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Many of us do not think about money having the spirit of God or the spirit of mammon . Money is not alive, it is just paper or metal after all. Yet, God says in Matthew 6:24; “You cannot serve God and mammon.” Mammon is simply saying “I don't need God, I can do this on my own.” It is putting you trust in riches/money rather than God.
All God is saying is, “Will you handle your money my way or the worlds way?”
What is the difference?
Mammon says buy and sell, God says sow and reap.
Mammon says to cheat and steal, God says give and receive.
Mammon says take, God says give
Mammon is selfish, God is generous.
Mammon is never the answer - God is!
Throughout the Word God speaks to us about our money, but so does the spirit of mammon. Who is your master? Who are you listening to?
“The devil hates spirit-led giving because it simultaneously diminishes his kingdom and makes us more like our heavenly Father.” (page 57)
Many people say that cannot afford to give without realizing the only way to break free from lack, is to handle money God’s way. In Chapter 6 Pastor Morris gives an explanation of Luke 6:38 that shows God’s way of multiplying even for those who at the moment do not have enough.
Which is louder in your ear, the spirit of God or the spirit of mammon? Here are a couple of questions that will locate where you are:
Am I looking to God or to people to meet my needs?
Do I get angry or resentful with people who don’t help me as I want them to?
Do I blame others for my circumstances?
Am I a selfish taker or a generous giver?
Do I secretly grieve when I give?
Do I give liberally?
When we full understand all that we have is God’s, it is easier to give when He has us to. When you understand that He sacrifices all for us, it is easier to give when He has us to. Giving, more than any other activity you can do will work selfishness and greed out of you life.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Blessed Life, do so today. It will dramatically change you life.