Sadly, ever since they received that first breath(Spirit, air) the children born of worldly and/or religious
(except it be The Active Faith of James 1:27) parents have been braindirtyed to the utmost, and are "unclean(not holy)"! (I Corinthians 7:14) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/10/taking-bait-and-lies-are-swallowed-hook.html
Yet Thankfully, children born unto a husband and wife joined together as One by The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD are "holy"! (Ephesians 5:31, I Corinthians 7:14)
For apart from Our FATHER and GOD joining a man and a woman together as One, it needs be REALized that a "marriage" IS NOT! For such IS but a contracted worldly and/or religious relationship that in this day and age gives a woman and her children the legal authority to rule over a man! (Isaiah 3:12) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2010/07/women-rule-and-children-oppress-is-312.html
Now if only one of the parents of a newborn child was Truly "BORN AGAIN" of The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT after a worldly "marriage" began? And the unbelieving spouse is "pleased (not contentious) to dwell with the believing spouse", "let not the believing spouse leave the unbeliever"! (John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, I Corinthians 7:10-13) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html
Yet, what if the "BORN AGAIN" parent is not allowed by an unbelieving, contentious spouse, to bring up the child in "the nurture and admonition of Our FATHER and GOD"? (Ephesians 6:4)
Needs be they take the child and leave! (I Corinthians 7:14-16)
Now as for the aforementioned braindirtyed!
And so it is the following admonitions need be given, and given again, and again,,,, until time is no more! For "The WHOLE world (not just a portion) is under the control of the evil one!" (I John 5:19, John 7:7, II Corinthians 4:4) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-whole-world-not-just-portion-is.html
"Come out from among them(that which is of and in this evil world) and be separate"! (II Corinthians 6:17)
For "Whoever would be a friend of this evil world is the enemy of Our FATHER and GOD"! (James 4:4)
So "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world! (I John 2:15)
For IT IS as I John 2:16-17 testifies: "If anyone loves the world, The Love of Our FATHER and GOD is not in them! For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of Our FATHER and GOD, but is of the world!
And the world will pass away, and the lust thereof! But he that does The Will of Our FATHER and GOD will abide for ever"! (I John 2:16-17)
And "He that loves his life in this world shall lose it! Yet he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto Life Eternal!" (John 12:25)
"For whoever is born of Our FATHER and GOD will overcome the world! And this is The Victory that overcomes the world, even our Faith!" (John 20:17, I John 5:4)
And once again: The Faithful have REALized that, "we are of Our FATHER and GOD, and the whole world is under the control of the evil one!" (1 John 5:19)
However "Our FATHER and GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS Only Begotten Son"! (John 3:16)
And what did those of this evil world and/or religion's way(except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) do?
They crucified "The Only Begotten Son of Our FATHER and GOD", Immanuel (Joshua was His GOD given Hebrew birth name in modern english), The Anointed One(Messiah)!
So once again, for that which IS of "The Word of TRUTH" always bears repeating: "Whoever would be a friend of this evil world is the enemy of Our FATHER and GOD"! (James 1:18; 4:4)
Thankfully! "The Messiah, "The Lamb of GOD", gave Himself as a sacrifice for our sins"....... And His Life and Teachings, which He received from Our FATHER and GOD, yet deliver His brethren from the "strong delusion" that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)! (John 1:29) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/my-doctrine-is-not-mine-but-his-who.html
And such was of, and IS yet "The Will and Good Pleasure of Our FATHER and GOD"! (Philippians 2:13)
And it is needful to REALize that The Messiah testified "I can do nothing of My own self(can His brethren do anything more?)"....... (Galatians 1:4, II Thess 2:10-13, John 7:7, James 1:27; 4:4, John 3:16, John 20:17, Philippians 2:13, John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 7:16; 9:4; 12:49-50, 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14)
So it was that The Messiah sought and desired above ALL else (and His brethren seek and desire the same)!
"FATHER, not my will, But THY Will Be Done"....... (Luke 22:42)
Yes! The Will of "Our FATHER and GOD" needs be sought and desired more than this natural life itself! (John 20:17) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/our-father-and-god-john-2017.html
And "GOD so loved the world HE gave HIS Only Begotten Son", yet those of this evil world and/or religion's way(except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) crucified Him! (John 3:16)
So it is, "Whoever would be a friend of this world is the enemy of Our FATHER and GOD"! (James 4:4)
Yet Thankfully! That which IS of The TRUTH WILL ALWAYS RISE AGAIN.......
So "be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you might prove what is that Good, and Acceptable, and Perfect Will of Our FATHER and GOD." (Romans 12:2) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/father-not-my-will-but-thy-will-be-done.html
For "the god of this world has blinded (braindirtyed) the minds of them which believe not, lest The Light(The Word of GOD) of The Glorious Good News of Immanuel The Messiah(Who was Created in the image of Our FATHER and GOD) should shine unto them!" (II Corinthians 4:4)
So it is that those of this evil world, and/or religion's way(except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27), abide in their own vain "imag"inations! (John 4:4, Romans 1:21, II Corinthians 10:5)
Once Again: "Come out from among them and be separate"! (II Corinthians 6:17)
Seek and desire to have your portion with Immanuel The Messiah in "The Family of Our FATHER and GOD", "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named"! (Ephesians 3:15)
Be of those children who have REALized how "poor and in need" of Our FATHER and GOD we Truly are, and so it is we "cry unto HIM day and night"! (Psalms 70:5; 72:13, John 20:17, Luke 18:7)
Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER (TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)