Never before, in the history of the modern church, has there been a greater need for a clear distinction voice raised concerning money, finances, and assets. All the way through the New Testament in the Christ-life teachings, there is a firm word given concerning a believers assets. However, in this day the teachings of the kingdom message have commingled with the New Testament teachings until both have been nullified and law alone stands. The New Testament teaching is that all the believer has belongs to God. The believer is manifesting Christ because of a birthing. As the mind of Christ takes over the human, he will soon see that all of his assets and riches belong to God, and the possession of them or lack of possession of them has nothing to do with his being God's child. On the other hand, religion, in order to perpetuate itself, has used money and riches as a means of spiritual acquisition. Many are told today, if you give, you will be blessed. This firmly ignores the teachings of the Christ-life and is once again pure law in action. It is not out giving that makes us anything. Our money and all that we possess already belong to God, and our stewardship and operation of it is done by the Christ in us. The work of the Lord is carried on by Him Who is the operator in us, working through us. Believers should give to God, and they should give consistently, not because they must do anything to be who they are, but because Christ in them is consistent, continuous, and ever faithful.