Ezekiel 22:12 (‘osheq), and Matthew 23:25 (HARPAGE)-a term used in the End Times as well in order to remove God’s people who have been loyal and believed in His Son. It indicates one who is an extortioner is Guilty of snatching away from another by harassment, strife, greed, and oppression that which does not lawfully belong to them. The element of covetousness and usury is involved in the meaning of this word; for it is greedily gotten gain. The publicans were considered as being specially guilty of this sin, this is clear from the Pharisee’s deprecatory remark: “I am not…an extoritoner….as the publican (Luke 18:11). Paul classes extortion (pleonexia, literally, “over-reaching) among a category of the grossest Crimes known to humanity (1 Corinthians 5:10, 11); indeed, so grievous is it that it closes the Door of Heaven in the Face of the Guilty of It (1 Corinthians 6:10).
There are many ways that extortion can be used against those who have given their hearts and souls, dedicating their lives to serving and giving back…In many cases, the most loving and caring individuals have been manipulated and set up in order for the corruption to take advantage of them. This is sheer extortion and extreme oppression. When God says that the Door Of Heaven is closed to these types of individuals He means exactly that…Life is a test and God knows our hearts and he knows our intentions, in trying to save people’s lives.
Can you imagine what it must be like for God’s people who have recognized this evil (or Dark Magic) and had to deal with it? Betrayal, lying, and sheer evil in the sight of God.
You see, God has been fighting for His Son, just as ANY Father should fight for what is right in the sight of God…In the End, during the Rapture(HARPAGE), the children (along with all Believers) will be removed from any evil presence and they will live with God in His Kingdom…the people who do not believe or know Jesus will be left until the Final Judgment…
1 Corinthians 6:1-5
“DARE any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the UNJUST, and not before the SAINTS? Doo ye not know that the Saints shall JUDGE the WORLD? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not tha we shall have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are LEAST esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between brethren.”
God has spoken VERY clearly in this piece of Scripture…
You see, the fall of Lucifer (that beautiful angel that takes many forms) was due to being jealous of God and seeking out to reject God’s instruction…Lucifer tried to prevent God’s Son from fulfilling prophecy and used confusion, spiritual attacks, deception, threats to harm Christians and tear them down..So, to say that we are not living in a Luciferian society is denial of the truth…
“In thee have they taken gifts to Shed Blood (also referenced in the Bible as a murderer); thou hast taken Usury and Increase, and thou hast Greedily gained of thy neighbours by Extortion, and Hast forgotten me, saith the LORD GOD.”
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites(deceivers)! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but Within they are full of Extortion and Greed.”
“For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a Father the Son in whom he delighteth.”
God does not take lightly to self destruction or arrogance to his commandments…For those who do not adhere to His teaching will not see the Kingdom of God…