Then Jesus said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourself against all kinds of greed. After all, one’s life isn’t determined by one’s possessions, even when someone is very wealthy.
In our celebrity and hero worship culture, we seem to have lost sight of the true essence of our being, the transcending power of the new birth, and our spiritual inheritance. No doubt the deceiver has crept in unaware with a fake, and as a result we are chasing shadows at the expense of a powerful and authentic faith experience – the true image.
These are not new tricks, our adversary the devil has always used it, he even tried it with Christ in the days of His flesh. See this passage below;
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Away from me! His hands were clean, there were no hidden agenda. Little wonder why He had the courage and boldness to declare to His apprentices;
I am telling you this before I leave, so that when it does happen, you will have faith in me. I cannot speak with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. But he has no power over me. I obey my Father, so that everyone in the world might know that I love him.
It is time for us to go now.
So in the spirit of Christ, I declare; he has no power over me, I do not have anything he owns, I have all that I want and all I ever need in Jesus – hallelujah!
I don’t know about you, but I feel like having church all by myself this morning. I can’t sit down, can’t stand still, can’t type – God be praised!
I best leave you now – I think I need to worship my maker! Have a blessed day dear friends.
Next time he says Net-worth, tell him about your God-worth! For we were purchased by divine blood – glory to God!