Can God Trust You? Resolving the issues of your finances

Money is not evil, the root of all evil is the love for money and the power that goes with it!  Money does not and will not make you happy! Covetousness has to be dealt with in our lives!  Any area in your life where you are not dependent on God, where you are self-sufficient, He will allow trouble to come to you!

by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo

Ezek 46:9-10   9 When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed feasts, whoever enters by the north gate to worship is to go out the south gate; and whoever enters by the south gate is to go out the north gate. No one is to return through the gate by which he entered, but each is to go out the opposite gate.  10 The prince is to be among them, going in when they go in and going out when they go out.

 What Have We Learned In This Series?

 Tithing breaks the curse in your life and you no longer live in poverty, but tithing alone will not make you wealthy, they only break the curse! We understand that the ‘tithe’ is not yours, it is holy to the Lord, so even after giving your tithe, you have not given anything to the Lord, since it’s not yours to give, but you only return it! When we give the tithe, we break the backbone of poverty; but when we give our offering which is our seed, then the covenant takes effect:  God Will Give You The Power To Get Wealth!       

 God is saying, “if you don’t rob Me of your tithe and offering and bring what is due to me with a cheerful heart, then I will give you the wealth that will bless MY end time move!”  “I will take the wealth of the wicked and transfer it to you if you care for the lost – those people without Christ, the poor and the dying in this world!” “If you keep this covenant, I will keep my part of it, I will give you power to get more wealth!”

John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." NKJV

Matt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. NKJV

 When you know the truth, and you want it to be manifested in your life, it will take violent action, discipline, and determination to claim it, to achieve it -- but it must be based on truth!

 If you want a breakthrough in your finances, you would have to decide to do whatever is necessary in order for that to happen!  Strongholds in the mind has to be broken because we have been taught the wrong things –issues on this matter has to be resolved or would have to be pulled down! The first issue that must be resolved:

 1 Tim 6:10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. NIV

 Money is not evil because for one, God is the inventor of money! God invented money to bring order to our human system – barter would have been very difficult and would cause much chaos! Money is most useful to compensate people for their work or labor, and to give rewards to the deserving children of God! But equally, on Gods plan of events, money was invented to finance His end time agenda for the world! The bible is clear, it is the ‘love’ for money that is a root of all evil, and the cause of many grieves! Love for money did not just happen in the 20th century, it all started to the time of Lucifer while he was still in heaven!

 Ezek 28:4-6 By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.  5 By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.  6 "'Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "'Because you think you are wise, as wise as a god….                                                   

Ezek 28:15-16    15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. 16 Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. NIV

 The love of money is further strengthened by the love for the power that goes with it – money and power go hand in hand! We need to understand this: money does not, and will not make you happy – you think it will, but it won’t;  this is the second issue. This is the reason why even after having money, so many would still crave for more, because they think that having more of it would bring you happiness – it won’t!  Money does not, and will not make you happy! Money can only change the outside of you, but it will never change anything inside of you! I will tell you a secret:

 GIVING WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY (Jn.3:16) BECAUSE THAT IS BEING GODLIKE!

 Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. KJV

 Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: KJV

 We all have a problem with covetousness – we only differ in the degree by which we covet!  This is the third issue! Covet means to be envious, jealous, greedy.

 Ex 20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's." NKJV

 If there is a hint of covetousness in our lives, then we are breaking Gods law and that is a ground for disqualification for Gods end time financial transfer!

 1 Sam 15:23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. When there is covetousness, there is arrogance, and that is idolatry in the eyes of the Lord!

 We need to get this right in our lives – we must rid ourselves of covetousness and greed which is equal to having an idol in your life! We know that God hates ‘idolatry!’ If we can do this, we are positioning ourselves for the end time harvest;  we position ourselves for the end time wealth transfer! We need to setup our standard of living – we must be able to say to ourselves “this is enough”, because if we cannot do that, there will be no end, no satisfaction! How much is enough for you? 10M? 100 or 300M? Or even 1 billion! No one can tell you it’s right or wrong, it’s between you and God; But you have to come to the line, set your standard of living and say “NO MORE!” The kind of car you drive, BMW or SUV, is not an issue to God! We should not have an issue where there is no issue! People say when you drive a Mercedes Benz, you are too extravagant, you can sell that and give the money to the poor – Judas said that to Mary when she poured out the expensive perfume! (Matt. 26)

 What God is really after is your heart;  He is asking you – can I trust you with this finance?Covetousness is idolatry; God will not release His finance in an undisciplined situation, or to an undisciplined son! After declaring your standard, anything you are not using for the Kingdom of God, you will eventually lose, even your standard! A shaking will happen, you will know you were not faithful to what you have covenanted with God! But God will still prove Himself faithful and righteous!

 Heb 13:5-8  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." 6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"   7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.                                                                                         

The fourth and final issue:  Any area of your life where you are not dependent to God, where you are self-sufficient, God will allow trouble to come to you! He will allow it so you will learn to have full dependence on God! The last 3 ½ years before the Lord comes, you will not be able to buy with money – you won’t have it, you will have no one to depend on except GOD! Pressure begins to build up when there is no money – God is training us with this, even now! Be glad when you experience this, God is preparing you for the great transfer – if you pass!

 Eph 4:28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. NIV

 1 Thess 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do (mind) your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; KJV

When pressure builds up because there is no money, God is teaching us to do 2 things: 

1. Depend on Him; 

2. Work

 ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!  NORTH AMERICA – SOUTH AMERICA!  South America was ruled by the Spaniards who came seeking for gold! North America was ruled by the fathers who came seeking for God!

 1 Peter 5:8-9   8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

 Matt 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 THE  ISSUES:

 Money is not evil, the root of all evil is the love for money and the power that goes with it! Money does not and will not make you happy! Covetousness has to be dealt with in our lives! Any area in your life where you are not dependent on God, where you are self-sufficient, He will allow trouble to come to you!