“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” (Romans 13:14)
In some cases, if you do not have the financial wherewithal to do so, the flesh, the sinful desires of it that haunt all of us, will not be possible to fulfill, without money the flesh will starve. Hedonism requires money, unless one is adept at bribery, stealing or can be extremely persuasive.
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25)
Perhaps this is the reason why there are not many extremely wealthy born-again belivers, for the Almighty knows that we are easily tempted, easily led astray, and if one has the wealth of the world, those desires can easily be met.
My beautiful wife and I on our walks occasionally find change that someone has dropped for whatever reason, and we will usually pick it up, but, and to no fault of her own, for as I have stated, it is in our nature, when she once saw a one-hundred-dollar bill blowing across a parking lot, she ran after it.
People do not generally run after pennies, but I witnessed them doing so once when a local bank was tossing them into the crowd at a parade.
If you can understand why that same bank did not roll up one-hundred-dollar bills and throw them at the onlookers instead of pennies, you understand this short, poorly written letter to you.
“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.” (1st Tim. 6:10)
Most generally, people would rather have money given to them than work for it, that is the hook, the bait though is not money, it is the stipulation of what one must do to receive that which is offered. Work, physical labor in whatever form, offers rewards beyond gaining money for one’s labor, fulfillment does not always infer pride.
When one works, one earns, it is not given, it is not a gift, labor is traded, most generally, for currency, which then can be exchanged for goods and services.
Governments across the planet are preparing the populace for a one world economic system that will not require work but has a very sharp hook. The bait is “free money,” the hook is obedience, and if one does not obey, the lust of the flesh, even in its most basic needs, will not be met. And so, what will the majority of the people do once the hook is set?
“And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.” (Job 2:4)
If you have prayed for and been blessed with Spiritual discernment, you can easily see the beginnings of this, from billions of dollars being spent on the poor, who still live on the streets, to millions of migrants pouring into nations who need to do nothing to receive assistance. One does not always attempt to set the hook the first time a fish nibbles on the bait my friends.
What we are witnessing is our adversary promising by great deception what our first parents had in the garden of Eden, bounty without labor, simply tend the garden.
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Gen. 3:19)
Satan is subtle, he offers all the flesh could possibly want, all one must do is obey. Once all is taken away from a man and then all and more is offered to him, the cost is rarely counted, the extension of life is all that matters to him.
Every prepper will either die with their hoard, or die when it is gone, every person will either die rich or poor, what happens after that moment is what matters.
Eternity cannot be compared to a few decades of life, the wants of the flesh will consume you if you do not know the needs of the soul.