The most powerful and driving evil in this world is the love of money. It brings much want, endless desire, many sorrows, acts of evil and heavy bondage.. all the things that are the opposite of what life is like in Christ. In Christ, we will not be left in want.. though many confuse this as God bringing us an increase in money and things we want. He brings us to desire Him alone, and He meets all our desires. Though most dont realize this yet until this is revealed, but the increase of money and possessions bring more sorrow, not less.
1Ti 6:10 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.
Money was created in Rome when they carved silver coins for their goddess Juno. They brought money offering to their idol. This is a practice done today throughout the world.. people offer money to their god/goddess. This is a practice that is even in Christianity and churches.. money is taken as an “offering” and given to their pastor (money offering to their god). This practice is never what Christ desired for us at all.
We also see the same golden calf the Israelites worshiped that angered God in the stock market.. here is the golden bull, whom is worshiped to bring increase in riches. There is no new thing under the sun.
Most of us know the story about Christ coming across a market in the temple and in anger, He overturned their tables and said that His house will not be a den of thieves. Money never belonged in the temple of God. This day, we are the temple of God because He dwells in us and makes His abode in us. We are not a den of thieves (satan is a liar and a thief), but the house of prayer (His Spirit in us making intercession for us).
Here is another example:
“Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar’s.
And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.” Luke 20:22-25
Christ asked whose image is on the coin, and they replied Caesar. He said give to God the things of God, and give to Caesar the things of Caesar.. this same question is for us today.. whose image do we see on the dollar bill?
There is also another story that is significant. Here is the passage below:
“And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.” Matt 17:24-27
There are a few significant things in this passage. First, we see Rome seeking money (they who worship the goddess Juno). Christ asked Peter, who do the kings of the earth take money from? Children or strangers? He said strangers.
God is our King and we are His children. We have become the sons of God through being born again as new creations. Christ has declared His children FREE.
He sent Peter (the fisher) to hook a fish and in it, he found a coin.. there’s so much deep meaning in this. The sea below is the spirit of the world , the one that the harlot and beast rises out of. The fish in the sea have scales, just as leviathan the dragon/sea monster has scales (also seen as scales in Pauls eyes).. the fish r also the children of pride, trapped in leviathans scales where it is so tightly shut that no air can come between it. Out of the belly of the fish (their belly is their god, and they drink water like iniquity) is money. From out of the fish of the sea from below (the world– fish- like dagon their god).. it is given to Caesar.
In Daniel 9, it testifies of Messiah and His fulfillment. In the midst of the week (after 3 years), Christ was crucified. It is written that He shall cause the sacrifice (no more animal sacrifice that cld not do what Christ cld do– He is the Lamb of God) to cease, and the oblations (offerings) to cease.
God is the provider, our Jehovah Jireh and He leads His sheep. He will lead us out of the need for money and the desire for money, and we will know Him in great and wondrous ways. He will not leave us to serve money and to be bound to it. These are the customs of the world, and the world serves their god.. but we are Christ’s and His children are free.
Remember, satan is a thief, a liar and a murderer. Those who love money and serve money will desire to rob you in the name of the Lord. They hold you bondage to a law that no longer exists (was also never a money offering) but is fulfilled in Christ and for His children. Millions have remortgaged their houses, sold their cars, gave up their retirement money, and have given more than they could have to spare to this lie.
The Beast buys and sells and the harlot sells herself for money……
Yet, whoever is His, Christ will come for them and set them free. He is faithful to all His.
Isa 56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Isa 52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
We are redeemed without money. Praise the Lord.