of the world.

The world will pass away, and all the lusts inside it, but anyone that does the will of God shall abide forever. It is true that we are in the world, but we are not of this world. Neither should we form friendship with the world by doing things like the people of this world. Jesus made it clear through the following scriptures, when he was praying to the Father on behalf of the believers who are in this world. [John 17:9 & 14-16] 

As believers, we are not to conform to the principle and dictates of the world, we are to separate our ways from their ways as God made us to understand through the following two scriptures: Romans 12:2 and  2 Corinthians 6:14-17.

We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives, (Philippians 3: 20), so our communication should be heaven oriented. As believers, we should be spiritually minded, walking in the Spirit. [Romans 8:5-9] 

God Does Not Use Those Who Conform To The World

There is no way we can be used by God to save the world when we ourselves are submerged in the world; in the powers of worldliness and all the lusts thereof. As a believer, you cannot be on the fence. It is either you are for God or you are for the devil, who is the prince of this world and he shall be judged along with all his followers. [John 12:31; John 16:11]

As believers, we are to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ in making sure that the devil finds no room, anchor or ladder in us. As such will give him unrestricted access to operate against the plan of God for our lives.

Jesus said in John 14:30, that the prince of this world came to search him if he will find any ladder but found nothing in him. The devil could not find any loop hole in Jesus Christ. He could not find any of his property or sin in Jesus. And that’s why Jesus defeated him. We should also follow the footsteps of Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Examples of The Product of Friendship of The World

Give no room to the devil in your life through the works of the flesh by saying no to the lusts of the eyes, lusts of the flesh and the pride of life. The friendship of the world is revealed in the following: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Anyone that practices such shall not inherit the kingdom of God. [Galatians 5:19-21]

Examples of The Product of Friendship of God

Let us therefore, embrace the fruits of the Holy Spirit because without Jesus Christ, we can do nothing: without the Holy Spirit, a believer is powerless and cannot fulfill his or her destiny. Anyone that is a friend of God and has the Holy Spirit living in him, will have the following virtues: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance.

There is no law that can fault these virtues. If you belong to Christ must crucify the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit and Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. [Galatians 5:22-26]

For any believer to be a true Christian, he has to make room for the Holy Spirit to dwell in him and fill him to overflowing. This is the only way a believer can access the power of God which Jesus Christ gave to us in Luke 10: 19, in order to overcome Satan and all his strategies. [Acts 1:8 ]

Therefore, it is time for us to return to the cross and shine our light in the world that they may see our good works and be converted to our heavenly Father, giving glory to Him. So according to the Word of God in James 4:7-8, let us submit ourselves therefore to God. Let us resist the devil and the friendship of the world, and he will flee from us.

Let us draw near to God, and He will draw near to us. And Let us cleanse our hands, repenting from our sins; and purifying our hearts, so that doubt and unbelief will be destroyed in our lives. Amen!!!

God Bless You!

PRAYER:

I receive the anointing to shine my light in the world with supernatural ease, in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

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