Monday, 16 February 2015

The spirit of War uses Domination to Control and Hold in Bondage

The world is under the power of satan. The whole world is dominated by him and does not even know it for the "god of this world [that is satan] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2 Corinthians 4:4). Satan is the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44). He feeds the world lies to manipulate it, and then intimidates it into an ethics that is anything but according to the Word of God by using the lies he feeds and making it question the Light. He intimidates the world, which most of whom does not even know it serves, through guilt, suffering, pain and evil. 

He tempts people to question God or not want to believe in God. He instills fear in the unsaved about what it means to accept the Christian faith - by using half-truths. This explains why many unbelievers, especially in the more secularised countries that had previously been Christianised, know some parts of the Bible, but in their blindness, have an extremely flawed and twisted misunderstanding of what it means, but yet believe they know what it means. 

Domination is a means of controlling a person. Domination thrives on fear, whether it is fear of people, fear of breaking the Law of God or fear of want. Satan uses the fear of people to blind the unsaved into thinking that the ethic of political correctness is not only good, but that it is absolute morality itself. He uses the fear of breaking the Law of God to hold people to seek to keep the Law of God, into a fear which poses a stumbling block to them in accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Of course, satan through mammon, uses a fear of want to make people believe that what they want is what they need, in their anxiety for earthly needs, to keep them in bondage to serving mammon.

As long as a person is in bondage to something whatever that may be, the person is dominated by what he in in bondage to.  For example, a person who thinks that he must have his or her earthly needs everyday, and is anxious for it, instead of trusting in God to provide absolutely everything he needs, is dominated by the spirit of mammon. Whether a person is saved or unsaved, all face the seduction of mammon. Many in the modern church, thinking they are entitled to what God gives them because of obedience to Him, perceive that God is obliged to give them their needs. No, it is only out of God's kindness and graciousness that He does so.

An American professing Christian once said to me that God gives those obedient to Him their basic needs and so therefore, capitalism, which is a worldly, satanic system, which feeds on a person's anxiety to enslave them to mammon, is good. This is not only an extremely selfish statement, but one which reveals how mammonised he is. What he said was an extremely dangerous half-truth: that God provides the basic needs of those who obey Him. First, God does not need to give anyone anything including one's life. It is blasphemous to claim that God is somewhat obliged to give us what we have. Secondly, he is implying that it is right for one to seek one's basic needs. Jesus said to His followers after telling them that no one can serve God and mammon, "take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things" (Matthew 6:31-32).  
What 'take no thought' means is to not even be anxious and seek after one's earthly needs. One might argue, "aren't you saying that we should not work and just sit back and do nothing?". This is an extremely deceptive and manipulative question. Such a person might and often does use 1 Timothy 5:8 which says "if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel" to justify his own evil deceptive question. What is means is to "seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). So, no! This is not in any way to claim that one should just do nothing. Such a question itself is to caricature and mock, in effect, not the person trying to explain what the Bible means, but the Author of the Bible, God Himself. Such is the case of many professing Christians today.
That this question is asked indicates how many Christians today yield to the spirit of mammon and are seduced by him. That they do not realise it, just testifies to this fact. To be anxious about one's earthly needs and seek them is exactly what is means to be under the spirit of mammon. It is to be dominated by his seductions. 
Anxiety leads to envy. Envy leads to strife. Does the Bible not warn that such behaviour is carnal: "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). 
Anxiety for one's needs being met is the root of all envy, strife and divisions. Anxiety, therefore is the root of all wars and conflicts which thrive on envy, strife and divisions. The spirit of war feeds on anxiety, just as the spirit of mammon does. The spirit of war works behind the spirit of mammon to cause conflict, divisions, war, hatred and strife.