Scripture teaches us there are two distinct spirits in the earth.The one of Gods holy spirit and the other being the spirit of the world.
Paul gives a great account of what happens when one is guided by the worlds spirit,but then by repentance receives the holy spirit of God which then directs ones life.Paul knew that even after persecuting the church itself and although he may of gained many things in the end it was a loss for Christ!(Philippians 3:3-11). 3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
After all Jesus said He was not of the world and neither are those who truly follow Him.The spirit of the world follow like sheep and not question why they are doing what they do since so many are on board with like minded things and speak of themselves.(1 John 4:5,6).
Jesus said He would send His holy spirit that would guide and direct us into all truth,a spirit that would glorify Him and the Father.(John 16:13-16).
The spirit of God speaks of spiritual things and the world views it as foolishness.The difference is the spirit of the world reaps death while the spirit of God gives life everlasting!(1 Corinthians 2:9-16).
The spirit of God calls us to freedom,we are not called out of the world only to return to live as the world does,but are called out of darkness into the marvellous light of Christ and the truth which resides in Him.