Coveting Behavior Is Being Taught By Too Many In Society But Even Worse It’s Being Taught Within The Church

Posted: April 9, 2013 in Articles, Religion
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Matthew 19: verses 16-22:

“16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good[a] Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” 17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good?[b] No one is good but One, that is, God.[c] But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to Him, “Which ones?” Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’[d] and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”[e] 20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth.[f] What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

I really get tired of the “me” mentality that is bantered about in today’s American society. So many people in this country talk about the “poor” and often use them to set or further their political agendas when in reality being “poor” is relative when taking the rest of the world into consideration. Our “poor” would be considered wealthy in many parts of the world and they would throw a fit if they found themselves in another part of the world where they would now be on top of the heap and then have someone take away what they currently have which they have worked for.

This is the mentality that many of the “poor” and those that purportedly fight for them have in this country and it is all based on an insidious design that our common enemy has used to pit us against each other through a spirit of covetetousness and it is sad that so many “Christians” who claim to read and study their Bible daily cannot discern what is plain to the eye when it is read with the guiding of God’s Holy-Spirit.

God does not force us to pay a Tithe or give offerings for He loves a “cheerful giver” and every gift should be given not because of guilt but because the Holy Spirit-filled person desires to be like God who gave up everything to reunite us back unto Himself which is the model that we as believers strive to be led to perfection in.

Many people (again, many “Christians included) have been brainwashed into believing that if others who God has blessed with more wealth than the next guy act like they have the authority to force said person to lift up everyone else like some sort of moral police yet not only is this immoral in itself but is wholly unscriptural and anti-thetical to the life that Christ led as He walked on Earth.

He didn’t force the rich, young ruler in the scripture reference above to give up his wealth and follow him He gave him the choice just as He never forces us to come unto salvation we as free-willed creations have the option of whether to choose life and receive God’s blessings as you live it with the promise of eternal life or choose death and the destruction and permanent darkness that will surely last for eternity that comes with it.

We must stop allowing our political leaders, social leaders, and even “phariseeialistic” like leaders within the church lead us into the sinful, coveting behavior that the Bible clearly warns us throughout its wisdom-filled pages under the guise of “fairness” or whatever buzz-word that this world comes up with to justify this sin through guilt or whatever means that the enemy throws at us.

We as believers in Christ should always give “Caesar what is his” but most assuredly we should give God what is God’s to do the work for His Kingdom but the coveting must stop especially as it is being taught within many pulpits as it is today.

This coveting behavior breeds laziness, apathy, pride, shame, guilt, and causes the dissention and distrust between members of a society (sounds familiar?) which is why God admonished us against it. Further, we as brothers and sisters in Christ will be held accountable for teaching this coveting behavior to other brothers and sisters so we must repent of it and pray God’s blood over first our families, then our churches, then our neighborhoods, then our cities, states, our country, and the world for this evil spirit to be broken so that the jealousy that arises from it (which is the ultimate result of the enemies plan for it) can be dealt with in a God-like fashion and instead of fighting wars and killing because of it we can save more lives for God’s Kingdom which is what we are truly called to do.

Let’s pray today for the coveting spirit to be broken not only off of this nation and the world but especially within the church because the world is watching and if we act no better than they in this area the what good are we to them and how can we lead them to God’s love and desired position in this area?

Jesus loves you today!

While you slept last night He was watching over you, smiling as He looked at you slumber, and He was excited about the plans that He has for you on this day that He made especially for you to be all that you were designed to be today!

I bid you peace and I leave you with a Holy kiss from a brother who truly loves you because you are my brother or sister and co-heir to the throne with our Lord Jesus Christ!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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