2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind(as mankind learns more about God, His knowledge will set them free), that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble(love one another), and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
4 Adulterers and adulteresses(this is what the Lord labels those that love the world)! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the worldmakes himself an enemy of God.
1 John 2:15
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyoneloves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are yourwaysMyways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My wayshigher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
1 Corinthians 3:19explains,
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”;
Yet man continues to seek the educational system of the world for knowledge. Think about this, appealing schools from kindergarten to the most prestigious colleges dressed in splendor and grandeur by the world's best architects are just alluring containers of this world's foolish knowledge. Man has been so fooled by the world and deceived by its founder.
7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor(man unwisely chose his own government in place of God's so he is to be obedient to it).
8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Then we have the governments of this world God refers to as beasts that have devoured mankind. He cautions us to render what is due to them for man chose them.
I Samuel 8:5, 7pinpoints this time in history. It's another place where man was drawn further into Satan's systems.
5 and said to him (Samuel, God's priest), “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations(the beast was requested and accepted by God's people).”
7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them(originally God ruled His people through His leadership, now it is Satan that rules through his men).
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High(in the world he has accomplished this).’
4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast(by depending on the governments of the world to govern, protect and guide in place of God through His priests, man inadvertently loves the force that sustains it which is Satan the old Dragon); and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him(these patriotic ones wear the mark 666)?”
Ephesians 6:12explains this to us.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
1 “At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that timeyour people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book.
II Timothy 3:1-5says,
1 But know this, that in the last daysperilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Mark 7:13shows us how.
13 making the word of God of no effectthrough your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do(yet man blames God when His Word does not seem to work on our behalf).”
Revelation 17:1-5warns us of her.
1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication(the governments uphold her), and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication(the world's people love her).”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast(man's government) which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns(man's government has perfect and complete authority in the world).
4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet(there are many splendid churches in the
world), and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls(she looks beautiful), having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication(all is practiced and allowed, sodomy, pedophiles, etc).
5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Revelation 18:3-4shows she is worldwide.
3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth(the beast)have committed fornication with her(why she is called the harlot), and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury(she owns land, businesses etc.).”
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest youshare in her sins, and lest youreceive of her plagues.
In closing, with the dawning of the 8th day, big changes are happening. The anointing on the new species and the message they bare breaks the enemy's yoke over mankind offering freedom to those that will hear. Soon our high priest Yeshua will say “enough is enough” and as assuredly as Jerusalem and the temple were restored and rededicated to God, the world and it's rubbish will pass away and in its place perfection will be restored to earth and all left on it. A worldwide Hanukkah is about to be celebrated by the children of oil, the latter day Maccabees!! Hope we are all there!