Sunday, 6 September 2015

The spirit of Mammon works through a False Sense of Oppression

We live in an evil world that loves to call evil good, and good evil, put light for darkness, and darkness for light, and call bitter sweet, and sweet bitter (Isaiah 5:20). Thus, it loves to lie about oppression, and loves to pretend oppression to seduce people by its lies. Indeed, the most classic example of this is the feminist movement, which claims oppression on the grounds of women having allegedly lower pay for the same work, women as more likely to be involved in harlotry, and of course, more likely to look after children. This, of course, is not the only example of a false sense of oppression. 

Many in the world love to claim that they are oppressed so as to excuse themselves for their envy, greed, anxiety for earthly things, and desire for carnal sympathy towards them. Whether it be those in the non-west who claim oppression at the hands of a leader who does not give them as much "human rights" and "liberty" as those in the west who they admire, simply because they are of the west; or those who are anarchists and claim that all powers oppress because they do not allow all to seek their own ends, they are all under a false sense of oppression. This manifests in their love for carnal worldly sympathy towards their alleged "oppression". 

It is because of all these people that the word 'oppression' has been twisted, and many in the west, do not know what oppression truly is. The Church in the west is one that has brought into the lies of the world, satan and mammon, swallowing the enlightenment doctrine of "rights", "liberty" and "equality" hook, line and sinker. Such doctrines pander to the flesh, and feed on the human desire for worldly carnal sympathy. Worldly carnal sympathy is that which feels worldly sorrow towards people for their inability or reduced ability to seek earthly things, serving oneself and, thus, serving mammon.  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death (2 Corinthians 7:10).

The Bible makes it clear that they are only two types of sorrow: godly sorrow and worldly sorrow. Godly sorrow is grief felt for offending the Holy God of the universe. It is righteous sorrow, and one that God loves for it leads to repentance. It is humble, submissive, seeking to please God, and acknowledges one need to get right with God.  

Worldly sorrow, on the other hand, is grief felt at sin, not because of offending a Holy Righteous God, but felt because one can have no reason to be pleased with the works of his flesh, which were, out of his carnality, supposed to please him. It is evil sorrow, absolutely vile and abominable, hated by God. It is proud, arrogant, insubordinate, often double-minded, seeking to enjoy the sin, and ignore the evil of it, but yet hating it because of the hindrance of the person to satisfy his flesh. Worldly sorrow itself is wicked, and no sympathy should ever be shown towards those who have worldly sorrow. 

Sympathy towards those of worldly sorrow is wickedness itself, for it fails to contend with the wicked. If one does not contend with the wicked, one is praising the wicked. Failure to contend with the wicked by not being hostile towards such worldly sorrow is to for forsake righteousness. Proverbs 28:4 makes it very clear: "They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them".

I have absolute no sympathy for those who are grieving at their sins for the mere earthly consequences,  or any reason other than because it offends God. To be grieved at sin because of the consequences, and thus, the inability to satisfy one's flesh is the mock God. It is to claim that you agree with God on one hand, but yet not according to His righteousness. Galatians 6:7 makes it clear that people will reap what they sow: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap".  Those who are feeling guilt over the sins deserve the guilt and pain that it has brought upon them (Galatians 6:7).  It is righteous to be hostile and hate worldly sorrow, and have no sympathy for such people.

You may say, it it is very unkind and ungentle to have no sympathy for people of worldly sorrow. The question is what is righteous, and it is unrighteousness itself to have such sympathy for those of worldly sorrow. It is to fear people, and not fear God. It is a vile sin itself to have sympathy for such sinners, and the worldly sorrow such vile people feel. You who say it is unkind and ungentle to be unsympathetic towards those of worldly sorrow are the ones who are unrighteous, and under the spirit of mammon. You are under the spirit of mammon because you think people are entitled to earthly things, including earthly comfort and care from others.  

Jesus said that "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).  There are two masters that each person serves. Each person either serve God as his master, or mammon as his master.

A master is jealous for the love of those who serve him. Thus, God is jealous for people to serve Him, as the spirit of mammon is also jealous for people to serve him. The master in the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30 is one who represents a master jealous for the love of his servants, which is evidenced by service to him. This is what the Bible means when it mentions a master. 

The wicked servant who said: " I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine" (Matthew 25:24-25).  He found the master oppressive towards him, as a "hard man" or hard taskmaster, because his will was not to do the will of the taskmaster. He hated the taskmaster, and thus, to serve the taskmaster was bondage to him.  This bondage to something against his will was oppression. 

Oppression comes from bondage to something that one have no desire for, and that one hates. A person is oppressed as as result of that bondage, when he is under the power of that which he hates. Sin reaps bondage for all persons because it is leads to guilt, a desire that no one seeks after, whether saved or unsaved, either because it convicts the person of his unrighteousness, or grieves the Spirit in the case of the true Christian.  This explains why the unsaved find the idea of obeying God, not only absolutely undesirable and abominable, but also oppressive. Hence, this is why some unsaved feel sympathy towards the true Christian who he thinks is "oppressed".

However, what the world does not see, nor cannot see, is that seeking to entertain the flesh, itself is bondage. Since the world loves to serve the flesh and can only serve it, it thinks it is not only liberating, but liberation itself to serve the flesh, and the spirit of mammon who feeds on it, increasing its appetite for more of its desires. Not only that is thinks it is liberation, but that what is thinks is oppression that comes through the righteousness of God, must be fought against. It thinks that because it thinks it freedom and liberty to seek to serve mammon for mammon, their master, who they love to serve, is hatred of God. Serving mammon is itself the hatred of God, not merely leading to hatred of God or a manifestation of the hatred of God (Matthew 6:24).

The world thinks sin is liberty because it is in accordance with the desires of the flesh and with the desires of the spirit of mammon, the taskmaster of the world, who demands, not merely asks, but demands people to serve their flesh. He demands people to serve their flesh to serve him, because in their envy, jealousy, strife, anxiety for earthly things, fear of lack, and pride of life, he dominates over them, holding the them in bondage. He loves to dominate over those who serve him, or those seduced by him, such as many in the modern Church, to seek earthly things, such as basic earthly needs, that which his rival master, the Lord Jesus Christ commanded not to do: 

Therefore 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. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:31-33).

The spirit of mammon works through a perversion of true liberty, which is slavery to God, and hatred of all earthly things, and the seeking of earthly things.  He blinds people who are serving the flesh, or seduced by the flesh through earthly things, in the case of many true converts today, into thinking that oppression is the lack of earthly things, whether it be social status, power, or earthly respect from others or anything else that is earthly.  

The spirit of mammon manifests himself in these non-material, non-tangible things, which concern the spirit of a person, feeding on their desire for earthly respect, care and sympathy. A person complaining about a lack of "equal" treatment to others is a manifestation of the spirit of mammon working through that person. It is of the spirit of envy.

A lack of earthly respect, sympathy, social status or power is not desired by the truly godly, and holy who would not even think about seeking, let alone, deserving of earthly respect, sympathy, social status and power. Such is the manifestation of the spirit of mammon working through those who desire such things, resulting of worldly sorrow for a lack of such carnal sympathy shown towards her.  This is the false sense of oppression he blinds people with, to drive them to seek such earthly carnal things.