James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
When The Lord Jesus appeared to me He said you have to create an environment for Him to be in your presence. Jesus said He can not be in a environment of strife sin confusing or self seeking. Jesus is Holy and there has to be a Holy Reverence for Him to be in your presence.
Colossians 3:1-2 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
You have to create the environment always of Reverence, Praise, Love and Peace for Him and His Holy Angels to dwell in. Many times it is very hard to stay out of strife, envy and self seeking. You must count the cost of not having The Presence of Jesus and His Holy Angels around you. The devil will bring and cause strife to keep you out of The Presence of The Lord Jesus Christ. When The Presence and Love of The Lord is gone then you become alone and a captive of the devil and world system. The Power of answered Prayer and the Joy of The Lord will always be with you when you walk and live in His Love and His Living Word! Without a Holy Reverence for God Almighty and The Lord Jesus Christ you will never be in His Presence.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Romans:1;5-8 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 51:11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Psalm 31:19 Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men!
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.