Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Vile Evil of Seeking Debt

Many in the modern world feel the slavery of debt and sense it. However, little do they know what is it that makes them feel enslaved. Debt slavery is a spiritual issue, and the slavery of debt is spiritual. It is owing to the desire to satisfy the lusts of the flesh, and demons seize the opportunity to enslave people to these lusts of the flesh.

The whole world is under the power of satan (2 Corinthians 4:4). All the things of the world are ruled by the devil, under the permissive will of God who authorises him to do so. The whole mammonised banking  and financial system is one of satan's bastions that he uses to control the whole world by their lusts of flesh, lusts of the eyes and pride of life. He controls people by using their lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and the pride of life against them. 

Such lusts and prides are the rope that the world will hang itself to death with, thinking that this rope is the rope of liberation which enables them to pull themselves away from anything that is godly, spiritual and heavenly, only to hang themselves with the rope they think is so liberating, and good.

Debt is taken out of one's lust of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and pride of life. There is no way which a person can accumulate debt to buy material things, whatever that may be, out of one's indulgence of the flesh. This indulgence can manifest in all kinds of ways, including being anxious to meet one's basic earthly needs and that of one's family. That itself is indulgence of the flesh owing to a failure to fully trust that God will provide.  

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not (James 4:2). Such is the faithlessness of the mammonised Christians. These mammonised Christians, when they ask God for things that they want, ask for such things to satisfy their own lusts. Here is what the Bible says about such Christians:

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.  Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God (James 4:3-4).

You may say that you seek holiness in all areas of life, but that how one handles one's finances and material possessions is irrelevant to holiness. What vile, abominable, disgusting blasphemy! The only reason why one makes such a statement is to deflect away from the truth about your vile, abominable, disgusting, loathsome soul.

So, as such, one seeks one's own way to obtain one's needs is to rebel against God. One of these ways is by debt. It is unwise to get into debt for one's mere temporal things. It is against the will of God for a person to be in debt, no matter for what material things, for no matter how much. This is because debt per se enslaves. It has a power of enslavement, through self-indulgence in the flesh. 

The spirit behind debt is the spirit of mammon who seeks to feed the flesh through the lusts of life, lusts of the eyes and pride of life, manifested in anxiety for basic earthly needs, such as food and clothing. What difference is the Christian who is anxious for such things from the unsaved? 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).

That one is anxious for legitimate needs is not the issue. It is the heart and the manner of spirit in which one deals with what one has that is the matter. A vile, abominable, disgusting, despicable soul is anxious for such things, and thinks it is legitimate to be anxious for such things. Many in the modern Church who are true converts are anxious for such things because of a failure to fully trust in God.

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God (James 4:2-4).