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Select the topic or date of your choice to view a detailed outline of the teachings. Each time you study the Word, you position yourself to receive divine direction from God. When you spend time researching the Scriptures, you acquire wisdom tor every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

Freedom from Mammon

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The spirit of mammon has one main goal: to lure us away from trusting God. It tries to wiggle its way into all aspects of our lives, including our finances, and tells us the exact opposite of what God tells us. Mammon says money is the answer to our problems and wants to convince us that it can give us what only God can give us. This spirit influences people to lie, cheat, steal, and compromise their values. It wants to use us and get us to exploit others for money. If we let it, mammon will generate fear in us about our money while putting us in debt; in short, it wants to rule our lives. We can stay free from this spirit by trusting God, acknowledging we need him daily, and being generous givers.

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Choose God or Choose Mammon

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When Jesus talked about money, he also referred to the spirit of mammon that can become attached to it. If we do not consciously choose to serve God, by default we unwittingly become enslaved to mammon. When we try to serve two masters, double-mindedness is the result. The spirit of mammon leads to the worship of material possessions; when we do more to get money than we do for the kingdom of God, we are under mammon’s influence. Mammon wants to keeps us in debt, both financially and spiritually, but applying the word of God in every area of our lives is our way of declaring war on it. This hateful spirit tries to extend its reach into everything precious to us, but we do not have to submit to mammon. We overcome it by deliberately submitting to God.

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Godly Influence on Money

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

During his earthly ministry, Jesus went to great lengths to teach and explain how money and trust are connected, and how trusting in money opens the door to Satan’s influence. Whatever spirit influences us, whether God or mammon, will rub off onto our money. If we are not careful, we can get confused on this point and try to serve both spirits at once. This only leads to confusion and instability. Regardless of what mammon says, money can never do the things God can do. Submitting to a godly influence on our money allows us to honor God and do what he instructs us to do. Honor is the currency for promotion, expansion, and all the things we hope to see happen in our lives.

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How to Be Free from Mammon

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we study the issue of money and how it relates to trust, we cannot ignore the presence of mammon. Mammon is an evil spirit that is never far from money, and it tempts us to trust it instead of God. In the book of Luke, the parable of the unfaithful steward illustrates that this spirit causes us to be unfaithful. Mammon is the name of the false god of riches in the Old Testament that the people served; putting anyone or anything in first place instead of God amounts to idolatry. Mammon is not the same thing as money. Money is neither righteous nor unrighteous, but when mammon exerts its influence, it opposes everything God does. We must be aware of how this demonic spirit operates so that we can fight it.

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Freed by the Cross

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Our minds can play tricks on us. If we believe something that is incorrect long enough, our minds can become closed to the truth. The truth is that Jesus freed us from sin when he died on the cross, which means we no longer have to keep sinning. If we continue in sin, it is because we have a flawed understanding of the power of his death and resurrection. However, we do not have to condemn ourselves for our shortcomings; instead we can be encouraged by what Jesus did. He delivered us from our old sinful natures, and made us into new creations by putting his perfect, righteous spirit in us. In this way, Jesus dealt with the root of sin once and for all.

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Make God Your Trust

By Creflo Dollar

 Summary

Trust is the currency of God’s kingdom, yet some of the people we read about in the Bible, such as the rich young ruler, demonstrated that their trust was in money, not God. The young man was under the influence of the spirit of mammon. Money is mentioned so often in the Scriptures that we receive a loud and clear message from God warning us not to trust in it. To trust in someone is to rely on, lean on, and have confidence in them. Jesus tells us to rely on him, not on mammon. The opposing spirit of mammon says we do not need God. The choice in whom to trust rests squarely on us.

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