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‘Mammon’. FAITH. Agreement!. Stewarding. Debt. GOD’s Way vs the World’s Way. Giving. …. GOD’s level = Abundance!. GOD to speak into ‘my’ Finances. …. Saving?. Finances for HIM :. 215 NT verses on Faith 218 NT verses on Salvation

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    1. ‘Mammon’ FAITH Agreement! Stewarding Debt GOD’s Way vs the World’s Way Giving …. GOD’s level = Abundance! GOD to speak into ‘my’ Finances …. Saving?

    2. Finances for HIM: • 215 NT verses on Faith • 218 NT verses on Salvation • 2084 NT verses on Stewardship/ Accountability/Money/Finances • NOT about Money but about Hearts!!!!

    3. Finances for HIM: • What does your money really represent? • Derek Prince: “…four very important aspects of you: your time; your strength; your talents and, quite possibly, your inheritance.”

    4. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ • Math 6:19-34 • v23: money = Mammon • Mammon = ancient Aramaic / Chaldee word = name given to an idol worshipped as the god of riches…

    5. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ • Money = (OxFd) current coins + promissory notes/paper money • Money is the modern currency. • Money is NOT the only currency: • Currency = prevailing unit of exchange that facilitates the transfer of goods & services – accepted by giver & recipient. • Shell Beads/Iron Spears/Cattle/Copper Bracelets/Salt were all used for wife-buying in Africa at some stage…

    6. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ • Currency dates back to ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia (±2000BC) used to receipt grain stored in the temple granaries. • 1st international coin (±550BC) thought to be in Lydia (wstrn Turkey). • Can still buy coins dating back to the time of JESUS. • Egyptian/Roman coins dd 200BC have washed ashore estrn.SA • “$” from “/8/” on the old Spanish Real – which was the main currency for 200yrs…

    7. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ • In Africa, barter / trade system continued… until: • 1652 Jan van Riebeeck comes to CT • 1813 Rev John Campbell visits Mission station near Kimberley • 1815 changes name to Griquatown & intro’s “Griqua Token” • 1886 Gold in Gauteng! • 1890 National Bank of ZAR • 1892 State Mint & Bank established – GB pounds minted for SA • 1961 Republic of SA proclaimed • ½ pound = R1 • 1967 1st Krugerrand

    8. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ • Math 6:19-34 • v23: money = Mammon • Mammon = ancient Aramaic / Chaldee name given to an idol worshipped as the god of riches…

    9. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ Craig Hill & Earl Pitts: • “…demonic spirit… that uses fear…to demand worship, influence and control of peoples’ lives to love and trust money…” • “…entices people to place disproportionate value/reliance/power on money…” • “…eats away at our Faith…”

    10. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ Derek Prince: • “Mammon is an evil, spiritual power that grips men and enslaves them through the medium of money. Mammon is not money itself, but the spiritual power that works in the world and the lives of millions of people through their attitudes towards money.” Michael Honeywell: • ‘Mammon’ is a Frankenstein we (man) have created… Something with a life & ‘pull’ all of its own. • Eph 6:12… Man birthed this principality that now enslaves so many…

    11. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ Symptoms of a ‘Mammon’ spirit? • “It is MY money!” • Worry & Anxiety over Money. (Math 6:33) • Money Mismanagement. • Consistent Financial Lack. • ‘I can’t afford it’ Mentality. • Impulse Spending…

    12. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ Symptoms of a ‘Mammon’ spirit? • Stinginess… • Greed. (Luke 12:16-20) • Discontentment. (Phil 4:11-13) • Bonded to Debt. (Psalm 37:21) • “Working to make a Living” vs “Working to make a Giving…” (Eph 4:28)

    13. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ • Math 6:19-34 • v19 store up = (Gk) amass; reserve • v22 good = (Gk) single; folded together; focused • v23 bad = (Gk) evil • v24 serve = (Gk) douleuō = be enslaved to; bonded to – same root word from where the word for ‘deacon’ is derived… • money = (Gk) Mammon • v25 I tell you = (Gk) I lay down for you to build on… • v28 labor = (Gk) toil; work hard

    14. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ So, if Mammon has been a problem, what do we do…? • 2Corinth 8 • 1st give YOURSELVES!!! • Luke 16 • then be faithful (see Stewarding next week) with what HE has entrusted to you…

    15. Finances for HIM: ‘Mammon’ • Bibliography: NIV Bible SA Mint Public Info Brochure Wealth, Riches & Money by Craig Hill and Earl Pitts Derek Prince on Experiencing GOD’s Power Bob Mumford’s Preach on Frankensteins (in 1970s) Rory Dyer’s Preaching series on Money Matters (2000)