HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES - "THE WORLDLY ARE DEAD" - ALTAMONT, TN
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“THE WORLDLY ARE DEAD”
 
 
 
        Psalm 135:14-18 KJV,
 
Psalm 135:14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
Psalm 135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Psalm 135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
Psalm 135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Psalm 135:18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
 
         Brothers, the world puts great stock in the gold and silver created by the toil of their hands. They are puffed up with conceit and visions of splendor and greatness when they look upon the idols that they consume with their earned silver and gold.
 
         We must live in their world until Jesus appears to catch up his church. But, we must not be as they are. They pride themselves on what they can attain, accumulate, and hold on to until their death. They say wrongly, that it is for their children, and grand children that they seek these things valued by the world. But, this is the great lie they buy from the world.
 
         Brothers, it is but dust, rust and stubble which shall be consumed by fire.They have mouths, but they speak not the truth, but rather the lies that this world has taught them. The world teaches that we are to work our lives to gain and hold on to everything that our gold and silver can buy, and at the end those who have attained the greatest wealth and privilege are to be revered and be lifted up as having attained greatness here in their human life. They teach that this is all there is and that we are to instill this into our children and their children.
 
         The world judges them by this standard. If your dwelling place is not as new or as big as your neighbors then you have failed or fallen short of the bar that the world has set as the standard. If your automobile, job, clothes, bank accounts, stocks, IRA’s, or net worth is not what your neighbor is, brother, sister, supervisor, or even your fathers are, then you are a failure.
 
         They have eyes but they see not. The Holy Word of God tells us that he has blinded the world to the truth. The very truth of eternal life which is ours by grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God. He tells us that he has given us eyes to see, ears to hear, and a mouth to speak those things that He tells us, and shows us. We are held to this standard by God the Father. Brothers please stop and ask the Holy Spirit of God who dwells inside us to teach you concerning all things. That you would not fall into the money trap of this world. I do not say that money is evil for it is not. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil. God’s word tells us in Proverbs 10:22 that the blessings of the Lord will make you rich and brings no sorrows with it.
 
         He expects you to tithe, give, share, and use the wealth that he has given you to grow and spread the truth of his Holy Word, not to accumulate all that this world will tempt you with.
 
John 2:15 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.
John 2:16 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 the Father, but is of the world.
John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
 
       He tells us that he has given us ears to hear. The Holy Spirit of God is to be our ears as He is to be our eyes and mouth. As we walk through this life on earth we are to train ourselves to hear what He is telling us. If we do what the Holy Spirit says then we will walk as Christ intended. If we see what the Holy Spirit shows us then we will walk as Christ intended. If we speak from our mouths good words then we will be walking as Jesus intended for us to walk on this earth.
 
         Brothers, do not be as the world teaches for you to be. The Holy Word of God tells us that this world belongs to the devil and that he has come to still, kill, and destroy. To still your health, your joy, your peace, love, prosperity, and faith just to name a few. Also to kill your very soul and for you to know death and hell forever. To destroy all that God intended for you on this earth. God spoke good things into your life, he new you before the foundation of the world that he created. He had a plan and an assignment for you to complete on this earth.
 
         As a child of God you are to go about completing the assignment that you were created by God to perform. The devil will rob you of all these blessings that God intended for you if you allow, him too, through the lies of this world to overtake you.There is no breath in their mouth, they are dead. They speak only lies, the truth is not in them. The world will come into your life in so many ways if you allow it.
 
         A few examples of the ways that it will use follows:
            1. Your job, co-workers, supervisors, your commute to and    from work etc.
            2. Radio, television, music, movies, newspapers, news reports, government etc.
            3. Clothes, possessions, stuff, love of money, etc.
            4. Drugs, addictions, alcohol, sex, etc.
 
         What other ways can you name? Trust not in this world or the lies of this world, which is dead. There are so, so many ways that satin will use to still, kill and destroy your life on this earth. This world will glamorize all of these and many more to make them oh so appealing to you and your children as you travel through this life.  
 
         Brothers, be vigilante in your walk with God. Jesus gave his life so that we would know and experience all of the good things that he has given us both in this life and our eternal life with Him. Please start now.
 
         If you are a born again believer through the blood of Jesus and have never invited the Holy Spirit of God into your life to live inside you, to teach, guide, comfort, strengthen, and deliver all truth to you as your helper then do this now. We need his help now more than any generation before us, for now is the hour of his appearing and the closer that glorious day gets the more this world will bring against you. Walk with Him and allow God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to show you, tell you, and be all things to you as Jesus and the Father intended.
 
         We are so very close to the prize, the Lord Jesus Christ. We are his body and He is the head of us the church. Please walk and listen to everything that he is saying to us His Church in this hour. I hope this message leaves you renewed and rejoicing in the Lord our God as you walk through this life completing the assignment that he has given you. Please pray to the Father that he show you and tell you what that assignment is for you. He gave you a special gift. Look inside you to see what that is, and use that gift for His glory in thanksgiving and praise to God the Father in Jesus name.
 
         Thank you and God Bless; 
     
         John Hipp
 
         HVM C102-13
 
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