Saturday, August 28, 2021

Man's greed MUST STOP


FACING the croc:

James 5:1-6

King James Version

5 Go to now, 

ye rich men, 

weep and howl for your miseries 

that shall come upon you.

2 Your riches are corrupted, 

and your garments are motheaten.

3 Your gold and silver is cankered; 

and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, 

and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. 

Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

4 Behold, 

the hire of the labourers 

who have reaped down your fields, 

which is of you kept back by fraud, 


and the cries of them which have reaped 

are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, 

and been wanton; 

ye have nourished your hearts, 

as in a day of slaughter.

6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; 

and he doth not resist you.

Man has a pet.

He calls it a crocodile.

The kind that can never be fed enough.

The kind with razor-sharp teeth.

The kind that pretends to sleep -- but with its mouth open.

Man brings this pet everywhere.

To his home, at social gatherings, and especially in the workplace.

This pet devours all competition.

With its mouth, or its tail, all are demolished.

What it lacks in length of claws, it makes up for its huge, wide, gaping jaws.

Those in the know, realize man and his pet serve a different god.

Of course, you're not supposed to know that.

So, deals are sweetened.

You are kept asleep.



They make you bite a tiny chunk, but there are more chunks to bite.

For a price.

Until man sells his soul to the devil.

For there's the mortgage, the kids' education, his wife needs to impress the neighbors, he needs to dress for success, he needs to be accepted in top cliques.

There's that golf club membership he's eyeing.

And that pool, which looks enticing.

Those kids simply have to end up in ivy-league schools.

The world set the standards for success.

And you bit into it.

You get seduced in shady deals.

Your ignorance, or innocence, is too inviting.

Your greed is even more inviting.

"What you don't know, can't possibly hurt you."

What a lie.

That needs to be amended.

"What you don't know, will definitely destroy you."

And possibly all you care for.

For, if they can't get to you, they'll get to those you care for.



Bit by bit.

Inch by inch.




There's that D word again.

Taking so many forms.

As much as your imaginative mind can wrap on.

Except, there are many innocents.

Who have no idea the scheme.

The legendary greed.

The enemy behind it all.

We've all been there.

We know what we speak of.

We were taught to parrot, "What's in it for me?"

When, in truth, what's in it for the marketer, the producer, the investors, the proponents, the supporters, the lenders, the supposedly "thought" (less) leaders.

Ideas abound.

How to separate man, from his money.

Oldest game in the world?

All other professions follow it.

Where before, it was gold.

Even diamonds.

It became notes.

It became digital.

Always out of reach for God's favored poor.

The more you can't see it, the more dangerous it is.

For, in the twinkling of an eye, all can be frozen.

All can be withheld.

All can disappear.

It's digital, right?

It's really a war of the spirit.

What demons call ether.

But I serve a different SPIRIT.

And the LORD's Turf, only those of God can tread.

With Spirit, ALL is KNOWN.

All have been prophesied.

Hebrews 4:13

King James Version

13 Neither is there any creature 

that is not manifest in his sight: 

but all things are naked and opened 

unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

The devil's really on a roll.

He's on his last roll, that's why.

In the meantime, the LORD watches closely.

Watching who are His.

Waking up His anointed.

Warning the rest.

He is the loving shepherd, who cares for that one lost sheep missing.

He will scour the countryside, for that one, lost sheep.

Even if it be in the croc's mouth.

Like what happened to the reluctant prophet, God can have croc vomit us out.

Especially if we are His.

Luke 21:18

King James Version

18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

Why the greed?

The world has enough food, to feed the hungry.

The world has enough materials, to house the poor.

The world has enough cloth, to clothe the freezing.

The croc doesn't need clothes.

He'd look funny with designer duds.

All he has is that mouth.

A wide, gaping mouth.

That can never be fed enough.

On the day of GOD's choosing, that mouth will forever be shut.

And thrown in that bottomless pit.

Would you go along?

I hope not.

SPIRIT hopes not.

The LORD JESUS hopes not.

Does the Lord's life mean something to you?

For He bought you for a price.

 1 Corinthians 6:20

King James Version

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.

You are not meant to end up in those jaws.

1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about,

 seeking whom he may devour:

You are meant to be with GOD.

James 5:7-8

King James Version

7 Be patient therefore, 


unto the coming of the Lord


the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth

and hath long patience for it, 

until he receive the early and latter rain.

8 Be ye also patient; 

stablish your hearts: 

for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Drop all ideas of greed.

Hebrews 13:5

King James Version

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; 

and be content with such things as ye have

for he hath said, 

I will never leave thee, 

nor forsake thee.

In  God's world, there's plenty for everyone.

Deuteronomy 28:1-6

King James Version

28 And it shall come to pass, 

if thou shalt hearken diligently 

unto the voice of the Lord thy God, 

to observe and to do all his commandments 

which I command thee this day, 

that the Lord thy God will set thee on high 

above all nations of the earth:

2 And all these blessings shall come on thee,

and overtake thee, 

if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, 

and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, 

and the fruit of thy ground, 

and the fruit of thy cattle,

 the increase of thy kine, 

and the flocks of thy sheep.

5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, 

and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

For the TRUE faithful?

GOD suffices.

Psalm 119:97

King James Version

97 O how love I thy law! 

it is my meditation all the day.

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