Because everyone born out from God overcomes the world and this is the victory, the one overcoming the world, our faith – 1 John 5:4

The world system is the method developed by Satan to control the sin nature of humans and get them to do what he wants. The first world system was established out from Cain’s line, for he chose to follow Satan and his ways, which was not to slay his brother, but to persuade the whole family to follow Satan rather than God. This is seen in the offering Cain made that God would not even look at, for it was of the works of his hands and was intended to be an offering of his own righteousness.

Not just as Cain was out from the malignantly evil and slew as a sacrifice his brother. And on account of what did he slay his brother? Because his works were malignantly evil but his brothers were righteous – 1 John 3:12

From the world system comes commerce, Genesis 4:20, culture, Genesis 4:21, industry, Genesis 4:22, and judicial systems, Genesis 4:23-24. And is established through the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes with the pride of biological life, 1 John 2:16, for the intent of placating unsaved humans, 1 John 5:19. Fear and lying are the predominant tools we are seeing today to manipulate everyone to do what Satan wants. He sets up malignantly evil men in positions of power that ignore the law to maintain this control over the world. Satan even tempted Jesus with the world system, offering Him all the kingdoms of the world, Matthew 4:8-9.

The first world system was destroyed in the Noahic flood, for it had resulted in humans thinking of nothing but what is wrong, causes calamity, all day long and the world was filled with violence, Genesis 6:5. This type of violence is a cruelty that seeks to take advantage over others at any cost; if you stumble you will be eaten alive. Satan attempted to rebuild this system again with Nimrod, but God divided up the languages of humans and split up the earth into continents, making it impossible for Satan to rebuild the same system. Today we see a modification of this system in commerce, culture, industry, religion, and judicial structures that are set up different based upon the language and culture.

Christ overcame the world system, John 16:33, and this should bring us peace, for greater is He Who is in us than he who is in the world, 1 John 4:4. In the same way the world was indifferent to Christ, it will also use the Christians today for its benefit, without caring about their wellbeing, John 7:7. The world is fond of its own, but is indifferent to us because in Christ we have overcome it, John 15:19. Indifference is important to distinguish from hatred. For the world system will, and does, use religion for its own purpose. The period of the Church we are in now is the Laodicean assembly that is lukewarm to Christ. They will claim to be Christians but only seek wealth, rejecting sound teaching and raising up preachers to tickle their ears, not speaking the truth. This is all about the manipulation from the world system – the desires of the eyes, the desires of the flesh, and pride of biological life.

Although we live in the world system, we are not of it, and are to use it but not abuse it, 1 Corinthians 7:31.

And the ones using the world as not making full use of, for the mask of this world is passing away.

Remember, contentment is godliness, not gain. We are not to govern our lives as unbelievers who walk in the futility of their minds, for their understanding is darkened and their life is alienated from God because of the ignorance in them, Ephesians 4:17-19. This ignorance is used by Satan to blind, influence and control humans, so they do not consider things for what they really are and see the light of the gospel of Christ, 2 Corinthians 4:4.

Therefore, let us be content with what we have, not seeking to gain more worldly goods, but going after what is righteous and gaining in good works, 1 Timothy 6:5. For the fondness of money leads to a snare and many foolish and harmful desires have ruined those seeking after it, 1 Timothy 6:6. There is nothing wrong with being wealthy, but we are not to be high minded about our worldly value or trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God who gives us all things richly to enjoy that we may be rich in good works, 1 Timothy 6:17.