The spirit of death that is working behind the world system will continue to make us depressed, afraid, worried, and anxious as if our lives are threatened. Hence our decisions and actions are often based on ‘fear of death’. As it would be wherever we go, there is a life-threatening menace that follows. We continue to do various means and efforts to be SUCCESSFUL to save ourselves.
Within my heart, it continues to resist this world system. I kind of realized and kept seeing in my imagination a bunch of people being in a big bubble ball. Men are like being in an ‘aquarium’ where it already has parties that regulate their lives. Many of them are happy with the beauty it offers, but many are like small fish who are pushed aside and squeezed by big ones. In fact, no matter how fancy the aquarium is, it is not our true habitat. We are not destined to live in this world system.
Don’t think that the current state of the world is not fabricated, since they are fabricated. That is, a demon that possesses a group of people to ‘rule the world’ and controls all of humanity to lead lives that oppose God, that is what is called the world system!
Whereas humans were not designed by God to work as the world wants. They set everything, from time, money, outcome, and of course the rules of the game. For a moment we may think that it is similar to a ‘conspiracy theory’, but this is not just a conspiracy, this is the fact behind the wheels of the world that is revolving. Indeed, certain people control this world.
In my heart, a voice continues to resound to live only from the Word and keep moving to ‘oppose’ this world’s system. I am increasingly convinced that to defeat and destroy the Babylonian system, we need FAITH only! TRUST IN GOD SOLELY THAT MAKES US JOYFUL AND RULED BY PEACE!!
- Fight all things that make us afraid, worried, and anxious by God’s promises that we have received!
Use our mouths to speak, behold the Father is training us to ‘fight against the Lions and Bears’ we have to face every day. This is the time for us to increase the measure of our faith by training our mouths to speak the Word in all circumstances. Just learn to believe, but not believe while taking anticipatory actions in case God’s promises will not fulfilled. Anyhow, JUST BELIEVE AND SPEAK.
- I asked God, what balance should we have when we live in this world?
Can we be freed from this Babylonian system? Do we need to work hard just for food? We are not slaves of the Babylonian system, because we are children of the King who owns everything. We need to dump the slave mentality and loudly declare what we believe in what God has said.
Naturally, we will eventually die, why should we be afraid of death? If we are already dead (Romans 6:11), why should we imagine death? We are set to die once. We need to build a BALANCE like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did!
Daniel 3:16-18 (NASB1995) Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
That passage clearly states the BALANCE OF LIFE, they defended what they believe that God is able to help them, yet on the other hand if they have not been helped they would have been ready to face any consequences. They would never bow down to worship the statue.
Balance is a firm, sturdy, and strong conviction for God’s promises!
This is what I need to build in me. I am determined to keep going more CRAZY building myself up from the Word until I have FAITH THAT OVERCOMES THE WORLD. Until ruling JUST BY WORD.
Ps. Steven Agustinus
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