“Spirit of Mammon”

us-money-photo“Spirit of Mammon (Money, Material Wealth)
Assistant Pastor, Kenneth Mitchell
Mt Gilead Full Gospel Int’l Ministries

Money, money, money… it makes the world go round.  But, as Christians it’s important to remember we live IN the world, but we’re not OF the world.  My assistant Pastor offers a message which really speaks about priority (in my opinion):  God must come first in every aspect of our lives- including our finances.

Matthew 6:24-25 (NIV)
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?”

* We must focus on God, rather than money. The spirit of money always makes us anxious to spend. But, the Lord can’t bless us unless we’re patient. The spirit of Mammon makes us feel like we can’t hold on to any money — that’s how Satan tricks us.  He makes us feel like we have to spend all the time.

8610* The devil wants us to chase money, instead of chasing God.  But, the Bible tells us we must first give to the Lord. We restrict the hand of God when we don’t sow into His Kingdom. God blesses those who release seeds into His Kingdom. It’s not easy, though! We must take our mind off of the world, and keep it on God – which can be especially hard during Christmas time.   We must remember this holiday season, it’s NOT about the latest electronics and toys, it’s about JESUS!  He is the reason for the season. God gave us His only son, so that we may have the chance to receive eternal life.

* Denying the Spirit of Mammon takes wisdom.  Therefore, we must pray before making financial decisions. Seek counsel as instructed in scripture:

Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But, his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does, prospers.”

* Something to think about: Learn to be content!  Appreciate where you are and learn what you need to learn, so you’re ready for that next step.  God WILL supply all of your needs.

1 Comment

  1. Great writing. I am glad you posting that. I ask you accept my for my weak English writing, I am from Germany and English is somehat new to me.

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