Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

We have all been trained to think like the world because we had to live in the world and if we didn’t think like the world and act like the world then people would call us weird. Most people don’t want to be called weird so we just cooperate that way. I believe the world is going in the wrong direction away from God and it is the church that is going to make things right. Now 1 Corinthians 1:27 pretty much goes along with that.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 (KJV) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

So God wants to get all the glory, all the credit for what He is doing in our lives. Matthew 6:24 is Jesus teaching pretty much the same thing.

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. 

Mammon is the god of money and what Jesus is saying here is we cannot live dependent upon both kingdoms; the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of satan. We are going to have to choose one to depend on. It’s going to have to be one or the other. So as we live in the system that’s in the world today the enemy wants us of course to live in his kingdom and do things his way; but Jesus came to show the people another way of doing things and to live in the Kingdom of God. Now here’s the key, money that comes outside of the Word of God is a stand in for the devil. Here’s what I mean.

Luke 4:5-8 (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. 8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: …

Now this temptation was from satan and he was trying to get Jesus to get all that God had promised outside the Word of God. That’s called temptation. That’s not manifestation. It is temptation.  A minister of God once said, “Is what you have temptation or is it manifestation?”

Let’s look further into this with Abram.

Genesis 14:21 (KJV) And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

Abram had heard his nephew Lot was taken captive along with the people and he went and won the war against four or five nations and got back all that had been taken. So now the king of Sodom is trying to make a deal with Abram.

Genesis 14:21 (KJV) And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. 

What does the king of Sodom plan to do with the people? His system was to enslave the people and make it so that the people will work for his system but the people don’t get any better off. They are just working for the system. So he was smart that way. So he tells Abram to give him the people and you take the goods for yourself.

Genesis 14:22 (KJV) And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

What does Abram mean by that?  You see it in the courtroom. If you are going to testify before the court you put your hand on the Bible and you sware you are going to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So this is what Abram is saying. He is saying, I sware by my God that He is going to take care of me and I don’t want you to.

Genesis 14:23 (KJV) That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: 

Abram doesn’t want any credit to go to any natural person or natural system that they or it made him rich and God doesn’t want anybody to say they made you rich. It is God who adds to us.

In Genesis we read when Adam had sinned that he and Eve tried to cover themselves with fig leaves, fig leaf suits. Then God came and took that suit of clothing off of them and made them a suit of clothes from an animal skin. God added to Adam and Eve.

I want you to see that it is God who adds to us and we need to make it clear to our thinking as did Abram. So the way you get out of satan’s system and get over into the system of the Kingdom of God is through sowing because when you sow God has to add and that’s the way He planned for you to live. I know you go to work and you get a paycheck but what God does in His Kingdom so He can add more to you is that He has you to give Him ten percent of what you were paid.  When you give ten percent you are lifting up your hand and saying only God is adding to me and making me rich and it is seen in the invisible realm that you trust God to add to you and every demon can see it when you tithe and give offerings and that means you are trusting God to add to you and working God’s system and not working satan’s system.

Especially in this what they call a pandemic is the time to be operating out of the Kingdom of God and making sure that God’s going to take care of you because when a pandemic hits or whatever have you, you won’t even feel it. The only way you will know it’s here is read it in the newspaper. Say amen to that. Praise God.

I am teaching you this because this is the way I have operated for years and the Lord has always added to me and my family while the world is in a recession or even a pandemic.

So I especially pray you trust God and continue to tithe and give offerings to where the Lord directs you so that the Lord can add to you.

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