Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you!
James 4:4-10 says...
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with GOD? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of GOD.
Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain. "The SPIRIT who dwells in us yearns jealously"?
But HE gives more grace. Therefore HE says: "GOD resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Therefore submit to GOD. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to GOD and HE will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and HE will lift you up.
The reference to Adulterers and Adulteresses, is not in the context of a sexual nature, but of a spiritual adultery. The oldest manuscripts omit "adulterers and" and read simply, " Ye adulteresses." GOD is the rightful HUSBAND, and we should not fornicate with the world system.
Why is it that we are not to have a relationship with the world? Job 1:7 says...And the LORD said to satan, " From where do you come?" So satan answered the LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it."
2 Corinthians 4:4 says...Whose minds the god of this world (satan) has blinded,who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of glory of CHRIST, who is the image of GOD, should shine on them.
Satan's influence over the world system has caused many to transgress against GOD, thus making the world the enemy of GOD. Those that are not born again Christians have minds that are blinded by satan, being deceived into the wickedness that has enchanted our world. Most of the world leaders are led by satan himself, and it is evident in our world today.
2 Timothy 3:1-7 says...But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of GOD, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! Wow! This is the behavior of the people in the world today!
GOD wants us to turn away from the world and look to HIM. The world says anything goes, GOD says, "if you love me, you keep my commandments." The world says it is acceptable to have sex freely with anyone, GOD says HE made man and women to be joined together and they would be one flesh. The world says get rich any way you can even if it destroys another, GOD says, "what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, but lose his own soul." The world says it is alright to walk around half naked, GOD says, women adorn yourselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation. The world says that it is acceptable to hate, to kill unborn babies, and it is common to use filth language as normal speech, GOD says in Philipians 2:3: Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
Philipians 4:8,9 says...Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, what ever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.
Romans 13:8,10 says... Owe no one anything except to love one another. Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fullfullment of the law.
If we show GOD we love him by keeping HIS commandments, then loving each other is the fullfillment of the law. If we love one another we will not steal, kill, commit adultery, or covet from anyone.
If you have recognized that you have broken the commandments, are an enemy of GOD, and want to know what you should do to have a relationship with HIM. Accept JESUS as LORD and SAVIOR of your life! What JESUS did on the cross was a legal transaction. We commit crimes against GOD, (acting in accordance with the world in sin) and JESUS paid our fine in HIS lifes blood. Now the Law has no more hold, so we do not have to go to the lake of fire. PRAISE GOD! Romans 10:9 says... If you confess with your mouth the LORD JESUS and believe in your heart that GOD has raised HIM from the dead, you will be saved. Pray and place your trust in GOD, turn away from your sin and the worldy ways, and start reading the BIBLE to know what GOD would have you do.
Dear one's, don't leave this world an enemy of GOD!