In this world, money represents power. The Bible says:
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence... Ecclesiastes 7:12
called money the "unrighteous mammon." People who are outside God
search for money day and night. Everybody is looking for who to take
advantage of and grab something from.
Money is the target and life dream of an average natural man. He is after it day and night! But Jesus says:
For your heavenly Father knoweth you have need of these things. Matthew 6:32
is saying, "I know you need these things clothes, shelter and food. But
you do not have to be anxious at all for them. There is a settled plan
to get your needs met a struggle-free plan and strategy that will always
work any day, anytime, anywhere.
In Matthew 6:24 Jesus said:
man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love
the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.
The things that the Gentiles seek
for is summed up in "mammon". It is the very essence of what the
Gentiles are living for. But for you, God has promised in Malachi 3:17:
they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up
my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that
For everyone that will care to serve God today, the
whole world will see the difference tomorrow. God says He is going to
distinguish those who serve Him. He is saying, "If you serve Me, money
will serve you. If you serve money, mourning will become your
When it is God that lifts you, He lifts you to honour you.
is a story of six powerful Americans who held a meeting in 1923. They
were six of the most powerful financiers in the world. One of them owned
the largest steel company in the world, but none of them had an
interesting end. Two of them committed suicide, one became insane, one
died penniless, one died a fugitive and one other became a prisoner.
These six men controlled more finances than the whole treasury of the United States of America then!
without God makes mourners. But when God becomes the supplier of the
money in your hands, you will remain the envy of the world around you,
"Because whatever the Lord doeth, it shall be forever."
blessings of God maketh rich and addeth no sorrow to it. The blessings
of the devil maketh rich plus plenty of sorrows. This is what Satan does
he lifted Pharaoh and then destroyed him. Everyone he lifted ended up
destroyed. Jesus said he only comes to steal, to kill and to destroy, no
matter what he pretends to have come to do. Whatever he pretends to be
doing to help you is only a strategy to hurt you.
I have never
envied any unbeliever. I do not care what he is or has. There is nothing
that life demands that is not in God. All things that make for life and
godliness are packaged in redemption. You carry the greatest treasure
inside you, Jesus is His name!
When you start measuring your
life with a sinner's life, it just shows that you need deliverance. By
destiny, the world is to envy you. When you begin to envy the world
instead, you have lost your identity.
You are just like Isaac, a
child of promise, who became the envy of the Philistines. Your nation
and all the nations of the earth, wherever you step into, will envy your
personality from now on, in Jesus name!
Your thoughts and
attitudes affect what you get from life. You need to change your
thoughts and attitudes towards money, if you desire to get maximum yield
for your seeds sown. Change your position and God will change your
Here are some truths about money, which you need to imbibe, in order to change you attitude.
It Is Not The Root Of All Evil
folks say money is the root of all evil and think they are quoting the
Bible. Money is not the root of all evil. The Bible does not tell us so.
What it says is:
For the LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil:
which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and
pierced themselves through with many sorrows. I Timothy 6:10
Money is not evil in itself. It is the love of it that leads to so many evils.
serve the one you love. If you love money you will serve money and do
anything to acquire it. Money becomes your master. Unknowingly, you
begin to worship it. It becomes the deciding factor in any step you want
to take in life.
When money becomes your greatest consideration
in every affair in life, then know that you are very far from God.
Jesus said you cannot serve God and mammon (money). But if you serve God
faithfully you will have money, which God created for use. He created
the silver, gold and every precious stone, and the Bible tells us they
were very good.
Don't Deny Your Need For Money
of money is an all important subject, except to hypocrites in Zion. You
can't do without money daily. The Word of God says:
...Money answereth all things. Ecclesiastes 10:19
is nothing that can get successfully done on this earth without money.
All transactions on earth are programmed around money. Everything you
need in life answers to money: food, clothes, shelter, everything that
makes for a living. Jesus said:
...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
on earth, plus eternal life, is what makes up abundant life. Stop
pretending that you do not need money. Admit your need for it and you
will have it, because God only supplies your need.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
need for money in good measure cannot be over-emphasized. You do not
only need to have it, you need to have it in abundance. It is the
abundance of it that is relevant to your welfare and that of others.
Don't let hypocrisy rob you of your heritage.
Money Is A Defence
The Bible tells us that money is a defence (Eccl. 7:12). It keeps one from the harassments of life. No
matter how spiritual you are, you can't stay in a house without paying the rent.
Money is a defence!
poor man in any society is not treated the same way as a rich man.
Without money, you are socially defenceless. There are countless
multitudes languishing in various prisons today, who have not been told
the offence they committed. It is only people without means who fall
victims of such treatment.
Money Gives You a Voice
Let us get this small illustration from God's Word:
was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king
against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's
wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. Ecclesiastes 9:14-16
is wise for the wise man to have money. Money gives a voice to the
wisdom he possesses. Now hear this: without money, the gospel cannot be
spread all over the world. Money will give voice to the gospel. It is
the wheel upon which this end-time wisdom of God will ride.
a preacher approaches an unbeliever to share the good news, the first
thing that the sinner does is to size him up. If the preacher looks
poor, then he doesn't show him any form of respect, and most often will
treat his words with disdain.
But when the preacher looks better
than he does, the unbeliever gets more interested, because he knows the
preacher does not want his money. Money gives a voice to wisdom.
There Is Only One Way To Get Money
is only one way to get money. This is by giving away what you have. For
you to have money, you must make giving your way of life. Give to God
and give to brethren in need. This is the only way you can have money.
Holding tight to what you have leads to poverty and lack.
is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth
more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. Proverbs 11:24
When You Give Money, You Are Not Helping God
you give to the work of God, you are not helping God. This is an
attitude which has robbed many believers of their inheritance in God.
God does not depend on you for food. The cattle on a thousand hills are
His (see Ps. 50). He cannot depend on you for money. The silver and the
gold are all His also (Hag. 2:8).
In fact, Psalm 24:1 tells us:
earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof... God does not depend on
you to sustain His kingdom. He can do it all by Himself. The reason He
allows you to be involved is because He wants to bless you!
does not need your money. Giving is a channel which God has opened for
man to receive His blessings. When you give, you are only building your
destiny, for you are too small to help God.
Poverty Is Not A Sign Of Righteousness
is not a sign of righteousness. The Bible says that Jesus is the
righteousness of God. Jesus, the righteousness of God, came down to
earth in the form of human flesh. By the records we have of His
ministry, He was not poor.
He had so much that, He needed a
treasurer to keep His money. He ate whatever He wanted and whenever He
desired it. He lived in a place that commanded envy, because John's
disciples who went to see where He lived never returned to their master.
They remained with Jesus.
Now, Jesus was not only righteous, He
was the expression of the righteousness that God demands from us. So if
you walk in poverty, you don't look like Jesus. We are representations
of Jesus, so we should be an expression of Jesus to the world, the same
way Jesus was of the Father.
Lack (Of Any Kind) Is A Curse
good look at the curses of the law listed in Deuteronomy 28 shows that
the most prominent among them is the curse of poverty. Lack is embedded
in almost every curse enumerated.
The curse of the law is a
reverse of man's welfare. Poverty is a curse, not an influence of the
economic situation of the world. The day you start to see it that way,
you will be free from it.
One of the reasons why Jesus came was
to bring man into a covenant link with God. God called a man named
Abraham and used him to prove His purpose for man, by releasing
blessings upon him and his generations to come.
The Bible tells us why Jesus was crucified:
hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:
for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree:
the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus
Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Jesus, by His death on the cross, rendered the
curse of the law that was upon us null and void, and brought us into
the Abrahamic covenant of blessings.