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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stand for your Finances

 

  

Part 1

 

 

 

Become God’s steward

 

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All scripture references from KJV.

 

Are you God's steward?

Before we get to the good news, we must first look at the facts and realities, the darker picture, the dark picture of lies.

The enemy wants to, as far as he is able, make the body of Christ on earth inactive, so that the good news of the total forgiveness, benefits and acquittal in Christ, is not spread. The world and the false teachings of the church have caused our inheritance in Christ to decay. The more ignorance that is present in the lives of the children of God, the more the enemy can steal, kill and destroy in their lives.

Our inheritance of provision, which includes finances (money), is part of it. It seems that the area of finances is one of the main areas that the enemy concentrates on.

John 10:10 "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

Every now and then we hear of a suicide of some prominent person in society, where finances, or the lack thereof , was the cause.

As a result of financial pressure there are not just hundreds of suicides annually, but also thousands who suffer from severe depression. The effects of this on families and communities are shocking. When we look at the present economic situation in our country and the future projections, it is a bleak picture for the majority, and we would rather not think about it.

The rich get richer and the greater percentage of poor get even poorer. How much poorer can you get if you have nothing left? It is a very sad picture. What makes it even more upsetting, are the answers and the attitude of the church, the body of Christ, concerning this huge world crisis. The church realizes, too, that it can do nothing without money. It wants to address the issues of starvation and poverty, as this is their God given function, but it simply does not have the ability.

An idea that often springs up, is that it is okay for the people in the world to have money, but not the children of God (Christians). As the children of God are not of this world, and money is, then they shouldn't have too much wealth. However, the truth is that wealth is not of the world, but actually from God.

Haggai 2:8 "The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts."

Psalms 24:1 'The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein."

The enemy has taken money, which in itself is neither good nor bad, and turned it into something evil.

Many times the Bible is misquoted i.e. "money is the root of all evil." The Bible is quite clear about this: It is the love of money that is the root of all evil.

1 Timothy 6:10 "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."

The ability to convert God's riches into wealth for ourselves is actually a gift, and definitely not evil.

Deuteronomy 8:18 "But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."

Proverbs 10:22 "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."

From this we can deduce, that if we don't fulfill our responsibility to gain wealth, we are in fact actually preventing God from fulfilling His covenant with us!

As soon as a minister preaches that Jesus paid the full price on the cross for us, and that the curse of every negative thing is broken, including the curse of poverty, it is then that he is attacked or accused for saying such things. These attacks are often from church leaders themselves. As soon as a minister announces that God wants to bless His children with wealth and goodness, then he is labeled as a "prosperity preacher".

Ps 35:27 "Let the LORD be magnified who hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."

The whole idea of prosperity comes from God. These attacks on prosperity come actually from none other than the enemy, who, by his accusations, has caught up people in poverty and a life of stress.

The falsity behind these hypocritical comments is amazing, because these same persons, who accuse the "prosperity preachers" of greed and lust of money, behave in the same way as that of which they accuse others. They also try in many ways to make something extra (money), in order to improve their situation. This hypocrisy has established a false image concerning finances in the church, and, as a result, thousands suffer the consequences.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 April 2010 12:36
 
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