The World System as a Network Opposed to God, Jesus Christ and, Christians

Summary of the Term World Meaning World System in the Scriptures

In the Old Testament the heathen nations were sometimes called the nations or the Gentiles but they were often called by their separate identities such as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Edom, Ammon, Moab, Syria, Tyre etc. In the new testament there is not nearly as much use of the names of individual nations even of the godless nations but the general term "world" is used. This word world is from the Greek word cosmos that in current English has come to mean the whole universe. Although that was probably one meaning in first century Greek the main meanings in the New Testament are the evil world system including the entertainment, leisure, business, political and military systems of the world, the world in a good sense as mankind and the world in a good sense as the earth the planet or the entire universe. The Greek word cosmos that is translated world at least in the King James Version of the English Bible means "adornment" and "arrangement". This was a very positive concept with the Greeks and even with many people today. In this web page I will focus on the instances where from the immediate context the word world can best be translated "world system" or in some cases "world system" and "mankind" or perhaps with "the earth". There are also two other words "aeon" and "oikoumene" translated as world in the King James Version of the Bible that are not used as often as the word cosmos that mean respectively an eon or age and the whole inhabited earth from we get our English word ecumenical.

Summary of the Concept of the World System in God's Word - the Holy Bible

The world as the world system with Satan or Lucifer the devil as its god and prince started when Adam and Eve took of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden in disobedience to God's command and at the instigation of the devil through the serpent. Adam did have authority to have dominion over the earth and over all the animals and plants but he forfeited it to Satan represented in the serpent when Adam sinned willfully and took part of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. From that time the world system has been the combination of the actions, thoughts and values of unsaved or straying believers and Satan and evil spirits. These actions, thoughts and values are focused on pleasing self for people and are usually focusing on earthly, fleshly and temporal or this life activities or values or plans as opposed to what God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible encourage of heavenly, spiritual and eternal activities, values or plans. Most governments and other major institutions of all the countries of the world are inclined to the possessions, activities, values and plans of this world system. The born again Christian is supposed to resist these values and live by Biblical values, activities, words, thoughts and plans instead which are God and Jesus Christ centred and focused on the eternal, spiritual and heavenly rather than self or world or devilish centred. One important trend at this time that is very difficult to ignore is the ongoing process of national or regional systems or institutions or organizations of the world to become increasingly global in nature and influence. As Bible-believing Christians we believe this is a sign of the last days which as that will culminate with a leader or pair of leaders rising up to take control of a one world economic, political, religious and military system. We think these leaders will be the Beast out of the Sea or simply the Beast or the Antichrist that myself and most Bible believing Christians believe will come from the nations and the Beast out of the Land or False Prophet that myself and most Bible believing Christians think will be Jewish. I and other Christians who take the Bible literally including in Bible prophecy think all true or born again Christians will be caught up to heaven before these global dictators are revealed on earth. We believe 7 years of tribulation or unrest and God's judgments will follow in a time characterized by global government especially in the second half of this 7 year tribulation. This will be followed by the world system being taken over from the devil, demons, and ungodly people permanently by God and His Messiah Jesus Christ to rule this world for a thousand years and then a new earth and heavens forever. We think the Tower of Babel in Genesis 10 and 11 was an early attempt at global government that failed because God didn't want to permit it then. The talk of a New World Order and of a New Age will be prominent parts of the last days one world form of the world system especially as revealed in chapters like Revelation 13 in God's Word the Holy Bible.

The Devil Showed the Lord Jesus Christ the Kingdoms of the World System and Their Glory and Offered Them to Jesus if He Would Bow and Worship Satan from Gospel of Matthew 4

The devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them which means the glory of the political, business, education, military, religious, entertainment, science and technology, sports or other aspects or the world system of all these kingdoms. Some of these things aren't wrong in themselves but they become more unacceptable to God when they are pursued at the expense of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible or the things of heaven, spiritual godly things or eternal things. The devil then offered Jesus all these kingdoms of the world system and their glory if Jesus would fall down and worship him. Although it might sound presumptuous of the devil to offer these things to Jesus the devil was right in saying he had all these things to offer and this is made even clearer in Luke's account in Luke chapter 4. The devil became in control or heir of all these things when he succeeded in getting Adam the first man with whom God originally entrusted dominion over the earth to obey Satan instead of God when Adam willfully took of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. This knowledge of good and evil was later manifest in the different aspects of the world system. However Jesus if he was to be true to His righteous character and especially his earthly mission of demonstrating perfect obedience to the Father's will in life and in death in his first earthly ministry couldn't bow down to a rebel created angel like Satan, the devil or Lucifer. Jesus stated this when he responded to Satan that the scripture says we should only worship the LORD or God the Father although especially after Jesus' death and ressurrection God condoned worship of Jesus who was God who became flesh. The scripture reference in the Gospel of Matthew 4 of Satan offering Jesus the Saviour of the world and Redeemer of Israel all the kingdoms of the world (system) if he would worship Satan and Jesus' refusal saying that we should only worship God is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of Matthew 4 of Satan Offering the Lord Jesus Christ All the Kingdoms of the World (System) and Their Glory if Jesus Would Worship Him and Jesus' Refusal

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou (you) wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence (from here), Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Gospel of Matthew 4:8-11

Background of the World System as Not Recognizing the Lord Jesus Christ as God in the Flesh from 1 Corinthians 1

This verse states that God's wisdom is different than that of the world system dominated by non-Christian people. God's wisdom is more through humility while the world's way is more through pride and force. The people of the world system in their wisdom did not recognize this but the apostle Paul under divine inspiration says that it is preaching rather than military means that God has chosen to save and bring into a relationship with Him through faith in His Son Jesus Christ and His death for our sins on the cross and resurrection from the dead to give us new life. The scripture reference from 1 Corinthians about the wisdom of the world not being the same as the wisdom of God for the way of salvation is as follows:

Scripture Reference from 1 Corinthians 1 Of the Wisdom of the World Not Being the Same as the Wisdom of the World for God's Way of Salvation

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 1 Corinthians 1:21

The Christian to Deny Oneself in This World and Not Seek the Things of This World System that Can Cause the Loss of One's Soul from Matthew 16

This is never popular with people of the world system and not always even with true Christians but is still a basic teaching of God through His Son Jesus Christ. That is that following the Lord Jesus Christ means to take up our cross and deny ourselves of things of the world system that promotes values, materials and experiences neglecting or opposing God, Jesus Christ, Christians and God's Word - the Holy Bible or the flesh fallen human nature or the devil or demons but that we should instead follow Jesus and seeking for the things of God, heaven, godly spiritual things and eternity. Jesus further says that if we seek to save or preserve our lives after our self or self-interest we will lose them (in eternity) but if we lose our lives of self interest we will find them for eternity and also our life centred on God in this life after we are saved and when we are abiding in Christ or led by His Holy Spirit. Jesus further says in an extreme case what would it profit a man (man or woman) if they gained the whole world (system) with all the aspects of its business, entertainment, science, religion or spirituality, philosophy, education, science and technology, military, sports, arts, political or other systems and lose one's own soul. Or alternatively Jesus asks the reader and asks you and I what shall a man (man or woman) give in exchange for his soul to which the obvious answer is that there is nothing sufficient to give for our soul. Jesus talks about the importance and benefit of denying self and not seeking the things of this world (system) to instead follow Him in that the Son of man (Jesus) will come at His second coming at the end of the tribulation before He sets up the Messianic Kingdom with the glory of his Father and the holy angels to reward every one according to their works. However it should be kept in mind that other scriptures including other words of Jesus make clear that the first and foundational step in our works and self denial is trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and admitting that we are sinners who can't save ourselves and deserve God's judgment but who can have God's salvation through Jesus and His death on the cross and ressurrection as a free gift. The scripture reference from Gospel of Matthew 16 of Jesus' exhortation for His people to deny ourselves and not seek the things of this world system is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of Matthew 16 of Jesus' Exhortation to People to Deny Ourselves and Not Seek the Things of the World System if We are to Follow Him

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Gospel of Matthew 16:24-27

The World System Hates the Lord Jesus Christ Because He Testifies of it That Its Works Are Evil from Gospel of John 7

