Is it possible to change the world?
The question is, in what respects are you talking about.
Change is a double edge sword, change for the good or change for the bad.
Many people now, would say we have already changed it for the bad, so I’m assuming that you are part of that group.
So how do we chang it for the good? Some would we have a nuclear war, and in time, 30, 40 60,000 years the world would have removed all the damage and without mankind, therefore changed.
However, that does seem extreme.
However, you must remember that you, most likely, are a tiny fraction of the population of the world to ask that question.
Now, you must remember that the majority of people in this world live in poverty, so the are concerned with, how do I change my living conditions, not the world.
The other, while not living in poverty, really more concerned with getting a better job, than thinking of making a better world.
So, we come to you, maybe as much as 25% may think of this question, while the rest are to preoccupied to care.
While it is certainly possible to change the world in many ways (example.
) Medical discoveries , good deeds, self improvement etc.
in the long view mankind is unable to change the underlying problem.
I have written an article that might answer some of your questions.
What Is Going On It Feels Like the World Is Falling Apart by George Liotta
All over the world people are eating, drinking, marrying, having children and are unaware that they are unplugged!!
We all see sickness, pain and sorrow, hatred, murders, wars.
The violence towards one another is increasing, much like the days of Noah.
On the other side we see the many good things of life, and the beauty of the Gods creation.
(Very hard to reconcile) People look to governments; more laws are made and quickly broken.
The World laments the way things are but they keep getting worse.
Every day some new catastrophe! People Cry Out! “Do Something! Do Something! They must do something”!
From Adam & Eve’s choice to follow Satan till this present moment, all of mankind is born spiritually dead.
We are living out the choice and continue to follow the lies of Satan.
First there was only GOOD, and then words like shame, betrayal, envy, murder, confusion, entered People’s vocabulary: The thought seeds of Satan! Mankind is experiencing first hand why God’s way, is the way and what the difference is.
We are witnesses, along with the Angelic Host to the unfolding revelation of God Himself and His plan for the ages.
Most people are unplugged from God the very source of life and are following their own desires.
Christ came to plug us back in and wash the mud from our lives: It’s you who must do something! He died to give you life, reach out to Him!
They, the governments and leaders of the World and We the peoples are incapable of fixing the problems caused by sin, the mess man has made of the world playing god, following the god of this world Satan.
But Mankind blinded by him, persistently thinks they can! Just look at the news every day, they say “We need More! More laws, More money, More war” They and we don’t have a clue, but of course turning to God is out of the question.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is destruction and death”.
The blood stained and broken body of Jesus shows us the way of this world.
It rejects Him to follow lies because that is our nature without Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus says “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father, but through me”.
Paul says in II Cor 4:3-4 “if the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing.
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe.
They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News.
They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
He is God in the Flesh and has always existed; independent of man, angels, the universe, or even time itself.
He came to save you.
Paul tells us in Romans 5: 19-21: because Adam disobeyed God, many became sinners.
But because Christ obeyed God, many will be made righteous.
The Law was given so everyone could see how sinful they were.
But the more we see our sinfulness, the more we see God’s abounding grace forgiving us.
Before: sin ruled over all men and brought death to them, but now God’s kindness rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
If we will accept it !
In John 3:1-21 Nicodemus wants to know who Jesus is, he has seen all the miracles and knows he is a teacher and God is with him.
Jesus tells him “you must be born again, that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit” Man can reproduce other men but the Spirit gives life from God.
Nicodemus a teacher of the Jewish law, a religious guy, went to synagogue (church) on every occasion He didn’t really understand what was happening on earth, he was unplugged! He thought being a Religious Guy trying his very best to be good, that God would grade on the curve and let him enter His kingdom by his own good works.
What Nicodemus did not understand is that Faith in Christ’s Work on our behalf, not our effort, is the only way to enter Gods Kingdom.
You too can be born again! Sin’s hold on you will be broken, your eyes will be opened and then you will start to understand the spiritual truths of God.
Jesus says in Matt.
7: 13-14 “Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for the many that choose its easy way.
But the Gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.
