John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
Remember if you want to stop living in the world, you need start thinking differently. It’s not easy to move from your current state of mind of lack, fear, and low esteem. When reaching and obtaining a spiritual lifestyle. The world understands you’re not part of its system. The journey begins when the Lord thy God tests you until your spirit is right by Him.
This process will take years and might not be completed, as you see fit. For it is not who you are rather who’s you are. This transformation from living a worldly lifestyle to one of right lifestyle must occur from within. For the precious fruit of the spirit is surrounded by a perishable container. Meaning, the essence of our good is found within our spirit not with our flesh.
What drives the athlete to win? His strength, his ambition, his emotion, or the everyday work out and practice. Does the athlete stop when out of breath or sore muscles. What drives them through the pain and fatigue? The driving force of their spirit pushes them forward. You’ve seen it in the faces of the Marathoners, as they know that wall is approaching. The will power of the athlete to push through the fatigue and pain, taking the next step one after the other until the completion of the race.
Did you think leaving the world lifestyle, coming to the wall was going to be any different for you as the marathon athlete? The book of James teaches us”...faith without deeds is useless.” Say you now understand what it is going to take to live outside of the world. Now can you do it alone without help from the Creator, I say no.
Now, as with this election. You know a person intention by what they preach. Do they preach hatred or peace? What is the making of a leader? A person who follows the leader is the church. What type of church do you belong too? Again I say if you identify with the preacher then you are part of the church. Years ago one such preacher led people to French Guiana to drink cool-aid. I ask you people what drink are you looking for, French Guiana cool-aid or the free flowing water from the Garden of Eden?