In my attempt to become the world's foremost authority on the Spirit of Mammon I have discovered His number one goal as he goes about his role of delivering blessings and taking them away. Mammon is in direct competition with Jehovah Himself trying to Siphon off worshipers at every opportunity. He seeks the same love, affection, adoration, and worship as God does and he uses the reward of money to get it. The only difference is that Mammon rewards on the front end and makes you pay on the back end. Jehovah requires payment through a disciplined fruitful lifestyle first and then rewards according to your effort, belief, commitment, and results. Mammon promises immediate gratification whereas Jehovah makes you wait until your soul has prospered enough to maintain the blessing in its proper context.
Mammon has a dilemma when it comes to mastering the most coveted a group of people on the face of the earth, "Christians." And that problem is because Christians have an antinode to the million and one tricks that mammon plays with money and guess what that might be "The Tithe." The Tithe protects our money from the devour according to the book of Malichi :
" Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the DEVOURER for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts." Malachi 3:10-11 KJV
This is huge. Christians serve a God that has promised to protect the very thing that defends our lives, "MONEY." A double indemnity policy of sorts. Money is a defender and the answer to all things. God knows you need it and a lot of it because it is the tool that keeps you safe in this world. Thus why Jesus said, "to them that have more shall be given and in abundance." Abundance is God's way of protecting His children from the mastery of mammon. If you don't want your, children, to steal when you send them to the store you send them with enough money to buy what you need and what they want. God is a Father and understands that if he only supplies your needs and not your wants that you will become open to suggestion from the spirit of mammon. Scripture says this:
"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 6:10 KJV
Mammon wants us to love money not the color paper but the spirit behind it which is himself. Money in its many forms is just the bait mammon uses to lead us into a trap of lies and deceit. This is the sure path to poverty and it only leads to one place Povertyville. This is why as Christians we must learn to see money as a tool of our profession successfully separating it from the personhood of it Mammon. Those that are not able to do this will find themselves squarely under mammon's control and rightfully so. Mammon, after all, has a God-given job to do.
What Mammon wants the most is for us Christians to deny their love of Jesus Christ and our Father Jehovah by the way we handle, treat and manage money thus proving our love and affection for Him. When we do what we want with our money we are deniers of the fact that first, It all belongs to God. " The Silver and the Gold is Mine says the LORD." 1 Kings 20:3 KJV We then go on to double down when we don't acknowledge this fact by not paying a tithe and giving God good offerings we have said we acknowledge our own will and our own way. Money then replaces God as our source and provider. This, my friend, cannot and will not end well with you. The tithe is payment for protection from mammon. It is also how we deny his mastery and prove we hate him and love God. "You will hate one and love the other" Mat. 6:24.
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. In a nutshell, what Mammon is after is the Tithe. He wants your tithe and everything it represents to you. The tithe is what I call a spirit world payment to God to keep the devour from taking away your ability to survive in this world without compromise. Mammon understands that as long as you are a tither that he is being rebuked by God to keep away from your stuff. In this way, we see first hand how money becomes a defense. Pay to Play and Pay to stay. Once you stop tithing your hedge of protection begins to lower and next thing you know those evil hands began to snatch your blessing away. This is proven when you fall on financial hard times and the first thing you hear mammon say is just don't pay your tithe because you cannot afford it. This is a setup and no different than a burglar telling you not to set the burglar alarm on your house. Mammon will pull out all the stops in an all-out effort to get you to stop tithing. You have not seen how many things mammon has the power to cause to go wrong. From your car breaking down to a medical emergency. A sudden loss of income to a very unexpected garnishment. You name it he will do it. All to drill down into your finances to get you to the point where your need is greater than your supply. This is where you must decide not where your supply is but who your supply is. By refusing to not pay your tithe in these scenarios to show all heaven who your supplier is and I tell you what. God will come through.
Mammon operates by commands and by permissions. You must learn how both of these work and put your understanding to work. Then and only then will you began to experience the joy of having your life insured by heaven. This means your stuff last longer just like the shoes of the children of Isreal while in the desert. I know it sounds weird but tithers enjoy the warrantee of the word of God. If you are to have the slightest chance of escaping His grip on your life through your finances subscribe to this blog and check out my other offerings. I'm here to help you help God build His Kingdom through you and me.