Monday, 16 November 2015

The spirit of Mammon wages a War against God through Debt, taking those under him captive

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

In the midst of all theological debates about the mystery of Christ and His salvation, one thing that most forget is that we were created to serve God and enjoy Him. Instead of asking why should God save anyone, the question that should be asked what glorifies God for God created all things for His glory, and His alone: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him (Colossians 1:16). 

The question that should be asked is what is it that glorifies God and how can one seek to glorify God, not why does He allow people to suffer, what is God like, or why should he saved anyone. He does all things for His glory, and His alone. Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world happens for our glory, including one's Salvation.

We as humans are created by God to serve and enjoy God (Genesis 1:27). He made humans for Him to enjoy. That is indeed the whole purpose of Salvation, to reconcile humanity back to Him so that humans and God enjoy each other (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). 

Christ becoming Man is very significant (John 1:14; Philippians 2:8). He became Man to be us, so that He could fulfill the Law of God as a human (Matthew 5:17-20), and die as a human, as an atoning sacrifice of sins, the Lamb of God (Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2). This is one thing that many academic, theological calvinists forget, by becoming to focused on why should God saved anyone. They forget and cause others in the body of Christ to forget the simplicity of Christ and the glorious truth that God saved us so that we could serve Him and enjoy Him, not merely to escape from His just wrath against the sinner.

How can one enjoy God if one is serving debt? By no means! There is no such thing as a person in debt who can fully enjoy God. For debt is of the power of bondage. To be in debt because chooses to be in debt of one's accord is sin. Sin indeed has the power of bondage for sin seeks to hold people in bondage  to absolutely anything -  anything that which is not of God, by feeding on the flesh. Sin gains its power of bondage, so as to dominate over a person through the flesh. Debt is one such way is seeks bondage over a person. 

Behind all bondage to sin is a demon. Anyone who denies the role of demons in holding people bondage to sin is ripe for blinding, deception and enslavement by demons, all without realising. The best target of demons are those who think that they much truth, but yet not enough to know the whole, absolute and pure truth. This would include theological people, especially those in calvinist reformed circles who reject all spiritual revelations, as as one calvinist pastor described, being "scared to death" of such things. 

Just think about it for a second. Why would a demon not want to seek to hold people in bondage to their sins by their flesh? Why would a demon just sit around passively waiting to be thrown into the Lake of Fire? No! Demons and satan would and do want to take as many people to Hell with them as possible and cause the Church to be ineffective as possible. 

The Bible does make it clear that any sacrifice to idols is a sacrifice to demons:  

They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not (Deuteronomy 32:17). 

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils (1 Corinthians 10:20).

Anyone not serving God is serving an idol, which can be absolutely anything, including things like one's marriage, relationships, children or family. Even behind such things, there can be and will be a demon if one is worshiping such things. The Bible makes to clear that a person either serves God or mammon (Matthew 6:24). As long as one is not fully serving God, seeking earthly things, which includes one's basic needs, one is serving mammon (See Matthew 6:24-33).

Debt is bondage because it makes one need to serve earthly things. Therefore, he who seeks to be in debt of one's own accord not merely will, or possibly will serve mammon, but is serving mammon. Debt which is imposed on one by another is a tool that is bent on making him serve mammon. He is seeking to drag millions to Hell with him by means of debt. 

Debt is not innocent. It is an insidious, demonic and fleshly. The problem of debt which is the greatest problem in the west today is a spiritual and moral one. It is not an political, economic, social or cultural one. It is the greatest problem because of its insidiousness, and its deception in making people think that people are just being righteous, and serving their families, doing what they need to do in repaying their debts, when the very existence of debt itself is an indictment of perverse faithlessness towards God, the most vile sin one could even commit. Even the Church, who is the only one on earth who has spiritual truth is deceived, itself a testament to the deceptiveness of debt.

Faithlessness towards God is far more exceedingly worse than the sins of murder, rape, theft, lying, paedophilia, abortion, fornication, homosexuality, adultery, violence, racism, child abuse and divorce. These things are perverse. Faithlessness towards God, which includes manifesting in getting oneself into debt, is far worse because it itself is an attack on God's very glory. It is far worse because those other sins, while being manifestations of vile, evil hostility against God, are not attacks on God's very character itself. All sins are against God, but sins that are directed towards humans, such as lying, theft, murder are not in themselves attacks on God's very character. 

That people, including many Christians, cannot see why debt is such an act of faithlessness towards God is because of their fleshliness, the part of them that is unregenerate and unable to submit to God (Romans 8:7-8). Instead, they can only see the sins of murder, lying, theft, adultery, rape and paedophilia, out of the own fleshliness because of how it 'hurts' them. 

That people can only selectively see certain sins and not all sins, such as ones that attack God's very character is itself an indictment of the world, and also many Christians who are under the spirit of mammon because of their own failure to fully trust in God.

Debt is perverse, insidious and a spiritual snare of the spirit of mammon to blind, enslave and seduce the masses into perverse faithlessness. Such is the vile blasphemy of debt, and those who think that debt is normal, and that one can serve both God and debt.   

The Church needs to wake up to the perversity and insidiousness of debt, and fight the spiritual war against debt, casting down all lofty things that exalt themselves against God. It is spiritual war for each individual between God and mammon, and for each soul to be snatched from the snares of the devils.