Thursday, 30 October 2014

Mammon thrives through Hate, Conflict, Dissention and War

Mammon works through envy and jealousy to cause people to hate and fight each other, as well as have prejudice against others. Mammon also works through hatred, conflict, dissention and war to cause envy and jealousy. It seduces people into hating, fighting and warring against others such as to feel envious or jealous or what others have or do not have. This is to control the people who are under its power, causing them to see how their hatred, conflict, dissention or war is justified, owing to threats to their own security. No wonder the Bible says that: "For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work" (James 3:16). It does not just say that there is evil work where there is envying and strife, but that there is every evil work.

The root of envy is pride, and envy is common in all sins. Envy is the opposite of love because it seeks to serve the carnal flesh, and is offended when the carnal flesh is starved. Where one is filled with envy, one cannot love. Envy is not only of pride, but pride itself, disguised as a concern for one's 'justified' means of serving oneself. Envy is anger, bitterness or negativity towards have others have or do not have. It thinks of oneself as superior, better or more deserving of others, and despises people for experiencing happiness, joy or satisfaction.  Thus, where one has pride, one will envy. Envy is not a possibility for a pride-filled person, but a certainty. Envy is pride itself. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6:10). Loving mammon is pride itself, because it trusts the carnal flesh, which is hostile against God.  Such a person cannot love God. 

Pride exists where love is absent. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love (1 John 4:8). Therefore, anyone who does not know God is in bondage to pride which mammon works through. Apostle Paul said to the Corinthians who were envying and in conflict with each other: "For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men" (1 Corinthians 3:3)?

The most common sin in the church is not lying or gossiping, but envying, strife and divisions. The formation of denominations within the body of Christ is evidence of that. The many Christians who accuse people who do not agree with them on their evangelism to be divisive and argumentative is another piece of evidence. The many Christians who complain about how "offended" they are whenever a fellow Christian rebukes them about their error, such as earthly thinking or fear of people is evidence of pride from which envy comes. 

Envy blinds the person who is under the spirit of envy. The person sees that seeking to serve one's "basic needs" or striving to protect one's security first is seen as legitimate and justified by the person under the spirit of envy, which the spirit of mammon works through. He thinks that there is absolutely nothing wrong, and that there can be nothing wrong with seeking to serve one's interests. The mammonised Christian claims to think it is important to serve others, but also tries to justify he self-interest. Any self-interest that people have is of mammon, as self-interests in of the carnal flesh that hates God (Romans 8:7). Therefore, all self-interests serve mammon which is the spirit that feeds of the carnal flesh.

Mammon stirs up envy and jealousy, and causes people to think that hatred, bitterness or prejudice against of others is legitimate, on the grounds that one is not treated justly or fairly by others because one has less. This is indeed the spirit behind all political and social movements that seek to "liberate" people, or seek "equality" in the material sense - whether it is the campaign for 'equal rights', 'equal freedom, 'equal liberation' or 'equal pay'. No matter how well-intended such movements may have been to their leaders, it is because they feel that they are not treated fairly or justly owing to reduced access to material earthly things.  The spirit of mammon blinds people into seeing that fairness and justice is only manifested when all are treated as 'equal' in terms of access to material earthly things that have no eternal value. The amount of material things one has equates to one's dignity.

Mammon seeks to make people feel treated unfairly and unjustly in the material sense. It enables him to make those under his power to feel justified to stirring up conflict, hate, dissention and war. Mammon works with his twin, the spirit of war to stir up conflict, hate, dissention, prejudice and war between people. People who are under his spirit are full of envy and jealousy, and have no power to resist their hate, and strife.