John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.” John 15:19 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.
We see the Sun in this photograph but we know that the Sun is not present in this world as it is some 93 million miles away yet we see it and acknowledge that it is a benefit to us. At night we do not see the sun at all as our planet earth has revolved on its axis so that we are then on the wrong side of the earth to see it. I know this is a simple statement but bear with me just a bit longer. For the “born again” believer, the God of Creation has deposited His Spirit within us therefor; we are a new creation born from His Kingdom. We have the Spirit of God dwelling inside of us, which causes us to be in this world but not of it. The true “born again” believer is governed by another Kingdom outside of this one. We are here in body and obey the laws of this world and country and village in accordance with Gods Kingdom leadership and to the best of our ability, our lives are to reflect His Kingdom, here. We are in this world but obeying another authority, that of our God and King, Elohim. Thus, the evil of this world hates us because we do not play by their rules. In truth, the ruler of this world is Satan; he is the prince of the power of the air. Satan’s rules are to steal, kill and destroy, to promote lust rather than love, to promote anything that is against God’s order such as same sex marriage, abortion, homosexuality and the like. Get rid of anything that stands for “light”. Darkness hates the light as it shows it for what it is. The “born again” believer lives primarily in the Light, as Gods Kingdom is one of light and love. Enough said for now.
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