1 John 2 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
AMP 15Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.16For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. 17And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.
What is “the world” to you?
The bible makes it clear that we live in this world, but we are not of this world John 17:14 (KJV) 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
The world is a system of operation, a system of thinking. We used to be in that system, but since we have been born again, we now exist in the Kingdom of God’s system. The worlds system is based on selfishness and operates by fear and Satan is the God of the world that system. The worlds system is a way of thinking that goes against the Word of God. It’s a way of living and doing, which contradicts and goes against the word of God, based in selfishness, lust is there, Satan is the God of the World.
Gods system is based in love. It operates by faith, and God is the king of this system. It lines up and agrees with the Word of God. Everyone here will have to make a choice every day to decide what world you live in. In the kingdom of God, marriage is still honorable and the bed undefiled, but in the worlds system, marriage is an outdated institution, it is something that the world every year is coming away from, or even worse perverted it. The world believes that you don’t have to be married to have sex. The Kingdom God tells us to abstain from fornication. The World says, “That’s old fashioned.” The world operates based on the norms and values of society, not the Word of God. It’s a joke to them. The bible even knows that the world thinks this. It says this is foolishness to the world. We got a lot of church folks that measure their relationship with God based on a worldly mindset, instead of what the word of God says.
You have 2 choices…Blessings or Curses. CHOSE LIFE! If you are not for God, you are against him. Every day we make choices that will either bless us or curse us. We must know what we are doing and why.
There is one thing that you will not be able to do, and that is stop yourself from dying. You will die one day, and your choice will determine where you will spend eternity. The bible is making it clear. We think it is perfectly alright to accept perversion because the world accepts it, but the WORD doesn’t. Love not the world’s way of doing things. You got 2 choices, if you don’t decide, the world will decide for you. You think this is extreme? HELL IS EXTREMER!!
Be not deceived. God is not mocked. He is not made a fool of. WAKE UP! SEE THE DECEPTION, and see how the devil is playing with you! The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
What makes sin so enticing?
Lust has a purpose to uproot and destroy you. Lust is an intense appetite to fulfill sensual gratification. It is intense because it’s always there. Like when you are hungry, you will have to eat. When it’s intense, it’s existing in extreme degree, beyond normal limits. We have to deal with this because it has a purpose, designed to allure you away from the will of God, it will destroy your life. It will entice you through seduction. It is designed to persuade you and get you to disobey, and to be disloyal. You can have a lust for power, even a lust for ministry, a lust for the anointing in the wrong way and get you out of the will of God for your life.
Temptation is simply pressure applied to the flesh. Temptation: “Let me see if I can get you to change the way you think about this. Let me see if I can get you away from this kind of thinking and think like this.”
We need to endure this! The more you resist temptation, the more temptation will weaken! As long as you allow temptation to grow, it will grow stronger in your life. We need to do our part to withstand and come against. When temptation comes, we need to rise up against it and resist it, if not it will grow stronger. Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. It’s time to put up a fight.
If sex was a need for you to live, then you would die if you didn’t have it. I have not heard of anyone dying from lack of sex. We know you need water, food, and air, but you don’t have to have sex.
Verse 13 tells us not to blame it on God. Don’t even say it. When evil shows up, and tempts you, you have the choice to submit to it, or stand up against it.
When is EVERY man tempted?
What do you think opens the door to temptation (the bait)?
We need to examine what we are doing. Looking at porn, fornicating, getting high, each of these actions are being put in an incubator to grow and stay in your life to use your creation as bait to draw you. Every man is tempted when he yields to something he created, maybe even years ago to draw him to a place where lust can succeed.
How can we stop temptation before it takes root in our minds?