WISE FOR BUSINESS AND THE MARKETPLACE

WISE FOR BUSINESS AND THE MARKETPLACE

 

Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

 

One of the keys to experiencing increase is to walk in the wisdom of God. Wisdom is the key to the material world because it existed before anything was made and it is through wisdom that it was made Proverb 8:18-35. This verse in Ecclesiastes 2:26 says that God gives wisdom to the man that is good in his sight but also gives travail to the sinner to gather and heap up that he may give to him that is good before God. What I want to know is, “Why does it seem that there are so few transfers from those that gather and heap up to those good before God?” I believe it is because we aren’t walking in wisdom but are expecting things to just be dumped on us. The reason there is not much transferred is because the saints don’t use wisdom or limit the use of wisdom. The saints only use wisdom inside the church building but that is not where the wealth is gathered and heaped up. We can reap out of the Kingdom with our giving but we can also reap out of the world with a business or work. A business is simply a reaping mechanism to reap the fields of the world.

 

Some translations of the word “give” in Ecclesiastes 2:26 assigns to it the meaning of: to exchange; to pay; to pay wages; to recompence; to sell; to yield produce to. That sounds to me like there must be a mechanism or some kind of market for an exchange to take place. What constitutes a market? To have a market there must be:

A product or service

A buyer

A seller

An agreed upon price

An exchange

 

It sounds to me like more Christians should be involved in the marketplace. The American business enterprise is the most powerful in the world. There must be some reason why God has placed us as American Christians in the middle of the greatest economy on Earth and yet there are so few Churches and Bible schools that are raising up people to own businesses, be business leaders, invent products or be entrepreneurs. It is interesting to me that Deuteronomy 8:18 tells us that it is God who gives us the power to get wealth but the word for “power” could be translated “the means” to get wealth. God doesn’t always just give us wealth but the means to get wealth. God’s wisdom often comes to us to give us the power to get wealth but we often resist thinking about getting wealth beyond just working on a job. Could God be calling some Christians to the marketplace and business world?

 

It is time for Christians to exercise their dominion in the realms of business and economics.  We talk about faith yet we seek careers in the securest jobs working for others. The entrepreneurial spirit is at the beginning of all companies and corporations. Although corporations only make up about 18 percent of the total number of businesses, they make 87 percent of the sales. Sole proprietors make up the largest percent of businesses, 74 percent, but make only 9 percent of the sales. Yet all corporations start due to a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Proverb 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principal thing: therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” The wisdom of God can inspire, speak, lead, and give Believers the power to get wealth through various means of reaping increase. Some of these require involvement in the marketplace where the wealth of the wicked is and where the Kingdom of God was meant to extend to.

 

Here’s TEN WAYS THE WISDOM OF GOD COULD LEAD YOU TO THE POWER TO GET WEALTH

 

  1. INSTRUCTIONS – God’s Word instructs us to tithe, give, and sow seed; instructions are given to create events we enjoy in our future.
  2. IDEAS – Something one thinks, knows, or imagines; a mental conception, notion, plan, or scheme; ideas can lead to an action that solves a problem or a product that satisfies a need.
  3. INVENTIONS – A new finding, discovery, or device that is novel, useful, non-obvious to a person in the same field of use (makes someone say, “Why didn’t I think of that”) and can be proven on paper to work.
  4. INNOVATION – Advancement in a custom, method, or device; a change in the way of doing things.
  5. IMPROVEMENT – Making something better; an increase in value or excellence of the quality of a product, service, or process; a more profitable use.
  6. INVESTING – Placing money into the ownership of an asset that appreciates in value.
  7. INTEREST – Money paid for or the profit on the use of your money; it is an increase returned over what is owed.
  8. INHERITANCE – To acquire a possession from past generations; ownership by virtue of birthright or anything received by inheritance from a predecessor.
  9. INCORPORATE – Form a business as a legally organized group that acts as one individual to produce a product, service, or perform a process. A business is a reaping mechanism or vehicle to the transfer of wealth.
  10. INVOLVEMENT – Occupy or involve yourself in a job, career, project, or endeavor; also, to increase one’s value through involvement in training or education.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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