Breaking the Spirit of Mammon

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Breaking the Spirit of Mammon

Post  fennywest on Sun 05 Dec 2010, 10:25 pm

Breaking the spirit of mammon
Requires a great courage
That is not very common
In this day and age.
Because money is a blessing
And it comes with a testing.
It is as much a promotion
As it is a temptation.

Ananias and Sapphira were greatly blessed
So they sold the property they possessed
And gave a part to look generous;
Pretending to give all. Dangerous!

They were cornered by spirit of mammon
Causing them to be cons.
This led to their condemnation
Death and damnation.

So take care in your giving this season
Let not your giving lead you into sin
Be liberal and yet have a pure motive
Let it not be a ploy to deceive.

Sharing in All Things
32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
36 And Joses,[a] who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, 37 having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
Acts 5
Lying to the Holy Spirit
1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. 2 And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”
5 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. 6 And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.
7 Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?”
She said, “Yes, for so much.”
9 Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10 Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. Acts4:32-5:10

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Re: Breaking the Spirit of Mammon

Post  WARRIOR on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 11:37 pm

When we are tested, often the Lord will remove
all blessings from us, to see if we will remain faithful
to Him. This poem reminds me of JOB and all he went
through, as God allowed him to suffer. This is a great
warning to all of us. Thank you for posting this. Blessings.


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