Wednesday, 1 August 2018

'WHO DO YOU LOVE?'

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him" - 1 John 2:15
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For a man to love his wife, two things proves this: he accepts who she is and agrees with her. Love cannot begin in a relationship when there's no agreement and acceptance. 
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Many claim to love God but do not agree with His word nor accept His Son. You cannot sit on the fence, you either live God or you love the world. Examine the values you agree with, are they God's or worldly?
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Signs that shows that a man loves the world.
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1. HE IS MATERIALISTIC: Jesus said, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" - Matthew 6:19. Many have made material things of life to be their treasure such as their clothing, cars, properties and the likes. Instead of Gehazi to carry a twofold anointing of Elisha, his love for gift made him contact generational leprosy (2 Kings 5:19-27). The true sign of success in life and ministry is not in the accumulation of material things.
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2. HE SERVES MAMMON: You cannot serve God and equally pursue wealth (Matt. 6:24). Lots of people even MOGs pursue God because of the blessing He gives. Worldly minded people are more conscious of money than God, this is why they love money and can do anything evil to get it.
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3. HE IS CARNAL:  When you love the world, you'll be more carnal than being spiritual. Carnal people know the law of God but do not subject their lives to it. They choose to walk according to the lust of the flesh than to walk in the Spirit.
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4. HE IS DISCONTENT: Those who love the world are never satisfied with how they look, feel or with the way He created them. They are burned up with the desire to appear in a way the world has defined for them. Are you contented with what you have that He has given you or you desire ungodly means to feel satisfied? Godliness with contentment is of great gain!
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5. HE IS EARTHLY CONSCIOUS: The opposite of setting your affection on the things above is setting it on the things below. When you become more earthly conscious - how to acquire more things at all cost even when you don't need them is a sign that shows you're earthly conscious.
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Are you worldly or heavenly minded in your disposition to life? If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Who do you love?



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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