Notes from: https://www.jesusteachings.com/
Be a passer by in the world.
What is your life in this world? It is but a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then it vanishes away. “Choose to suffer affliction with the people of God, rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.” (Heb 11:25) Be not of this world even though you are in this world. Be as a visitor, a stranger, a pilgrim here on this earth: “for they that say such things, declare that they seek another country. And truly, if we had been mindful of the country from whence we came out, we might have had an opportunity to return.” O ye of little faith, why do you doubt?
Be as sojourners, as exiles, as passerbys in this evil world; be a watcher, but not a participant. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, by testing what is good and acceptable and perfect. Fight the soul and the devil by quoting scripture at them and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will be your guiding light to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives.
This world, the people around and approaching, must be studied: but with all your getting, get an understanding of your own soul first. Study the symbiotic relationship between the Wicked One, his evil world and that soul within you, so you may resist the evil of the day.
This is not heaven.
Know what this means: “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom was of this world, then would my angels fight; but my kingdom is not here!” (John 18:36)
Be of good comfort, faith can make you whole. God is a rewarder of them who diligently seek him. Ask in faith, not wavering, without a doubt, and God shall reveal himself through revelation. Believe sincerely, seek diligently, and God will hear your knocking and God will open the door of Knowledge; for God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him in all honesty and sincerity. If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, revelation will grow it into a great tree.