Are You a Slave to the Job God?

Proverbs 23:1-5

by John and Ruth Greene

god-job“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not comes down from heaven but earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” – James 3:13-16, NKJV

One of the largest problems in the modern job market is the focus on what you do. In much of the modern world, the myth is that you are your job. Your entire being becomes focused on “what you do for a living” as you slavishly perform those duties for years with the expectation of making a decent living and a livable retirement. This can become your life, and for most folks, that is the extent of life. Everything else is crammed into whatever time is left. Your work becomes your significance. When you lose that precious job, you may qualify for job benefits (for example, in the United States) when you lose employment, but little real help is available beyond that. (“Family Stress Affects Generations“: “Prospering Your Family“; “A Survival Kit for Disciples of Messiah“; “Going through the Valleys of Difficulty“)

real-job-searchTo keep your unemployment benefits, you continue to submit a basic record of your efforts to prove you are still searching for a job. In fact, a number will manage to find any job just to get along as they quake with the fear of dropping off the map of prosperity that the national mindset has come to worship. This reality is especially true during the job-based recession in the United States. After unemployment benefits expire, you drop off the charts. The response of government for many of the “more fortunate” is to extend benefits so that millions can live on 60% less income. This has rescued the nation from an unprecedented disaster for the short-term with a larger cost later if the nation is to pay the debt to central bankers. While an unemployment check is better than privation, there exists a large number of unemployed that have fallen through the cracks with little idea of what they will do. Computers have further “dehumanized” the job market, making your expectation of finding sustaining employment worse. The human equation has largely been removed because your resume is no longer a paper in an office, but an electronic blip on a screen that is more easily disregarded. You become little more than key words. You become less than a number. In your mind, your life hangs in the balance as panic rises in your gut. (“Do You Live a Lifestyle of Greed?“;”What Lifestyle Are You Pursuing?“; “Overcoming Fear during Tough Times“; “News: Wall Street Greed Creates Hunger“)

real-job-search-3Multitudes of the unemployed are crushed because they have been taught that they are what they do. Success is measured by trinkets and objects of wealth. In an effort to hang on a “decent lifestyle” or to pay for college debt, the underemployed have taken a job to get along. While this seems to be a natural reaction, society says that they are less than what they were. The sum of this attitude is that when these poor souls lose employment, they become less than they were or nothing because they have been taught that they are less valuable to the system. In the eyes of the elite and corporate mindset, these unhappy souls have become a drain on the system. What is worse is the bad press and attitude that the unemployed and underemployed receive. Every day that the unemployed stay that way, the job market experts claim that the unemployed hold less value because their skills fade away or because they cannot deal “with new technology.” Instead, they may bring in foreigners, many that they have trained in institutions of higher learning at their own expense to replace you or others that already live here.

emotional-fireYou may not recognize the ugly truth, but having a job or career has been raised to the level of idolatry in response to the fear of homelessness, the idea of losing precious markers of personal wealth, and the idea of “being useful.” Social life, a nice car and a pleasant home life become even more precious as lifestyle and the appearance of wealth rule the life of billions. These become the total of your life and you become slave to them, a perfect machine for those that use the system for their own benefit. To the corporate and world of the elite, the job has become a tool of control, a useful tool that is nothing less than idolatry, grounded in intense fear. If you are living this way, you have been deceived. (“A Divine Warning for Christian America“; “News: Hyperinflation & False Teaching“; “The Road to Enslavement“)

fear-worship-salute-jobIn the area of idolatry, self-deception and deception by others can be quite easy, even if the process is complex. You easily lie to yourself to justify some end, progressing to denial, then to secrecy and finally to dishonesty in following the same paths of idolatry. This compromises the personality of the new man in Messiah or keeps the new man in the Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit] from growing to begin with. The old man of sin continues to rule and conquer. You are not victorious. The enormous stress, pressure and eventually torment are coupled with fear and may be rooted in shame and guilt. But you won’t know that because you have already buried these symptoms under layers of other idolatries to cover the secret. This trust crisis often results in self-exaltation, perfectionism and compulsion. This bondage and pack of spiritual lies makes a significant impact on not only faith, but the mind and body as well, resulting in all manner of illness and blight. (“Spiritual Authority & Satan’s Wheels of Destruction“; “Disciple: Renewing Your Mind“l “Breaking the Hold of Stress“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“)