The world system and its component systems such as the business, government, entertainment, media, military, religious systems and the people involved with each hate the Lord Jesus Christ because he testifies of the world system that its works are evil such as encouraging immorality, covetousness, violence, deception, irreverence to God or indifference to God or general selfishness instead of devotion to God and His Son Jesus Christ and the things of eternity, godly spirituality and heaven. Jesus here and other places in the scripture mentions he hates the world because of its works this doesn't even mean that he hates the unsaved or worldly people but that he hates their attachment to this world and the things of time, materiality, self or the flesh or on this world (earth). The world's hatred of Jesus especially the religious aspect of the world was fully manifest when the Jewish religious leaders that wouldn't listen to Jesus and insisted on trying to preserve their influence based on outward morality or ritual rather than a godly heart or in the case of the Saduccees including many of the chief priests due to covetousness and their material wealth, comfort and influence. True believers in the Lord Jesus Christ can also expect to be hated of this world system if we testify of it that its works are evil but this is what God wants as part of our becoming separate from this world and becoming dedicated to him and compelling unsaved people to think of the world system and its shortcomings and the better offer of eternal and abundant life God gives through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus in speaking to his brethren according to the flesh, his half brothers through Mary not through Joseph, could say to them the world cannot hate them because at that time they didn't believe in him (John 7:5) and so couldn't see the shortcomings of the world system or rebuke people of the world system for these sins or shortcomings. The scripture reference of the Lord Jesus Christ saying the world hated him because he testified of the world that its works were evil in the Gospel of John 7 is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of John 7 of the Lord Jesus Christ Testifying of the World System that it Hated Him Because He Testified of it That its Works Were Evil

The world (system) cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Gospel of John 7:7

The Lord Jesus Christ Proclaiming Contrast Between Himself of Those of the World System Represented by the Jewish Religious Leaders in Gospel of John 8

When Jesus said you are from beneath and I am from above to the Pharisees or Jewish religious leaders he was saying they were of earth and he (Jesus) was from above or from (the third) heaven. Jesus then went on with this contrast between the Jewish religious leaders and himself to say they were of this world system and that he was not of this world system. In this case Jesus was probably referring to especially the self sufficient or humanistic religious and moral aspects of this world system that characterized the Pharisees and contrasting it with himself and his God sufficient and dependant spirituality and values that were from heaven. Of course there are other aspects of the man sufficient and to some extent godless and Satanically corrupted world system such as its economic, military, entertainment, social and political aspects but these were not what primarily characterized the Pharisees. Jesus then went on to say to the Jewish religious leaders the Pharisees that they would die in their sins unless they believed that he was the genuine Son of God, the Messiah of Israel and the Saviour of the world etc. Jesus said this because these religious leaders as many of the Jews of their time were not looking to Jesus or any other candidate for Messiah to pay the substitutionary penalty for their sins after coming in human form from heaven and offering a God sufficient faith and spirituality. Instead the Pharisees were content to rely on a religion that was humanistic and man sufficient by good works or a perceived good nature that is part of the man sufficient world system and not salvation or redemption by blood of an innocent subsitute and faith in him that in the case of Jesus is through a God sufficient sacrifice and object of faith. The scripture reference from Gospel of John 8 of the Lord Jesus Christ contrasting the Jewish religious leaders being part of the world system especially its religious aspect but Himself not of this world system but from above meaning from the Heavenly Father for his spirituality is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of John 8 of the Lord Jesus Christ Contrasting the Jewish Religious Leaders and Himself Regarding Relying on and Being Part of This World System or Not

And he (Jesus) said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Gospel of John 8:23-24

The Lord Jesus Christ Predicts That By His Death on the Cross He Will Cast Out (Take Power From) the Prince of this World (Satan the Devil) from Gospel of John 12

