I start with Egypt. These that were in bondage, they lived in that environment. They didn’t have anything to compare it to. The course of this world, poetically, is the stream of life.

Here comes the stream of life, the flow which everything is going to flow out of: thoughts, impulses, the flow of life. I was in this flow going with the world, “the ages of this” (the Greek is iones of this kosmou).

In terms of the world, I’m not talking about trees and plants and flowers. “If you were of the world, the world love its own.”  The world is “the prince of the power of the air,” his area, his reign, his territory. “Well, I’m out in the world and I don’t do those things. I’m not like that.” Well the first place to start is to look at your condition, look at where you were found.

I heard, actually I read, a preacher and he wrote, “I stepped to the alter when the call was given. I went the first time when I was a young man. And I was overjoyed in the moment that I stepped forward because I felt this was the right thing to do. And the minute I left the alter and the minute I disbanded, just hours later I found myself wondering, ‘am I clean? I don’t feel different. How come I don’t feel changed? Is there something wrong with me?” So the next time at church, here comes the alter call, here comes the same man. He’s going to step forward because he thinks maybe he didn’t do it right the first time. He stepped forward again. This went on five times.