Posts Tagged ‘Debt is Spiritual Bondage’

Just as the rich rule over the poor, so the borrower is slave to the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7)

Owe nothing to anyone–except for your obligation to love one another.” (Romans 13:8a)

Do not charge interest on the loans you make to a fellow Israelite, whether you loan money, or food, or anything else.  You may charge interest to foreigners, but you may not charge interest to Israelites, so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you do in the land you are about to enter and occupy.” (Deuteronomy 23:19-20)

“Remember this–a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop.  But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.  You must each decide in your heart how much to give.  And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.  ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’ And God will generously provide all you need.  Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.  As the Scriptures say, ‘They share freely and give generously to the poor.  Their good deeds will be remembered forever.’  For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat.  In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” (2 Corinthians 9:6-10)

Our age is the age of entitlement and instant gratification, evidenced by debt.  How rarely we take the time to save our money for something we want.  For the sake of having things we want right now, but cannot afford, we willingly put forth our wrists and ankles for the shackles of debt to bind us as slaves.  We may not realize this, but financial debt is also spiritual bondage.  How can we contribute to the Kingdom of God if everything we have to our name and the money we work so hard for is not even enough to cover our debts?

God’s people are forbidden from charging each other usury (interest) on debts, yet in the world, and especially in the West, each day is ‘business as usual’.  It has never been easier than it is today to merely swipe a credit card in exchange for anything we want to have right now, but the exchange is a trap from hell, meant to enslave us and take away the joy of sowing into the Kingdom of God and advancing His Kingdom as we’ve been commanded to do.  Debt, quite simply, robs the Kingdom of God.

In these end times, Christians must stay alert and watch.  We must lead quiet lives in dignity and righteousness, owing nothing to anyone, except the debt of love.  We are to lead the world by example, staying on the narrow path and not mingling our ways with the world’s ways.

Indeed, the whole world is falling apart because of debt; whole countries are bankrupt, their people suffering unimaginable hardships because of the destruction caused by debt.

In the West, the clock is ticking, especially in America, where the government is in debt over $18 trillion, a number that the human mind cannot really even fathom.  The people of America, no matter now long they work cannot pay this debt, ever.  America is bankrupt and the storm on the horizon when that debt is called in is going to shake the whole world to its core in a most apocalyptic way.

Let the people of God, those called by His Mighty Name, not be a part of this demonic system of debt.  If any of us are in debt, now is the time to take it to the Lord in prayer for His help, stop spending money on things we do not need and get our necks out from under the slave master’s boot of debt.

We must be aggressive and eager to escape the shackles of debt, the way we would aggressively try to find a way to escape the trap of a psychotic captor who we knew intended to kill us.  The slave master is Satan.  We are free in Christ Jesus, Who freed us.  Let us live truly free in Christ Jesus during our brief life on Earth, not as slaves; not as helpless captives.