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Monday, August 9, 2010

Come Out of Babylon

By Justin Edwards

Loran Livingston continues in the When Christ Returns series with a message to come out of the world system. Revelation 18:4 says,

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
1 John 2:15-17,

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Scripture is clear that those who who love the world and pursue the worldly pleasures of life instead of pursuing the holiness of God through the Lord Jesus Christ will pass away with the world and have no inheritance in the Kingdom of God. Rather, they will be partakers with the world and her final judgment.

Christians have gotten lost in the things of this world. We have become consumed with entertainment, politics, careers, and success. But the children of God have been called to do the good works of the Lord. Ephesians 2:10,

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
This world is temporary and is passing away. Instead of serving Jesus Christ in all areas of their lives, we are caught in the mire of a fallen system. Many care more about their retirement than the lost souls they speak to every day. Their priorities are upside down.

Are you dependent on the Lord and seek to be more like Him? Are you anticipating His coming? Or are you dependent upon the world system and indifferent to the things of God and serving yourself instead? Examine yourself to see if your life reflects the following words in Titus 2:11-14,

11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Are you zealous for good works? Are you pursuing godliness and fleeing from the riches of this world? Dwell in the mirror of Scripture and make certain you are coming out of Babylon.

Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

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