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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!

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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No More Limits Part 2

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

Many of us can limit God without even being aware of it. We may do this because of what we were taught growing up or because we are adapting to the norms of society. We can live our entire lives without doing what God has called us to do, but getting rid of our expectations removes all limitations and allows us to do everything he has called us to do. In the Old Testament, two spies were sent to scout out the land God promised the children of Israel, but they came back with a bad report because of their negative thinking. Just like them, we can limit ourselves if we think we are inferior or unable to do what God tells us to do. We are the head and not the tail, and the apple of his eye, but this will not benefit us unless we banish fear and doubt and believe what he tells us.

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Uncovering the Spirit of Mammon Part 4

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

At some point, people in the church became fearful of having material possessions. We must be careful not to blame the bad things that happen in our lives on money. It is a mistake to think that way because, as Christian people on a mission, we need wealth in order to effectively minister to others in the physical realm. Many people theorize that heaven is a place rich in wisdom and love, but it is also a place where the streets are paved with gold. The lesson here is that the problem is not necessarily money, but the spirit behind it. This spirit of mammon was responsible for the fall of Babylon, and it is still prevalent today. We are now standing between the spirit of God and the spirit of mammon, and we must decide which one to serve. First we must learn how mammon operates.

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Unmasking the Spirit of Mammon Part 2

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When studying the Bible, it is very important not to take any one Scripture out of context and try to apply it to any and all situations. When we do this, we miss much of its meaning. Over time, we can get wrong information and reach incorrect assumptions because we made this mistake. This leads to wrong thinking and wrong living. Taking Scriptures about money out of context is especially risky, because every time Jesus talked about money, it was really about trust. The condition of a person’s heart is often revealed by how they handle money, because wealth always seems to magnify character traits already present. Money is just a tool, but the spirit of mammon tries to use this tool to destroy our trust in God and redirect it into material possessions.

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Unmasking the Spirit of Mammon

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

One of the most revealing ways we can determine how much we trust God is found in how we handle our finances. Money is simply a tool, and it does not carry a spirit on it until we take possession of it. If we are under the influence of mammon, which is an evil spirit in direct contradiction to God, that spirit will be passed on to the money we have. If we are directed by the spirit of God, his spirit will influence our management of money. Because these spirits are in complete opposition to each other, we face a decision as to which one we will serve. Mammon hides behind a mask of lies and pretends it can do what only God can do. If we are to remove this mask and see the truth clearly, we must deliberately choose to serve God.

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