Aspects of Abundance 13

“Covetousness”

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF… OR FEATURE OF SOMETHING;

A SPECIFIC WAY, IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.

ABUNDANCE HAS TO DO WITH SUPPLY (John 10:10 amp – Super)

A PREREQUISITE FOR LEADERSHIP

Exodus 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Prov 28:16 He that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

1 Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4 and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

COVETOUSNESS IS AN INORDINATE DESIRE AND A LOVE FOR SOMETHING MORE THAN GOD.

COVETOUSNESS IS IDOLATRY AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST HINDERANCES TO OUR ABUNDANCE.

COVETOUSNESS AFFECTS PEOPLES GIVING.

2 Cor 9:5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.

GOD WANTS YOU PROSPEROUS BUT HE DOESN’T WANT YOU COVETOUS

GUARD AGAINST A POVERTY MENTALITY… THE DEVIL TRIES TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT THERE’S NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND

THE REASON PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ENOUG IS BECAUSE OF NOT SERVING GOD, POOR STEWARDSHIP, IGNORANCE ETC.

THERE ARE ENOUGH RESOURCES ON THIS PLANET FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING TO LIVE LIKE A KING.

Ex. IT’S REPORTED – 60 X’S MORE 100 DOLLAR BILLS IN CIRCULATION THAN 1 DOLLAR BILLS,

POVERTY IS NOT JUST A DOLLOR SITUATION. POVERTY IS THE WAY YOU BELIEVE, THE WAY YOU THINK, AND TALK.

KJV Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; (character is free from the love of money) and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.