Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MAMMON OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS By OLUFUNSO J. OMIDIRAN


Mammon, a vicious Virus

Not long ago the Lord taught me a lesson through a vision He showed me. In the vision I saw that some people were buying their way to escape a certain trap or trouble through some diabolical, dubious and questionable means of wealth creation. It seemed to be working and they all seemed to be ‘making it’ and were actually attributing their success to God’s power! They were celebrating their ‘breakthrough’ in the name of the Lord. This vision challenged my spirit and made me to begin to seek for God’s intervention. Obviously, spiritual discernment is fast disappearing today in the modern Church. That’s a big problem indeed.

If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? (Psalm 130:3).

You see, Mammon of unrighteousness has virtually infiltrated and fastened itself onto every facet of the Church and society. As a result, innocent persons are hard to find because the children of darkness already taking over the altar of righteousness. Unclean money and blood wealth are being brought into God’s sanctuary. Satan and his cohorts are stylishly creeping into and defiling the holy place. No wonder, the Bible asks if anyone shall stand should God mark iniquity. This particular question is rhetorical and the answer is “None”!

Hence, those who choose to be holy and pure make themselves appear foolish, odious and bizarre before a perverted generation. The entrance of mammon has made, even supposed preachers of righteousness to begin to derive ‘current interpretations/explanation’ for Scriptures. They have mellowed down the tone of the message they used to preach and have taken sides with the lying forces of hell. Those things that were once strange and condemned have become commonplace among God’s children today. Why? There is no standard of holiness and true leaders are scarce. Tragic, isn’t it?

Specific Instances

What do you say concerning a notorious fraudster who later comes into a local Church, claiming to be ‘born again’ and ready to support missions and Church projects? How will you rate such a man who now sees Church as an escape route or insurance against God’s judgment? Why do pastors today make men feel comfortable in sin when there is actually no place for them in heaven? To what extent are God’s servants ready to stand for the truth, even when it leads to a sort of financial loss or disadvantage?

Furthermore, how do you describe a scenario in which a young promiscuous high society lady who has made much money by sleeping with different wealthy men and now coming into a Church and apparently ‘born again’, but still trying to be loyal to just one of the men who have been providing for her. This lady now comes to a local pastor who looks forward to finances for meeting ministry needs and is willing to keep receiving tithes and offerings from this prostitute. Whereas what the pastor ought to do is to guide her to COMPLETELY disengage from immorality. Will this pastor be able to truly help such a poor lady, unless he is indeed circumcised in heart? Only a man of integrity will have the courage to stand for the truth at all times.

Besides, how will servants of God be able to account for all the filthy money that has been brought into divine service? Will the righteous God condone any form of spiritual perversion? Will our Father not judge all those who only use His name as a cloak for covetousness? Isn’t it better now to boldly declare the truth of God than to never do? Should God’s ministers not be able to boldly confront Church members when they discover their questionable character and financial impropriety? If you hate the truth and don’t wish to be taught in the way of righteousness, you have no business in Church; you are only wasting your time. Those who will receive the Word of God with meekness must first depart from all filthiness and unrighteousness.

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls (James 1:21).

The altar must be sanctified and the children of Light must distinguish themselves. Let us stand up and be counted. This is the best time to walk in the truth without hesitation. Are you ready? How then does God want us to handle money matters? What is the right attitude we should have towards it?

3 comments:

Stephen said...

Unfortunately, Gene what you say is quite true. I remember one very well known minister came to our church, you would probably know him by name. I felt very unsettled in my spirit about the guy, yet here was all this hoopla about how anointed he was and all the miracles that took place at his services like the gold fillings/supernatural weight loss stuff, etc. After he preached he said he was going to pray for people, but that he wanted to take up an offering first! Said it was sowing into the glory or some nonsense like that. Unbelievable....

ElderChild said...

Sadly there are many who know all the words yet have never experienced The Word ;-(

The brethren of The Messiah have taken heed unto The Call to "Come Out of her, MY people" and no longer have their portion with those who follow "the broad way that leads to destruction"!

They are thankfully but "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth" for their "citizenship is in Heaven"!

They have "Come Out" of this wicked world and it's systems of religion and have taken heed unto the exhortation to:

“Love Not The World”

”For the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one”.......(I John 5:19)

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world will pass away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of The Only True GOD will abide for ever.”(IJohn2:15-17)

“If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” (John15:19-20)

“Where do wars and fighting among you come from? Do they not come of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is to be at enmity with The Only True GOD? Therefore whoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of The Only True GOD.” (James 4:1-4)

“The world cannot hate you; but the world hates Me, because I testify that the works of this world are evil.” (John 7:7)” and “The Messiah gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of The Only True God, Our Father.”(Gal 1:4)

The Messiah testified: “If the world hates you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”(John 5:18) Truly, Truly, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die it brings forth much fruit. He that loves his life in this world shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall have it unto life eternal.” (John 12:24-25)

John testified: “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.” (I John 3:13) “ James testified, “Whoever would be a friend of this world is the enemy of GOD”(James4:4)

"Come Out of her, MY people"!

Global warming, polluted air, land and waters, toxic wastes, sexual perversion, evil inventions of destruction, greed, hate, carnal warfare, dis-ease(no-peace),,etc,, are all destructive processes that have their root in “the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life” all of which fuel the fires of mankind’s “imag”ination ;-(

"Come out from among them and be separate"!

Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world and it's systems of religion, for "the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one" indeed and Truth......

Truth IS, a lie never was and is not.......

Abide in Truth....... francis

Denise said...

Well i say build up the church?




instead of all these personal ministries. Should ministry always be money making focus?