Do Your Put Your Trust in God with a Big G or a Little g?
When you consider the question, do you need money, what do you need the money for? Is it for that second vacation house, or a sport's car? Or do you need the money to buy food to feed your family? There is a fine line between worship and a need for money. When people get blessed, most of time when that happens, we can forget God in the process and then we turn that blessings into an idol instead. How many times can you honestly say, "If I had an extra hundred dollars, I'd give it to the church or support a ministry?" It doesn't even have to be a specific amount. What do you do with all that God has blessed you with. Are you furthering yourself or furthering God's kingdom?
Money should be considered as tools to be used in the building up the kingdom of God. "In God We Trust." Our founding fathers realized that money is a blessing from God. In our prosperity we'd better not forget that, especially in America. That's why so many people are trying to get rid of that on our money even today.
Isaiah 13:19-20 ~ " And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans, will be like Sodom and Gomorrah when God overthrew them. It will never be inhabited or lived in for all generations; no Arab will pitch his tent there; no shepherd will make their flocks lie down there."
What Babylon will come to know because the end is near is because Babylon lives in idolatry.
Revelation 18:3 ~ "For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality; and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living." Matthew 6:24 ~ "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."
Why do we put "In God We Trust" on our money. You should do some research and see what a true blessing it really is. James 5:1-3 ~ "Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire." 1 Timothy 6:10 ~ "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs."
It is not wrong to be wealthy or to invest our money or even to be wise with it. Is it wrong to lean on it, trust on it, or depend on it? One way to find out is to get rid of God, stop going to church, burn your Bible and then see how it affects your life? Then get rid of all money, stop relying on it, trying to earn more of it, give what you have away, and see how it impacts your life. Which one in your life is more important? Which one do you need in your life? The Big G or the little g? Be very careful where and what you put your trust in.
What Babylon will come to know in man's final stand, is that God is just. He is just to the believer, they'll have His appeal.
Revelation 18:4-5 ~ "Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities."
There will be believers, Tribulation Saints, not only all over the world during the Tribulation, but also in New Babylon in Iraq. God is telling them to get out, before He destroys it, just like He did with Lot when it came to Sodom and Gomorrah. Do we as believers deal with non believers every day? Yes we do. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 ~ "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, 'I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people. Therefore, go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty."
This doesn't mean you can't do business with non believers, it is not getting involved with others who are not of the Lord in personal matters, like marrying non-believers. Don't marry them thinking one day you will convert them to God. Many relationship problems we have today is because we disregarded God and became disobedient to His word.
Isaiah 26:19-21 ~ "Your dead shall live, their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead. Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by."
Those who have died believing in God, their bodies lie in the dust until the day of the rapture! Some of your Bibles may say indignation or fury, but it simply means God's wrath, not hell but the earthly judgment coming in the Tribulation Period. This is God's declaration that He will deliver His people from it.
We also read "reached to heaven" which translated means to lay one brick upon another until you reach heaven. Sound familiar? Nimrod built a tower of Babel intent on reaching heaven in Genesis. God is saying here, that "You've been building a long, long time, building your sin, and don't think I've forgotten all those bricks upon bricks you've been laying. It has reached a point that I need to deal with this once and for all. What began in Genesis, God deals with finally in Revelation.
Have you been building a life for yourself without God, brick by brick? What does your life look like? Don't say it, do it! Conduct yourself in such a way unto the Lord, that will draw people to you and they will want to work for you. They will want to draw near to you.
Who is your God? The One of the Bible or the one of the world, part of the system?
If you're living a life or a lifestyle that isn't acceptable to God, don't think because nothing bad has happened to you, that He approves. You are receiving His mercy right now. There will be a day when His mercy reaches its intended goal, it was given for a limited time and then His judgment will come. Don't wait for His judgment and get swept away with what is false.
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
This is my online ministry that God is using to bring about encouragement, hope and love to a hurting and dark world. I am hoping that all of you that find your way here will take something away that will add some meaning to your life! I personally feel it's a calling I have from God at this time in my life to reach out to people that are hurting and offer them hope in a dark world or at least give them a smile and laughter back! I am sold out, body, mind, spirit and soul to Jesus Christ! This blog is dedicated to God, The Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, Jesus Christ, my Savior!