a system of laborLet review another way that the job god works. Let’s say that your job is very important to you. In fact, if you are not at work on the job, you may feel incomplete and useless as we explained earlier. If you have a job or career, you may believe that you need to work extra hours, whether you get paid for them or not. You may believe your job counts on it. The result is that you believe that you love what you do and you spend lots of time at doing it, even with little personal benefit beyond a paycheck and a little corporate recognition. Perhaps you believe that without your job, you are nothing at all. As a result, your entire “self-esteem” is wrapped up in the performance of what you do. Fear also places you firmly in the grasp of this false outlook. That is the way the world works, encouraging all into a lifestyle of servitude to an economic model. Your life and the lives of others around you are more important than man’s system, especially a system destined for eternal destruction. Disciples of Messiah must press that knowledge into action. Business as usual simply won’t work for the long term. (“Trading for the Myth of Peace & Security“; “The Modern Life Culture Crisis“; “Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“; “Globalization Associated with Poverty & Oppression“; “What’s Coming After Globalism: Expanding Rule & Acceptance“)

health care godYou may believe that what we have just mentioned may be an extreme example of making a job your god. The manifestation of godhood may be more extreme or less extreme. That depends on you. There are a host of other things that can be your god. Your own special lifestyle can be your god. Your car or car collection can be your god. Dating women or men can be your god. Your wife or husband can be your god. Sex can be your god. Even your health can be your god. Even fear can be a god.

anxiety-fearYes, fear can be a god too! If you can place any single thing before Father YHWH, all balance is lost. You have created a god in your life ahead of your Heavenly Father. Deception makes that easy and you are now an unwitting participant in spiritual witchcraft. In fact, you may discover after a brief look at your life that you have many gods. Perhaps these gods vie for your attention as #1 in your life. I am sorry to say that you are on the fast road to disappointment and destruction no matter who you are. Cast aside and renounce the false gods in your life. Make the needed shift in your mind and heart instead of accepting deception for truth! These false gods are unworthy of your devotion and never satisfy for long. In fact, the only reason a false god satisfies any need is because you believe the false god fulfills some need or desire of yours. Do not be deceived! (“Hazards of Vaccines & Medication (Pharmakeia)“; “Disease & Spiritual Roots“; “Spiritual Disease that Eats at Your Salvation“)

“But I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that are unable to do any more. But I shall show you whom you should fear: Fear the One who, after killing, possesses authority to cast into Gehenna. Yea, I say to you, fear Him! Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before Elohim. But even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. Do not fear, you are worth more than many sparrows. And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Adam shall also confess him before the messengers of Elohim. But he that has denied Me before men shall be denied before the messengers of Elohim.” – Luke 12:4-9, ISR98

“Look at the birds of the heaven, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father does feed them. Are you not worth more than they?” – Matthew 6:26, ISR98

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground without your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all numbered.  So do not fear, you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31, ISR98

baptism-ChristYHWH sent His Son for sinners like you and the both of us. You have a Heavenly Father that wants to be your best friend and confidant. through the Holy Spirit. He wants to have a personal relationship with you. Could it be that you need a relationship like this? Now that you know about Him, ask Him for forgiveness and turn aside from your old self, your past and look ahead to the future with a new outlook. Don’t be overwhelmed for this is done one day at a time. (“Seeking a New Spirit“;”Holy Spirit 101“; “Spiritual Fruit & Renewing Your Mind“; “A New World Order“)

bible-7Now is the time to build your priorities so that your love for YHWH is the primary motive for what you do. Each moment, examine yourself to be certain you are giving YHWH first place. After a short time, old habits and attitudes fade away, replaced by new qualities that YHWH has already placed in you. While this is not difficult in small pieces with the help of the Holy Spirit, the new you does take some persistence on your part. (“Breaking the Hold of Addiction and Distorted Behavior“; “Healing: The Beginning of Love“;”The Stonghold of Anger“;”A Mind of Envy and Competition“;”What Is Washing By The Word?“)

holy spiritYHWH wants a real relationship with you, not ritual or legalistic man-made methods and ideas. James poses the scene of looking in the mirror. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? How would you feel if someone took a picture of you, framed that picture, gazed at the picture and lavished large amounts of attention to it, even showing the picture to others while ignoring you? In this scenario, the real person is totally ignored except in the making of the image. Your Father does not want to be treated in this way either. He wants a genuine relationship with you on a one to one basis. (1 John 2) YHWH wants you to know Him, not a deception. YHWH knows that if you put anything ahead of Him at the center of your life, you will not reach your full potential and become all that He wants and needs you to be for others. In fact, idolatry and self-deception is able to cause you to lose eternal life. Idolatry is that important. (“Which Shepherd Do You Believe?“;”YHWH’s Prayer Shawl of Protection“;”What is the Standard of Life Conduct in a Disciple of Messiah?“)

new-man-in-christsome of this is information derived from Chapter 10 of “The New Man in Christ: Breaking Strongholds in God’s Perfect Will”

“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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