Sunday, 27 September 2015

Debt feeds on the human desire for independence from God

 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7).

The modern world is a debt-enslaved, debt-loving, God-hating one. One distinct characteristic of the modern world is the modern State. As society moved from an agrarian one where family was government, to one which the modern State is government, there were many societal, economic, political and cultural changes.  However, the most marked change concerned the use of money, in particular, the use of debt to finance a nation. Indeed, the modern State rose to deal with the need for a nation to finance other stronger, creditor nations. Indeed, mammon rules the whole world.

One may ask, who wants to be a debt slave? No one does. One may still ask, why would one be a debtor for it only brings slavery.  That is true. However, people do not realise that being in debt is slavery. Rather, they think it is a matter of simply paying off one's expenses to get what one wants. They think it is a legitimate action, a means of exercising one's liberty to buy what one wants. 

Such people think that debt brings liberty because they are under the spirit of mammon who feeds on their desire to be independent from God. He has blinded them into thinking that the money they have belongs to them, not to God. Thus, this explains why people under the spirit of mammon spend the money they have on their own wants, and not needs, and give away that money only to receive something in return for themselves. 

The belief that what one has is one's own, is manifested in many in the modern Church, that is many Christians, who think that God gives them money because they deserve it for their service to Him. What vile pride and arrogance! Though one may in one's mind acknowledge what He gives to His children is God's, not theirs, one thinks that one deserves His blessings in  one's heart as shown by one's actions. Such are many in the modern Church.

Many in the modern Church are under the spirit of mammon through debt. This is manifested in their belief that there is nothing wrong with being in debt as long as one repays it all. Such is vile, self-centred arrogance and pride, to think that one's money belongs to oneself. The money one has does not belong to oneself but to God. He gives it to people to use for His glory, not to spend it on themselves and those they love for their own desires, or to give it to gain something in return, whether it be monetary gain or not.

You owe your very breath to God which is given to you by grace alone, and not a "right". Likewise, the money God gives to you is not your "right". It is a gift, whether you work for it or not. 

Here is what the Bible says about God's blessings:

Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto (Deuteronomy 15:10). 

His blessings are His, not yours. It is for His glory that He gives you blessings, not your glory. Do not think that what He gives to you is "yours". It it is not "yours", but belonging to God to be used for His glory. 

The spirit of mammon feeds on the desire for independence from God, manifested in the belief in one's heart that what one has, whether by labour or not, is one's own. What one has earned is not one's own but belonging to God. To think otherwise is the height of pride and arrogance.