In this article, you will learn the difference between the Earth and the World and why it’s important in the Kingdom of God to know these dynamics.
Let’s read the following two verses as a witness.
Come near, you nations, to hear; And heed, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, The world and all things that come forth from it.
Note that the Earth was mentioned and everything in it separately, and then secondly the world and all things that come from it. Which means, these two cannot be the same according to God.
Let’s check the second scripture
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.
In all these scriptures they separate the earth with its belongings and the world and what belongs to it. There is a reason for it, the earth is where we do our day-to-day things. It’s where our feet are. It’s called terraformer.
World comes from the word cosmos, this word defines the universe as an orderly system. We can safely say the world are the systems that drives human progress . This is where human progress and activities are controlled, dominated and manipulated.
The world is not a physical thing but systems
African’s progress is compromised because we own the earth, but we don’t own the systems. We mine resources, diamond etc. but we don’t control the price of these resources even the value addition system. So, those who controls the systems of these industries end up manipulating everything.
The Church buildings and sanctuary is not where the power of the kingdom of God is. When Jesus Christ send us into the world.
The context was not a sanctuary, let’s take a look at the scripture
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
So if we use the context of the world as systems you will see that we were sent into our workplaces, industries, our families and on all social media platforms and preach there. During lockdown, some churches were dissolved, it ought not to be so. The early churches were not allowed to gather in temples, they used to meet in homes. They didn’t have social media, but we do have. The sanctuary remains an educational institution about the Kingdom of God, after the teaching we go out and apply into the systems of this world.
In Business, those who stood the test of time being diligent in a certain system, be it financial, mining etc. they dominate in that system. That’s why you should find one thing and grow to become good at it, rather than starting and quitting projects. There are few happy quitters in the world.
In the systems, cosmos rewards those who are diligent and exercise endurance.
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
At the workplace, those believers who forget about their God from Monday to Saturday and only remember on Sunday morning will never realize the power of the Kingdom of God. The church was established to be relevant everywhere. Many Christians they give their best to the systems of this world and give God the leftovers on Sunday, and they say we have sacrificed for God.Thus, the guilt of spiritual prostitution.
Hoping that we will begin to be intentional,
I leave you with a verse to ponder upon
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil.