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Breaking the Spirit of Mammon

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December 5, 2021 7:00 am

Breaking the Spirit of Mammon

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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December 5, 2021 7:00 am

Pastor Robert concludes the series by addressing common questions about the spirit behind the love of money, whether money is evil, and what to do with money.

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Welcome to worship in the wearing after Robert Morey were so glad that you're with me today wearing have to Robert beyond my theories about godly stewardship nine euros today and I'm here with my cohost Patrick pay everybody welcome today's message is titled breaking the spirit of man before hearing Pastor Robert teach about this. You know, I really wasn't too familiar with the work. I didn't know what it truly meant or that I can apply to my life and beliefs about money, so this was really an eye-opening message from me to Patrick and later in the message. I love how Pastor Robert discusses the often believed adage money is evil and wondered before anything. He explained so well. He really does well. This message goes deep into the spiritual side of money and it's packed with Scripture, insight, and personal stories. So let's get started. So it's all about breaking the spirit of Mammon and you need to understand that Mammon is the spirit will explain to you how the people in Jesus's day knew what he was talking about when you soared by with the man the Lord Mammon is in the Bible for tops one time.

It's a repeat Matthew Mark and Luke are synoptic Gospels.

Simpson mopping me similar. So they're very similar to read a lot of the same passages of the parables of Matthew, Mark, and Luke that you will review John and one of the reasons is Matthew Mark and Luke cover the last year Jesus's ministry only. Even though the cover of the boat and a little bit in the death and resurrection. John covers the first two years of his ministry.

John wrote his gospel later because Matthew Mark and Luke cover the last year Johnson someone needs cover the first two years is why John you'll find things like that.

The water being turned in the wind.

The conversation with Nicodemus, the woman at the well woman caught in adultery.

I say things that you won't see any other book of the Bible. Okay so so en masse you and him Luke it talks about Mammon but less so in length there three references three times Jesus uses the word Mammon gets the same sermon.

One of those times. It's also Matthew so stars was on the board. So let me say this again about not losing on this word. Mammon is in the Bible four times. One is a repeat. So Jesus that we know will use the word Mammon three times animal read your three right in the book of Luke Luke 16 verse nine says and I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous. Mammon is the first time we see it and I will explain this statement because it sounds like it's saying use your money to my friends that's not what same effect. Make friends for yourselves by unrighteous Mammon that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home. He who is faithful and what is least is faithful also in much. This is all about good stewardship as well, and beyond West and he who is unjust and what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore, if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous. Mammon is the second time uses the word who will commit to your trust.

The true riches and if you not been faithful in what is another man's who will give you what is your own and then here's the verse it's repaid live Matthew six. No sir no sir, there's no one that's an exception. This will no servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You can visit Jesus make you cannot serve God and Mammon. Okay so Jesus makes a statement explain some of them as regards a message but I have three questions for you. So number one what is Mammon. Most people would save money. It is not money. I'm assuming Shockey right off the bat is not money, it is the spirit. Mammon is an Aramaic word Jesus spoke Aramaic. Mammon is an Aramaic word that referred to MS at a a Syrian God and that God was the God of riches. That was the name of the God riches so he was saying.

You cannot serve God and a spirit, a demonic evil spirit and this is this certain spirit is the spirit of riches the spirit came from Babylon. If you remember about Babylon. Babylon was built on pride they thought they could get to heaven without God on their own so it's built on pride and arrogance. That's where this spirit comes from this spirit says that it can provide for you. What only God can provide for the following, Babylon, by the way, if you Babylon if you want to know what it means.

I just told you the word Bible we see are absolutely seaside. They just Babylon nightclub Babylon's babble, babble, axle means confusion, and all on me so I planted in confusion.

So the city of Babylon was planted in confusion.

Okay so when someone is babbling you just don't understand what they say okay so that's where it comes from. So this is this word Mammon and it is a spirit that wrestled money so they waited they gave us the context is money, but it's a spirit that's what Jeff notes. Now this might Shockey all money has a spirit on all money all the money in your bank account has a spirit of it either has the spirit of God on art has a spirit Mammon of according to the Bible the way we get the spirit of God on our money is we return the first 10% of the house of God and the other 90%. It says is redeemed or purchased back out from under the curse of this world. So if courage comes back out of that spirit Mammon. That's why by the way that Mammon that had been that when you say things like that money that has the spirit of God own cannot be devoured by the evil one because God spirit is protecting it's it's it's blessed by God. But if money is not the first 10% is not returned. God has a spirit Mammon on which again remind the new monkey is a spirit of confusion. You don't know what to do with any can be devoured by the developer.

So it's very important to manage that Mammon is always contrasting itself to the spirit of God. Mammon is looking for service. You cannot serve Jesus that God and Mammon. So Mammon is looking for service, Mammon actually promises us everything that only God can give us.

Think about it. Mammon promises us security identity, significance, peace, joy, happiness. If you had more money would be happier if you had more money. People would listen to if you had more money be secure.

You would have to worry about your future. Since I only got to me that only God could do that money is that I know people have a lot of money to have a lot of worry a lot of stress in Wally's act.

Therefore, the elusive only God can provide you security so money is always trying to rule listening to worship where Pastor Robert Morris and his beyond life.

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Robert has shared with us has been so interesting. I love learning that Mammon is not money itself, but it's actually a spirit that can rest on our money. Depending on the first thing that we do it right so crazy that if we don't hide our money is actually cursed with the spirit of man and can be devoured by the world you paycheck 70 years that felt like they were devoured by the way, the 90th kind of peer trickled out to one thing or another and wondering where all plants. I have definitely been there to learning more about how Mammon wants to confuse us and curse that is a wake-up call that I need to be more intentional theories as a wake-up call, and I can't wait to learn more selection back in with Pastor Robert, here's nothing but Mammon.

This is a struggle Shockey a little bit but Mammon is the spirit of antichrist antichrist rules through the spirit of Mammon and I can prove it to you one very simple Scripture that all of you not the spirit of antichrist does not rule through the threat of nuclear war was nowhere in the Bible the spirit of antichrist rules through the threat of not being able to buy and sell that's on the spirit of antichrist rules sort cement is Mammon. Mammon is also Scripture.

And it's a huge lot. It's just this big life. Think about this Jesus never told anyone that the answer to his problems was more money but one person not one blind man ran up to Jesus and said, have mercy on me a son of David and Jesus said you display more money, but what but somehow we play that money would solve our problems. This is why all here this. It's a contradicted contrast God for God's answer to our problems, but we actually think if I had more money, I'd have a better marriage. It had more money, I'd be happier.

Here's the biggie here is a big if I had more money I could help more people know God help people that were supposed to manage it and be a good steward of what God gives us is not the money that helps people describe helps people so Mammon is a lie spirit that tries us to get to trust money. I want to show you and this is only a little embarrassing because Gomer liked all of us how money affects everyone of us, and how Mammon affects.

I was by the way it Mammon's not a spirit help to make them talk because if we were going to take an offering right now you hear voices right you start hearing voices about why no-no you maybe get that much. Mammon thought I so. But here's the here's the latest on the probably all of us have had at one time in her life.

I either need God to come through or I need someone to give me some money and if someone would just give me some money. Then God, thank you but I don't need you anymore so you can't serve God and money. And Mammon the spirit, the spirit of Mahatma Mammon. By the way, we neatly think about not serving it. He says you will be loyal to one and you'll despise the other. This is why I don't like to give to get message given you'll get given you'll get giving up yet.

What happens is is you become loyal to that message. Then when the washer machine breaks you actually despise God because you became loyal to Mammon. Instead, loyal to God will follow me the following link is about Mammon. So what is Mammon I told you what is. Here's number two is money evil because it says unrighteous Mammon. So that makes this kind of think that money is evil.

Here's the problem that really should be translated riches of unrighteousness, not unrighteous Mammon in the Greek community or even maybe speak Spanish and you'll see how it's reversed.

Okay, it's a sign weighing the brakes on top so we translated unrighteous Mammon because were trying to use an adjective to describe a male, but in the Greek it's the other way. It's riches of unrighteousness.

This is very important because what that means is riches that had been dedicated to the unrighteous to an idol to Mammon and he says you can't serve God and riches dedicated to an idol's sake those riches may be dedicated to God, so you can serve both money in itself is not evil. Money is neutral. You can do good things for money to buy things like so money is neutral at first is matter for some people cite the Bible says monies rate of all evil done say that assembly success for the love of money, the love of money is very Gallic save like loving and serving Mammon is the root of all evil festering of all evil. So money can be used either way, now 169 is, difficult passage. I really will explain three it says and I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous Mammon that when you fail, they that some of the friends may receive your meant Internet rising up that here's what he saying any talk later about taking this unrighteous, Mammon or Mammon that's been dedicated to the spirit of the world and dedicate the spirit of God and turning it in the true riches order Trent riches riches are people as a true riches are the only thing that will last forever. Souls. So here's what he saying you should use this money that was dedicated for unrighteous purposes and dedicated to God to the kingdom and you make friends with use. In other words, help people come to know Christ and then he says and when you fail fail really is not good translation. This word actually means.when you die this lesson when you die, they are going to welcome you in your everlasting.

Think about when we go to heaven. People from other nations are going to say to us you never met me but you gave this missionary and she brought the missionary. She brought the gospel to make and I accepted Christ and I'm here not just because she came on here because you sent her as you supported her.

I came thank you for that.

They that this was a great Scripture take this money that Satan wants you to use for evil purposes. Dedicated to God and then you're going to have all these friends in heaven. To meet their that are actually going to be standing in a welcoming line and welcome you in the heaven and their gonna say I'm here because I'm here because UK every time were put money in the offering, summarizing, insight, something is happening but we gotta think about. We gotta remember that I when I first got saved. I couldn't talk. I was very shocked and I know that's hard to believe now, but I can talk and by the way, I got over it. I can remember. I would I get sober from people restaurant saved other drugs ISO burden for people in the restaurant that I'd start, appeared in with my food for the start they met these people know to go to hell some of the till and I can remember Debbie looking up at me.

