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Corruption – Human Disease

Corruption – A Human Disease

Ephesians 4:29-30—WEB

29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but only what is good for building others up as needed, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Galatians 6:8 The one who sows to please his flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

Corruption is like a chronic disease where their wicked mind is attacking itself. Those who hold the power of Corruption are more at fault than those they influenced. But it didn’t mean that the followers of the wicked are licensed to sin and continue without being charged with the same Sin. What Christians can do to reduce this unjust decision is to go back to point zero (The Garden), where the first man invited Sin to ruin the perfect mind of the future of humanity.

But it is impossible for humans to do it but possible for God. Will He do it? Will He give another chance for the flesh to grieve Him again? The continuous Sin of men grieved Him in His heart- Genesis 6:1-6. God said: “My Spirit will not strive with man forever because he also is flesh.” Genesis 6:12 describes the magnitude of Corruption on the face of the earth: Corruption is self–inflicted, born of the flesh and not of the Spirit. It could be a push from people around or envy, seeing people living a luxurious life. It is everywhere on the planet.

All countries governed by humans have no exception. All people are all flesh and have corrupted their ways, keeping up with the Joneses. In other words, if they can do it to better their lives, why not do it also? Every person was guilty of taking the good things that God provided for us to live the way He wanted us to be. We draw down the line when we turn away from God’s will and purpose. The human soul is so corrupt that wickedness never fails. When there is an opportunity for man to be in a high place in society, it does not matter to give up his life to be great in this world of deceit and temptation. The world without true love and every imagination of their minds coupled with hearts are thought evil without ceasing.

What would you feel when you heard Our LORD who grieved in His heart that He was sorry that he had made man on the earth? What will you do with your money when you hear that the end time is soon? What will you do when asked to have more time on earth but give up all your riches and glory and return to where you were before falling in love with it? The Bible recorded that when Solomon was in advanced age, he uttered these grievances in Lamentation 2:20: “So I began to despair about all the fruit of my labor for which I worked so hard on earth.’ ‘For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; however, he must hand over the fruit of his labor as an inheritance to someone else who did not work for it. This also is futile and an awful injustice.”

We live in a borrowed time and vessel (body-flesh) with temporary happiness and sadness. King David was a man after God’s own heart. After serving his own generation by God’s will, David fell asleep, was laid unto his fathers’, and saw Corruption—Acts 13:36.

God sent the deluge to end Corruption during Noah’s time and wiped out humanity except Noah’s family. When God said that He would not deal with flesh again(natural, sinful impulses and desires), and if He does, His unconditional love for humanity will be questioned by those who believed that He is God of Love. We should not focus on satisfying the desire of our flesh but instead think to be transformed by the renewal of our mind, that by doing these things, what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God. He may give us a spirit of discernment that will guide us to discern God’s will and what is not.

While living in the flesh, our sinful impulses dominate the compassion of the Spirit to bear fruit instead of harvesting lost souls; we left them wandering in the wilderness of today, looking for someone to help them find the grace of God. If it is possible to fellowship with them, we can act as the grace of God but never claim we are; we guide them until they find their way. Through their testimony that God’s grace is not hard to find, we made a good harvest that will please the LORD.

Corruption happens because of our support; we put them in power because of their popularity, monetary gain (bribe), promises, misinformation, or fake news, which these corrupt politicians pay people to be their trolls. One of the worst Corruption involves the church getting endorsed and, in return, money in the collection pocket, not in the church’s collection box. It’s a shame; the members do not even care that their leaders are getting richer while using the word of God they believe in and cherish. They don’t care even if they are lost in translation as long as they’re blessed by their leaders, believing that blessing is from above.

Spiritual stillness or discipline gives openness to the divine presence, and the disciplines of silence through meditation and prayer, isolation to give space for refocusing the lost concentration, and stillness leads to a love of God, self-respect, and respect for others. Be mindful that Corruption has many forms, and it’s a sin. Bribing to influence others to do wicked things is a sin, and receiving bribes is the same offense. Unjust decisions have consequences, but punishment could be different. Just decisions are sacred to the LORD—Deuteronomy 16:18 says, “Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.”

Allow yourself time to be disgusted with your flesh when you miss the mark so it doesn’t disgust the Spirit of God within. It might become a habit when we do not discipline the desire of the flesh. Habit can influence our good moral character, and our behavior and attitude might change to an unacceptable Christian living. We are the walking advertisement of God’s goodness. So, we must watch out and be careful with how we carry ourselves.

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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