At some point, people in the church became fearful of having material possessions. We must be careful not to blame the bad things that happen in our lives on money. It is a mistake to think that way because, as Christian people on a mission, we need wealth in order to effectively minister to others in the physical realm. Many people theorize that heaven is a place rich in wisdom and love, but it is also a place where the streets are paved with gold. The lesson here is that the problem is not necessarily money, but the spirit behind it. This spirit of mammon was responsible for the fall of Babylon, and it is still prevalent today. We are now standing between the spirit of God and the spirit of mammon, and we must decide which one to serve. First, we must learn how mammon operates.