In Acts 4:12 Peter says: There is salvation in no one else! Under all heaven there is no other name but Jesus for men to call upon to save them.
” Certainly not The World’s Way “When I get to the pearly gates if my good works outweigh the bad things I’ve done, I’m Ok with God” that is being religious and simply is not true.
1 Peter 1:19-21 God paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, His sinless, spotless Lamb.
God chose him for this purpose long before the world began, but when the time was right, in these last days he brought Him, as a blessing to you.
Because of this, your trust can be in God who raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.
Now your faith and hope can rest in him alone, and at the proper time, we will be resurrected too.
Do all the problems of life suddenly disappear No! But Jesus will be with you to help, lead and equip you to help others, His peace and joy will fill your heart and never leave you.
This present world system and our very way of thinking, is corrupted by Satan the author of this present darkness and cannot be saved! Adam and Eve were the only two people to know what it felt like to be sinless.
They must have been beautiful, glowing like a new born baby.
Satan continues to lead mankind away from God until Jesus comes.
This duality of thought, called double minded will not last forever; God can give you a single purpose mind focused on Him.
Ask HIM! God is following His plan to save us from ourselves that was formulated before the foundation of the world.
(I Peter 1:18-21)
21- 22 Great News! All things will be made new, No Sun No Moon No Darkness, Death, Pain, Sorrow and Satan are gone; the only Light is that of Christ, the True light of the world; A New Heaven and New Earth, Time is gone and Eternity has begun.
All Things both on Earth and in Heaven have been Reconciled under Christ.
In II Peter 3:10 Peter said “the day of the Lord, speaking of His second coming, will come as a thief in the night (after the Millennium) the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
I do not believe Peter actually understood there would be a 2000yr gap for the “Age of Grace”.
But this Grace Period will end.
I believe soon, reach out to Him!
One might ask.
Why did God choose this path of FREE WILL leading to both joy and sorrow, why not robot- like beings?
The Amazing Answer: He wants a two way relationship with us.
He equipped us with a Mind to reason, a Will to decide for ourselves and Emotions to Love and put knowledge of Him in our hearts.
God is the one who breathed his own life into us, not aliens or meteors, and God gave us stewardship of this world.
He gave us the power to create music, write poetry, and build great skyscrapers and great inventions, all from our Father.
We are like God in so many ways.
His Desire is for us to freely choose and love Him and others as He revealed His love for us.
But we are also like the teacher of sin.
Your choice, will determine who you spend Eternity with!
Do not think for one moment that God did not fully understand the sacrifice He would have to make to give mankind and the angels Free Will; this ability to disobey and even hate Him and for many people to totally deny His existence.
He made this timeline and planned for our Redemption before time began before anything was made.
He is Alpha & Omega; He knows and is the beginning and the end!
In Ephesians 1:4-8 Paul tells us: “even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault, we who stand before him covered with his love.
His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us.
And he did this because he wanted to!
This Redemption makes us holy in Gods eyes; although we continue to sin in the day to day.
You see, when we walk through this sin stained world, we cannot help but dirty our feet.
But our bodies are clean; thanks to the salvation we have in Jesus Christ through faith alone.
I am sure Satan rejoiced in the death of Christ, believing it was a victory for him, but like all his victories, that one too, was short-lived.
Christ rose from the dead and is alive today.
The final victory will come when Jesus returns and Satan is cast into the lake of fire.
Gods plan has always been for our Hearts and minds to be guided by Him not Satan.
Do not fear the seeming madness around the world; God is in control and is carrying out His plan!
In II Thess.
2:7 -11, Paul talking about the Rapture, The Man of Sin and the blasphemies he will unleash on earth, says “the mystery of lawlessness is already at work”.
That only the Holy Spirit who now restrains these events will do so until he is out of the way.
(The rupture of the church) then this Satan controlled Man will be revealed, who the Lord Jesus will kill with a word and bring to nothing at His second coming.
This Man of Sin will be a real man used as Satan’s tool, full of Satan’s power, and will trick everyone with strange demonstrations, and will do great miracles.
