GOD HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO BLESS MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE HE KNOWS THEIR TENDENCIES
WHAT A PERSON REALLY WORSHIPS IS CONFIRMED BY THE PRESENCE OF MONEY
IF YOU’RE A GOOD PERSON INTENDING TO DO GOOD, WITH MORE MONEY, YOU CAN DO MORE THAN WITHOUT IT
SOME OF THE CHOICES MADE ON THE BASIS OF MONEY CAN BE REGRETTABLE CHOICES
SCARCITY CAN SPONSOR WRONG CHOICES. POVERTY CAN FACILITATE WRONG DECISIONS
LIFE CAN BE FULL OF QUESTIONS BUT MONEY CAN HAVE A LOT OF ANSWERS
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “KNOWING MONEY” Testimonies and Thanksgiving Sunday Service Glory Dome, Abuja – Part B.
Proverbs 18:23. That character was in him when he was in poverty but it didn’t come out.
You know when you put sponge inside water and you press the sponge, what would come out? When you put sponge inside oil and you press that sponge, what will come out? The question is, is it the pressure that put the oil inside? Is it the pressure that put the water inside?
The pressure only came to reveal what was already inside. Somebody drank one day and he began to insult the hell out of his father in-law, all the insults you can never think of. When he returned back to his sense, they said, “what happened? He said it’s alcohol. Insult was inside, he was planning how to insult his father in-law, alcohol helped him to bring it out.
The things he has not been able to tell his father in-law, he was able to tell him by the power of ethanol. That is why God has not been able to bless many people, He knows their tendencies. He knows they would begin to walk on their heads.
That’s why God has limited the breakthrough of many, they will kill persons and kill themselves.
– I pray today that Jehovah God would cause each one of us to know our possibilities and our potentials so that we can ask for His help to take us to our destiny.
4. Money confirms our true object of worship. What a person really worships is confirmed by the presence of money. Matthew 6:24.
You cannot serve God and Mammon. I want you to know that money is the other thing that struggled to be worshipped like God. What do we mean by object of God? That is, money commands their devotion, dedication and submission. They would do for the sake of money what they won’t do for God.
If the agenda of the Kingdom clashes with the agenda of their business, the agenda of the Kingdom can go to hell. They sacrifice Kingdom agenda in the favour of their business and earthly agenda. That is when money becomes the object of worship. Luke 16:13.
5. Money affects the extent of our impact in the Kingdom. What you can do for God, the Kingdom and for humanity is either limited or limitless on the basis of money. Zechariah 1:17.
There are many people who wish they could do more for the Kingdom and the less privileged but they feel limited by scarcity, they feel restrained by shortage. The outcome of it is frustration. The Founder of Temple University, Conwell Russell said, “you can do more good with money especially if you’re a good man than without it”.
That’s why I said, money is neutral. If you’re a good person intending to do good, with more money, you can do more than without it.
6. Money affects our choices in life. Money affects choices that we make most times. Some of the choices made on the basis of money can be regrettable choices.
I would give you an example. Somebody got a job that pays him 1 million a month and got another job that pays him 250,000 a month, the job that pays him 1 million a month clashes with Sunday service and makes him to tell lies on behalf of his boss. That kind of thing. But he chose the job of 1 million because it carried more money.
Young lady, there are two men, one is average, doesn’t have so much yet even though he has vision and he has so many things inside him but not so much yet.
This one, already made, he has a duplex in Asokoro, another one in Maitama and another one in Lagos, Lekki, Port-Harcourt GRA, has house I’m Paris, he’s almost 40 now but he’s not yet married. Out of these two, which one will you marry? “ah ah, which one should I marry? What kind of question are you asking me?
The one I am to marry is very clear. This one would fly me abroad everywhere. Who wants to suffer with suffer head?” Money consideration. She married the man and the only thing the man has not yet done to her is to sacrifice her.
One rich man, likely in the occult told his wife, he said, “please, can you agree to die? Anything you want, I would give you”. So, the woman said, “if I die, the things you would give me, who would use it?”.
Lord have mercy. That is why you must have money of your own. That young lady already has her house, her car and her life in dignity, so when any joker comes along the line, you say, “no. I’m not looking for your money, I know you have many cars. You have a car, I have a car too. You have a house, I have a house too. I’m okay, I’m settled. I am looking for character. Do you have character? Do you have spirituality? Do you have integrity? Do you know God?
Do you respect your mother and your father?
Do you respect people? To hell with your money!
I am not marrying money, I already have some money. It may not be up to your own but I have what has made me comfortable”.
Scarcity can sponsor wrong choices.
Poverty can facilitate wrong decisions.
-that would never be your portion! May money never suffer you to the point of making the wrong decision in your life!
Young lady, may you never marry anybody no matter how rich until you can confirm their spirituality, their character, integrity and sense of integrity.
There are some young men, it’s the opposite, they want to marry already made girls. Total gigolo. Looking for whose house to eat spaghetti and whose car to drive. There are men like that. There are those who are vowing to marry into a rich man’s family so that, “I can be made”. What a ‘yeyecious’ man.
Be the rich man yourself. Trust God to have resources yourself, so you can make the right decision and marry the right person.
– may money never be the consideration when you take the major decisions of your life! Because most decisions that you take on the grounds of money are decisions that are regrettable.
I will ask you another question. Many people are running out of the country, when was the last time you heard a billionaire say, “I’m going to another country?” He has businesses everywhere.
Apart from insecurity of the land of course that everybody is praying and trusting God that God would end soon, when was the last time somebody has a million dollars in his account or something solid and say, “I’m tired. I want to go to Canada”. Which Canada? He would fly to Canada, buy businesses there and come back to Nigeria and be monitoring his investments there.
If you have what you need, anywhere is good enough to stay. Choices that people are making on the grounds on money, scarcity and shortage.
– something is happening to somebody here.
– lift your right hand, say, “in the name of Jesus, Father, I receive the grace to make the right choices with my life. I receive that grace now!”
7. Money comes with answers. Ecclesiastes 10:19. Life can be full of questions but money can have a lot of answers.
Young man has found a good wife to marry, but no house yet, no source of income as such. He’s not a bad person, it’s just that things are not as good as they should be for him yet. He cannot go to his father in-law’s house and they say, “where’s the dowry?” and they give him a list. They can give people list in Africa, plenty list.
They gave him a very long list and he says, “Father in-law and mother in-law, listen to this: (starts speaking in tongues). Do you know the meaning of that? It has monetary value. Interpret and value”. And they say, “oh.
you’re welcome son in-law. What you just spoke now is worth almost 5 million. It’s more than the dowry. Take wife”. Is that what they would do? Two things may happen: Number 1, Police. Number 2, Psychiatrist.
They might find him police and psychiatrist to assess him. Say, “it looks like there’s a craze man here who said he wants to marry someone’s daughter”. Money is so important that it affects our choice and it’s so important that it answers.
Somebody is in the hospital, God has not yet intervened for them, they need kidney transplant or something, it’s costing millions.
How many people know the number of people that have died because they couldn’t afford money for medical intervention. Money answers.