So this is where I’m at right now.
Actually, John 17 and not being of the world, but in the world. Understanding the potential connection to the 7 mountains mentioned in Revelation 17 and the 7 cultural mountains that have been identified in our society and if and how they relate to each other.
I see Revelation 17 in a spiritual sense and what the practical application looks like in today’s society and placing John 17 beside it for my life.
Then hanging onto the beautiful gift of grace as I assess just how much I am of the world and these 7 mountains, and not just in it, and how I need to guard those gates into my life and work out my salvation with fear and trembling. Essentially pouring myself out so that He can fill me with Himself.
The work that needs to be done in our life doesn’t help our salvation, but our sanctification. It is guarding our life and making changes in our life, not because we have to, but because I want to. Because I love Jesus, because He loved me first.
It’s knowing that there is nothing I can do in and of myself, but through the in dwelling Spirit, all things are possible to the glory of Jesus.
The state of the world dictates we look to the Creator and not the created for our peace, as readily offered by Jesus in John 14.
What parts of this world are you of and not in?
What of this world influences you?
Where do you find your peace?
If it’s not Jesus, is it really sustaining peace?