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Monday, August 22, 2016

Prisoner of the World (GOD over money, Spirit over flesh) - pt 2

Matthew 6:24  "No 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."

mammon = G3126. mammōnas (mam-mo-nas') - Of Chaldee origin (confidence, that is, figuratively wealth, personified); mammonas, that is, avarice (deified): - mammon.

avarice = insatiable desire for wealth; greed for wealth.

No man can serve two masters.  He will either love the one or hate the other.  Many pastors translate the word "mammon" as "ill-gotten gains".  However, serving mammon actually means greed for wealth, or the love of money, so mammon can be achieved legitimately in the world.  It's not just the drug dealer's money that's mammon.  People love money and what they think it can do for them.  You say that you must have money to live.  Well, you need food and water to keep your yourself alive, and in the wilderness, money won't quench your hunger or thirst.  But most people don't worship food and water.  ALMIGHTY GOD never put a price on food, water and raw materials, but it's satan and men that do it.  All GOD asks for us to do is put in a little work and everything He freely gives us.  It's our FATHER that created seed, brings the former and latter rain, and gives life.  All you can do is plant the seed in the ground.  Money in itself is not evil, but usury and the love of money are the roots of evil in this world.  Satan's seeds are counterfeit, corrupt, wicked adn thrive on lust.  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (James 1:15).

Would you like a summary of what goes on everyday amongst the worldly and ungodly; and all the carnal b.s. that goes back and forth, day in and day out; and what to do about it?  Well here it is, in the very WORD of GOD...

1 Timothy 6:4  "He [or she] is proud [puffed up], knowing nothing, but doting [diseased] about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings [suspicions],"

proud = G5187. tuphoō (toof-o'-o) - From a derivative of G5188; to envelop with smoke, that is, (figuratively) to inflate with self conceit: - high-minded, be lifted up with pride, be proud.

G5188. tuphō (too'-fo) - Apparently a primary verb; to make a smoke, that is, slowly consume without flame: - smoke.

1 Timothy 6:5  "Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself."

1 Timothy 6:6  "But godliness with contentment is great gain."

1 Timothy 6:7  "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."

1 Timothy 6:8  "And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."

1 Timothy 6:9  "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."

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."

1 Timothy 6:11  "But thou, O man of GOD, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."

You can be a puffed up gangster; wage slave; boss; doctor; or rapper, but pride isn't concerned with your occupation.  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall (Pro 16:18).  Your money and worldly status mean nothing in heaven. The smoke from drugs, pride, anger, and the smoke and mirrors in this world are all part of satan's illusions.  Always put GOD first, loving and serving Him first... let it be GOD over money always.

Proverbs 25:21  "If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:"

Fill up your spiritual tank with Jesus, the Living WORD, who is the Bread of Life and Living Waters.  Plant the seeds of truth with others.  Your commission is to feed GOD's sheep, not to graze in pride, turf or the devil's illusions, with the sheeple.  Love and feed the spiritually hungry and meek, whether it be your neighbor or enemy, for even criminals and wild beasts know how to love their own.

Selling out can involve following, doing and going along with the status quo of lies; greed; evil; unfairness and corruption in this world, to please men and self, as well as placing more importance on money, possessions and position, etc, over GOD.  Unfortunately, many sell-outs call themselves Christians, yet all they think about, at least six days out of the week, is money and the comforts of this world.  Carnal, worldly believers think that GOD made them wealthy because they're religious or righteous, when the reality is contrary.  All they really possess are the settlements from satan's bargains.

Separate yourselves from double-minded people, who are superior, rich and righteous in their own eyes, for they are the blindest.  Double-mindedness attracts double-mindedness; pride attracts pride; and fools attract fools.  The irony is that evil attracts evil, but is also repelled by its own kind.  That's why gangsters kill gangsters, the filthy rich gossip and mingle only with their own, and the fake Christians worship together under a false religious system of men.

