Saturday, July 23, 2016
THE WHYS OF WHY MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
THE WHYS OF WHY MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
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.
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.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
Yes, the world over is what it is today as it relies solely on one commodity (money), which is exchanged from person to person, nation to nation etc. that drives the world’s economy both in politics and in governance. Without any form of monetary service in circulation in the world system, I and you wouldn’t be as civilized as we are now; we would have still be aliens to development and advancement in science and technology. Money has unarguably become the essence of our lives’ sustenance as we depend on its availability to make ends meet, either in clothing, housing, feeding, auto mobiles, education and all that. So, money is good, go for it. Therefore, make legitimate use of your time to get money legitimately. Don’t become a lover of money in the process because it is the most brutal of a master that ensnares the souls of those he captures, and ONLY JESUS can deliver you from its stranglehold if you are already a captive of money. Be guided against becoming a slave to money.
Now, however important money may be in our day to day lives here on earth, you should understand that money is always striving to become a master in your life thereby paving the way for you to become his worshipper, which ultimately will replace GOD in you because two masters cannot be served at the same time by an individual. GOD has warned us never to have any other god before Him, we should not worship nor bow down to them as a god Exodus 20:3-5. You cannot serve GOD and mammon (money) the Bible emphasized in Matthew 6:24 “You cannot be a slave of two masters; you will hate one and love the other; you will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money”GNT. Let the wise therefore learn!
From our text above, the reason why many are totally ensnared and drowning themselves in destruction today are the results of their love for money. They have actually pierced themselves with many sorrows as they became lovers of money, doing just anything that came their way to make money. They are insatiable and their appetite for more money will never allow them to be contented with what they have right now, and can therefore go the extra mile to make more money even though some people may be killed in the process. What a pity! So, ask yourself, are you a slave to money? May the blood of JESUS CHRIST deliver you today from the love of money in JESUS name. Amen.
Even though money answered all things according to Ecclesiastes 10:19, you should also bear it in your mind that it is GOD that gives one POWER to get wealth (money) Deuteronomy 8:18. Therefore you have NOTHING to boasts about regarding your wealth and affluence because GOD destined you to have it, not by your power, knowledge or understanding. Okay. You should therefore follow legal means to make money, so that you won’t lose your soul in hell fire at the end after making stupendous money here on earth. Mark 8:34 “And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Absolutely nothing! You can’t replace your soul in hell fire with money should you go there. May this not be your portion in JESUS name. Amen.
SOME FEW WHYS OF LOVE OF MONEY AS ROOT OF ALL EVIL
- Why are girls and ladies into prostitution? To make money!
- Why are people into armed robbery? To make money!
- Why are people into ritual killings? To make money!
- Why are people into occultism? To make money!
- Why are people into dubious business in faking products? To make money!
- Why are people into forgery and falsification of their documents and records? To make money!
- Why are people into impersonation? To make money!
- Why are lawyers and judges into buying and selling of justice? To make money!
- Why are people into bribery? To make money!
- Why are people into contract inflation and kickbacks? To make money!
- Why are people into kidnapping? To make money!
- Why are people into yahoo yahoo (online fraudster) business? To make money!
- Why are people into 419 and scams? To make money!
- Why are people into betting and gambling? To make money!
- Why are teachers and invigilators into aiding students in exam malpractices? To make money!
- Why are people into illicit drug pushing and trafficking? To make money!
- Why are people into trafficking girls and women for prostitution? To make money!
- Why are people into raising young girls and women into baby factory? To make money!
- Why are people into embezzling public and private funds? To make money!
- Why are people standing as false witness? To make money!
- Why are people concealing truth? To make money!
Dear friend, if you find yourself in one of the few reasons why people loved money as stated above, you have to urgently cry unto GOD for mercy and forgiveness, repent and amend your ways now. Should you die in the process of making money illegally, your soul would be consumed in hell fire, and you certainly have no EXCUSE Romans 2:1.
Do not because of what you will eat or drink sell your soul to the devil. Bring it to GOD in the place of prayer and He will open a legal door to make money for you. Psalm 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
Do not envy the rich people around you today because you certainly don’t know their miserable end. Ask King David, and he will explain more to you. Psalm 73:1 “Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. 5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. 6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. 7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. 8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. 9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. 10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. 11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? 12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. 15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. 16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. 18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. 19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.”
Remember, wealth gotten through illegal means and fraudulent methods has wings. They will surely fly away. Proverbs 23:5 “Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.” Jeremiah 17:11 “As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.” Psalm 55:23 “But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.”
Friend, you often heard people saying that ‘the end justify the means’. This statement is attributed to those that make their wealth illegally and through dubious methods, as they always try in convincing people that in as much as you are able to make the money you set out to make, you are fulfilled once you have made the money, forgetting that this same money will be left here on earth and they will face their evil consequences when they die. Don’t join that bandwagon please, and even if you will die a poor man in Christ, better for you. The Bible says in Proverbs 28:6 “Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.” And in Ecclesiastes 7:8, the Bible says “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” Strive to live right at all times so that your end will be of PEACE. Psalm 72:7 “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.”
Be rapture ready as you go about making your money to meet your needs.