Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
GOD has no money!
“For every beast of the forest is Mine,
The cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird of the mountains,
And everything that moves in the field is Mine.
If I were hungry I would not tell you,
For the world is Mine, and all it contains.”
YHWH (Psalm 50:10-12)
GOD has no money. But He owns everything and everyone. EL ELYON is the possessor of heaven and earth (Gen 14:19). What GOD has are concrete, tangible assets that have real value. He created all that we see and cannot see by His Word and He sustains all these by the power of His Word (Heb 1:3). Since the beginning of time, all the gold, silver and all other precious metals and gemstones in all the earth, wherever they may be found, whether in the vaults of men or the vault of the earth, belongs to GOD and carry the same value as it was in the beginning. Their value has not waned nor have their worth been subject to the manipulation of clever, greedy men. Although one might argue that their equivalent value in different currencies vary.
The money that we know today is actually fiat money, printed at will by governments without the corresponding solid foundation of valuable assets such as gold or silver. If you and I would print a US dollar bill, we would be arrested for counterfeiting. But the government prints money at the pleasure of politicians and call it legal tender. They fund all these “legal tenders” by collecting taxes from citizens. But if their tax collection fall short of government spending it results in a deficit. To fund the deficit, the government issues Treasury Bills and Bonds and sells it to the market at interest for redemption at a later date. Since many (if not most) governments practice deficit spending, the debt of a nation is always increasing. So to cover the annual deficit, politicians enact new tax laws to collect more from its citizens. This is a vicious cycle and the losers are the citizens. Who says the government is of the people, by the people and for the people? This is good rhetoric but painful to our pockets. Mr. Madoff did this (did not call it taxation but investment) and went to jail because what he did was a Ponzi scheme to defraud people out of their hard-earned money. The government freely prints money out of nothing and declares it legal tender, supposedly backed-up by the Treasury and nobody goes to jail. Today, in the US, Microsoft has more money in its coffers than the US Treasury!
GOD did create out of nothing by His Word. He did not create money. He created real valuable assets that you can take to the bank. He formed man wonderfully and fearfully writing his destiny on his DNA. He embued man with real tangible assets through his numerous skills and talents. These skills and talents are the seed by which a man may prosper. If man will give back his life to GOD and surrender it by choice, the HOLY SPIRIT energizes those skills and talents so that it may be used to its full potential. To what purpose? To get money? Of course not! Fiat money is actually worthless because the one who is backing it up is unable to deliver. Man was created to rule and subdue the earth in behalf of GOD to expand His Kingdom with the ultimate goal - to glorify His Maker and FATHER.
Undeniably, we live in the world and operate with man's laws; however, as children of the Most High GOD, we do not have to conform to their beliefs and standards. We realize that we are subject to the supernatural laws of GOD written in Scriptures and we implement those laws wherever and whenever. We realize that even in the midst of a global crisis, we will perform exploits and GOD will establish the work of our hands. We are not shaken by the upward and downward or erratic movements of Wall Street or any major market because our very lives do not depend on world circumstances but on the circumstances especially created by our GOD in our favor. We know that GOD causes all things to turn out for the good of those who love Him and who are created for His purpose (Rom 8:28).
I bless the GOD and FATHER of our LORD YESHUA the Messiah, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in CHRIST (Eph 1:3), and who raised Him up from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come; who has also raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places (Eph 1:20,21; 2:6). If we truly appreciate the words of Scripture and believe the FATHER's will in these words, nothing can shake us!
I leave you with the words of the LORD YESHUA in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your FATHER who is in heaven.”
August 8, 2011
“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, yet he was ready to offer up his only son. God had told him, "Through Isaac descendants will carry on your name,"and he reasoned that God could even raise him from the dead...” (Heb 11:17-19)
Some people would ask, “How great is your faith?” But the question should be, “How great is your GOD?” At the time of Abraham, nobody has ever heard of anyone being raised from the dead, or any of the gods of the nations raising up the dead. The idea of a resurrection has not even entered their minds. But to Abraham, nothing was impossible for YHWH! After all, if YHWH caused all things to be, why would it be impossible for Him to bring the dead back to life? Abraham has heard YHWH promised him that through Isaac he shall bear many nations after him and he believed GOD (Gen 15:6; 17:16). This is the first time in Scripture that a man 'believed' GOD. Abraham believed GOD so much he was committed to that trust even beyond what he could see or even imagined.
We are talking here of boundaries. In the natural world, we are limited by our senses and by what we have experienced. Scientists propose theories and perform experiments to empirically prove their theories but they are limited to what their hands can handle, what their eyes can witness and what their other senses can experience with all the machines at their disposal. Man is limited by the three dimensions he lives in. However, when a man believes YHWH and His Word, the SPIRIT breathes into him life that breaks the physical boundary and transports him to a new level, a new dimension – eternity with YHWH.
In the spiritual realm, the usual boundaries do not apply. The man who is born from above learns a new language – a language of the spirit that connects him directly with the Almighty. His mind is constantly being transformed into the mindset of YESHUA. Like his FATHER, he becomes more and more creative and wiser as he walks in the SPIRIT. He is taught of GOD and the Torah is imbeded in his heart. He speaks and prophesies with the Word of GOD. He walks the talk.
The natural laws only has meaning to him as a pilgrim in this world but in no way bars him from transcending it. Israel crossed the Red Sea on dry land. Moses called on fire to rain on Egypt; frogs to flood Egypt; turned the Nile into blood and many more miracles. Joshua prayed that the sun would stand still and it did for almost 24 hours until they conquered the Amorites at Gibeon. YESHUA walked on water (Mk 6:48-50). Shadrach, Mishach and Abednego were not burned in a fiery inferno (Dan 3:19-27). Lions could not eat Daniel! (Dan 6:22) Joseph interpreted dreams and so did Daniel. A jail could not hold Peter (Acts 12:6-12). Shackles could not hold Paul and Silas (Acts 16:26-29). The Romans tried to boil St. John but they could not harm him so they exiled him instead at the island of Patmos where he wrote the Revelation of YESHUA. They simply could not stop him from fulfilling GOD's purpose in his life. Today, the SPIRIT of GOD is still working with the same resurrection power that He used to raise the LORD YESHUA from the dead on all who would perform exploits for the glory of the FATHER.
If you are led by the HOLY SPIRIT then you are a son of GOD (Rom 8:14) and nothing is impossible for those who believe, as Abraham believed in the GOD who makes all things possible. It is not a question of how great is your faith, for you only need a mustard seed size faith to move mountains. It is not about you or I. It is all about GOD, and we do things for His glory.