Jesus was having this talk with the Father reminding him how those given to him were in the same boat as he was. Let’s take a listen: John 17:16, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” You know, we may not be of the world, but we sure have to live in it. I was thinking about that fact, and I realize that we live two lives in the world to find the one life that works. In our first life we spend most of our time coming of age, and living in the world of the adults that raised us up: so basically we initially live lives held less spiritually accountable by God as an adult is held to, and also basically we initially live lives held less socially responsible by society as an adult is held to.
Then comes the transition from this first life into the second life, and the grace period to make this transition varies for everyone: get out, in college, enlist, bum around, start working,or just become a star somewhere, anywhere, but your hour to follow the big world boss is at hand. The powers at hand will have a lot to do with the boss world you follow. Now you lookup as both worlds, God’s world and man’s world are expecting you to be fully accountable, and responsible productive followers. I welcome you to the start of your second life with the hopes of finding the one life that works for you.
So roughly, from birth to the end of high school or college, neither world expects a total commitment from you as to which world you will follow. You will take the adult paint that stuck on you from having so much thrown at you in your first life, and use your own brush to add to what stuck that you want to follow; or use your own brush to paint over it with new paint that you want to follow from the other world as you now enter your second life to find the life that works. The life that works will be made up of paint from the first life that was good for you, and other paint from the first life that was not good for you will be replaced by new paint in your second life with the hopes of finding the one that works for you.
So we have the natural world that we live in to follow, and we have God’s world that we do not live in to follow; so which world do we follow: both boss. And how are we suppose to follow both worlds? You keep as much of the good paint from each of your two stages of life as you live, and shape it into the life that you want to follow from both as you go forth. Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Listen, it was God’s will for man to live on earth, and have dominion over everything. When God told man the plan, God was not planning on man being more concern about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, than he was about the tree of life. What’s done is done, and Father has to deal with that issue now because of the soul of man. So this is what we do; when we hear that tree of the knowledge of good and evil in this world, and if it comes against God’s tree of life for you to follow it, just be not conformed to that knowledge. This is where you follow the tree of life of God’s world, but be ye transformed to God’s world by the renewing of your mind at that instance: say it loud, I am not using your paint; say it loud, I am following the paint from heaven. That’s what Jesus did in the Garden as he drop sweat like blood: Jesus did not conform to the paint for the cup to pass him by, but he transformed to drink of the cup by the renewing of his mind at that instance so that he could follow the paint from God’s world. Jesus said it loud three times, not my will, but thine will be done: Jesus followed God’s world, and proved what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Say it loud!
So that is how we do it: that is how we follow both worlds and live an abundant life for God here on earth. The paint from this world that we need to follow doesn’t interfere with our following the tree of life paint from God’s world that we have to follow. God expects us to follow this world according to Romans 13:1 as one example: (Submission to Governing Authorities) “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” and another example for Christians to follow this world: Matthew 22:21, “They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” So we Christians do follow both, boss. The desires of the flesh is where the tree of the knowledge of good and evil will attempt to trip you up; and you know how to handle it now: we don’t conform, we transform our minds at that instance by saying it loud over and over, not my will, but thine will be done. Say it Loud!
Father Does Love To Do The Body Good!