Love not the World – Videos on 1 John 2:15-17

This was a hard message to teach – I had to fight distractions and my mind going blank. Its a lesson for me to pray more, and to realise my dependence upon the Lord.

God doesn't want his people loving the things of the world – the lusts of the flesh (immoral sex, gluttony, alcohol abuse, laziness), the lusts of the eyes (greed and lusts of the mind in all its forms) and the pride of life (seeking to boast in who you are, what you have or what you have achieved in life). God wants us to love Him and love others with all we have.

This message is important because many Christians feel free to waste their lives on television, video games and all kinds of distractions instead of seeking to worship God and serve His purposes.

I think plenty of other teaching videos ought to be made on this theme, but I do release this brief video hoping it will be of some help to you.

Here is a second video on this subject – an Exhortation to “love not the world”.

What do YOU think?

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  1. Thanks for this, confirmed much for me, I've been living in repentance from lukewarmness for a bit now, and this was a great exhortation to continue living totally for God, by and relying upon His grace. I actually had issues with computer games and I can totally testify that they douse passion for God, and its almost impossible to serve God totally and with a clear conscience (without the conviction of the Holy Spirit) while being passionate about something like computer games. I think this is true as well because most computer games are fundamentally addictive and time consuming, as well as the fact that if you aren't playing them, you thinking about them a lot. I can also testify that, while it can be difficult sometimes, there is such relief and inner joy in choosing to live for God and leave the things of the world behind. Like being consecrated to Him. You can really feel God's pleasure in yourself in that.

     

    What spoke to me the most in the message was that (1) the things of the world are passing away (2) you have two persuits, either the world and things of the world or God, and you can't do both at the same time, that I can testify to and (3) that the things the world persues are contrary to God and His heart.

     

    Obviously God gives us good things to enjoy in the world, but we need to be living set apart from the things in the world (especially being careful of the entertainment industry), what the world persues and like scriptures says – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.

     

    I'd like to also say when you give up these things and start totally living for and persuing God its amazing how much you realise God has for you, and how much others actually need you. God wants to use us to help other people. I can so testify to this, recently I'm being led and used by God to really speak a word to others or hear what God wants to say to someone who may be struggling with something etc. And when you are passionately persuing the things of the world rather than God, you miss out on what God has in mind and in store for you.

    I love this scripture because its so true – "Those who cling to (persue) worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.' (Jonah 2:8 )

     

    Blessings

    Daniel

    • Thanks for sharing here Daniel. In natural terms, computer games are something I have enjoyed, but they do weaken one's zeal for God, and consume our most precious resource of time.

       

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