John 16:33 These things I, (Yeshua) have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
What exactly does this mean, because He has overcome the world, how does that affect me and my walk in this worlds system? Let us go a bit deeper into the scriptures to 1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. What we seem to be seeing here is that if Yeshua is living a life inside of us and we call on Him in our difficulties, He will cause us to overcome the obstacles, the difficulties, the tribulations. 1John 5:4-5 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus/Yeshua is the Son of God? It looks to me like we are back to what Yeshua told Nicodemus in the third chapter of Johns’ gospel, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” And further in verse five and six, Yeshua continues with this, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God, that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. This “born again” statement starts to make a bit more sense; at least it does to me as one who has experienced this jump from the worlds system to the Kingdom of Gods’ system. Yes, I live in a physical body in this worlds system but I am mostly governed by the Kingdom of Gods’ system. That in essence is why Christians and I should put that in quotation marks, are so hated by the worlds system as they do not or are not moved by worldly standards, though they honor them, they are moved by the Creator Gods system, righteousness, goodness, peace, love, compassion, kindness and mercy are what move us. Yes, one could easily say we are aliens on this planet as we live in two dimensions of existence at the same time. Yes, again, there are dimensions to life that one cannot see with the physical eye, nor hear with the physical ear. We no longer have a heart of stone, but a heart of flesh which sees all the benefits of what God calls “Life”. I hear voices of Love and Compassion, not voices of lust and destruction; I may want to expand on this as the Lord leads, stay tuned …..
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