Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Debt is a Deceptive Seducer who Panders to the Carnal Flesh

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:1-4)

Many people, both the unsaved and saved, accept that borrowing money just for the purpose of luxuries, non-necessary items, such as a luxury or a city riverside apartment, is either wrong or greedy. They just merely accept that is too far. However, many such people think that borrowing money, that is to get into debt is acceptable and legitimate when it comes to seeking one's basic needs, such as a food, clothes and an 'average' house. 

Indeed, many people have been forced to borrow debt, because of the whole mammonised system. From the earthly perspective, there is no other way to finance their basic needs. Many such people are the poor, who do not have the capital, the lifeblood of the modern economy to obtain their basic needs. Their plight is precisely the result of international debt-based system of finance, which is perpetuated by the whole global banking system which runs on debt. 

Those who deposit money in the bank are given usury by the bank, for the bank to make money by means of awarding people with usury. Banks give usury to customers, not merely for profit, but because it is how the modern bank runs. Without debt, no bank can live today in the whole mammonised global system. Such is the device of satan who has the whole world under his power (2 Corinthians 4:4).  All the ideas and ways of the world are influenced by satan, and promoted by him, to a God-hating world, which will, of course, love his ways.

Satan has a design in all that he does. The world holds up its own 'great' thinkers to be wise and clever in fixing all the world's problems. However, all their thinking which the world looks up to are all from satan. James 3:13-16 makes it clear that is is demonic, earthly and unspiritual thinking, which thrives on selfish ambition and envy:

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

The world blasphemes God by its very thinking. All of its thinking, not most, but absolutely all of it is vile, abominable and blasphemous, worthy only of nothing but wrath. 

The world believes that taking out debt for what is regards as the higher luxuries, as opposed to the basics is not 'wrong'. Rather, it thinks, it is just merely one that leads to bondage which is true. It hates bondage because it cannot do what it wants, not because it wants to be free so as to serve God. It would rather be in bondage and miserable to seeking earthly comfort, even to the point of being suicidal and lose one's life, than to serve God:

And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger (Exodus 16:3).

Just as the evil, vile rebellious Israelites would rather die than to not be able to enjoy earthly comfort of having sufficient food, such is the world

People make a distinction between earthly luxuries and so-called basic earthly comfort, which enables people to be full in their bellies and have minimal shelter. Such is a worldly distinction made based on worldly, fleshly thinking. However, what is truly disturbing is how such thinking has crept into the Church in thinking about finance, possession and wealth. People make such as distinction because they are seeking to justify themselves in seeking their earthly comfort, in seeking to be full in their bellies and have minimal shelter. To even think of seeking such things is itself to be faithless. 

Jesus said described people to seek basic earthly needs and comfort as faithless pagans:
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith (Matthew 6:30)? That is exactly what it means to be faithless: to seek after such things, rather than seeking first the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33). 

As such He exhorts His followers to: "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" (Matthew 6:31-32).

The issue is not what one gets into debt for, whether it be expensive luxury goods, or earthly temporal basic needs which will only fill people for a while, who are then filled, and then empty again. The issue is getting into debt, which is to be lead by the love of money, as opposed to trusting that God will provide. 

To claim that it is God's will for one to be in debt is vile blasphemy. It comes from the foul mouth of the evil spirit of mammon who seeks to blind the minds of those who are pursuing him, the unsaved, or those who are trying to serve both God and mammon in the case of the mammonised Christians who are true converts but deceived into thinking they can compromise with God when serving Him.

There is no compromise in serving God. You either serve God or serve mammon (Matthew 6:24). Those who are trying to serve both God and mammon are the most to be pitied. This is because they are neither cold nor hot (Revelation 3:16). They anger Jesus the most because they want the good things of God, and yet seek not to serve God, while pretending to. Jesus was speaking to a Church, not the unsaved when He gave this stern rebuke.

Getting into debt will lead one to serve mammon. There is no way a person can get into debt without serving mammon. One cannot get into debt and not serve mammon because one has brought oneself into bondage, thinking that it is legitimate to serve mammon in seeking one's needs, seeking to turn stones into bread, rather than trusting in God to provide. Once one has sought to seek one's needs, one has been seduced by mammon.

Do not be deceived! No one can serve debt and God. This is because the spirit behind debt is mammon who traps many strong men, as the harlot of Proverbs 7, because one allows oneself to be deceived for one moment in believing the lie that one can serve both God and mammon.