Matthew 6:24 (KJV) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

You can only live depending on God or depending on Satan.  You can’t live without depending on one of them.

Pretty much we all came from depending on the world and its system run by Satan. 

Luke 4:5-7 (KJV) And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

The enemy has people in high places where he has assigned them to run those places for him. 

Lots of times God’s people try to leave a job and start doing what the Lord has spoken to them to do but then bills increased when they made up their mind, they were going to leave the job. They try to save some money but then something would happen; the air conditioning quit working, the car would break down and other expenses would arise.  Now people who are not spiritually discerning think that just happened, but the truth is that’s how the devil keeps you in his system and out of God’s will and plan. So, it is very important we realize that without God we cannot beat Satan’s system.

I am telling you not to try to beat the system without what I am about to tell you; because you can beat it every time.  I want to show you something for you to think about.

Genesis 26:2-3 (KJV) And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

Now the condition of the environment Isaac was in was a famine, no rain, no nothing and when that happens the economy goes down.  These are the kinds of conditions the devil brings on to attack God’s people when they start to move out and do what the Lord tells them to do.  Let’s see Isaac’s outcome after he obeyed God and stayed where he was rather than going down to Egypt.

Genesis 26:4-5,12 (KJV) And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

The Lord blessed Isaac when he obeyed the Lord and stayed put and sowed seed in the land of famine.  That’s the deal, God doesn’t even want the devil to bless you.  God knows that if He doesn’t take care of you, Satan will and that’s what Satan wants. Satan wants it so that you have to depend on him and his system for you to do anything. Our faith has to be in the Lord alone because faith in Him is going to take what belongs to us because faith is the title deed.

In Genesis 30, Jacob had to learn this the hard way.  Jacob worked for Laban for his daughter for seven years; but Laban tricked him and gave Jacob his other daughter.  Laban had Jacob to work for him for seven more years for the daughter he wanted.  Sounds just like the devil.  He wants you to keep working and at your retirement you have nothing.  That is the devil’s strategy for your life.  He doesn’t want you to be able to have a thing.  Matter of fact, when you retire, he wants to put you to work at a fast food place, just minimum wage and trying to keep up with the economy.

I declare you are not going to live like that because you are going to learn God’s financial increase principles and the only principle God has to get you out of a financial straight place is sowing and reaping.  He made it for you because His covenant enforces that.  His covenant is behind you sowing.  When you sow, God will get your harvest to you and Satan cannot hold it up, he can’t stop it from coming, there is nothing he can do to touch it.  It is off limits to the devil.

God tells Isaac to plant seed in famine.  Now he grows up to the point that he is controlling the economy, and everybody has to come to him to get some food.  The king told him to get out of this country because he envied Isaac. 

People are not supposed to pity the Church but envy the Church when they see what the Lord has done for it.  We are supposed to be living large because that’s what obeying and trusting God produces.

You can only live depending on God or depending on Satan.  You can’t live without depending on just one of them.  We have to stop straddling the fence and live depending on the Lord who will take care of us. 

That’s what Jacob finally learned to do after he worked for Laban and Laban changed his wages ten times.  That sounds like the devil.  So, Jacob changed his dependency.

Laban asked Jacob what he wanted him to pay him and Jacob told him to pay him nothing but that he was going to keep his livestock and that every one of those livestock that produced spotted, speckled and stripped would be his.  Laban thought he had this fool now because he knew hardly any of them produced like that; but if you know God, God can and will override and press genetic keys.  So, then every one of them produced spotted, speckled and stripped.

Genesis 31:1 (KJV) And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory.

Glory here is money, wealth and so Jacob changed his dependency to God, and he took Laban’s wealth.

Let’s understand that Satan doesn’t like you and he is not going to give you a break.

I am asking you to serve one master because you can’t serve two masters.  Stop trying to live like the world in the church.  You are in the church and you are God’s child and God takes care of every one of His children.

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