In this chapter (verse 31) the Lord Jesus Christ predicts or prophesies that the time of his death on the cross was the judgment of this world. The Lord Jesus Christ could say that because His death on the cross was the payment for the sins of all the people of the world that was and is opposed to him and God. From Jesus's death on the cross we have the barrier of our sins which alienates us from the true and living God the heavenly Father and his fellowship at least potentially removed by the death of the sinless Son of God and God (the Son) come in the form of a perfect sinless man. Jesus could therefore pay the penalty under the law of death for sin as our substitute and still satisfy God with a just way to offer us salvation and eternal life. However we have to admit we are sinners and deserve the judgment of this world by ourselves and ask God in Jesus' name for his salvation through His Son Jesus Christ to obtain and realize this salvation, forgiveness and eternal life and freedom from judgment and condemnation. Through Jesus' death the prince of this world the devil was also cast out from being the tyrant over the lives of believers in this world (earth) as we can live in victory and an overcoming life if we abide in Christ and walk in the Holy Spirit instead of living in the old and sinful nature that Satan can control. In this life believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, (true or born again Christians), have a choice to live in bondage to Satan or to live in spiritual freedom in the Lord Jesus Christ but this is definitely a struggle but God can give us strength for victory if we yield ourselves wholeheartedly to him. In the life to come for true Christians our old nature will be cast off and we will continuously effortlessly live in spiritual victory and freedom from the god of this world who will not have our old nature to get a foothold in our lives anymore. The successful death for our sins and rising from the dead of the Lord Jesus Christ assures us that He will ultimately and not too long from now come again to judge this world and take it over and reign here visibly and bind the devil and all the demons in hell for 1000 years and then forever. The scripture reference for the death for our sins of the Lord Jesus Christ as the means of the judgment of this world system and of the prince of this world the devil in the Gospel of John 12 is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of John 12 of the Lord Jesus Christ Judging This World System and the Prince of This World (Satan the Devil) Through His Paying for Our Sins in His Death on the Cross

Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me. Gospel of John 12:30-32

The True Christian is Not of This World System So is Hated by The People of This World System from Gospel of John 15

The Lord Jesus Christ says here in Gospel of John 15 that the true Christian shouldn't be surprised if the world system or people of this world system hate them because it hated him before it hated us. This world system or the people of this world system are those who are preoccupied with the things on earth and of time and sense and what they can get out of life for themselves. This is instead of people living for the things of eternity and heaven and Godward spirituality and what we can do first for God and the Lord Jesus Christ, then other people then ourselves. A main reason the world or people of the world hate Jesus and also the true Christian is because He and it should also be the case for believers live by higher more righteous and more selfless standards than the world. The Lord Jesus and we by our lives and to some extent by our words should try to get those of the world (people other than true or born again Christians) to stop living for themselves and admit their sins to God and invite the Lord Jesus Christ to be their personal Lord and Saviour who died for their sins and rose again to give new life. The reason some even true Christians aren't too clearly hated by this world is that they seek to conform or be like this world and the things of this life and not live for God and Jesus and His word the Holy Bible and for heaven that the world isn't offended by them or their lives or words. However Christians shouldn't try to be needlessly offensive in our witness but some people will be offended even if we share the gospel or Christian message with much grace or love. Jesus goes on to say if we were of this world then the people of this world system would love us as being one of them. However Jesus says that true Christians are not of this world but that he has chosen us out of this world to separate us to Himself and God the Father as part of His Church which means a called out people from this world system. Because true Christians have been called out of this world system and no longer seek to live by its principles such as the religions, philosophies, entertainment, business, politics and science of this world then the world hates us. The scripture reference from Gospel of John 15 of the people of this world system hating the true Christian that doesn't live by the values of this world but warns those of the world to turn from its values to God through Jesus but that has been called out of this world to God and Jesus is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of John 15 of the True Christian Not Being Part of This World System and Therefore Being Hated by People of This World System

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Gospel of John 15:18-19

The Lord Jesus Christ Stated That From the Time of His Death on the Cross the Prince of This World System Satan is Judged from Gospel of John 16

After the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was God come in the flesh, God had paid the penalty for the sins of all human beings that would justify us in God's sight if we stop trusting in ourselves for salvation and instead admit we are sinners in the sight of a holy but loving God and all we have to do is trust in God's perfect righteousness in the person of His Son Jesus Christ for salvation including his righteous death on the cross for our sins. This act of the Lord Jesus Christ also brings whoever trusts in Jesus as children of God and no longer under the power of Satan who is the god of this world system that includes all non-Christians and merely professing Christians who haven't trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation instead of still trusing themselves or their good works. After salvation through Jesus the only power Satan the god of this world can have over an individual is what we allow him to have by giving place to sin in our lives after the old or sinful nature. All this fact about the god of this world the devil being judged through Jesus' payment for our sins on the cross is one of the main things the Holy Spirit since he came to earth on Pentecost focuses on in his convicting work. The scripture reference of the convicting work of the Holy Spirit about the reality that the god of this world the devil is judged since the death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of John 16 of the Convicting Work of the Holy Spirit of the Judgment of the God of This World Satan Through the Lord Jesus Christ's Death on the Cross for Our Sins