Oh she say it is not under it are you I say I should get a hefty if I don't do it who will I would stand up in restaurants and sake drag attention SAI. I don't know about you, but what about the butt and I was a sellout I was on drugs. I was on my way to help and I believe Jesus in my mind, but a guy told me it's not enough to believe in Jesus you are my gift to give them control of your life and I just felt like I tell you because I think a lot you believe in Jesus, but you've never given control, and if you want talk about it. I'm available so I got over my fear talk and I start realizing this helps people believe me when I first got saved that Deb and I would save her money. We Grazie we share a meal and I would leave a tip with a big tip with her with the gospel tract and so I left like a $20 bill for like a $10 bill and we went back and the lady are severed and same thing about so I thought I did leave enough money. I just wanted her to read the book yet safe, you know, so that, left a $50 tip and waited and waited make hardly anything, and we all went back and she said how you will book you left last time. She said I read it and I gave him elected Jesus and she said I call my husband he gave his life to Jesus and I said really unassailable when you and I thought about that for a shoot. She called her husband, so was it work at home. She put her head down and she said he's in prison and a few years later he got out and they got baptized. Here's the point.

God took money that was dedicated to this world system and he targeting the true riches. So is money evil. No here listening to worshiping a word with pastor Robert my this message is just awesome you.I know I've been taken in by the lies Mammon tells such as that if I had more money. My life would be better all around right but God is the answer to all things, not money. In his explanation of 90 neutral to me that we deal with it the different though simple to understand he really did. I also really love the awesome visual pastor Robert Davis about getting you to think that every time we give money for contributing towards true riches and souls getting saved, and that when we get to heaven. There's got to be lines of people saying I'm here because you that's what an amazing way to think about getting pastor Robert truly dedicate time is not to showing people got often feel so tell us to do the same but I still live pastor Robert has to say and select continue with. Here's the third thing though. What should I be with my money went. What should I do what is very simple to get Stewart taught the whole book, beyond blessed us about David Stewart. This bit because if you're a good steward and when you want to give a tip you want to buy someone's gas you want to give an offering because you been a good steward with it here. Here are some things about being a good steward.

Luke 16 verse 10 he who is faithful and what is least is faithful also in much.

And he who is unjust and what is least is unjust also in much like now some of you might be thinking pastor. I just want to be honest with. I have two liberal of this unrighteous Mammon to be concerned about the sermon lovingly. What I want to say to you is and you always will affect your attitude because if you're not faithful with the little you'll never have much verse 12 says any few not been faithful in what is another man's who will give you what is your own take and we talked a little bit about tithing organa talk about it in this series, even a little more. We talked already talked about some but if you not been faithful in what belongs to someone else. Could that be referred to the type who will give you more. I will give you what is your own art, not percent spend on whatever you want to spend one of the Scripture verse 11 says any few not been faithful in the unrighteous Mammon who will commit to your trust the true riches true riches are people I have a daughter only daughter and very very beautiful young lady cheerleader you know things like that. She's 28 now mother for anyway. But there was a young man named Ethan who is now her husband, and he did everything I asked Ison to be friends.

I asked him do you eat and here's one place I told my daughter if he won't respect me you won't respect you so he won't respect me, he will never expect so Ethan did all the things he was posted but one time they were standing around at the from the church and he was Ethan and Elaine. This is before they got married there was about six or seven young adults and they got to joking around with Ethan and Elaine about what's it like to date, the pastor's daughter and spoke one of the guys said to my daughter. You know your dad is so strong going tithing I'll bet he checks the typing records of the guys that want to date and my daughter said he does and I did wool recession simple question why would I give my daughter to a thief.

Why would I give my daughter who is true riches to someone who can't even handle money now. What was funny was when they said he checks the tagging records that bed. Madeleine said he does anything. My future son-in-law went oh, and she said we may know you told me Todd and he said while there was one time that I was one day late. Delia paid on Friday and he would go online consume is tied immediately.

The first 10%, and because he didn't have Internet at home because he is a good steward because too much and but that Friday he was off. So on Saturday he works so he will abandon and it is time to let Saturday, but he was he was kind of mad himself they do notice Starbucks or something and do he said he set up never forgotten that one time I was one day ladies have always felt bad about that. And so there laughing and they said to my daughter and I know said they said Ethan pastor Robert is not notice that my daughter said yes. He will and so she came home that night she settlement story and she said and I she said did you did you check the Ethan's tithing records message you and there was one day he was one day late. I think that the father is interested about how people take care of his daughter, and I think he checks done and what were showing it was our heart pastor Robert story about checking his futures trading record little comical. They really make that being a good steward really is about more than just money. The huge indicator while we want to just take a moment to think about what pastor Robert Scheer today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit seems to get a copy of any of the messages in the beyond blessed visit pastor or call 833933, so be sure to visit pastor or call 833-9334. You can also follow pastor Robert on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Thanks for cleaning and finishing the principle of multiplication, blithely

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