He will completely fool those who are on their way to hell because they have said “no” to the Truth; they have refused to believe it and love Him and trust Jesus to save them, so God allows them to believe Lies with all their hearts, enjoying sinfulness they will be judged.
Remember Hitler and Stalin? ; This man will be many times worse.
What does the bible say about this “mystery of iniquity” When where and why did it start?
John 1 tells us: In the beginning was The Word we call him Jesus, He was with God in fact He is God.
This ONE both existed and enjoyed a mutual relationship with each other from the very beginning.
Everything came into being through The Word, and without Him; in fact nothing came into being.
He is Life and the Light of mankind and darkness can never overcome the light of Him.
The Word of God Jesus Christ was and is The Creator of everything, the very light in Genesis.
God is in no way limited by or dependent upon this temporary environment of time and space we have our existence in.
He exists outside of time itself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit in ONE, with Jesus being the visible representation there of.
Reading in Genesis we find: Satan was already on Earth in Eden before Adam and Eve were created.
God put Satan here for a reason.
Ezekiel 28: 13 “You were in Eden, the garden of God”.
Some have said “the earth was void and dark because Satan was cast down to earth”.
Maybe so, Satan does bring darkness and emptiness but the fact is, Jesus is God and brings light to the world and Satan is a created being, admittedly a very powerful one, but created by God none the less! He operates within the universe of time and space that God created, and is therefore entirely subject to God's sovereign will.
Gleaning information from a comparison of Geneses 2 & 3, Ezekiel 28:12-19 with Isaiah 14, Jude 6, and II Peter 2:4, Job 38 and other passages, the following picture of Lucifer the Day Star now called Satan the adversary begins to emerge.
Sometime before Adam and the visible creation, Satan was created by God as one of millions of Angelic beings also with Free Will.
The Anointed Cherub; the Captain of the host of Cherubim, Extremely intelligent, Powerful and Majestic, he was called The Day Star (Lucifer).
He became vain about his intelligence and his many positions of authority in Heaven.
He began thinking of himself as equal to God; his heart became proud and rebellious against God: The desire of his heart became to rule in God’s place, war resulted and Lucifer was cast out.
When God created the Visible Heavens, the Earth and Man; Lucifer sees an opportunity to rule, not only mankind but all the nations to come from him.
By causing Adam to sin and die, therefore forfeiting the Dominion of the Earth that God gave to him.
He persuaded Eve to follow His teaching instead of God’s.
He accuses God of being a liar and withholding something from them to be desired.
That death God told them about, it would not happen to them if they followed him because they too would be gods.
Astonishingly he persuaded a third of the angels to follow him, resulting in their expulsion from Heaven.
(Luke 10:18; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:4) Since that day, Satan devotes himself to opposing the work of God in every possible way and is attempting to destroy Mankind and everything good that God has created.
Satan is allowed by God, for His good purpose to continue until His final judgement; which is Eternal Hell, along with all those who have chosen him.
In John 10:18 Rev.
12:7-10 we see Lucifer falling to earth like lightning and eventually from Gods presence where He accuses the saints of all ages; Every time we sin He mocks God to His face.
I can not fathom the depths of that love! As hard as this might be to understand: God loves Lucifer, but now as Satan the Adversary, God is against him He hates the sin in him and His angels fight him tooth and nail, for your soul.
God does not want anyone to perish.
In Ezekiel 28:12 He says of him “You were the signet of perfection full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, but he has made his choice.
In the end Rev.
20; God gives Satan and those who have chosen him, their hearts desire; Total separation from Him Forever.
Ezekiel 28: 2-19 has much to say about Satan, the Holy Spirit uses the Prince of Tyre as a metaphor for Satan who was and is proud and arrogant longing to be God he is the real power behind the Prince.
Living in the splendor of heaven having his exalted positions, when tested, he became jealous of God thinking he was equal to him.
Not even close!
In Isaiah 14:13-15 again, the Holy Spirit uses a metaphor using the king of Babylon“
First define your world by choosing people.
Second change yourself.
Third look back and see what went wrong and how you can make it right in future.
If you follow these “YES” the world will change for you.