January 18 2018 – Click here to listen
“The world is ruled by money and not conviction!” The Lord spoke these words to me several years ago. I didn’t know what to make of it at the time, but have since come to understand.
Why do lawmakers who publicly state they are opposed to abortion refuse to vote against defunding Planned Parenthood? They refuse to vote their convictions, because they know many of their donors will make like a ghost and disappear if they vote to put a stop to it, and they need that money to remain in power. Where did their moral and biblical conviction go?
Why do pastors refuse to preach the Gospel as clearly defined in the Bible that marriage should be between a man and a woman, or that abortion is wrong? A Barna survey of 2000 pastors revealed that the most important things to pastors are: Attendance, Giving, Square footage, Number of staff, Number of programs. When asked about hot-button issues like gay marriage and abortion a whopping 93% agreed that Scripture declared such activity to be sinful, and yet when Barna asked how many times they had preached on any of those subjects in the preceding year, a “staggering” 1% stated that preached on it with the average being ONE SERMON in the entire year. As they contemplate their congregation which is divided on these issues – Money rules over their conviction.
Why do people refuse to give to ministries and charity?
Why do businessmen sell to countries who hate us?
Why do rising starlets have sex with a disgusting pig of an old man who is three times
Why would a deacon cheat on their taxes?
Money, sex, and power are Satan’s trifecta.
The Bible states that the love of money is the root of all evil. It doesn’t say that money is the root of all evil, rather that the love of money is the root. Money can accomplish tremendous good, but it can and does corrupt and doom a soul to eternal damnation.
A plant relies on its root. It is the anchor that holds it in the ground and it supports its need for nutrients and water.
If your root is money, then evil will flourish in your life. If your root is in Christ Jesus, then good will flourish in your life.
Thus, anyone could reasonably conclude that anyone who relies on money as their root, instead of Christ is a fool.
I worked exceedingly hard and rose from being homeless to accumulating millions. Initially I was swayed by the temptations and lured by the material things, and I didn’t always follow my convictions; however, I discovered that money, and all that goes with it, is not anything remotely near to what it is believed up to be by those who don’t have it and desperately want it. God’s trifecta is hope, peace, and joy. Fortunately, I realized that the world is ruled by God and He is my solid anchor and provider.
Satan’s trifecta is a loser on all counts. God’s trifecta is the winner every time by a landslide and will remain that way for all of eternity. Don’t bet on the wrong horse.
There is yet time to trust in Him.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.