SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21, Luke 11:34-36
Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 11:34-36 is the parallel passage and it says, “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.” We are the light of the world. We have to overcome the spirit of mammon. We do that by doing righteousness and being led and empowered by the Spirit to do judgment. One of the great, consistent judgments from Genesis to James is the transferring of wealth from those who rebel against God’s command not to lay up for themselves treasures on earth, but to lay it up in Heaven. Saving our children and grandchildren from financial collapse in the last days means doing righteousness and doing judgment. Only doing judgment on the enemy can deliver the spoils of his wealth to the Kingdom. First doing righteousness, and second, praying God’s judicial Hand of judgment financially is what will bring this to pass. The question is, are we qualifying to walk there?