The Bible is very specific when it uses words. Did you know that this world is not all there is?
Let us have a look at scripture:
“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14: 30).
Note the phrase “the prince of this world”; which implies that there is another world. And knowing who the prince of this world is explains why this world is in all the chaos. We know who the ruler of this world is according to scripture.
“Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out” (John 12: 31).
“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:” (Ephesians 2:2).
Because the enemy is the prince of this world, it explains why there is evil in it.
Here Jesus Christ our Lord is praying:
“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil” (John 17: 15).
“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness” (1 John 5: 19).
When we become children of God by accepting the sacrifice of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, we are translated into another kingdom.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1: 12-13)
This is what happens when we make Jesus Christ Lord of our lives.
Now back to the topic, scripture makes it clear there is more than one world.
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Hebrews 1: 1-2);
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11: 3)
So we can see that the Bible tells us that God made the worlds by Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1: 2)
So where are the other worlds?
Jesus Christ our Lord came from His world into our world.
“I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father” (John 16: 28).
There is another world which is in heaven.
“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God” (John 20: 17). They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
There is a world to come
“And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come” (Hebrews 6:5).
Therefore as Christians, we must know that we do not belong to the world. And what set us apart is the truth of God’s Word.
“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17: 16- 17).
“They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth” (John 17: 16-17) NLT.
“They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth [set them apart for Your purposes, make them holy]; Your word is truth” (John 17: 16-17) AMP
So we now can see that we do not belong to this world. We have to find out the principles of our own kingdom and walk in the light of it.
So my question is “What are you living for, this world or the world to come?”. This present world will pass away (1 John 2: 17).
Do you know Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour? If not now is the time to know Him.
Bisi Oladipupo © 21st February 2022
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.