Monday, 2 November 2015

The spiritual War of Debt

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).

Debt is the force which has driven many wars. Wars run on debt, and those who finance the war make profits out of it. It is a business for them. These same people control all financial institutions who control the masses. They control the whole world. Debt is the cruel, heartless, cold, brutal slave driver who works on behalf of mammon, to drive the masses into debt slavery. He is like the cruel Egyptian slave driver who was severe, cruel, and heartless towards the Israelites in slavery (See Exodus 1-5)

Debt is not merely a financial thing as many think it is, including many Christians. It is a spiritual thing. As such, the Christian must educate himself or herself on the issue of debt. Debt wages a spiritual war against all people, both the unsaved and saved. Debt is that cruel slaver drive of the spirit of mammon, who has no mercy and cares not for anyone. 

Debt is like his master mammon. He wants people to serve him, blinds people into thinking that he is harmless, and says to people that he will make them happy. He says, "you will not surely die" as satan said to Eve in enticing her to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 3:4).

Debt is not benevolent. He does not love you. He hates you, seeking to make you serve mammon, not God. 

The whole global financial system, which runs on debt is of the devil and mammon. It is designed so as to force people to get into debt such that all people will get into debt, by one way or another. Therein lies the evil of the whole mammonised system. There is no liberty from debt, but only spiritual bondage. That is precisely what the purpose of the whole mammonised system is.

People are now forced to get into debt to purchase their needs, both in the rich and poor nations. The classic example is a house. Most people in the west are in debt owing to their purchase of a house. This includes many Christians, even pastors and missionaries. The unsaved will of course pursue their own self-interests, having no regard for spiritual bondage of sin. But what about the Christians? Why are they in debt, and to approximately the same extent as the unsaved in the west?

Many in the modern western Church are in debt for such things. Instead of seeking the counsel of God in their finances, they seek their own, and that of the mammon-loving, mammon-serving bank. They trust in the flesh, a vile, disgusting, abominable, despicable sin that deserves all condemnation.  

Jeremiah 17:5 says: "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD". It does not merely say foolish is he who trusts in man, but cursed by he who trusts in man. That is exactly what seeking one's own wisdom, or that of the world is. This is precisely what many in the modern western Church do regarding their finances. 

These Christians, who although, being true converts seek their own counsel because it is all to easy to be seduced into seeking to follow one's flesh. Just as the Bible says "Flee fornication" (1 Corinthians 6:18), it also says flee from the love of money. Yes, it says flee, not avoid, be careful of, but it commands us to flee from the love of money as much as it says flee fornication (1 Timothy 6:10-11):

 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Why does the Bible command the true Christian to flee the love of money, flee fornication and flee idolatry (1 Corinthians 10:14)? It is because it is all to easy to be literally seduced by such things, and fall into their trap, leading to death. The ways of the love of money, fornication and idolatry are the ways of death, and all those who do not flee such things are in Hell. It is not just those who actively pursue such things who are in Hell. Anyone who fails to flee such things will be in Hell. 

Debt is a seducer, who seeks to force all people to yield to him, to lead them to love mammon, and indulge in it, and pursue the love of mammon. He seeks to increase the appetite of the fleshly desire to love mammon, which is the love of self. He who loves himself loves mammon, for mammon is he who a person serves, by serving his own self. This is because a person serves either God or mammon (Matthew 6:24), or either God or self (Romans 2:8). To serve oneself is itself to serve mammon for one who serves oneself pursuits anything, but God. The spirit of mammon is behind all the objects that people pursuit in seeking their own self. 

Debt causes a person to serve mammon because it holds them in bondage to pursuing money, work, food, career, relationships, whatever it may be, to help them pay off debt. Pursuing such things, is itself to serve mammon. For one, in pursuing such things is not pursuing God, nor cannot pursue him, in being anxious for one's own needs (See Matthew 6:24-34).

You may object that one surely must repay one's debt as many Christians do. It is true that it is wrong to not repay debt (Psalm 37:21). It is because it is wrong to not repay one's debts that debt not only causes bondage to pursuit of earthly temporal needs, but is bondage itself. It is because of this bondage, that the righteous principle of repaying one's debts, has been exploited by the servants of the spirit of mammon to cause others to be in spiritual bondage of debt through their neediness and their failure to trust fully in God to provide them with all their needs. 

The whole global system of debt gains its power from the money-masters who make money of it, and all those among the masses who rely on them, trusting in them to provide their needs, all without realising. Among the masses are many Christians who are so strict about holiness in all areas of life, except for finance.