God did not create humanity to be focused upon things that control our process of thought, but money continually poses a quandary over it in the heart and mind. As we ponder each day with thoughts of is it going to be mammon or God today. Though He made us fully capable of being spiritually conscious of His presence and power, evil can reside in wealth and riches.
Money does not wield power it is not a living thing but in realms of influence, an abundance of it has the power to be seen as from it. Since it is a powerful influence among all those who have it, it is an even more powerful instrument over all those who do not.
Since it is a principal means of obtaining whatever one desires even in the most basic aspect money is a sought after means of getting what one wants. But when money becomes the god of resolve a snaring temptation occurs to lead one away from a life God intended to one filled with foolishness and hurt.
1Tim 6:9-10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Believers are not immune to the effects of money and the power it can yield, as many have fallen into the darkened love for it garnering a manner of making every effort justifiable. And to be clear, power in respect of money or evils in the aspects of money, is not about how much one has it is about how much love, one has for it.
10 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.
This love is a love that spells out an ominous carnal lust leading one away from God. The fault in believing money is the root of all evils, is not actually correct because the devil works to draw our attention away from the God who loves us and provides all our needs.
The devil is the one rearing money up as all-powerful, as a means for him to elevate a love for it seen by God as a root of all evil. However, it is a pretense of lust that is replacing the God of all creation for a god called money.
Wealth is not a denied benefit for humanity, only an evil lust for it is, He never says we won’t be prosperous, in fact He points out purposes for money occur all throughout our life. Seen in the fact Jesus left nothing out of His question to Peter about the law and those estranged to it.
Math 17:24-27 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
He makes it clear a tribute to Rome comes from its resources, but those who admonish the laws of God over the land of Israel are to render to Rome what is Rome’s and to God what is His.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
Amazingly Jesus did not create this miracle only for Peter but also for Himself. Showing He was obedient to the laws of man even though they had no real power over Him. Contrary to today where we have leaders making peasants out of God’s flock by religious disorders that make money out to be evil.
Ministers calling money the devil’s currency and hosting a denial of comfort in the peace of Christ create a false humility projecting pauperized mannerisms, but it is all being done by spiritual ignorance. Anyone countering the blessings of God laid out in Christ’s suffering that is a part of one’s salvation clearly is abusing the rights of those whom Christ has by His suffering set free.
Col 1:12-14 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Church leaders who believe having spiritual wealth requires complete denial of goods and money and materials make it sound religiously fitted. But the reality is it is to cover a refute in the face of God over all-natural and eternal promises to His creation.
It was Jesus, not the religious leaders, who pointed out the fact that wealthy people may find it hard to believe and receive the gospel or good news because of the riches gained. But He did not mean they could not be saved.
Mark 10:23-25 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
Many pulpits use this to emphasize having lots of money can keep one out of heaven. His rhetorical statement is not to be made an example for the Church’s famed poverty, but revelation.
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
There is no amount of money that will ever provide salvation, healing, or eternal promises, these things come only by faith in the one who is made the way to receive them. Jesus!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
In the natural, this appears as impossible for any who are rich, but the truth is it is not impossible for God. He is not bound by worldly economics and the requirement for salvation from sin is still to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
However, today’s economic arenas influence a mindedness present of evil mannerisms that promote issues of despair because of a lust for power money exerts on governments, capitalist funding’s, personal wealth and security, and future indebtedness.
The current administration in America is using money and the facade of power surrounding it to create an authoritarian empire to be run by political parties of Democrats and Republicans who see themselves as the only ones worthy of such elitism. Raising the debt ceiling to accommodate the 3.5T dollar evilness of their authority will only serve those in power not the American people.