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Integrity goes with your job. Does your boss have to look over your shoulder to make sure you do the job? If you work real hard while the boss is looking, and then when the boss is away you sit down and rest and do all kinds of stuff, when the paycheck comes, you do 80 percent work but you accept 100 percent of the pay. You have lacked integrity.

Maybe the company didn't see that, but God did. When you receive money from the government under false pretenses, when you lie and cheat on your taxes, this is lack of integrity. God wants money to come to you, but you can delay your miracle with a lack of integrity.

That is why God said it doesn't matter what kind of boss you have. It doesn't matter if they are good or not good, fair or not, he said you do it unto Me. God will be your shield, protect you, and be your quickly-increasing money supply.

Let me show you a man in the Word of God where lack of integrity on the job costs him everything. Lets take a look at Judas, a disciple of the Lord, traveling with Jesus and exposed to all of the revelation of God. He is handling the money.
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
(Matt. 26:6-10)
This oil was worth one year's wages. The disciples said, "what is all this waste?" A person who does not have integrity will see large lots of money coming to the work of God and will call it waste.
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for 300-pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
(John 12:3-8)
There are things that Satan attacks your integrity with, and one of them is money. He will always go to the weakest area. Judas's problem was that he had a money problem. He was greedy where money was concerned.

He saw this woman ministering to Jesus with this precious stuff, and he saw it as waste. Judas became offended at the money coming to Jesus, and because of that offense, it opened the door for Satan to come at him and exploit it. He came to the place where he was willing to sell Jesus out for money.
And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the 12, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
(Mark 14:18-21)
Judas did not only lose his place beside Jesus because of his lack of integrity with money, he is damned forever.
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him.
(John 13:2)
How did Satan get into Judas' heart? Satan probed until he found where the flaw was. You can have integrity in one area and have lack of integrity in another. You are going to have to decide to close up all these doors and be willing to admit the area where you are weakest and attack that area.

Paul said we should not be ignorant of Satan's devices. We should know how he works. I am talking about money right now but sex could be a problem. Pride could be a problem.
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
(Matt. 27:1-5)
The end result of his lack of integrity was that he came to the place where he woke up and realized that he was betraying innocent blood. He knew Jesus was innocent in the first place. When you won't deal with a lack of integrity in your life, Satan will get into that area in your life and cloud your judgment, and you will find yourself doing stuff that you won't believe. After Satan has done his deed with you, he will move on to someone else and you will wake up and ask, "What did I do?"

Integrity is the way to God's best, and lack of integrity is the way to your worst. Satan will come at your integrity where money is concerned. Integrity is the key to God's best.

Keith Butler Ministries
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Author Biography

Keith Butler
Web site: Keith Butler
Keith Butler has been an ordained minister since 1974. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds diplomas from Canada Christian College and Rhema Bible Training Center. He serves in ministry with the support of his lovely wife, Pastor Deborah L. Butler, and their children: Pastor Andre Butler (granddaughters Alexis, Angela, and April), Pastor MiChelle Ferguson and husband Pastor Lee (grandson Lucas), and Minister Kristina Jenkins and husband Pastor Joel (grandsons Andrew and Austin, and granddaughter Alyssa).

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