BE NOT CONFORMED TO THE WORLD
1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
According to the WordWeb dictionary, to be conformed means “Be similar, be in line with”. Therefore when you as a Christian is very similar and be in line with the same pattern of the world system tells a lot of your supposed salvation which you do boasts about claiming that you are a Christian. It is a direct pointer that you are not yet separated from the world and that you are yoked with the world 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, because though we are in the world, but we are NOT OF THE WORLD John 17:14. In fact you even claimed that you are born again and HOLY SPIRIT filled especially as you can speak in tongues, perform miracles and even quote the Bible so eloquently. My dear friend, all these abilities you present and possess are for service and not for heaven. You can speak in tongues, preach the gospel and perform great signs and wonders and yet you can still land in hell fire at the end. This is because you thought that divine empowerment equals automatic ticket to heaven despite living and doing exactly opposite of what is required of you as a true Christian, a thing which contradicts the HOLY BIBLE.
Brethren, to claim that you are a Christian and yet no difference in your dressing from those you condemned to hell because they are not going to church like yourself is an insult on the entire body of CHRIST. The fact that you are in the church 24/7 does not make you a Christian. Christians are those that have the mind of CHRIST Philippians 2:5, who will obey the word of GOD at all times in upholding its beliefs and demonstrate a radical difference from those who does not believed in JESUS CHRIST at all.
As a true Christian and heaven conscious believer, your language, dressing, appearance, approach and mode of doing things MUST be different from the unbelievers. If you still find yourself doing and behaving the exact way the unbelievers does lives a huge question mark on your claimed salvation. The LORD JESUS said “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7:16. So, what fruit are you displaying outside in spite of your claims that you are holy in your heart? In fact, your pastors has given you the license to sin and they pamper you with their self-illustrated gospel to keep you under their bondage and you are happy and jumping calling them daddies and mummies and yet they are the number one enemy of your soul. When a pastor tell you that how you dressed does not matter in your Christianity, then know that such a pastor and all his congregation are heading for the rock and surely, they will CRASH.
From the foregoing therefore, brethren, if you still wear trousers as a woman, you still decorate yourself with paintings and ornaments, you still sew and wear body exposing clothes, short and miniskirts, you still fix artificial nails, eyes lashes, weavon and attachments, you still tattoo your body, you still play gamble, you still smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, you still have boyfriend and girlfriend, you still tell lie, and still involves in all ungodliness and unrighteousness, you must repent of them today because this is CONFORMINTY TO THE WORLD. According to the epistle of John in 1 John 2:15, he warned us and declared by the HOLY SPIRIT saying, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. IF ANY MAN LOVE THE WORLD, THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM.” Apostle James went further to say “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? WHOSOEVER THEREFORE WILL BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD.” James 4:4. Apostle Peter in his first epistle equally warned saying “As obedient children, NOT FASHIONING YOURSELVES ACCORDING TO THE FORMER LUSTS IN YOUR IGNORANCE: But as he which hath called you is holy, SO BE YE HOLY IN ALL MANNER OF CONVERSATION.” 1 Peter 1:14-15. And Apostle Paul also enjoined us in Colossians 1:21-22 saying “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight,”
I conclude with these sayings of JESUS in Luke 6:39-49. And as JESUS would always say “Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:9. Shalom!
39 “And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. 43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a fou ndation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”