Monday, 10 August 2015

Worldly equity is thrives on conflict, division, hatred and war

The world thinks that the equity it gives us one that will give peace. However, yet, it can see the fruits of such worldly equity. It knows that its equity is one that thrives on division, conflict, hatred and war, but believes it is justifiable, because it is blinded into thinking it is seeking "justice". 

With the wisdom of God comes peace: "A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones" (Proverbs 14:30). Such sound heart is one that comes from walking in the wisdom of God, which gives life to the flesh, from which true peace comes. The opposite of the wisdom of God results in envy, as indicated by the word 'but' in the second phrase of Proverbs 14:30. Such envy is that which worldly wisdom feeds on. Envy is what all worldly philosophies are based on. 

Cruelty is the manifestation of envy, for cruelty is self-centred, self-seeking wrath against another for having what another does not have, or does have. Cruelty is never satisfied as Hell as never satisfied. Cruelty, is diametrically opposed to mercy, and hates all that is merciful, and loves unforgiveness, wrath, anger and jealousy. It is not merely devoid of all mercy, and not  even merely angered or hostile when others are at peace with themselves; it can only be satisfied when it sees others suffering, oppressed, manipulated, dominated and intimidate.  

Cruelty is a snare to he who is cruel because it keeps him in bondage to his carnal flesh which is not can ever be satisfied with seeing the peace of others. Hence, "the merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh" (Proverbs 11:17). However, the fruit of cruelty which is allowed to reign in the flesh is envy: "Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?" (Proverbs 27:4). 

The equity the world gives is of worldly wisdom. Such wisdom seeks to satisfy the lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and pride of life. There are two specific sins which the world lives for to feed its flesh. They are sexual lusts, and lust for material things. 1 Corinthians 5:9-10 reveals these two sins as the two sins which the world lives for to satisfy its flesh and pride of life:

I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:  Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

It is true that the world commits all sins, including lying, stealing and blasphemy. However, not all sins are sins that a person lives for to feed the flesh per se. Lying and stealing, for example, are not sins that people commit the feed the flesh  per se, but rather are sins which are means to achieve such satisfaction of the flesh, or to show hatred of God and other people. 1 Corinthians 5:9-10 implies that if the world did not commit the sins of sexual lusts, and material lusts, manifested in covetousness, extortion or idolatry, it would not be the world. These sins are what the world lives for, and itself is what makes it the world. 

The world seeks peace by striving for anything  at all, whether it be money, possessions, power, respect from others, 'equality', esteem, status, earthly justice  - absolutely anything which it thinks will enable it to satisfy the lusts of the flesh and pride of life. Whenever it is unable to satisfy its flesh, it feels unfairly or unjustly  treated,  or oppressed. That is precisely the basis of worldly equity. The spirit behind it is the spirit of mammon, which feeds on lusts of the flesh, of which covetousness, extortion and idolatry are manifestations of such lusts per se

Equity in the eyes of the world is the equality of opportunity or ability to enjoy earthly things. Equity in what the world thinks as justice which can only be achieved by all people having the exact same amount of possessions, status, respect, liberty and freedom or anything else that the earthly, worldly, fleshly and demonic. 

Worldly equity is a perversion of godly equity which is to care for those who are oppressed, fatherless, homeless or afflicted. Godly equity has no regard for equal opportunity or ability to enjoy earthly thing for it lives to love God and others, by caring for others who have none to care for. The very desire for equal opportunity and ability to enjoy earthly things is itself the love of mammon. To think that seeking for such equality is justice and fairness is the manifestation of the spirit of mammon working through the person. 

Godly equity is a manifestation of agape love for God, and for others, as opposed to love of mammon, that which worldly equity loves. To love God is to hate mammon, and the love mammon is to hate God as Jesus said: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6:24). Worldly equity is of the spirit of mammon. Those who seek worldly equity because they love mammon and hate God. They love the world, and therefore are enemies of God (James 4:4).  

James 4:1-4 makes it clear that all fighting and wars are fruits of pursuing the lusts of the flesh. Such lusts lead to hate, covetousness, conflict, division and war, which is precisely the way of the world, an enemy of God, which lives for such lusts:

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts 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.

The world thinks that anything good it receives to to be consumed on its lusts, for itself, rather than for the good of others. The very desire to even think that one is entitled to live for oneself is itself carnality. Consuming absolutely anything to satisfy oneself, that is, one's lusts is a vile, abominable sin in the eyes of God. It is to hate God in and of itself.  It is a vile desire, manifested as envy, covetousness, murder, conflicts, division and war.  

Killing and casting away all desires to satisfy oneself is precisely what Jesus meant when He said that only those who deny themselves completely and fully, can follow Him.  Jesus said: "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Matthew 16:24). It is the call to absolute, complete self-denial.