Jesus was teaching the crowd and said something very powerful. You might have heard or read about it before, but I promise you that what you are about to learn today will blow your mind. This topic is relevant to all whether you are black, green, white, Indian, Mexican, African or European. This has to do with your life.
Here is what Jesus said:
No man can serve two masters: for either he. will hate the one, and love the other; or else. he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Isreal was a slave nation, He was probably speaking to men and women who worked as slaves for the Roman government. They understood what it was to serve your masters. We do not have slaves around any more. We can seem to relate to this verse but this verse is very relevant to you and I.
Central to this teaching is the word two masters. Jesus is saying that it is impossible to take instructions and execute two different instructions from two different masters. You either serve one and hate the other.
This is where this message gets very interesting, Jesus introduced us to the name of this second master, He calls him “Mammon”. I never saw Jesus casting out this Mammon into the lake of fire. Jesus never delivered people from Mammon, at least not that I have read of one case. So I inquired of the Holy Spirit who Mammon is. This is interesting, Mammon is the head of Satan’s government. If Satan is the President, Mammon is the Prime minister. Mammon is the one which the Bible spoke about when he said Satan is the god of this world’s system (tecknon).
One of the ways in which Mammon has been enslaving people is through debts. Mammon want you deep in debt to the point that you can’t even serve God.
Mammon will lure and bait you with special offers, sales, buy one get one free etc. Mammon turns around and offers you a credit card knowing fully well that you won’t be able to afford it.
In the end, your life become a misery.
When God says you should rejoice, Mammon says you can’t have peace because there are stacks of bills to pay. Just after you read a powerful message and you decide to confess your faith, Mammon says you cannot say your Father owns this world because your bank account is empty.
This is what Jesus meant by saying you can’t serve God and Mammon. When God says you can send your child to that School, Mammon says you can’t do that because you are unable to afford the school fees.
It is my prayer that you break loose from the spirit of Mammon and serve the living God.