Monday, October 26th, 2020. 9:18 AM.
THE GUILT OF THE WORLD
In the sight of Almighty God
The Creator and Sustainer of All Things
Things Visible and Things Invisible
Things Temporary and Things Eternal
The guilt of “the god of this age”
The guilt of the rulers of this age
The guilty world must turn away from [repent] of its worldliness and believe in the True God – or perish.
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” -John 16: 7-15. ESV Study Bible.
The following song and video is of peace on earth – in contrast to the world’s wickedness
El Condor Pasa – Paul Simon & Garfunkel
The following song is a warning
“If I Had A Hammer” lyrics
The following is about the world and its guilt
If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey (Good Audio)
The following is from the gospel and includes the words of the Messiah concerning the world and its guilt
John 16 ESV
The following music video gives us a glimpse of life on earth unpolluted by the world.
El Condor Pasa (Original) – YMA SUMAC (1971)
The following music video exemplifies life on earth free of worldliness.
Mother And Child Reunion – Paul Simon
The Only True God Almighty
Never gave the world corporations.
Godless-yet-wickedly-educated sinful-thinking money-loving mankind gave the world corporations.
And then, those godless men went into politics and wrote ungodly laws that vastly empower those worldly-and-money-loving corporations that have become major global polluters of the earth and the earth’s environment; causing pain and sickness and suffering and death and extinction of species by the millions. And still, the ungodly corporate/political world continues to support and defend these major polluters; and tries to stifle environmentally friendly alternatives. And so, the pollution continues. And the pollution is more than environmental – it is also moral and spiritual pollution. Their advertising promotes love of the world and of the world’s wicked and immoral and godless ways of living and thinking and believing. And so, the world becomes increasingly corrupt – and so do those who choose to continue to be the children of the world, rather than becoming born again children of God through faith in the gospel of True God’s only begotten Son, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God’s Way of Salvation (John 3:16)
The United States of America and all countries on earth need a new kind of leadership – leadership that is by and through and for the Kingdom of God, THE HOME OF TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS that is free from sinful, selfish, self-interested and idolatrous politics. And we need citizens who are filled with and by the true Light of Christ, citizens who are not deluded and deceived by the spiritual darkness of the false “god of this age.” We need citizens who can see that voting for liars is extremely detrimental to all living things. We need a citizenry that loves the true God – not a citizenry that is under the influence of the devil and that, consequently, votes for “blind leaders of the blind so that both fall into the pit.”
Leonard Cohen – Democracy
Leonard Cohen – Anthem (w/lyrics) London 2008
The Gospel According to Matthew 5-9. NIV.
This Kingdom | Hillsong (Featuring Darlene Zschech)
Do you have bright eyes? Can you see and understand with the eyes of your understanding opened by the grace of God and the faith of His Son, the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? If not, then you must be born again. You must read and hear and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Where To Find Hope
Are You Born Again?
Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel
Listening to beautiful songs has its place. It can make us feel good for a few minutes. It can give us some good ideas, too. However, we need more than good feelings and good ideas; we need to anchor our souls in God our Savior. We need to let Him into our hearts and let Him be Sovereign there. We need to become His children and have His Spirit. We need a new heart and a new spirit within us. By really hearing and believing His Holy Scriptures and receiving His Living Word for what it is, the truth from God Almighty. His Holy Living Word has the spiritual power to become planted in our hearts just like a Seed – and if we love and nurture His Word, His Seed, in our heart, it will continue to grow in us; and, gradually, the glory of God’s own Son, becomes a living reality within us – as He and us become one – just as the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are One True God – we also become one with Him and become members of the family of God, members of His household living spiritually in His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God; enjoying eternal life. And eventually He is going to regenerate the Heavens and the Earth and also regenerate all His true children with glorious new bodies – just like the glorious body of His resurrected Son, Jesus our Lord and Savior.
“And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” -Hebrews 11:6. ESV Study Bible.
“A Spiritual Seed”
LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT Acapella with lyrics
“Then the angel who talked with me returned and wakened me, as a man is wakened from his sleep. He asked me, ‘What do you see?
“I answered, ‘I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lights on it, with seven channels to the lights. Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.’
“I asked the angel who talked with me, ‘What are these, my lord?’
He answered, ‘Do you not know what these are?’
“No, my lord,” I replied.
So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
“What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’
“Then the word of the LORD came to me: The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.
“Who despises the day of small things? Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.
“(These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)
“Then I asked the angel, ‘What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?’
“Again I asked him, ‘What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?’
“He replied, ‘Do you not know what these are?’
“No, my lord,’ I said.
“So he said, ‘These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth.’” -Zechariah 4: 1-14. NIV Study Bible. (1984).
It is not by man’s might and will that God’s Kingdom comes. It is by the grace of God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. And we receive this faith of Jesus Christ by hearing/reading/believing the gospel of Jesus Christ as set forth for us in The New Testament of THE HOLY BIBLE. And we receive the Helper, the Holy Spirit of God and God’s Son by believing in the Lord Jesus our personal Savior.
Where To Find Hope
God’s Way of Salvation (John 3:16)
Robin Mark – Days of Elijah (Official Lyric Video)
Darlene Zschech – Victor’s Crown (with Lyrics)
Darlene Zschech – In Jesus’ Name – (with lyrics)
Jesus at the Center by DARLENE ZSCHECH
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
“These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.” -Titus 2:11-15. NIV Study Bible. (1984).