A Different Kind of Money
I want to talk to you today about money… not the usual kind that we use every day but a different kind of money… God’s money!
There’s a saying that we use when we want to say that there is more to a story than what we are hearing. We say:
“There are two sides to every coin.”
There’s something else we say about money that Solomon said first and it’s still true today: Ecclesiastes 10:19
“Money talks and buys anything” or “Money talks and has an answser for everything”
If I wanted to buy something I just need enough money and it’s mine. It’s the same for everyone. Just pick out what you want and put the cash on the counter and you walk away with it.
If you have enough money you can buy anything.
Well how about if we wanted to get something in the spiritual world? Could we get it with money? No. But, if we had God’s money; A Different Kind of Money, we could get whatever we wanted in the spiritual world.
So, here’s a question for you… how can we “buy” North Arlington or any other town or city in the world? Now, there’s a lot of stuff we could say about that question like:
Towns and Cities are “bought” all the time. You just give the politicians enough money and it’s yours!
Ok, but we don’t want to “buy” it that way. We want to buy souls! We want to see people come to Jesus and bring the Kingdom of God here!
We want to see the town transformed so everyone in it is affected by that transformation. How can we see that happen?
We need “God’s Money” to do that!
How can we get “God’s Money”… Remember, it’s a “Different Kind of Money”. So how do we get it?
Do you know what God’s Money looks like?
Well, just taking those two sayings I just quoted to you and applying them here:
We know that there are two sides to the coin…
We also know that it “talks and has an answer for everything”
So, what are the two sides of God’s Money? Don’t know?
Well, let’s listen to God’s Word and see if we can “hear God’s Money talking! Once we hear it we can identify it and get it! Then we can go “buy” our towns and cities…
Isaiah 60:1-5 “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.”
They shall come to thee! Who?
Sinners, Sons & Daughters will all come the Church
when it shines with the Glory of God!
Remember, The Lord is fighting for your children’s salvation! Isaiah 49:25 I will contend with him that contends with thee, and I will save thy children.
Didn’t He say: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved AND thy household!
Can you see it?
The “Glory of the Lord” is one side of the coin
If we want to “buy our Town” and see souls saved and the Kingdom of God come forth then we need the Glory of God to rise upon us and change us!
God’s Glory Transforms Us!
2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed (transfigured i.e. transformed) into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
We need to receive God’s Glory into our souls…
The Word also tells us that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit by singing Psalms, and Hymns and Spiritual Songs. As we are “Filled with the Holy Spirit” we receive the Glory of God into our Souls!
We also need to Give God Glory by
Praising Him and Living Right!
Now, let’s find out what the other side of the Coin is… Listen to God’s Money speak…
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
So, Unity is the other side of the coin!
Listen to what God’s Money tells us in John 17:21-22
where it tells us about both Glory and Unity!
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:”
So, God’s Glory brings the Blessing of Unity
So, this Glory starts to work in us… it’s a light that shines on us and within us… AND it Transforms us to be like Him!
Once this happens Unity is produced in the Body of Christ and then people begin to see the difference between us and everyone else and they come as we rise up in His Glory and Unity!
That’s how we “Buy” our town or any other town or city…
So, let’s let the Glory of the Lord shine upon us and transform us and let’s get united in Jesus.
Once we do that we will see that He will “Draw all men unto himself” and we will see the Souls Saved and The Kingdom come Forth!