Summary: A quick look at how Money has become the "savior:" for many Churches!
Luke 16:13 (NIV) "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and
love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
There is a demonic spirit running rampant in thousands of pulpits in America, and many in the Body of Christ are taken captive by its seductive message. Yes I am talking about the Prosperity Gospel…which ISN’T THE Gospel of Jesus Christ. I realize this book will not make me popular with my peers in the ministry but I fear God more than I fear man. The power of the Holy Spirit is the source of strength for the Believer, but the counterfeit that the devil uses is MONEY! I get sick to my stomach every time I hear a preacher say things like, “If we don’t get a certain amount of money the ministry will fail!” If your ministry is GOD BREATHED then a lack of money will not STOP the call that God placed on your life. Nothing God starts will fail due to lack! He provides all that we need to fulfill HIS PLAN and PURPOSE!
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the
door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a
thief and a robber."
"But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the
We see here, the Shepherd is Jesus and his sheep are the
Believers in Christ Jesus, This seems to be speaking about these
Religious leaders; (those who do not come in by the door). Jesus is
The Door. These Pharisees and Jewish rulers did not believe in Him,
so they are trying to get in some other way.
We have falsely been taught that the devil is the thief!
The thief is the CROOKED preacher and pastor that robs and scatters GOD’S FLOCK!
The Devil is the WOLF that eats the sheep because they were led by a false shepherd!