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Kingdom Economics Part 1

Ponder This: What would you do for God if you had all the money that you needed?

Have you ever considered the purpose for money? You need it for more than paying bills. The Lord has a divine purpose for money. First, money enables us to meet our physical needs. Second, money allows us to set a godly example by helping those in need, and third, we can do the work of the Father by evangelizing the world and taking more ground for Him. Have you ever wondered why sinners are rich? It’s because they work for the devil and believe in themselves (Genesis 1:28-29) It doesn’t matter what life looks like, know that the enemy is a liar and he wants to destroy your faith. The Lord has a financial plan for you!

The Church Enslaved
Slave master spirits are hovering over the church (Exodus 1:8). The slave master spirit is manifested in the form of debt, lack, financial limits and the poverty mindset. Even though the Word of God states that Christians are rich, the slave master spirit says otherwise. The tragedy is that Christians have succumbed to the lie and become financial slaves. But the good news is that the church can experience the manifested wealth that Jesus died for. He wants us to build His kingdom and enjoy life on earth! God has given us everything we need to be successful in the earth; in fact, he has given each of us an assignment. If we walk in our assignment, the wealth will automatically come. Then, we will be able to support the work of the kingdom.

SPIRITUAL SIGHT

Spiritual Sight

Fact: You don’t have any problems.  All you need is faith in God.  This is something you cannot comprehend with your natural mind.

Confess Your Desires by Faith

In Mark 8:22, Jesus laid hands on a man twice as He healed him from blindness. This is the only recording where a healing did not come at His first command.  Do you wonder why?  In this particular healing, Jesus was teaching this blind man about his faith and confession.  In the first healing, the man said that he saw men that looked like trees (he wasn’t seeing what Jesus wanted him to see).  But in the second healing, the man saw clearly.

Jesus was teaching us not to settle for a partial healing.  He was also teaching us to say what we truly want to see.  But in order for us to say what we want to see, we need progressive faith.  Don’t settle for the occasional headache, a slight pain or that minor problem.  The devil is an opportunist looking for any platform to elevate us to more hardship.

20/20 Vision

Do you see what God sees?   Do you see yourself healed, delivered, and living in abundance—all the time?   If so, then you are seeing clearly.  Don’t let challenges and doubt distort your vision.  Maintain your faith by hearing the Word, confessing victory and closing your ears to fear.  If you view life with your physical eyes only, your spiritual vision will get blurry fast.  Therefore, keep your eyes on God (2 Kings 6:17).

Grow Your Faith, Don’t Kill It

The Lord sees you as a faith champion.  You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus!  Speak your victory into existence.  This means that you can’t just say anything.  Phrases like, “I’m sick,” “I’m losing my mind,” or “I’m dead tired” slaughter your faith.  Build your faith up; keep it strong!  Develop it by believing God for an extraordinary miracle.  Keep naysayers from speaking doubt in your life. Stop living naturally; instead live in the spirit.  Remember that nothing is too bizarre for God to deliver your from.  After all, it was His original plan for you to live a victorious life.

He is waiting on you to believe in Him (Ephesians 2:3).

Love,

Pastor Joyce

Walking in Godly Authority

As Christians, we have been adopted into the family of God (Galatians 3:26 and 4:6). As His children, we are entitled to all kingdom rights and privileges. The Lord is our Daddy; we have rights to everything He owns and—just for the record—He is not poor. One of the most important things we inherited from Him is authority.

Change Your Vision

Your duty as a child of God is to destroy the works of the devil in the earth. This power is a part of the total salvation package that Jesus died for you to have. You need to get a clear picture of yourself and understand that you are a royal ruler. See yourself as the leader that you are; the Lord has graced you to do so. Remember that mature children of God walk are not doormats; they graciously walk in their authority because they are authorized by divine power (1 John 4:4).

Exert Your Power in a Godly Way

Start commanding challenges in your life to line up with the Word of God. Do not tolerate foolishness from the enemy. You have to exercise your authority because it is preparation for Heaven (Genesis 1:26, John 5:19). Through salvation, we have been positioned to rule over darkness and demons. God expects us to be firm with the devil because his agenda is to destroy us. However, we must have a balance and be sure to display the love of God to those around us. Our authority should not be used to humiliate or belittle people. We are trying to draw people to Christ not push them away.

