Matthew 22:18-21.18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tax money.”So they brought Him a denarius.
20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”
And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (NKJV)
Many incline to assuming this scripture gives permission to serving God and Ceasar at the same time. But this is erroneous cause the same scripture says you cannot serve two masters at a time. The crux of the matter is this whose image and superscription is in the coin. Money often in scripture are gifts or talents required for payment or offerings of tributes. All giftings and talents have inscription and images which are basically the vibration of the image.
As the year comes to an end several concerts and shows will be organized by various religious bodies as offerings to God. But the question on every tribute offering is whose head is the coin? Whose inscription and image is on the coin. If the coin has an image or superscription then that’s is owner. One of the greatest instruments of Babylon in holding God’s people captive is in the use of talents and gifting whose images are superscripted.
Though they use the name of Jesus in their songs their images and name are boldly superinscripted making the images who are inscripted there on to get the tributes and not Christ. This also goes for messengers and their messages. The name Christ is mentioned but it has an image boldly superinscripted on the message which tends to feed the ego of the man rather than Christ and him alone.
He must increase while we decrease. The gospel of the kingdom is the dead to self and all that represents it. Watch your offerings if there is any image or superscription. The sons of Levi are to bring offerings in righteousness. “Whose head is in this coin” The Lord bless you.