Tuesday, July 13, 2021

WHY the world hates JESUS

 

JESUS said:

John 15:18

King James Version

18 If the world hate you, 

ye know that it hated me 

before it hated you.


Why does the world hate Him so?

Why do they continue to defy the Lord?

Why are they trying to take Him out of our lives?

In a powerful verse, JESUS tells you Himself.

In so very few words, the Lord reveals the source of hatred:

John 7:7

King James Version

7 The world cannot hate you; 

but me it hateth, 

because I testify of it, 

that the works thereof are evil.


Not surprisingly, for the WHOLE world is wicked.

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.


The god of this world has his agenda.

2 Corinthians 4:4

King James Version

4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them 

which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.


The one who causes people to hate the Lord, is the same prince on this verse.

Ephesians 2:2

King James Version

2 Wherein in time past ye walked 

according to the course of this world, 

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children of disobedience:


It is an unseen battle, for sure.

Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


But this proud prince has been defeated by JESUS, at the cross.

Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, 

the devil;


The enemy is allowed to roam -- for a while -- and that's why we must be vigilant.

1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:


His time will be up soon, and he knows it.

Revelation 12:12

King James Version

12 Therefore rejoice, 

ye heavens, 

and ye that dwell in them. 

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! 

for the devil is come down unto you, 

having great wrath, 

because he knoweth 

that he hath but a short time.


His fate has been sealed.

Jesus said so, Himself.

Matthew 25:41

King James Version

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, 

Depart from me, 

ye cursed, 

into everlasting fire, 

prepared for the devil 

and his angels:


It's all been prophesied.

And the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD has a great role in the destruction of these enemies.

Those who know Scripture, hold their breath, for when Spirit will be "taken out of the way", events take their course.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-9

King James Version

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work

only he who now letteth will let, 

until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, 

whom the Lord shall consume 

with the spirit of his mouth, 

and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, 

whose coming is after the working of Satan 

with all power and signs and lying wonders,


What about you?

Where do you stand?

Who do you serve?

Are you for, or against, God?


Related material:

On Knowing the Enemy of Christ

Proof That JESUS is the SON of GOD

Evil Trembles Before GOD

What is the Purpose of Evil?

Bible DISCOVERY 20: WHY God ALLOWS Good and Evil to Coexist

JESUS and Satan

SPIRITUAL warfare links

The BATTLE for the MIND

The BATTLE for the SOUL

SPIRITUAL weapons of warfare

On sin

AWARENESS of sin

JUDGMENT


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Updated 3 June 2022


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