… “Woe to you who add house to house and
join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the
the bible, two principles are stressed more than any other;
righteousness and justice. In fact, these are the central principles of
every aspect of God’s Law and they amount to the commands “love the Lord
your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your
might” (righteousness) and “Love your neighbor as your self” (justice).
Righteousness is doing things right as it is right according to God’s
judgment. To be unrighteous is to choose another standard for right and
wrong other than God’s standard.
What most of us do not understand is that setting a standard of right
and wrong is exactly the purpose for culture. We have a situation that
our cultural background; weather secular or religious, give potentially
seductive and contradictory yardsticks of what should be right or wrong;
effectively blindfolding us to the “light of the gospel”. The
contradiction between the cultural standards and those of the gospel is
what Paul referred to as the offence of the gospel; they are what count
most. It is even worse when our culture seams to buttress biblical
standard, that way it enfolds the letter of the gospel but sidetracks
the guiding Spirit behind the gospel. In my experience of spiritual
warfare, culture is the greatest and surest means for the transfer of
antichrist doctrine and attitude from generation to generation. It
results in the “spiritualization” of the heart of darkness so that it
looks O. K. on the surface but is all death and distribution inside.
This effectively counteracts the injunction to not be conformed to the
world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds in the word of
any standard, there are three aspects involved which correspond to the
functional aspects of the trinity; the word, the spirit, and the heart,
in other words: the law, the wisdom and the attitude that inspired the
Culture, especially most African cultures, effectively mirrors the law
of God, but fall short sharply when compared on the wisdom and attitude
levels. This effectively corresponds with all forms of antichrist
worship and false religion.
Culture, including religion (“spiritual” culture), in the bible is
described or represented as having the same effect as intoxicating wine.
“Woe to that wreath, the pride of
Ephraim’s drunkards, to that fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on
the head of a fertile valley – to that city; the pride of those laid low
“And these also stagger from beer and
are befuddled with wine, they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing
visions, they stumble when rendering decisions. All the tables are
covered with vomit and there in not a spot without filth
“‘Who is it He is trying to teach? To
whom is He explaining His message? To children weaned from their milk,
to those Just taken from the breast?
“‘For It is Do and do, do and do, rule
on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there.’ ”
“Babylon was a gold cup in the LORD’s
hand; she made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine;
therefore they have now gone mad.
Elsewhere the bible speaks of
“strong drink that takes away the reasoning
of the people”
The result of unrighteousness, according to
is spiritual desolation
(vs. 11- end):
The people go onto exile, i.e., spiritual
promises do not materialize.
serve strange gods in your own land, therefore you will serve strangers
(demons) in a land not your own”
Spiritual famine; lack and
The Shekinah glory withdraws
to be replaced by the cover of darkness (death enlarging its appetite).
Injustice is simply denying an individual his “rights” under God, or
doing a “neighbor” “wrong” as far as God is concerned.
God in His wisdom has set as an aspect of His righteousness that nothing
ever has “rights” without having “responsibilities” as well as “limits”
to the expression of those rights. The rights correspond to the
“authority that an individual has under God. In truth, the
responsibilities and the limits are in many ways actually unity as they
simply express ‘must do’s and ‘must not do’s in the expressing our
authority under God. Thus, they are laws govern the expression of our
addition to these laws – to make the spectrum of authority complete – is
the aspect of the privileges attached to the authority.
When injustices is being done, it is usually the privileges or choices
of an individual that is being taken away to increase the privileges or
the ability to choose of others. It can also be that the
responsibilities, obligations, and or limits laid on an individual are
disproportionate to the privileges allocated to him. It is this
imbalance that is injustice. Ultimately, the standard of Justice is an
aspect of the righteousness of the “god” you worship.
The symptom of God convicting a person or group of injustice s expressed
is a reduction in quality and quantity in
terms of the number of people in the group, the effectiveness of the
activities of the person or group, and by inference, reduction in the
glory and anointing in the group.
God not wonderful and just! The judgment accompanying each offence is
appropriate in each case; be unrighteous (offending against God) and
loose God-power; be unjust (offending against man) and loose man-power!
is important to note that these are official heavenly policy. It is not
a result of human or demonic planning, but – just as God promised to
increase us if we keep to His rules – He; not man and not the devil,
promises to reduce us if we don’t do the right things.
“I will not share my glory with Idols
nor my honor with men”
Thus, it follows that the more we approach God’s standard of what is
right and what is just, the more we can expect the glory and the
prosperity that is from God to shine amongst us.