02 November 2020

Is God Against Money?


From the desk of Servant Douglas

November 2, 2020

Re: Is God Against Money?

Hello again, dear friends!

Today I come before you in answer to a question emailed to us from a reader in Philadelphia, PA, located within the United States. Our reader asks the following question:

"Dear Servant Douglas,
I understand that we are not to love money in place of God, but is God the Source AGAINST us having money or becoming successful?

As always, an excellent question. How exactly DOES Source feel about money?
Are we, as some claim, meant to avoid filthy lucre, or does the Bible tell a different story?
Let's go to the book and see.

The Plain Truth About Money

The Holy Bible is a book of wisdom and instruction, as are other worthwhile writings and inspired teachings offered throughout the ages. In answering this particular financial question, one need only compare and contrast the writings of the various contributors to the Holy Bible.

Universal Chrysalism, a way of peace, suggests that one purpose of human life is to form rich, meaningful experiences. The ability to go, do, be, see, touch, feel, and have wonderful experiences all comes down to having enough time and money to pursue such. 

Because forming meaningful experiences is, indeed, one focal point of our existence, does it not immediately bear out that the Source which sent us would wholeheartedly support our acquiring and using material means for completing our assignment?  

Certainly, yes!

But, do not take my word for it. Let's go to the book and see.

All the Things

Dear ones, there is no wealth that does not originate from Source; for without Source nothing was made that was made. Therefore, Source is THE SOURCE of all abundance, wealth, riches, financial acquisition, material surplus, and more. There is no shame in acknowledging that wealth flows from Source, for Source is the ever-all. Where under the golden sun may be found anything goodly, worthwhile, helpful, or empowering that does not originate from Source, our Creator?

When we remain connected to Source and live the three golden pillars of life, we may claim help.

John 15:7 contains an essential promise:
"If you abide in me, and my instruction abides in you, 
you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you".

Romans 8:32 holds that:
"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, 
how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things".

Source is a provider of all things, according to our need and desire, because things are needed in order to expand Missions One and Two, for the greater good of heaven. 

Mission One, you may recall, is the search for all that IS Source; whereas Mission Two is the search to discover all that IS NOT Source. In order to properly pursue such exp[eriential data, we may turn to Source to assist us in enjoying greater health, opportunity, and financial supply. 

And we see again in the words of Matthew, the sixth chapter and thirty-third verse:
"But seek you first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, 
and all these things shall be added unto you."

Of course, as we seek God's Holy Kingdom, as the divine pathway to obtaining all these things that we need and want in order to properly complete our mission work,  we need only to search where the Perfect Lord, Jesus instructed His followers to look:

Luke 17:21
"...for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."

There are some who seek to transliterate these very clear and distinct words, transforming "within you" into "around you or in your midst". This is perfectly fine, and remains evermore profitable for worthy spiritual food, for the spirit of Source Everlasting is always truly around us, whether deeply within us or within our midst. We are always within the operant Kingdom of Source, our Father, indeed; and we love it.

So, yes, God our Course will allow you to enjoy provision and material wealth. As we remain firmly rooted in the Good Book, that beloved collection of wise instruction, we need only turn to Deuteronomy, the seventh chapter, to experience an old-world recounting of the promises of Source. 

Modernized to today's relative terms, we may trust for career help, safe and operational transportation, a goodly home, adequate nourishment, peace and plenty in the land, and an abundant harvest in due season. In other words, the Lord of Hosts is perfect FINE with you enjoying material plenty.

But, ONLY On ONE Condition

Pause for a moment and gain some mental clarity. Imagine that you were Source, and that you held all the power, the resources, and the material possessions of this massive universe.  It's ALL yours to do with what you will. Now, along comes precious humanity, who eventually creates a system of mutual exchange for commerce and trade. They call it money. 

Your precious humans scurry about, doing amazing things. Over time, you begin to notice that some accumulate a tremendous sum of trade credits, this "money" about which they think and speak. Some of those exceedingly wealthy individuals no longer think about you or your mission work; instead focusing only on trade credits and the pleasurable experiences that credits can afford them. Yes, experiences ARE vital for mission work, but so is a deep, profound spiritual connection with SOURCE.  How else will those experiential data flow to heaven's data banks?

