Teaching Covetousness: Whetting Man’s Appetite For Coveting the Things of the World

learning to covet

“You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire. You build egos the size of cathedrals. Fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse. Grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own god. Where can you go from there?”
–John Milton (Satan), The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

Man is a creature of the senses and sensation.

As such, man has developed an appetite for the things of the world.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1JOHN 2:15-16

In America, this voracious appetite even has a pretty name: The American Dream.

And, during the end times, man’s appetite for desiring the things of the world is GREATLY sharpened (by Satan).

In other words: coveting.

And it is no secret why the devil is so interested in man better learning to covet: God’s Word informs that covetousness IS idolatry.

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry”
–Colossians 3:5

And idolatry is one of the major sins OF WHICH MAN WILL NOT REPENT, of the last days.

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk”
–Revelation 9:20

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SO, seeing as how coveting IS idolatry, one might say Satan has a professional interest in making sure that end times man covets as much and as effectively as is humanly possible.

Which is a primary reason the father of lies has to LOVE modern advertising.

Never mind that advertising has been called “legalized lying” and Satan has been called (by Jesus) the father of lies.

“Advertising is legalized lying.”
H.G. Wells

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
–John 8:44

Every time someone sees an advertisement, his appetite for the things of the world which he does not own is whetted.

In this thoroughly modern way is man taught (every day!) to–not only to DESIRE wealth and the things of the world, but–to CRAVE; to OBSESS OVER these VERY temporary trinkets.

In this way is end times man taught the satanic art of covetousness.

DOES the reader get the urge to own what he sees in an advertisement?

DOES the reader ever fantasize about that new car or that new computer?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 15, 2021.]

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