Monday, 26 October 2015

How the Rich have Power over others

Through the whole of human history, the rich are always those who have power to make all the decisions in the world. How do the rich become powerful? It is not the money itself that makes them powerful. It is that the world loves money and fears the rich which makes them powerful. Those who love money, by their love of money, empower the rich. This love of money which ensnares people, gives power to those who have money over those who do not, or those who have less. Indeed, the rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7).

The same occurs in the Church, yes even the true Church which is made of true converts who still can and do succumb to the flesh. The pastors and church leaders fear offending the rich people in the Church today because they are the ones who enable pastors and church leaders to use the arm of the flesh the most. Their means of provision is that which legitimises trust in the arms of the flesh. That is why pastors and church leaders fear offending people.

Such is the modern Church which trusts in the arms of the flesh and full of the fear of people. That is why the modern Church is useless, ineffective and good-for-nothing, having no impact on the world, let alone turning it upside down.

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25).