In my studies last week I came across an interesting twist to the Golden Rule, which I believe is profound in relation to Kingdom business. It reads:
“Whoever Has the Gold Makes the Rules.”
The brain behind this thought is unknown, however, while musing over it I got a deeper understanding of what Amos meant when he declared:
“Woe to them that are at ease in Zion” – Amos 6:1
Or Jesus’ warning to his disciples,
“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.” – Matthew 11:12
Dear friends for there to be a reorientation of society, and a spiritual emancipation of the masses, the existing power structures are to be addressed and scrutinised until we see,
“justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” Amos 5:24
The problem with the Church is that we have become fat cats, and a part of the problem, rather than the solution to this corrupt system.
History warns us that this struggle is never easy, but it’s worth starting. Because in the end – good will always triumph over evil.