Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Overcome the world!

Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Galatians 1:3-5)

Elsewhere the Scriptures say:

'And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”' (Acts 2:40)

And further the Scriptures say:

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." (I John 2:15-16)

We live in an evil age, in a perverse generation, where the world system has pervaded. It is so tempting to fall into despair. However, the Bible says:

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

... they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (II Peter 2:20)

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (I John 4:4)

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (I John 5:3-5)

Be not overcome by the world and its evil and perverse generation, but overcome through abiding faith in the the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the resurrected Son of God, Who alone can save us from Sin, Satan, the World and the Flesh. Amen!

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