Friday, 4 September 2015

God is Sovereign over ABSOLUTELY ALL things, and sinful, wicked, arrogant Humanity tries to compete with God in all kinds of ways

Many in the modern world think that they are the "sovereign" over their own life. This is the individualistic, humanistic thinking of the age. We live in a sea of humanism. Just as a fish does not know it is wet, people in the modern world do not know of their fleshliness and wickedness, which manifests in humanism. Of course, the world is humanistic, and nothing else can be expected of it. What is to be of great concern is that the spirit of humanism has crept right into the modern Church.

Preacher Paul Washer spoke about this in this short video. I strongly recommend you watch it:

Washer uses the words of a preacher who once said that if a person is to burn in Hell for following Christ, Christ should still be followed without question because He is Christ. Indeed, it is not about you or me: it is about Christ and Christ alone. 

Humanity seeks to compete with God in seeking to be Sovereign. Whether it be a person who outright denies that God exists and seek to run his own life, or one who acknowledges in his mind that God is Sovereign but still thinks that he is entitled to what he has, or what he wants to do, such is to compete with God. It is vile arrogance. Such is the arrogance of humanity, who thinks that it can have its "fair share" with God in claiming what it thinks it is entitled to.

None of us are entitled to anything at all, no not a single thing! None of us are entitled to even have a single breath at all, not a single breath! None of us are entitled to even exist, not a single picosecond! That people unquestionably think they are entitled to what they have, whether it is their car, house, life, career, job, relationship or absolutely anything else, is indictment of how arrogant humanity is. 

The idea that a person is entitled to some things, or can be entitled to some things, including earthly basic needs, is a vile one is the eyes of a Holy God. You may say, how do you know? Doesn't God give us things? Is that not cultist to say that no one deserves anything?

This is what the Bible says about the Sovereignty of God:

Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites" (Exodus 19:5-6).

Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is (Deuteronomy 10:14). 

Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine (Job 41:11).

The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein (Psalm 24:1).

For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding (Psalm 47:7).

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24).

The word 'sovereignty' comes from the Greek word  'basileia' which means kingship, rule or authority. It literally means to have absolute rule over all things.

The reason why many people, including true converts cannot understand what is means for God to be Sovereign is because they are blinded, either fully or in part, in the case of the true convert, but their own fleshliness. Whether they realise it or not, they want to rule their own life, or want to take control or liberty in some areas of their life. This manifests in the case of the true convert, whether it be seeking to use one's own favoured method of evangelism rather than the way the Apostles did it;  thinking it is legitimate to slightly dilute the Biblical teaching submission to earthly authorities, such as to husbands, governments who one does not like, or employers (masters), to make it more palatable to the flesh; or think that possessions one has is one's "own" when it is not, but belongs to God who is the one who allows you to have it.

You may argue that to say there is no such thing as personal ownership is to abolish the 8th Commandment, to not steal. No, it is not. To claim that one owns nothing is not to say that people can simply take what is in the possession (not "ownership") of others. Just as a person legally entitled to a lease, has legal rights in the eyes of the law against those who seek to take away the property in his possession, it is not that he owns it or entitled to it. Rather, the leasor is the owner. In the same way, God is the leasor of all things, and we humans are the lessees. Who are we to say that what we have is our own? As God said in Job 41:11: "Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine".

To claim that one "owns" what one has is itself to claim that God owes one something. We all tend to think that what we have is our "own" because of the fleshly tendency to think that whatever he have is what we are entitled to. This itself is to imply that God owes humans something, that He is subject to human demands, and that humans have an "equal right" to God to what He has a right to. This is a vile blasphemous doctrine which mocks the Sovereignty of God. It is vile blasphemous doctrine which steals from the glory of God. Yet, some of you say that to claim that there is no such thing as private property is to abolish the 8th Commandment. You are one stealing from the glory of God.

The doctrine of private property is rebellious vile blasphemy,  just as evolution, homosexual "marriage", surrogacy, liberalism and feminism are rebellious vile blasphemy. They are all vile blasphemies, and anything who even believe in such doctrines will die in Hell on that very grounds of believing such blasphemies. These doctrines, among many others, pervert the God-given order. They are far more vile that any human being can even imagine. 

It is this very foundation of private property which leads to the moral justification of usury. It treats the things in the earth as though it belongs to humans, and not God. This itself is rebellious blasphemy. Usury is a mere extension of private property, which thinks that a person can charge for lending money because one "owns" it and is providing a "service" for lending money. Lending money is not a "service" but rather mastery. It is pervert the God-given order that since a borrower is to repay his debts (Psalm 37:21), it is "the rich [who] ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender" (Proverbs 22:7). Usury deems that the borrower to be master over the lender, such that the lender is entitled to charge usury. It is a perversion of the God-given order, and because of this, has lead to all the financial problems of the modern world.

Usury itself, in perverting the God-given order for borrowing and lending money, has led to large-scale bailouts for institutions, that is banks, who lend money, and demand that they are repaid in order to provide their 'services', while these institutions themselves charge money for their so-called services as being the provider of the finance of millions. Yet, as many are slaves to the bank, many benefit from their usury by virtue of being a mere depositor, even if some do not want to benefit from their usury. However, at the same time, this usury paid to such depositors are needed to help those are debtors to obtain loans to provide the lifeblood of the "sovereign", "almighty" modern bank: usury.  This is achieved by fractional reserve banking, usurious to its core, and usurious in all ways. 

Usury is vile blasphemy. It is unholy, immoral, unrighteous, rebellious, vile, blasphemous and abominable. 

No wonder Ezekiel 18:13 says: "Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him".

God is always right about everything. Everything He says, whether we understand it or not, is right. God is always right about everything, including usury for God is Truth (John 14:6). His Word is always true Eternally, and unquestionably true in all ways. 

Indeed, in Psalm 15, the psalmist asks, "Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill (Psalm 15:1)?" One of them is "He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent" (Psalm 15:5).  Only he that does not charge usury among other things, can be counted as holy.  Those who charge usury or think it acceptable cannot be counted as holy.

Church, wake up, and realise that usury is rebellious blasphemy, unholy, unrighteous and immoral. Rise up to fight it all to advance the righteousness of God!