Commentary By: Gordon King
Those of the world are led by the wicked one!
1 John 5:19
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.“
Things in this world continue on a downward spiral, out of control, without any boundaries. Evil and wickedness are on the rise, and those that are under the sway of the wicked one continue to deceive and be deceived!
2 Timothy 3:13
“But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.“
We also were once in darkness but now we are in the light.
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.“
As children of the light we are not to have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather to expose them!
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.“
This increase in evil and wickedness, this increase in deception of the world, these are signs of the times, signs of evil days my friends! Therefore, we are to walk as wise, to understand the times, walking circumspectly (watchful and discreet; cautious), not as fools but discerning the times for the days are evil.
Those of the world are being deceived by darkness, they deceive others into believing lies, they lead away from the truth, and they themselves become even more deceived! They cannot see the truth for the truth is not in them.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.“
The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, therefore the truth is not in them. Those of the world cannot understand the truth, they are not able to listen to the Word.
‘Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.” ‘
Those of the world are of their father the devil, Jesus said it! We are either of the devil or of God, that’s it, no middle ground here. And those of the devil want to do the desires of the devil, they do not understand truth because there is no truth in the devil, only lies! Only those of God can hear God’s words, but because those of the world are not of God they cannot hear nor can they understand.
Those of the world believe that they are doing right, they believe that their ways are the right ways, that their thoughts are the right thoughts, and in doing so they become even more deceived! They are blinded to the truth because the god of this age has blinded them!
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.“
Those of the world believe that they are doing God a service when they kill those who follow Jesus Christ!
“They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.“
This is the way of the world, and this is where the world is headed, and I believe already is, especially in many countries where Christians are being martyred everyday!
The truth is that people of the world are being deceived into believing that both Christians and Jews are evil and wicked, and they are being brainwashed into believing lies, into believing that if we silence them and even get rid of them then the world will be a better place! It’s happening my friends and on a grand scale. And isn’t it funny in a very odd way that the two most hated groups of people in the world are both very special to God Almighty?! Why aren’t the Muslims hated the most? I mean many of them are out chopping people’s heads off for crying out loud!!! Yet most of the world seems sympathetic to them, it really makes no sense whatsoever, unless you have a heavenly perspective that is!
Both Christian persecution/martyrdom and antisemitism are on the rise! The world believes that both of these groups of people are not only a hindrance to them but are standing in the way of their plans for a One World Government, and they are right in that, they are! However, I believe that one day the Jews will cave in and agree with the world, and this will be the confirmation of a covenant with the Antichrist!
The only group of people actually standing in the way of such a covenant with the Antichrist are Christians! Therefore they must first be taken out of the way, via the rapture of the church! Christians are the only ones who have the knowledge of what is going to take place in the future. The Jews actually do also but they must not really believe it or see it, they are blinded to it, just as they didn’t see the coming of their Messiah when He came, although it was told to them to happen just as it did, but the majority of them did not believe! There is a temporary blindness on the Jews, but one day they will see the truth, however it will take going through the Tribulation period to wake them up to it and see the error of their ways!
We can seek the truth, we can find the truth, we can know the truth, or we can ignore the truth, we can be blinded to the truth. But the truth is that if we do not accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior then we shall never know the truth! For God is the truth, and His Spirit is the Spirit of truth! Jesus Christ is the truth!
‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” ‘
The world is blinded to the truth, this is the truth! They do things which are unfitting, things which are abominations to the Lord, things which they believe are true yet are lies. They worship the creation not the Creator! They worship idols, they sacrifice to false gods. They seek things which are ungodly and their wisdom is foolishness. They are living in darkness and see no light, they practice unrighteousness and do no good. Yet in all they do they do it with all of their heart! They believe that their way is the right way, that they have the right answers, that they know better than God does! They have turned good into evil and evil into good, sweet into bitter and bitter into sweet! All of this my friends is darkness, it is the way of the world, the way of the evil one!
And we as believers are told to pray to be delivered from the evil one, to be kept from his evil ways, to not be led astray. We are also told in scripture that God keeps us safe and the evil one cannot touch us!
1 John 5:18
“We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning; rather, the One born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot touch him.“
The world is in spiritual darkness, it cannot see or know the light! We as believers in Jesus Christ are in the light, we know the light and the truth, we can see it! And this is the battle that we are in, the battle between the dark and the light, but in the end we know who wins! Amen. The battle is raging but Jesus has already won, it’s playing out right in front of our eyes, but we know what happens in the end!
As much as I hope and pray for things to get better in this world I know that they won’t, at least not until Jesus Christ comes back to rule and reign on earth! But I continue to pray for things to get better regardless, not out of ignorance, but out of love, out of the light, out of who we are as believers in Jesus Christ! I pray for goodness and righteousness to be done on earth as it is in heaven, I pray for these things because this is what we are called to do as children of the light! We are in a battle, and the battle is between the forces of darkness and the forces of light, and our primary weapon for battle is prayer!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!