Filthy Lucre

money-worshipping14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 Of Whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named,

16 That He would grant you, according to the riches of His Glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all Saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20 Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

21 Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”  Galatians 3:14-21

If money is the source by which the world, the flesh and the devil is rendered helpless, the Cross of Christ was in vain.

If satan has told you without money you would die and you believed him, you in fact are dying.  Not because satan told the truth, the truth is not in him, but because you believed satan and not the Lord.  Jesus Christ said I am the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).

The Word of God says “…my God shall supply ALL your needs according to HIS riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19.  The Lord did not say according YOUR riches but according to HIS riches.  I am not speaking to those with money.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with having money.  I’m speaking to those without money who have put their faith in filthy lucre for survival.

Somebody said, “you must have money to get by in this world”.  No, you have to have the Lord Jesus Christ to get by in this world and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33).  We either believe the Word of God to be true or we believe it to be a lie.

I remember a day when my husband and I needed $50 to pay a bill.  It was the last day we had to pay this bill and we didn’t know what we were going to do.  With prayer and supplication we made our request known unto the Lord and within 5 minutes, God is my witness, our door bell rang.  There stood a lady who had been at our garage sale two weeks earlier and wanted to know if we still had a particular item.  She paid $65 for the item and my husband and I stood in awe.  Jesus Christ authored and finished our faith in Him that day.  He showed us He IS able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask.  As we continue walking with the Lord daily, He continues to author and finish our faith…precept upon precept, line upon line.

Beware of the seduction of filthy lucre.  Jesus Christ is the Source and Calvary’s Cross is the means by which the Child of God maintains victory over the world, the flesh and the devil.  Give no room for the flesh.  We live by faith in the Son of God as the Way, the Truth and the Life or we live by works of the flesh to gain what the Lord has already has already supplied…ALL of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Choose wisely.

-Donna Clark Warren

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