As a mature Christian, use your leadership to inspire by example. In Ephesians 2:1-6 of the Message Bible, says that:

1 -6It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.

Dominion Belongs to God

When you come across the spirits of drama and adversity, let your godly authority rise up in you. That’s why it is important to stay steeped in the Word so that your flesh won’t get in the way. Your authority is limitless and has the ability to move mountains in your life. Your job is to secure the land with your confession and faith and to not succumb to the devil’s attacks (Mark 11:22, Hebrews 11:6, Psalms 8:3).

You should never want for anything in Christ because He has already given you everything you need for life and godliness. The challenges are coming, so you have to be ready. Your power to rule is inside of you so begin to develop it. Your power grows when you refuse to give in t emotions and pain. Make your choices up on the Word of God—not how you feel. Remember that you reign as a believer and that you have the victory in every situation. Keep your thoughts in line with the Word!

Love
Dr. Joyce Oliver

think-like-a-man-think-like-a-woman
Fact: Mature men and women in the Lord cannot be confused about their identity.  If we do anything for God, then we have to know who we are.  It was God’s plan that His men and women rule over the earth.
 
Genesis 1:26 (Amplified Bible)                                                                                                                               God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
Do You Know Your Role?
The Lord created us to rule over the earth and to subdue it.  The fruit of our faith and productivity should last for generations.  We should be actively working to build the kingdom of the Lord.  Men and women of God should operate in their roles and know what their assignment is.
A Call Out for the Men of God
Satan wants to get rid of the godly man. He wants to make men of God extinct. However, the Lord is looking for men who will pray, have a heart for winning souls and are willing to invest in His kingdom (without looking for pay).  He is looking for men that will willingly provide (Genesis 2:16).  In Jesus’ day, men ran to the church!  And today, the Father needs men to have that same zeal.  Simply put, God needs men in position (in His church, in the home and in their divine purpose).
Male Leaders in the Church                                                                            
2 Samuel 5:1-3 (Amplified Bible)                                                                                                       
1 Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.  2 In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord told you, you shall feed My people Israel and be prince over [them].3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them [there] before the Lord, and they anointed [him] king over Israel.
 
Let’s look at King David. A warrior, worshiper and leader, David was promoted to be king because he was already leading.  The Lord is looking for men to lead in His church.  Men are effective leaders when they follow God’s instruction.  Strong male leadership doesn’t mean that men should be macho, tyrannical and harsh.  In fact, when men lead that way, it reflects their insecurity.   Godly male leaders should be able to speak the truth in love and not fear.
The Role of Godly Women
The Lord has a divine plan for women in the family, in the home, His church, and in the earth. Below are respective categories that involve godly women as productive leaders.
Wives & Mothers
The story of Esther (Esther 1) provides examples of the godly and ungodly wife.  Queen Vashti was disrespectful to her husband and let pride fill her heart.  She brought shame to her husband, King Ahasuerus, by publicly disrespecting him. When women bring discord, it causes a division of the heart.  Queen Vashti’s actions ultimately cost her her marriage and position as queen.  Nevertheless, that opened a door for Esther to take Queen Vashti’s place. Esther turned out to be a woman of God as well as a wise and trusted confidant to her husband. Wives lead through helping their husbands.  When a husband and wife are in unity, they respect each other and listen to each other. “Helping” is not a lowly position.  In fact, if women help their husbands the right way, it is just as influential as being the leader. Godly women are submissive (accommodating) to their husbands.  Submission is a choice and is scriptural (Ephesians 5:21).  Finally as providers, wives should freely give their bodies to their husbands.  And as mothers, women should nurture and love their children.
Women Walking in Their Purpose
Whether married or single, godly women are supposed to provide, and be productive.  When you look closely at the woman of Proverbs 31, you’ll observe that she had many roles that included being a wife, mother, saleswoman, trader, seamstress, property owner etc. She was practical, industrious and creative! Men appreciate when women are productive and can contribute to the home. Finally, women should be providers to the church through their service and lending of their skills and talents.
Love,
Dr. Joyce Oliver

Walking in Godly Authority

As Christians, we have been adopted into the family of God (Galatians 3:26 and 4:6). As His children, we are entitled to all kingdom rights and privileges. The Lord is our Daddy; we have rights to everything He owns and—just for the record—He is not poor. One of the most important things we inherited from Him is authority.

