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Isaiah 61:6 - Financial Wealth by John Fichtner
Find the two extreme reactions to any teaching, and you can usually find God’s truth in between them
In the New Testament, we have a whole new definition of riches
If you have lack, there’s a reason why you have lack
Prospering is about doing God’s things, God’s ways
80-90% of what the word of God says about money is first of all, this – “Above all, be content”
Contentment – finding your worth in Christ, in honoring God
Hebrews 13:5 keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have
We do not have a poverty mindset, what we have is a true riches mindset
Greed comes from an empty soul
Children of the king – what we say is – “You know, God wants to bless me, that’s great, I’m glad to be a funnel, but I don’t need any of that because I am so RICH”
Because you start letting a little greed into your heart, it’ll take over your heart
Contentment is not just a command, it’s a guarding of protection, it’s not poverty, it’s riches, but it’s also smart business
Ripping off the elderly -- it’s impossible to rip off the elderly unless the elderly are greedy. No one gets ripped off by a quick-rich scheme unless they want to get rich quick.
Hard work – new testament concept
A college degree is proof that you know how to work hard.
There are maybe 5% who don’t need to go to college.
He who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty is what the scripture says.
Grow your children up reading proverbs. Let them read it every day. Take your sons and say, “read a chapter of proverbs according to the day of the month”
Contentment is NOT laziness
College is just hard work. It’s just proof that you know how to work hard.
“I want to be a stay at home mom” – Raw arrogance
If God blesses you to be a stay at home mom, you are a rich woman, but you cannot demand it, you cannot require it, and you cannot use it as an excuse for not going to college and getting a career – that’s called laziness
If you don’t know this principle then you know nothing about business – there is no such thing as a brilliant idea, that is a fantasy
Wisdom – the ability to meet people’s needs
You want to be a smart businessman? Do a Bible search on servant, understanding, wisdom, and listening
How many of would like to have great wisdom, I mean, fantastic levels of wisdom? Here’s how you get it, and there is no shortcuts, no exceptions – you become a servant, every day
There is no such thing as A key to a person’s heart. The heart is complex; it’s like a multifaceted diamond. You want to win someone’s heart, you gotta try a thousand ways to win their heart and serve them.
Business success is about being a servant
You know what a minister is? In both the Hebrew and the greek, the root word means servant
God gave him two ways to double his business and in both cases, it was after multiple tries of “How can I meet the needs of my customer’s better?”