Once you have become alive in me, then you have died to this old world. Its pleasures grow dimmer and dimmer the closer you and I become. This world grows cold and unfulfilling and when you attempt to return to it, it does not satisfy. What use to be sweet to you is now bitter and what was a delight to consume now turns to ashes even before you swallow. Oh, it is not that you are not tempted by the old world, but when you succumb to the temptation the delusion that it can satisfy is no more. My Spirit constantly reminds you that the old life is gone and only the new one exists for you.
The damage that sin has done to this world cannot be undone short of my creating a new heaven and a new earth. The old must pass away. In the meantime, you only sojourn here wandering in a wilderness like the children of old. As I watched over them, know that I will see you through your sojourn here.
The Way, I AM
Verses for consideration: John 14:1-14, Hebrews 3:7-19, Luke 13:16-30