(Jesus said) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. Gospel of John 16:7-11

The World System or People of the World Have Hated Christians Because We are Not of This World System as Jesus Was Also Not Part of It from Gospel of John 17

The Lord Jesus Christ said he gave his followers God's Word - the Bible including the New Testament and as a result the world system that is the political, business, military and entertainment and false scientific system have hated Christians because we are not of this world system as Jesus was not of this world system. Christians and Jesus are instead of God the Father and of God's heavenly and eternal kingdom through His Son Jesus Christ. God's Kingdom after Jesus' second coming will also rule visibly over this earth and then God will make a new heavens and new earth where his rule will totally be in force for His Son Jesus Christ and His people according to the Bible. The scripture reference from Gospel of John 17 of the Lord Jesus Christ saying that this world system or people of it would hate Christians because we hold to God's word instead of the teachings of men and that we are no longer of this world is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Gospel of John 17 Where the Lord JEsus Christ Affirms That The World System or People of It Would Hate Christians Because We Hold To God's Word - the Holy Bible and are No Longer Part of This World System

(Jesus said) I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Gospel of John 17:14

The World System Works Against the Christian With the Devil and the Old Fleshly Nature From Ephesians 2

This passage is addressed to true Christians who have been quickened or made alive through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His death for our sins and resurrection from the dead to give us new life. This also resulted in us being freed from the bondage of the old nature that was dead (spiritually) or separated from God through trespasses and sins. The true Christian before we were saved also walked or lived in trespasses and sins which is after the course or ways and trends of the ungodly world system that is opposed or ignores God and His Son Jesus Christ and His Word - the Holy Bible and eternity, heaven and His spiritual things. Some aspects of the world system include the non-Christian or anti-Christian aspects of business, government, entertainment, the military and education including much of the mass media and a good portion of the internet and much of public schools and univerities through things such as the religious aspects of multiculturalism, psychology in teaching about self-esteem above taking responsibility for one's actions and teaching that the answer to our problems is within us instead of in a transendant personal Creator God and His Son Jesus Christ and same sex and other distorted morality as well as microevolution that says that there is evolution across species or kinds that has not been observed as opposed to microevolution that has been observed such as genetic breeding within a sheep or horse of other kind. All the above non-Christian teachings are not only part of the world system and unsaved people or Christians living in the old fleshly nature that are promoting them but are also to some extent instigated by Satan the prince of the power of the air and other demons. This walking in trespasses and sins was also according to the prince of the power of the air or the devil or Satan which works against the unbeliever or even the old nature in the believer on earth in conjuction with the effects of the world system that both attract and cater to the fallen sinful nature of man. The prince of the power of the air (Satan) is the spirit that works in the children of disobedience or unbelievers. This scripture says we as Christians were unbelievers before we were saved through the Lord Jesus Christ and when we were still unbelievers we had our conversation or manner or practices in life in the lusts or desires of the flesh (fallen and godless human nature). We were then fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind that were opposed to or put in a higher place than desiring God or His Son Jesus Christ or His Word - the Holy Bible or His Holy Spirit. Our indulging in the temptations of the world system and of the devil fed these desires of the flesh. For this reason before we trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ we were then children of or under (God's) wrath even as others (who have still not trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation). The scripture reference from Ephesians 2 of the world system and its attractions and its relation to the devil and the fallen fleshly nature of man in causing people to sin before or without trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation and getting His new godly nature is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Ephesians 2 of The World System and Its Relation to The Devil and The Fallen Fleshly Nature in Causing People to Sin

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among who also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Ephesians 2:1-3

The Mass Media, Public Schools, and Non-Christian Religions as Examples of Those Speak as Part of the World System but Biblical Christians as Speaking as from the One True God from 1 John 4:5-6

