We have all watched the movie where the character is hidden behind a mask or disguise of some sort. We watch the whole movie and the character plays his character so well that we fail to see who the actor is until someone tells us or we see the credits at the end of the movie.
I perceive that we are in so much the same movie situation, but in satan’s movie. We are being mislead that the main character is the good guy and his intentions are the best for him and everyone around him. But we really don’t know him,do we?
This character is after all,a actor, he is portraying someone to show the audience in a different light. A good actor portrays a subject to the best of his ability, but with the actor’s spirit of the character in his point of view. His understanding of the character is the key to the whole movie, deceit,lies,and to please everyone that he meets.
Let me let you in on a secret, The movie is called ” The Lie”, his character is “the world”, his real name is “satan”.
Let this sink in for awhile.
God banished satan after his deceit to adam and eve from the heavens to the earth, as the serpent. The serpent was his mask to adam and eve. The world is satan’s mask today. We have to see beyond the mask, and see the real actor behind the mask, and see what his motivation in his character is.
God’s word tells us multiple times that He is not in this world and His ways are not of this world. Matt 6:33,Luke 7:28,Luke 17:21,John 18:36, to name a few.
Let me concentrate on John 18:36. Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world. It it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” This verse tells us three things, now let us explore them.
The first thing is Jesus tells us that His Kingdom is not of this world, this life that we we live in, and for also Jesus! Sometimes we need to read the whole story to understand it. You see the story didn’t start in the manger, it started in God’s world,eternity past. God was in his domain. His desire to share his domain was to send his son to earth in the way of his son, was to include His life in his creation.
The second point is that Jesus says to Pilate, “If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews.” Jesus refusal to bring in the natural solution, show us that He could change the outcome, and also that he is in control of everything, but is not concerned what is of this world, in the way of the natural way, but of His life in His creation.
The last emphasis is the main point to us, to reiterate that God’s world is not of this realm, but of His realm,His Kingdom. Our understanding of our connection to this kingdom has been blurred with our living in the world. We were created with His likeness from the time of Adam, thru now,and forever. His likeness is His Spirit in us, we are to live in Him,His Spirit,our flesh is full of sin,full of lies,deceit and long road of nothing.
How to live in God’s kingdom, seems daunting to say the least, but I believe the first step is to shed the world that we live in now,one step at a time. Just as an hourglass has sand in it and the sand falls out when we turn it over, it is the fact that more air comes in and then displaces the sand, thus making the hourglass full of air.
Searching God, displaces the world.