Change Your Vision

Your duty as a child of God is to destroy the works of the devil in the earth. This power is a part of the total salvation package that Jesus died for you to have. You need to get a clear picture of yourself and understand that you are a royal ruler. See yourself as the leader that you are; the Lord has graced you to do so. Remember that mature children of God walk are not doormats; they graciously walk in their authority because they are authorized by divine power (1 John 4:4).

Exert Your Power in a Godly Way

Start commanding challenges in your life to line up with the Word of God. Do not tolerate foolishness from the enemy. You have to exercise your authority because it is preparation for Heaven (Genesis 1:26, John 5:19). Through salvation, we have been positioned to rule over darkness and demons. God expects us to be firm with the devil because his agenda is to destroy us. However, we must have a balance and be sure to display the love of God to those around us. Our authority should not be used to humiliate or belittle people. We are trying to draw people to Christ not push them away.

As a mature Christian, use your leadership to inspire by example. In Ephesians 2:1-6 of the Message Bible, says that:

1 -6It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.

Dominion Belongs to God

When you come across the spirits of drama and adversity, let your godly authority rise up in you. That’s why it is important to stay steeped in the Word so that your flesh won’t get in the way. Your authority is limitless and has the ability to move mountains in your life. Your job is to secure the land with your confession and faith and to not succumb to the devil’s attacks (Mark 11:22, Hebrews 11:6, Psalms 8:3).

You should never want for anything in Christ because He has already given you everything you need for life and godliness. The challenges are coming, so you have to be ready. Your power to rule is inside of you so begin to develop it. Your power grows when you refuse to give in t emotions and pain. Make your choices up on the Word of God—not how you feel. Remember that you reign as a believer and that you have the victory in every situation. Keep your thoughts in line with the Word!

Love
Dr. Joyce Oliver

Fact: Wealth is all around you!

Get Out of Hell

Did you know that lack is hell? It’s torment to have expenses and not be able to pay for them. It is pure distress to always borrow money because you don’t have enough. Do you hate the excruciating pain of not having your needs met? Are you in agony because of what you wish you had? Doesn’t it burn you up to see the people around you blessed, while you are still waiting, wishing and hoping for yours? It’s not holy to be poor, in fact, it is torture.

The Big Cheese

Good news! There is a place of abundance for YOU! My definition of prosperity is wealth revealed. My definition of poverty is wealth asleep. When you follow the Lord’s instruction, your prosperity will be awakened. Your money is waiting for you to wake it up! In fact, money should be flowing to you constantly. You are never to be without it.

Keep in mind that money has a divine purpose (Proverbs 11:10, Psalms 122:9). Riches are designed to be blessing to people and to be planted into the kingdom of the Lord. Wealth should support His objectives which include mission work, Christian education and community outreach.

What about the 9 to 5?

You can’t expect for God to pour a blessing on you if you are not productive. If you are not employed, make a job or begin looking for one immediately. The Father will only bless what you put your hands to. Faithfulness is all. You will not receive a blessing if you are not faithful. Inconsistency blocks blessings. The devil is always going hurl reasons at you to stop being faithful. Be unwavering in your commitment to what the Lord shows you. Remember that Holy Spirit pours out on the diligent.

Jobs and businesses are not your source, because they are shakable systems of the world. Never forget that God is your source. And since you are in His image, you are a creator, like Him! You speak what you want to see. Even though jobs and businesses are not our source, they are useful channels to produce money. The purpose of your job or business is to train you for prosperity. Jobs and businesses also help you develop discipline, faithfulness and money management skills.

Keep the Order

As the Lord begins to bless you with wealth, it is important for you to have a pre-established plan for your money. Above all, you must continue to tithe off of all that He gives you. Tithing is an act of faith in God that He will take care of you. Next, you should always be prepared to bless the man or woman of God in your life. The word of the Lord is in their mouth. Your man and woman of God go before the Lord consistently on your behalf and have dedicated their lives to ministering to you (Ezra 6:14, Proverbs 3:1-2). Bless them. Finally, you should maintain a budget and stick to it. Ask the Lord for wisdom in managing your money. Remember Joseph who was second in command in Egypt? The Lord gave him a distinctive plan to prepare for the seven year famine that swept through the land.

You have to be generous to prosper. Selfishness stifles your blessing. Follow the selfless example of Jesus Christ. He gave His life so that you would not only be saved, but life a victorious and prosperous life on Earth.

Love Pastor Joyce