“Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way. But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat (revile) you.” Luke 6:26,27
Jesus said of us, “They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I am not of the world. Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by truth: Your Word is truth. Just as You have sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” John 17:16,17,18 AMP
From the Father’s Heart for you today:
Let Me ask you a clarifying, pointed question:
“Is ‘this world’ championing you on in your ‘godly pursuits’? Or is that what you are looking for, the encouragement and applause of the world?”
Then hear the clarity of My Word: “..all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. 3:12) and hated by this world (John 17:14); “….. do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility towards God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4).
Yes, I know those are hard words, but ask Me about that truth and why that is. Let Me show and convict you. And then decide who you will follow, listen to, try to please and therefore obey.
Be Holy. Follow Me.
Go where I lead.
“The fear of man brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.” Prov. 29:25
Mark 8:36 “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”