Spiritually speaking, birds of a feather flock together.  The blind will always think they can see, because their lives are filled with others just as blind - the blind and wealthy, the blind and poor, and the blind leading the blind. Spiritual blindness doesn't discriminate by race, gender, status or wealth.  So if you surround yourself with people who say they love GOD, but their actions and words speak only of material gain and objects, money, status, real estate, or career, every day, year after year, they are not lovers of GOD, but of the world.  They are indeed double-minded, hypocrites.  The majority of good works, from volunteering to giving, to helping others, involve no paychecks, recognition or fame.  So the lovers of the world generally don't do anything that doesn't provide direct physical, tangible rewards or recognition.  Donating for them is for the cause of their own agendas, for tax reasons or to gain acknowledgement from men.

Galatians 5:17  "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."

Romans 8:5  "For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit."

Romans 8:6  "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

Romans 8:7  "Because the carnal mind is enmity against GOD: for it is not subject to the law of GOD, neither indeed can be."

Romans 8:8  "So then they that are in the flesh cannot please GOD."

Romans 8:9  "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of GOD dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His."

If you live solely for the things of the flesh, you don't have the Holy Spirit abiding in you.  Fear, pride, intimidation and superiority are not of the Holy Spirit. 

2 Timothy 1:7  "For GOD hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

power = G1411. dunamis (doo'-nam-is) - From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself): - ability, abundance, meaning, might (-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle (-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.

The power from the Spirit of GOD is miraculous power.  The word "power" in Greek is "dunamis", like dynamite.  GOD's love and power are abundant, mighty and powerful like dynamite.  If you don't have love and compassion, then you don't have CHRIST in your heart, because GOD is Love.  A sound mind is one that lives the WORD, who is unplugged from satan's indoctrination, and not conformed to the ways of this world, but transformed by the renewing of the mind (Rom 12:2) through the Scriptures.
The carnal individual is a respecter of persons and the systems of men.  He looks at the outward appearance, wants to know your profession, or whether you live in an expensive neighborhood, to know if you’re "someone" or not.  Just be humble, don’t boast in yourself, don’t reveal your wealth, or status, and you will see how they pass judgment and assume the worst in you.  Test the waters, weed out the wicked and don’t waste your time on ground that’s not fertile, but move forward. There’s simply no reason to attract vain people.  They're the same as Job’s ratchet jaw friends… you don’t need them.  The guy that tells you that he goes to a church with an affluent congregation… he’s not your friend, either.

Romans 8:13  "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Romans 8:14  "For as many as are led by the Spirit of GOD, they are the sons of GOD."

Romans 8:15  "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, ABBA, FATHER."

Deuteronomy 30:19  "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose Life, that both thou and thy seed may live:"

Joshua 24:15  "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

There's a conflict in this world, and that conflict is between GOD and satan.  CHRIST defeated death, which is to say, satan.  Thanks be to our GOD, YAHVEH, who gives us the victory through our LORD and Saviour, Yeshuah Messiah. 

You have this flesh life to choose whom you will serve, the True and Only GOD, ALMIGHTY YAHVEH, or a fake, wannabe god called satan.  You have the freewill to make your choice in this flesh age of life.  You're invited to come to repentance and to believe and accept Jesus CHRIST as your LORD and Savior, for He is the door to the FATHER and everlasting life.  If you humble yourself before the FATHER, you will know CHRIST.  Stay proud, losing all sense of your nothingness, and you'll remain on satan's dark ride no. 13.

Try the spirits whether they are of GOD.  Don’t allow self-righteous hypocrites turn you off from wanting to straighten up and do good.  GOD doesn’t like them, either.  You can have a relationship with GOD, through Jesus CHRIST, and your journey will be a personal one. 

John 13:13  "Ye call Me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I Am."

John 13:14  "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet."

