Monday, 12 October 2015

The spirit of Mammon seeks to Steal, Kill and Destroy, by Deception and Murder

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).

The thief in John 10:10 Jesus was referring to was the devil. His minions are no different. They also seek to steal, kill and destroy. Just like the devil, they use lies to murder. How? One may ask. Are not lies and murder from the human heart, rather than a evil spirit, those of you think that anything that the Bible does not explicitly talk about cannot be true may ask, who are so hostile against the doctrine that there is a such thing as a spirit of mammon?

It is true that out of the human heart comes lies and murder (Matthew 15:19). However, this does not mean that there is no such thing as evil spirit which seek to tempt people into lies and murder. Anyone who thinks that there are no such things as evil spirits which people into sin, and blinds them to sin is naive and foolish. 

Those of you who think you are so theological and deny the role of evil spirits in tempting people into sin need to read these verses:

 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1).

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (1 John 4:1).

There are a such thing as evil spirits who tempt people into sin. There is no argument. 

The spirit of mammon is only one such spirit who seeks to seduce people into sin, by lies, so as to murder them in the end.  

He lies to the masses, into thinking that they can live for themselves, whether it be by living a very outright immoral life, or by simply quietly serving one's loved ones and oneself, and in doing so serving mammon; while at the same time be able to be right with God, despite that those are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, will justly face God's indignation and wrath (Romans 2:8).  That is his lie and his deception.

The spirit of mammon uses the lie that a person can serve God and mammon by making one think that one serves God just enough, by doing the right things, and yet not serving God at all by seeking to hold back one's own self from God. Holding oneself from God even to the slightest is itself to serve the spirit of mammon. All the spiritual things you do for God count for nothing at all, as long as one does not fully surrender to God.

To be under the spirit of mammon is simply to fail to fully surrender to God, and trust completely in all His ways, His word and His plans. The sure indication that one is under the spirit of mammon is that one insist on one's own ways and plan, rather than God's in anything one does, including spiritual things such as  ministry or evangelism. Insistence on one's own way, rather than trying to search the Scripture deeply to uncover God's way which the Bible does not explicitly speak about, shows self-centredness and self-seeking. That the Bible does not explicitly speak about something, such as apologetics or evangelism is not an excuse to seek one's own way in doing so. God expects one to search out the matter He has not explicitly spoken about for His glory. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter (Proverbs 25:2).

The spirit of mammon seeks to lie, by making people do just enough for God to make them think they truly serve God, and yet serve mammon. His deception manifests in the idea that one can be in debt, and serve God, based on the deception that one must seek to get one's needs by getting into debt, instead of waiting on God. His deception feeds on the lust of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and pride of life, tempting people into anxiety for a lack of their needs, so as to further tempt them into depression and guilt for not having what one wants. This leads people to suicide. 

The spirit of mammon not only seeks to enslave. He seeks more than that. He seeks to murder souls by tempting people into pursuing their lusts and pride which can never be satisfied, only to find themselves in Hell which can never be satisfied. Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied (Proverbs 27:20).  He seeks to steal the rewards of those who are truly saved by seducing into not zealously striving for the righteousness of God, losing their rewards forever. 

Above all, he seeks to make many false converts think they were truly saved when they were not, who will, on that terrible Day, say "Lord, Lord, didn't we name your Name? Didn't we give to charities in your Name? Didn't we give money to your Church in your Name? Didn't we do mission work and evangelism in your Name?" to which He will reply,, "I never know you. Depart from me you workers in iniquity."

Do not be deceived. You cannot live for yourself, and God. If you live for yourself, even to the slightest, you serve mammon. Failure to fully surrender to God is a vile, abominable iniquity beyond description in itself. 

Heed the warning of Jesus: "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).