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Select the topic or date of your choice to view a detailed outline of the teachings. Each time you study the Word, you position yourself to receive divine direction from God. When you spend time researching the Scriptures, you acquire wisdom for every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

Godly Influence on Money

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

During his earthly ministry, Jesus went to great lengths to teach and explain how money and trust are connected, and how trusting in money opens the door to Satan’s influence. Whatever spirit influences us, whether God or mammon, will rub off onto our money. If we are not careful, we can get confused on this point and try to serve both spirits at once. This only leads to confusion and instability. Regardless of what mammon says, money can never do the things God can do. Submitting to a godly influence on our money allows us to honor God and do what he instructs us to do. Honor is the currency for promotion, expansion, and all the things we hope to see happen in our lives.

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How to Be Free from Mammon

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we study the issue of money and how it relates to trust, we cannot ignore the presence of mammon. Mammon is an evil spirit that is never far from money, and it tempts us to trust it instead of God. In the book of Luke, the parable of the unfaithful steward illustrates that this spirit causes us to be unfaithful. Mammon is the name of the false god of riches in the Old Testament that the people served; putting anyone or anything in first place instead of God amounts to idolatry. Mammon is not the same thing as money. Money is neither righteous nor unrighteous, but when mammon exerts its influence, it opposes everything God does. We must be aware of how this demonic spirit operates so that we can fight it.

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Freed by the Cross

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Our minds can play tricks on us. If we believe something that is incorrect long enough, our minds can become closed to the truth. The truth is that Jesus freed us from sin when he died on the cross, which means we no longer have to keep sinning. If we continue in sin, it is because we have a flawed understanding of the power of his death and resurrection. However, we do not have to condemn ourselves for our shortcomings; instead we can be encouraged by what Jesus did. He delivered us from our old sinful natures, and made us into new creations by putting his perfect, righteous spirit in us. In this way, Jesus dealt with the root of sin once and for all.

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Make God Your Trust

By Creflo Dollar

 Summary

Trust is the currency of God’s kingdom, yet some of the people we read about in the Bible, such as the rich young ruler, demonstrated that their trust was in money, not God. The young man was under the influence of the spirit of mammon. Money is mentioned so often in the Scriptures that we receive a loud and clear message from God warning us not to trust in it. To trust in someone is to rely on, lean on, and have confidence in them. Jesus tells us to rely on him, not on mammon. The opposing spirit of mammon says we do not need God. The choice in whom to trust rests squarely on us.

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What is Mammon?

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Jesus did not throw words around, so it is significant that he used the word “mammon” at least four times in the New Testament. When he used it, he did not simply mean money; he deliberately used the word “mammon” to show us what happens when we become attached to money. But mammon’s influence does not just stop with wealth. If we are not vigilant, this spirit will extend to every area of our lives and convince us to trust it instead of God. It tries to motivate us to do more things for it than for God, with the goal of replacing God as the source of what we need. In the book of Exodus, this spirit convinced the people that they did not need God, and its strategy has not changed This evil spirit will deliberately lead us astray and abandon us, but God will always extend his mercy and grace when we need him.

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Uncovering the Spirit of Mammon Part 5

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We can learn much about a person’s character by watching how they handle money. The Bible says that those who are faithful in financial affairs are also faithful in much, and those who are unjust with money are also unjust in much. This is different than the religious message that says money management is not an indicator of character. Money means a great deal to us, which is why Jesus preached so much about it and why it is linked to trust. When people do not trust God with their money, the spirit of mammon attaches itself to their wealth. It is so pervasive in the world today that many people never realize they are worshipping it instead of God. Mammon is in direct opposition to God and it has a thousand sneaky ways of telling us we do not need him. It has lurked on the earth a long time and our spiritual future depends on recognizing and unmasking this evil spirit.

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