Let’s talk about Mammon. I believe that knowledge – and particularly knowledge of God’s truth – is power and so while I don’t want to give Satan and his schemes any more airtime than necessary, I do believe that we do well to have an understanding of his workings so that we can live out our faith as overcomers, just as God intended.
Mammon is a spirit that is designed to sow unbelief. It is designed to have you trust in your own abilities, in your hoarding of finances, in basically anything other than God. Mammon does not want you to trust or believe in the promises of God. Mammon wants you to believe that God’s best for you will not manifest in this time. Mammon wants to see you hopeless, broken and depressed. In short, Mammon wants to kill you.
Why? It is because that spirit is intent on stopping the call of God on your life. Every person has a call of God. We all share a common call that the spirit of Mammon wants to destroy. That spirit does not want to see another soul won for Heaven or another person walking in God’s will for their life. It’s designed to cause confusion and unbelief and to lure you away from your faith being fixed on the promises of God.
On the glorious contrary, God does have a calling on your life and in Christ Jesus you have been given all you need to walk in that calling. In order to be successful in what God has called you to do, you need to resist the lure of Mammon and fight to have a right mind.
I love what Paul says in the letter to the Philippians (2:5-11):
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
I hope you’re “amening” as you read that. I am!
The opposite of succumbing to Mammon is having the mind of Christ. Christ made himself a servant, He humbled himself, He became obedient even unto death.
Christ had access to all the glory and riches of Heaven and yet He gave that up to answer the call of God.
Lord help us to have the mind of Christ; humble, selfless, obedient and wholly committed to Your calling on our lives. It’s a mind so contrary to the spirit of this age, but it’s a mind in which You are glorified and we are satisfied.