Gen 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
God created gold and precious stones, and they were good!
People think that one cannot serve God, and have money, but this is simply not true.
Greed is wrong, for it is the love of money, that is the root of all evil.
Money itself is neither good nor bad, it is only what we use it for that makes a difference.
I have noticed that there does not seem to be a lack of vision in the Body of Christ, many people have great ideas to do exploits in the Kingdom of God. Yet vision is spelled M-O-N-E-Y!
Ministry costs money, and finding a way to fund our particular vision, is where practical faith rubber meets the road, and our dreams finds traction to go, grow, build, and accomplish great exploits!
God wants you blessed in every area of life, and that includes financially.
Wisdom will produce wealth, and long life.
Proverbs 3:13 ¶ Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Money with a mission.
What if those of us that could, actually, deliberately, made more money on purpose, for the sole purpose of supporting the gospel, and alleviating human suffering in the earth?
“Our motivation for accumulation is distribution. We increase in order to be the blessing that God has called us to be.” – Pastor George Pearsons via the BVOV
Generosity: Carefully managing our God given resources so that we can freely give to those in need. Sign in Skiatook, OK.
Deuteronomy 8:18 (AKJV)
18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
We see that God gives His people power to get wealth, but for a reason: TO ESTABLISH HIS COVENANT IN THE EARTH.
I see no difference in this Old Testament reference, and the heart of God’s love for the whole world.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
In the New and better covenant, we are given the mighty Holy Spirit, power from on high, to be a witness for the kingdom.
What does a witness do? They testify of Jesus! They proclaim the gospel!
Because faith only comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, and when a person believes, they are adopted into God’s family, an heir of the kingdom, a partaker of God’s covenant promises.
Do you see it? The power of the Holy Spirit we use to obtain wealth, must be for the purposes of furthering God’s kingdom, establishing His covenant in the earth.
Money with a mission will perform the acts of compassion commanded us in Matt 25, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, the prisoner, getting water to the thirsty.
For God so loved the world that He gave….
Your needs are met by what you get outta life, Your life is made through what you give…
You can make a living through your giving…
‘Father, your Word says that Wisdom is crying out, desiring to meet with the sons of men. I too cry out, for wisdom to come to my life, that I might experience a blessed life, full of righteousness, peace, joy and prosperity in your kingdom. Money Come Now, that I might do more for the kingdom of God. As it comes, and I see Your increase, may I recognize You are the One giving it, and may I use it deliberately to promote the kingdom of God. I ask this, knowing I am heard, for it is in your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen!’