Saturday, 8 November 2014

How Mammon stirs up Conflict and War (3): Deceptions of Injustice

After causing dissatisfaction, mammon stirs up conflict and war by seducing people to not only seek after, but to strive after the lusts of their flesh and lust of the eyes. As a result, people are deceived into thinking that if they do not have as much as others, or do not go through as much suffering as others, they are treated unjustly or without dignity. 

Envy, covetousness and jealousy cause people to perceive those who are the object of their jealousy, envy and covetousness to be their oppressors.They are seen as oppressors because they have more. This indeed is the spirit behind the hatred of the so-labelled 'white man' who is deemed to be the oppressors, and that anyone who supports him is a support of capitalism. Capitalism indeed is evil, but not the sense that these people mean. The people who are under this spirit, usually western feminists, are in darkness and have darkness working through them. They spirit working in them is envy and covetousness.

A person under the spirit of envy and covetousness thinks it is legitimate to fight against material inequalities, such as differences in income, wealth, and spending capacity. Such things are not only used as a measure of one's dignity, but are the reason for one's existence. As a result, a person under the spirit is in bondage to prideful comparison to the earthly achievements, success and ambitions of others. He is never satisfied with oneself, nor can be satisfied with oneself. Any sense of satisfaction he has is a false one provided by a false peace that comes from the world, whose god is satan (2 Corinthians 4:4). 

Such false peace is not as Jesus Christ gives. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27). False peace is satanic. It is deception. The "peace" the world gives is that which is dependent on earthly circumstances, and has no regard for the spiritual health for the person. 

A person under false peace, that is, anyone who is unsaved, is troubled by earthly circumstances which determine the satisfaction of one's flesh. He does not feel troubled by one's sick spiritual state - one that is sick, and requires a cure, that is, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

A person under true peace, the true Christian, however, is untroubled by earthly affairs, and whose mind and heart is unaffected by such things. He is troubled when he sins because he has offended God whom he fears, and does not fear the things of these world because he cares not for earthly things. He is not a friend of the world who belongs to and serves satan, most of whom without even knowing so. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God (James 4:4). 

Therefore, there are literally two types of peace. One false peace which is "earthly, sensual and demonic" (James 3:15), that comes from serving the world, flesh and satan. Such is from worldly wisdom which fears the things of the world, instead of God. The other is true peace that is heavenly, spiritual and godly - the exactly opposite of worldly peace which from worldly wisdom. True peace comes from the fear of God which is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of God which is the beginning of understanding. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). It comes from trusting in God and the things of God, and not trusting in one's own strength, or thoughts. 

Mammon provides worldly wisdom, and seduces people into trusting the things of the world and ultimately satan who seeks to kill, steal and destroy, unlikes Jesus who has come to give life. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).