Jesus cut through the illusions that many live under when He declared that you cannot serve God and mammon.
The implication being that every human serves one or the another.
There is no opt-out, middle way or neutral position. There is no Switzerland in the spirit – you are either serving one kingdom or another.
You either serve God or mammon i.e. the devil.
Now this isn’t a division along lines of the new birth. Jesus is not talking about spiritual parentage; He is talking about the practicalities of life.
You can be a Christian, in other words, and serve the devil.
The difference is what you are functioning in.
Jesus clearly demonstrated in Matthew chapter 6 that you serve mammon by functioning in fear.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ MATTHEW 6:31 LEB
Worrying about supply is meditation in the fear word of satan. And it is classed by The Master as serving mammon!
If worrying and being fearful is serving mammon, that means functioning in faith is how you serve God.
It’s interesting that Jesus’ focus is on who people serve, not the actual results. Many rich people obviously serve mammon because no matter how rich they get, they worry about losing it.
Fear of lack is serving mammon.
Faith for supply is serving God.
Romans 14:23 tells us that whatever is not of faith is sin. Sin is therefore the product of fear.
Faith produces righteousness (Rom 5:1,2) and fear therefore produces sin.
Since the love of money is the root of all evil, we can safely say this: serving mammon equals fear equals the love of money.
You serve mammon when you fear lack and this leads to the love of money.
The key to serving God is therefore to have faith for supply. This necessitates being absolutely free from fear and worry concerning finances.
So how do you get to this place where you are free from fear and thus in position to function in faith?
There is a shortcut to ridding yourself of fear and rendering mammon powerless in your life. Here it is in 1 John chapter 4:-
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 JOHN 4:17,18 KJV
Fear is the atmosphere that mammon thrives in. But there is NO FEAR in love. So love is the environment in which God’s Kingdom thrives.
Perfect love casts out fear. We could say it like this: Perfect love casts out mammon and the love of money.
Love is perfected in us by consciousness of being one with YHWH. As He is, so are we in this world. “He is” is, of course, what YHWH means.
As YHWH, so are we in this world. We are just like the Father and Jesus. You perfect yourself in love by telling yourself this. “Perfect” here doesn’t mean morally perfect or competently perfect; it means mature, of full age or to have reached the destination point.
You must retain and walk in consciousness of who you are if you are to break free from mammon.
You are made in the image and likeness of God. Eve forgot this in the garden and allowed the fear of lack to convince her she was lacking something. The serpent convinced her there was lack in her life and that she lacked something to be like God.
But Eve was already perfectly like God!
And God has no lack in Him!
If you are AS HE IS, then you have no lack either and therefore nothing to fear.
Lack is temporary and often an illusion anyway.You certainly have no lack in the glory realm.
Fear of lack is satan’s biggest parlour trick. That is why the Bible is emphatic that you do not lack.
It all comes down to consciousness. You will walk in the thing you give most attention to.
You either focus on the serpent’s lies that God has left you short or the Father’s Word that superabundance is yours.
Remember that you manifest what you are feeding your inner man.
What you feed your inner man determines who it is that you actually serve.
Feed yourself with faith and all things will be added to you. Feed yourself with fear and you will have something to worry about!