Mammon. Matt. 6:24. No one is able to serve two masters: for he will hate the one and will love the other, or he will be devoted to one and he will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and wealth. The Latin word Mammona is sometimes not translated, using the Latin spelling. Mammon is from a Hebrew word, Emonah, with an M prefix. The Greek text in Matt. 6:24 also has Mamona, which was not a Greek word. The Hebrew Mamone means believer, faithful, steadfast, referring to what is trusted in. In Matt. 6:24 it refers to anything coming between you and God. In the context of that verse, wealth fits, so the lexicons define Mammon as wealth or riches, but it really is deeper than that because whatever you put your faith in other than God makes it impossible for you to serve God. Someone’s faith can be in a person, talent, real estate, stock portfolio, job, fame, physical strength, or any number of other things.
That the word Mammon came from a Hebrew word is part of the evidence that the book of Matthew was originally written in Hebrew as many scholars believe.
I have another question. I’ve been studying I AM in scripture. Another passage that stands out to me is John 18:5-8, such a powerful expression when Jesus responds I AM. The entire arresting party fell to the ground certainly speaks of the power of I AM, when Jesus is speaking about His identity. And He certainly was determined to carry out the plan of The Father.
Blessings to you,
Yes, God uses I AM to speak of His presence, so when Y’shua said that His disciples knew immediately He was saying He was God Incarnate. It is powerful.
Do you believe that celebrating Christmas is connected to a demonic spirit because of the mixing of pagan practices such as the date, tree, ect?
You have struck a nerve with that question! Our two favorite Christian holidays were made from heathen celebrations, Christmas from Saturn worship and Easter from Ishtar worship. Both worship dumb idols, not our Holy God and our Savior. Christians who do worship our Lord God do not realize that they are worshipping evil spirits simultaneously. The symbolism is so strong in these, especially Easter, with eggs and rabbits symbols of the fertility goddess, Ishtar. When you spell Ishtar in Latin and Greek the pronuciation is easter! Those evil spirits are anti-semitic.
What about redeeming what the enemy used? I don’t worship any god other than my Father, God, Yahweh, Yeshua, & Holy Spirit. I knew nothing about these other gods & why people worshipped them. I believe Holy Spirit knows my heart. He is the one & only & there is no other! Does that make sense to you?
You are correct. We wordhip the One, True, Living God, the One Who knows the heart of each one of us. That makes perfect sense to me.
I do not understand your question about redeeming what the enemy used.
I mean can’t Jesus redeem what the enemy used? These days that were used to worship idols, can’t that stand redeemed by blood of Jesus when we worship Him & not the idols? I want to walk in purity before Him & I certainly want to have no connection to demons or idol worship! If this is the case then Christianity needs to reform our foundation & pull out old root systems.
I’m trying to explain what about can’t Jesus redeem what the enemy used? These days that were used to worship idols, can’t that stand redeemed by blood of Jesus when we worship Him & not the idols? I want to walk in purity before Him & I certainly want to have no connection to demons or idol worship! If this is the case then Christianity needs to reform our foundation & pull out old root systems.
Yes, the blood of Y’shua redeems us from every sin, every repented sin. There are many demons, not only in the world, but also in the U.S. and every community. That is the reason there are so many murders, so much covetousness, many abortions, lies, etc. Sin is all around us, but as you say, all those walking with the desire to walk in purity before Him are walking in an attitude of repentance, just seeking His perfect will. The old root systems need to be conciously removed, don’t they?
Thank you, I still believe that there is a demonic spirit that causes people to love and do obeisance to money. I just don’t know what that demon would be called. I know Balek is the demonic king over curses, the Babelonian king is the demonic king of physical ailments, Agag is the demonic king over mental disorders, and the Assyrian king is the demonic king that the others can enlist to protect them so that if one doesn’ know the possibility of his pressence in order to rebuke him, then his pressence will stop that person from permanantly banishing any of tne others.
I know those things because Katie Souza gave biblical evidence od them in her Healing School series. If you want to listen to it get the CD-set. I’d lend you one but its pretty scratched up.
Isn’t Mammon a demonic spirit that is empowered by and inspires the love of and obeisance to riches?
No. The word is Hebrew, meaning: believer, faithful, steadfast, referring to what is trusted in. Mammon is not a word in either Greek or Latin. The meaning you give is just someone’s thoughts and is not correct.