"Focus on the WORD,
not the world."
That's what JESUS imprinted upon my heart yesterday, as I was praying for "instructions".
I knew it was a command for all of us, for the world can be confusing, with its many voices, demands, chaos, confusion, and corruption.
It's just a difference of one letter -- "l", and yet there is a GREAT divide between them, for the world is not of God.
Here's the difference between the "WORD", and the world:
WORD of GOD.
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick,
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
15 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.
16 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.
17 And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Wherever you may be in the world, whatever your part of the world is going through, find comfort in JESUS' words:
John 16:33 (KJV)
33 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.
JESUS also gave a clue to the end times, in relation to the spreading of the WORD, His Gospel:
Matthew 24:11-14 (KJV)
11 And many false prophets shall rise,
and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound,
the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end,
the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;
and then shall the end come.
Lastly, a PROMISE from JESUS:
Matthew 24:35 (KJV)
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away.
The world will not tell you the truth.
Only the WORD of GOD can be relied on.
The Holy Spirit and I urge you to find comfort in that.
Related articles and references:
KJV Bible (online)
KJV Bible (audio)