Sunday, 1 November 2015

The spirit of Mammon works through unforgiveness

We live in a world which thinks that everything it has is theirs. The world loves those who give them things, and are unthankful for those who give them things as they think it is warranted that they expect others to give to them. The world hates those who do not give them anything that they want, and hate such people because it thinks that it is justified in expecting others to give it what it wants. This is why the world thinks that the poor are a scourge of the earth, useless, good-for-nothing and not even worthy of considering. 

The true Church, however, is to be diametrically opposed to the world's ways and thinking because it is in Christ. It is and should be hated by the world. Jesus made this clear: "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you" (John 15:19). It is not a matter of whether the Church is hated by the world. It is and must be, or else it would not be the true Church. 

The world we live thinks it is owed all that it desires. It desires, and does not have, so it fights and wars. 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).

The spirit of mammon works to increase the appetite of the flesh, and indulgence in it. Such indulgence in the flesh, leads to the love of unforgiveness of those who do not have and cannot give one what one wants. This leads to war and fights.

Such is a fallen world.