When mammon is your God:
You view money as an answer to solve all problems- social, mental, emotional, physical.
You believe all people are not equal.
You fear for tomorrow.
Your lenses are fixed on the temporal and not on the eternal.
You begin to dance with Judas.
Honor and integrity are not part of your vocabulary.
Loyalty does not exist.
Debt is the usual transaction of purchase.
You WILL NOT and CANNOT walk by faith.
You are merely a puppet on strings.
Jesus makes an explosive statement in Luke 16:13
“It is impossible for a person to serve two masters at the same time. You will be forced to love one and reject the other. One master will be despised and the other will have your loyal devotion. It is no different with God and the wealth of this world. You must enthusiastically love one and definitively reject the other.” (Luke 16:13 TPT)
When Jesus says something is impossible, I think we better listen? Remember now, this is the guy who says ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. But one thing isn’t possible: YOU CANNOT HAVE TWO MASTERS. YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON.
Because you will BE FORCED to despise one in order to have loyal devotion to another. That’s a pretty heavy statement right there!
Forced means to be obtained by coercion or physical power. WOW!
There is a time in every believer’s life and sometimes it’s numerous times, where they will BE FORCED to decide which side they stand and who is their God in regards to mammon.
Don’t be deceived in this hour. God is testing His people’s allegiance. Don’t for one minute think that you can sail through this hour with your eyes shut conforming to an evil agenda that has the love of money at its root.
Is God your source or is the world?
I’m serious. People who testify that Jesus is their Lord need to be asking themselves this question in this hour. Is He really your God? Because your loyalty is being tested.
An earlier verse in Luke 16:9 instructs us in the kind of relationship we are to have with mammon.
“It is important that you use the wealth of this world to demonstrate your friendship with God by winning friends and blessing others. Then, when this world fails and falls apart, your generosity will provide you with an eternal reward.”
Luke 16:9 TPT
Ok so according again to Jesus himself, his people are to use the wealth of this world to be a blessing (as our covenant through Abraham declares) and to express our loyalty and friendship to God!
Then this scripture goes on to declare that WHEN this world falls apart,……. Wait…. what???
Yes WHEN not IF.
The problem with a lot of the church in this day is that so many have been positioned in deception by way of a self serving gospel, that when listening to words like this and when someone begins to point out these kind of scriptures, they reject it as conspiracy theories! It might sound laughable but it’s true!
We can’t pick and choose what scriptures we think are sound to match our worldly polluted ideology.
Jesus himself said WHEN IT FAILS. Money will fail you, if it’s your God.
Something that holds no preeminence in your life has no power to fail you. Only when you serve it it does.
Jesus’ promise to us is that He will never fail us nor leave us!
I heard a preacher say the other day concerning a decision that they were faced with. They said, “Well if I have to do such and such, then I will just pray no evil will touch me! We have to be people of faith!”
I’m like wait…. what?
The Bible says do not tempt the Lord your God! Whatever is not of faith is of sin!
This is the problem!! That’s not faith at all. That’s saying if I was told to jump off a bridge or else I will loose this or that, then I’ll just jump and ask God to soften my landing and save me! This is madness! I’m sorry but that’s not faith at all!
We have so much mixture of the world in the church that true faith isn’t even recognizable anymore.
True faith is standing like Shadrach, Meshac and Abednigo. And the scripture even says that they were prepared to die if the Lord decided not to rescue them. They weren’t playing Russian Roulette faith! No it was pure faith!
It wasn’t conditional with compromise! Im here to tell you folks it’s those who are willing to stand in allegiance to Jesus that will be protected from the hour of trial that comes on the earth.
We are in a mini hour of testing, it is a fortifying for the hour of true battle which is to come. Those who have stood through the fire of God will be able to withstand any fire the enemy would try throw at them. (Isaiah 43:2)
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.”
Is this true or not?
I encourage you today, cut the puppet strings that mammon has on your life, that says dance now, bow here, freak out now, conform here, betray there, sell your self out here, worry about tomorrow there, fear lack now.
Jesus actually said it’s the heathen’s that hold this posture. (Matthew 6)
Are we heathens or true believers?
We are in an hour where we are being FORCED to declare which side we stand.
Do you serve God or Mammon?
Author: Anita Alexander
Anita Alexander is a Prophetic Revivalist who ministers in the realm of a seer prophet and revival fire. She is the co-founder of Golden City Church in Gold Coast, Director of Revival Flame Ministries and founder of Arise Shine Intercessors Australia. In addition to pastoring Golden City Church, on the Gold Coast, Australia, Anita is an international Itinerate Speaker, Author, Song writer and Recording Artist. Anita releases prophetic revelation and impartation by Prophesy, Intercession, Prophetic Praise and Worship and prophetic articulation from the written word of God. Motivated by an intense Love for the Body of Christ, Anita’s passion and compassion is to see the Church forsake religion and tradition and awaken to His Love, arise and walk in their true overcoming identity as sons and daughters of the kingdom, who manifest the Possessing Victory, Glory and Power.