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Eleven Things You Need To Know About Obeying With Money. #1 You will obey God or you will obey money – you can not serve - which means obey… both. Matthew 6:24 #2 What you do with money indicates where your heart is. Money is the indicator of your heart - Matthew 6:21. #3 To serve - means to come under the authority of. You will either believe and obey what money says – or you will believe and obey what God says. You just can’t do both. #4 God wants your heart, He’s already got your money. He owns it all – anything you have He gave it to you, and He can take it anytime He wants. He doesn’t need your money – it’s already all His. He doesn’t need it cause He’s hungry – He said If I were hungry I wouldn’t tell you because the cattle on a thousand hills are mine. He can take it back if He wants to, because He was the one who gave it to you. He gives it to whomever He chooses. #5 The purpose of money is to teach us how to obey. It's so "on or off," yes or no, black or white, there or not. He just uses it to test and train our heart – to hear his voice, and obey His Word. Serve means to obey – to submit to the authority of, to be under the direction of. Money teaches obedience. First you must know where it is, then if you ask Him what to do with it, He will tell you. As you obey with money – you learn to hear His voice. Just like obeying with time in PIVAT or with your mind in PRISM. It's just obeying His Word - that brings success to everything. #6 To obey with money you must Give An Account – know the condition of your flocks. An account is a number, an explanation, a detail of transactions. If you know where God’s money is, you can obey with it. If you don’t, you can’t. #7 If you can be entrusted with the little – (money) you can be entrusted with true riches. Whoever is faithful with little is faithful also in much. And whoever is unrighteous in that which is least (money) is unrighteous also in much. If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of worldly wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? (Luke 16:10-11). #8 The four acid tests of a heart to obey with money: Test #1 Will you Tithe? - God said the first 10% belongs to me, bring the whole tithe to the storehouse, test me in this… (off the top – before anything else) Jesus confirmed it in the New Testament – this isn’t old covenant – it’s before and after. Abraham tithed to Melchizedek before the old covenant, and Jesus said it still remains Do mercy and justice, and don’t neglect the tithe. (Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42. He said test me in it! Test #2 Will you give an account daily? God said – Give an Account (a detail of transactions) He revealed it in a parable (Luke 16) He said know the condition of your flock, give careful attention… for riches don’t last forever and a crown (just like an inheritance) is not secure to all generations. Most people don’t give an account - because they don’t know it’s a principle from God, and second they don’t have an easy way to actually do it every day. The 4C’s Accounting Tool will help you – It’s free. Test #3 Will you sell the car? There is no Bible verse that says – sell the car. But to follow Christ – you have to be willing to do whatever He tells you. God told the rich young ruler, if you want to be complete, sell all you have, give it to the poor, and then come, follow me. But He just couldn’t – he loved that car – more than He wanted to follow Christ. Following Christ doesn’t mean you have to be poor, what rich father – wants their kids to be poor? But if God told you to sell the car, in order to be able to tithe and give offerings that are pleasing to Him, or just to obey His Word – If God told you to do it? Would you? Or is there something that you want or love – more than you want to obey His Word – to let no debt remain outstanding, except love (Rom 13:8) Test #4 Will you refuse the curse of debt? (What are you willing to borrow for? in the future... I know God’s word says clearly the borrower is servant to the lender, you were bought with a price, do not become slaves of men, the man who strikes hands in pledge lacks judgment. And you do obey God’s Word... but what things are your exception? That you think are impossible to do – without borrowing. Is that listed as an exception in the Bible? Proverbs Chapter 6 – clearly distinguish between what the wicked do, borrow, and what the righteous do – like the ant. The righteous work as unto the LORD, they are content with what they have, they save for the future, and they don’t borrow. They don’t need to. If you’re dad was Bill Gates would you take out a loan? Why? Your dad is a billionaire? And He’s nothing compared to your Dad - the Owner of Heaven and Earth. #9 If you obey with money – if you do what God tells you to do with it – (no matter what!) your relationship with God will grow. Your spiritual life will sky-rocket – because you are learning to serve God, not money. #10 You can’t obey with money – if you’re not obeying with time and thoughts. PiVAT and PRISM. Because time is what is needed to earn or spend money, and thoughts transformed by His Word are how you know what His money principles are – which refine your ear to hear and know what He tells you to do with it. He will never tell you to do something with money – that does not align with His Word. And whatever you're doing with money - it either aligns with His Word... or not. Time, Thoughts, and Money – that’s you. And your Daily Call – that’s the testimony that helps you overcome the adversary – so you can obey in all three! #11 What you say about money is more important than what God says. His Word is clear – but If your words don’t agree with His – it doesn’t matter that God says – you don’t do it. You’ll do what you say. So learn what God says about money - and implement it immediately! Praying that PiVAT before dinner has you obeying with time, that PRISM is transforming your mind, that you will Give An Account Daily with your 4C’s Tool, that you will overcome daily with your testimony on your Daily Call – so you serve nothing else, but the One and Only True and Faithful God – whose Word is true, whose promises are sure, and whose ways bring success and ever-lasting joy - the reward of those who diligently seek Him.
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