Thursday, 5 November 2015

To thinks of one's needs as belonging to oneself is Faithless, Selfish, and Prideful

It is all too easy for a person to think that his needs is "his". Such is possessiveness which is the height of all pride. While it is true that a person has physical needs, it does not belong to him, for all things belong to God (Psalm 24:1). 

Many in the modern Church may accept that while it is wrong to fight for one's "rights", it is legitimate to fight for one's needs.  They think that they are righteous by not believing in one's rights, if that is even the case at all that they are humble enough to accept that there is no such thing as a right, whether it be their own or that of others. 

Even one's legitimate needs do not belong to oneself. So, what do I mean? That one has needs, does not in any way confer ownership over one's needs. This is because no human owns anything all all, whatever the world may say, or whatever a local church, pastor, or individual true Christian might think. All things belong to God as Psalm 24:1 makes very clear. Even the needs you have are that owned by God. He is the one who has the right to determine what you need, that is, such needs you require to be able to serve Him. You do not own your needs at all.

Many claim their needs as belonging to them not out of humility, seeking such needs so as to serve others and God. No! Thinking one's needs as one's own, rather than belonging to God is the height of pride, and arrogance. It is to treat one's needs as up to oneself to decide, not trusting fully in God, hating Him in deciding one's own needs. It is to live life in one's own way.

You will end up in Hell if you decide for yourself what your needs are. For such is hatred against God. It is to serve mammon.  It is to make oneself the authority as to what one needs, rather than to acknowledge God in all one's ways as the Bible commands (Proverbs 3:6). It is to make oneself God, and therefore live to serve one's belly. 

No one can serve's own belly and serve God for to serve one's belly is itself to serve oneself. It is vile, abominable, filthy and despicable. For one to profess Christ but yet give up of all oneself as Christ commanded (Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23; Luke 14:27), not suggested, but commanded is to blaspheme God with vile, abominable, despicable blasphemies.  You will severely be held accountable by God for not only living in such a way, but thinking that, which manifests in all you do.

You may say that you are not seeking to be prosperous, but rather your needs, and thus, you are not blaspheming God in professing Christ. To seek your needs in anyway whatsoever, and even to have a desire to do so it itself to seek to be prosperous. Prosperity does not necessarily mean riches. It just refers to earthly comfort, even basic earthly comfort such as having basic access to food, water, clothes and shelter. 

You may say that "does not God provide?", out of your desire to manipulate the Word of God and twist the truth being professed. If you seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, He will (Matthew 6:33). His Provision is given to those who seek first His righteousness so that they can serve Him, and not their own needs. It is for Him and Him alone. 

Thus, to ask that "does not God provide?" to justify oneself is seeking one's own needs is a vile question, deserving of all wrath. 

Your needs are not yours to seek or enjoy. They are for God to decide and determine what He wants to give to you so that you can serve Him for His glory and His alone. To deny this is to be faithless, selfish and prideful, and to blaspheme God if one professes to believe in Jesus. It is exactly what is means to be either serving mammon or succumbing to him as a besetting sin in the case of a true convert.