The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
The world hates followers of Jesus. The verdict against humanity is this, that men, even though confronted with their own sin in the light, prefer to kill those who show them they are wrong, rather than coming with humility before an Almighty, merciful God (John 3:19). Rather than feeling with their heart, they justify, set up road blocks, walls, and excuses that they cannot tell right from wrong any more.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
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You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
Jesus said not to think that He was come to abolish the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them (Matthew 5:17). What this means for us today, was the He was the fulfillment of the Law of Moses. What He lived on Earth, perfectly satisfied the perfect of justice of the Father, so that anyone who is baptized into Jesus Christ has lost their old life with its sin and corruption, and entered into that perfect, finished, and sufficient righteousness of God.
Yet, more than this. In Matthew 5:19, Jesus says that whoever continues to BREAK one of these commandments AND teaches other to do so, will be considered least in the Kingdom.
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You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
Salvation is a supernatural event. God’s Spirit comes in and regenerates the dead human spirit, making a person alive again. When a human believes, a change takes place, that changes a human being, dead in their trespasses and sins as they were, to being a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
A man does not need to be told or convinced that he has been born again, or saved, by any other person. Affirmation and good Bible study is always advisable, and continued pointing to the truth of the Word of God is always recommended, but, when a man is changed, he knows it on the inside.
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[B]ut he who is doing the truth doth come to the light, that his works may be manifested, that in God they are having been wrought.
John 3:21 YLT
The Kingdom and the earth cannot be compared. They are so drastically different from each other, that Jesus says the only way to really live “there” is to not live “here”. This obviously does not have to be fully understood to be lived, but for those who look to understand and see what Jesus was saying, in order to live by it, it becomes evident.
He who begins to build a tower must first calculate the cost, lest he run out half way through (Luke 14:28). Jesus said that unless you hate your former life (Luke 14:26), every part, including family ties and who you used to be, you cannot be His disciple. Luke 14:33 goes a long ways and says that unless you give up everything you have, you cannot be His disciple.
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