You feel sad because something has crept in between you and your precious humankind: money blocks the flow of connection and trust that they once held with you.

1 Timothy 6:10 demonstrates this prohibition from spiritual disconnect:

"For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, 
have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows."

and also the words of Luke 12:15

"Then he said, 'Beware! Guard against every kind of greed
Life is not measured by how much you own."

Friends, God our Provider wants us to have connection and trust; faith and reliance with It. When your children feel joy, do you not wish to experience such moments with them? God does not want us to scratch and beg through life, but as the FINEST of loving parents, Source wants to remain included in our walk. Money must not block your connection to Source.  Only on this one condition will Source trust you with all these things that you desire to be, to do, and to have in life.

Now, do you see?

More Evidence that Source Approves of Wealth:

Remaining in the book, let us examine more of the living word of God as it pertains to money.
It is important to hold fast to profitable instruction, and the wisdom contained in the sacred teachings of the ages offers keys to not only how to satisfy our immediate needs, but also how to seed now for an abundant harvest that lasts for generations.

It Takes Money to Live Debt-Free

1.  Proverbs 22:7 demonstrates that God wants you to live free from debt, something that cannot be accomplished eeking out a meager living in poverty.

"Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender."

2.  Romans 13:8 suggests another clear directive from the living God regarding debt, the elimination of which takes money and stewardship, not needless want or lack.

"Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. 
If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law."

It Takes Money to Provide Stewardship

3.  1 Timothy 5:8 teaches that God esteems poor financial stewardship as being worse than unbelief.

" But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, 
have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers."

4.  Luke 16:11 indicates that worldly wealth is, in fact, an ESSENTIAL test of heavenly preparedness.

"And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, 
who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?"

5.  Proverbs 13:22 shows that it is SIN, not money, that God cannot tolerate. It takes an abundance of money in order to leave a good inheritance, after all.

" Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, 
but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly."

6.  Proverbs 21:20 speaks clearly about how God views those who have wealth and luxury.

"The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get."

Pathways to Provision

7.  John 10:10   declares the perfect will of Christ regarding your abundant life:

"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

8.  Luke 6:38  indicates that giving indeed plants a living seed, which becomes an abundant harvest.

"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together 
to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. 
The amount you give will determine the amount you get back."

9.  Proverbs 3: 9-10  clearly states that when you honor God the Source, He blesses your trust.

"Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. 
Then He will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine"

10.  Malachi 3: 8-10 explains exactly how godly wealth is multiplied, and how God invites you to put this tremendous blessing to the test

"Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me! But you ask, ‘What do you mean? 
When did we ever cheat you?’ You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me
You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. 
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. 
If you do, I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it inTry it! Put me to the test!"

11.  Deuteronomy 16:17 decisively commands blessed seed-faith giving, according to one's increase.

"All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God."

12.  Phillipians 4:19  teaches that we serve a God of abundance and provision, and not of want or lack.

"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs 
from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."

13.  John 15:16  

"...that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, He may give it you."

14.  2 Corinthians 9:8   empowers us toward provision, that we may do good, become better, and share freely of the love and abundance that flows from the never-ending Source of all.

"And God will generously provide all you need.
 Then you will always have everything you need 
and plenty left over to share with others."

Dearest friends, 

We've surely settled the age-old worry about whether or not it is godly to seek useful abundance and adequate provision in our daily walk. Of course, it is. 

We stand at the doorway leading into the third decade of the 21st Century, and we have demonstrated the peace profound which comes from faithful trust in Source. Our hope is well-founded, as our financial beliefs and expectations remain clearly in the book, as the old saying goes. 

God doesn't care if you seek wealth and material comforts, just so long as your focus remains on open and free-flowing communication with Source. Free Will allows us to pursue mission work however we feel called to do so. If you wish to do great things, go and do great things. If you feel content living a modest lifestyle, then embrace such with the continued love and approval of Source. You are always in control.

Be mindful to observe the three basic pillars of our faith, the third of which is the sharing of love. The gift of the seed-faith, or holy tithe, is an excellent way to demonstrate faith in action along this pillar of service. When you invest in the work of the living Source, you may expect a harvest in due season.

Be blessed, safe, and well.
Always and in all ways, indeed.

In loving service, 

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