Overcome the spirit of the world or be overcome
The Bible tells us not to mix the things of the world with Christianity. Just because something is not outwardly bad does not mean that there will not be any harm done to you spiritually.
For example, millions of Christians sit and watch hours and hours of television without any spiritual guards or filters up. In today’s time the television is full of corrupt violence, murder, occult type and sensual/sexual activity. After watching these types of programs over and over, the person watching will eventually lose their sensitivity to the spirit concerning these things. Remember, the Holy Spirit is a gentleman and will not push Himself on anyone. Every believer receives nudges from the Holy Spirit concerning any type of activity that may not be good spiritually. Nonetheless, when these nudges are ignored they will become less noticeable by the believer.
When a Christian tries to have the things of the world and the things of God, there will be an instant warfare inside of them. Christians were given, by the Spirit of God, the power to choose what is right and what is wrong. When we become Christians our mind has to be renewed so that we can see the world from the eyes of the Word of God and not from the eyes of how we were raised (If raised in a non-Christian home). Even when our mind is renewed, Satan is still our adversary and will put the things of this world in front of us.
Another strong force that the enemy is using nowadays is the power of Lust and Perversions. Everywhere you turn nowadays you can see sexual ads, programs, movies and of course the internet is flooded with this type of materials. Many of Christian thought they were “strong” enough in the Lord to flirt with these types of media. As the Bible says to “flee” fornication, a Bible-believing should not entertain partaking in these sin traps. The Bible says that Satan is as a roaring Lion walking about seeking whom he may devour. He does not have to seek the people that do not know about his devices because he already has them under his control. Satan is seeking to destroy, steal and kill Christian because we are the ones that are a threat to his kingdom.
Any Bible-believing Christian must be vigilant and sober concerning the ways of the evil one. Satan has many “custom-made” traps for the any believer. This refers to a plan made just for each individual to make them fall to the spirit of the world. Stay close to Jesus through the medium of prayer and the ministry of the Lord. Ensure that you “put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to withstand the power of the devil”. Our warfare is not only with the powers of the evil one but there is also a spiritual warfare going on inside the believer. Which side will win? The Spirit of God or the spirit of the world?