Recently, I have been getting messages from strange individuals exalting the virtues of easy money. Some go as far as to create a sharing formula as an indication of their certainty in the outcome of such ventures. Such is the allure of results without any input or commitment.
This allure of cash out is presented and packaged in such a manner as to do dispel any thoughts or suggestion of failure. These marketers seem to guarantee you that, with a little bit of money committed, you can in return be given the whole world, and now an entire generation seems to have bought into this path of uncertain riches.
I’m not necessarily dealing with gambling or get-rich-quick schemes as entities. I’m trying to tease out the principle behind them. It’s the principle that with as little as nothing, you can get everything.
All through scriptures, when we have found the devil interface with men or his principle at work, this principle tends to emerge.
At the heart of it is rebellion expressed as disobedience. But the spirit of this world doesn’t offer it that way. He merely presents an opportunity of mega proportions, for which he suggests that a token given in exchange will suffice.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;Matthew 4:8-9 (KJV)
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
This particular temptation has always stood out for me because it seems like the ultimate offer. The offer of the world at the cost of a single offering of worship.
One small bowing down.
One tiny compromise in comparison to the awaiting dividends.
That’s the same thing even today. The spirit at work in the sons of disobedience has built up designs, models, and systems that have as their goals the reception of the obeisance of men with the promise of so much more.
And as usual, the trusted lieutenant of this move is the spirit of mammon. He comes bearing news, taking many captive. He appeals to lust in the hearts of men, and I think these days, it’s a little bit easier to succumb, all things considering. And one thing we know for sure is that he doesn’t take captives.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)
For the love of money is a source of all kinds of evil. Some have been so eager to have it that they have wandered away from the faith and have broken their hearts with many sorrows.1 Timothy 6:10 (GNT)
This offers a bold reminder that this allure is so powerful that if a man is caught, his faith hold might not be strong enough a force to protect him.
So next time the opportunity and offer of a cash-out is presented to you, think wisely, for at the end of it all, you might be the only thing that is ‘Out’.