God through the apostle John mentions false teachers that true Christians are supposed to have discernment to resist or counter includes anyone that teaches of this world system and for people to focus on that. The world system includes the government, business, entertainment, military, or other science or social systems that don't put the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father first according to God's word the Holy Bible and that put this life, and that of the senses and self first instead of eternity, spiritual things of God and Jesus according to God's word the Holy Bible. Some groups that promote the world system and are part of the world system are the mass media especially liberal elements of it in North America or some of the non-Christian media in multicultural or new age religious programing, the public schools including their emphasis on evolution including macroevolution or genetic variation beyond kinds, pyschology and situation ethics and religous pluralism or teaching all religions are equally valid and non-Christian religions or philosophies including secular ones that are religions or philosophies but ones focused on man or creation and not on God. The mass media, the public schools and non-Christian teachers promote and are part of the world and speak of the world and the listening public to the media, the students and the followers of non-Christian religions are those that are of the world and hear them. Although God's will is and His is able through His Son Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit to bring anyone of the world to God and His Son Jesus Christ to be part of His Church. Those who are of God are all true Christians who are people who have admitted we are sinners to God through His Son Jesus Christ and received the Lord Jesus as our personal Lord and Saviour who died for our sins to restore us to a spiritual and eternal relationship with God and give us eternal life through Jesus resurrection from the dead. Those who know God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit hear Christian teachers because they have discernment and appreciation of the things of God through the Holy Spirit indwelling true Christians. Those who don't hear Christian teachers are either not true Christians or are not non-Christians for whom God through His Holy Spirit is speaking to them in their heart including what is called one's conscience. This is the difference between the spirit of truth being of God and hearing the things of God from God, His Holy Spirit or biblical Christians or one's own reading of the Bible the Word of God and the spirit of error hearing more or teaching to put the world system that is mostly without God and Jesus first above a biblical Christian view. The scripture reference from 1 John 4 of teachers and listeners of the world system and of God is as follows:

Scripture Reference from 1 John 4 of The Mass Media, Public Schools and Non Christian Religions or Philosophies as Teachers of the World System and Their World Hearers and Those Teachers or Hearers of God Through the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Bible as of God

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 John 4:5-6

Exclamation of Holy Angel of Kingdoms of the World Becoming Under Control of the Lord Jesus Looking to the Messianic Kingdom from Revelation 11

In Revelation 11 one of God's holy angels made an exclamation at the last of the trumpet judgments which will probably be near the end of the first half of the 7 year tribulation. Even though this statement by the angel is only near the end of the first half of the tribulation, he in his statement is clearly looking to the end of the tribulation when the Lord Jesus Christ will come from heaven with his holy angels and saints of previous ages including all church age saints or born again Christians to set up his kingdom over all the earth and remove the devil who has led the kingdom of this world system since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. The antichrist and the false prophet who will lead the last form of the kingdoms of the world of a global government and global economoy and religion etc. will also be removed by the Lord Jesus Christ at his second coming at the end of the tribulation. At that time the times of the Gentiles in which Israel is under control of non-Jewish national powers as well as the time from the fall of man in which mankind was ruled by mostly ungodly men and some women usually in the form of nations or tribes will end. This times of the Gentiles will then be replaced by God directly ruling through His Son and Annointed One Jesus of Nazareth over all the people and nations of the world for 1000 years on this earth and then for eternity on the new earth and heavens and New Jerusalem. It is somewhat unpopular to unsaved people who have their heart in this world system that is directed by the things of time and sense and self-centredness. However God's people in this age true Christians who have a new nature in Christ Jesus through faith in Jesus' death for our sins and resurrection from the dead to give us new life should live instead for God's Millennial then eternal Kingdom that is focused on heaven, eternity and spiritual things and seeking foremost what pleases God then after this to please our neighbour as ourselves. The scripture reference in Revelation 11 of the angelic announcement of the Lord Jesus Christ to end the kingdoms of the world dominated by Satan and other demons and replace it with God's Kingdom through Jesus Christ starting at the end of the tribulation at Jesus' second coming in Revelation 11 is as follows:

Scripture Reference from Revelation 11 of the Lord Jesus Christ to Set Up God's Kingdom on Earth at the End of the Tribulation to Replace the Kingdoms of This World Run by Satan the Devil and Unsaved People

And the seventh angel sounded and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11:15

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