Lift up others when they're down and encourage them in the WORD.  In this flesh life, you're going to get your feet dirty, but Christ through repentance will clean your soul.  Christ set the example for what GOD considers true nobility, righteousness, and a high class life.  A real Christian learns to serve and help others just like the KING of kings and LORD of lords, who washed the feet of His disciples, and ministered and healed others.  Your children are obedient to you.  You lead them as a father/mother.  Yet, you take care of them and do everything including loving them, feeding and bathing them, changing their diapers, to carrying them in your arms.  If you want to be the boss, then do the serving.  The world is backwards, friend.  Know that GOD exalts the humble and abases the proud.  The wicked and self-righteous are the biggest cowards around.  They’re scared to death of dying, because they have no rewards waiting from them in Heaven. 

The pretend Christians will never see the good that you do, because the greatest virtue to them is money.  Their minds are very carnal and immature.  Basically, if you have money, they think you’re in good standing with GOD… experience a bit of misfortune and they think it’s your punishment.  They cannot differentiate between good and evil.  They look down on all others and reverence worldly men that possess the things that they value.  Don’t worry about them, for they will be brought low by GOD.  These are the same stupid people that choose children to be their leaders and believe the media/news lies and the fables taught by the church systems of men.

Those who worship education may argue that the lack of a sound education is the main reason for youth delinquency, gang life or a lower quality of life.  I would say "absolutely" to lack of a sound education, in that, it starts with the WORD of GOD.  Knowledge is power, so go to the Source of All Power - THE ALMIGHTY ONE YHVH – the Greatest Power there is.  Instead of fancy universities and indoctrinated professors, people need the Living WORD.  Give them a priest and a farmer to teach them the right path of living, the Christ way, and they will never lack again.  Going into nations, planting global corporations, universities, religious systems, and central banks will only rob from the poor.  Taking away the natural resources of their homelands and replacing them with worthless paper money, with interest added, is fleecing the sheep, the very opposite of feeding them. 

Proverbs 1:7  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."

Proverbs 8:12  "I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions."

Proverbs 8:13  "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate."

Proverbs 9:9  "Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning."

Proverbs 9:10  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the HOLY ONE is understanding."

It's ironic that atheists mock the so-called religious, when it's atheists that worship and turn just about everything under the sun into a religion - from education - to careers - money - fitness - celebrities - as well as self worship and the worship of others.  We take GOD and creativity (which grows from the uniqueness that He gave each and everyone of us) out of school and learning and we create a future of sheeple, all for the promotion of a one world political and religious system.

The realest crimes aren’t going down on the street corners, they’re occurring in the pulpits, in schools, government and business.  From a larger perspective, the ones controlling the world, you'll rarely see, especially on television.  You see their agents and puppets through the tube and media, glorifying the elite and the very synagogue of satan, promoting their agendas to the masses.  The focus promoted by the media is generally on common criminals, and once in awhile, really low life evildoers, such as serial killers.  Just about everyone that you know is indoctrinated and completely blind to the real evils.  They are blinded by pride, money, recognition, being a respecter of persons and the cares of this world.  If you made it big, and you’re not in jail, the world will put you on a pedestal.  They love Disney, celebrities, Starbucks, billionaires and whatever… only because they’re big and successful, and for No other reason.

Jeremiah 30:17  "For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after."

Luke 5:31  "And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick."

Luke 5:32  "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Jesus came for sinners, not for the self righteous.  He didn't waste time on unfertile ground, but came for the poor, sick, and spiritually meek and hungry.  The ones who are whole, without Christ, only think they're in sound health.  The carnal put their trust in worldly physicians and the sciences of men.

You see major sinners change their ways because of Christ, but you rarely see the self righteous bunch humbling themselves.  The world has more self righteous people than common criminals.  This has been the way of the world and things have not changed.  We are instructed by GOD's WORD to be wise as serpents, yet peaceful as doves.  Don't allow yourself to be treated as a second-class citizen, especially not by those who claim to be Christians, but are not.  Immerse yourself in the Living WORD and be a performer of the WORD... don't give up and keep plowing.

Mr baptist.