Asset management is often a financial focus, however, money is simply a RESULT; Money is a product an OUTCOME, a reward, a RESULT of the utilization of the real assets each of us have. The wealthy understand this and it is why they are able to earn more than the average person. When we can shift our understanding that money is simply a result we can manipulate that outcome even better. You see, there is no shortage of money, but there is a shortage of the things that create the outcome of money.
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PROSPERITY GOSPEL? This is the most powerful message on Abundance you will hear as a Christian.
THE STEWARDSHIP GUIDE TO ASSET MANAGEMENT.
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Time is a non-renewable asset and the most precious of all the asset classes. DON”T WASTE IT! Time is often the most ignored until a deadline looms that has costly consequences.
Our body is a depreciating asset. From the moment of birth, death is imminent. After a period of rapid growth, there is a continuing decline brought on by aging and influenced by our state of personal care. OUr body is how we do life on this side of eternity. CARE IT and care it better than you do your car, your house, or how the curators care for priceless, historic monuments.
Our mind is a renewable asset, but if unused, abused, or drugged, with time can deteriorate too. Engage in the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2) . This is called personal development in the secular world. Even when our bodies die, our mind is the essence that lives on via our spirit. It is the true you, and when our minds are gone, even when our bodies are around, those who know us best will determine that we are gone.
Money is not where real value exists. Money is an unlimited, easy to create asset – even if the government resorts to printing it. Money is a result of how we use our real, God-given assets. The assets we possess that generate money is where we should put our focus because that is how we can manipulate wealth. Focus on real asset management for true wealth creation.
Prosperity & Gospel
In Genesis, we see God put man in paradise. Work was still required, but abundance was our reality. Sin entered and brought death with it, and the need to survive and thrive by the sweat of our brow.
However, God sent the second Adam in Jesus to restore us. Jesus tells us his mission when he said, he came so we could have life and have it more abundantly. Or as stated in John 10:10, “I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure.”
There is only one gospel and anything else is dangerous to preach. Man has been guilty of this modification for centuries. Paul reminds of this in 2 Corinthians 11:4 New International Version (NIV)
“For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”
Those who ascribe to a prosperity gospel where accepting Jesus means mansions and Cadillacs appear in your reality is not Biblical.
Nor is poverty. Christians should be poor is another message being shared and is a deviation of the truth.
Jesus came and entered into our depravity. Our depraved condition that resulted from sin. Jesus came from where heaven where streets are paved with gold to a bed of hay to restore us to a heavenly eternity.
Prosperity & The Mission Field
Like Paul, many missionaries are Tentmakers, financing their lives and living very frugally so they can bring the gospel, the good news to regions where it is unknown. They have opted out of personal prosperity channeling those funds to the mission field. Some of us share in that mission by also channeling some of our prosperity to that mission field, and I encourage us to continue and to do more.
There are too many ‘broke’ Christians in line for a handout instead of being in a position to give a hand up and this has to change.
Before big government became the norm, a new world concept that did not exist in history, it was people of faith that did charity and works of generosity. Orphanages and homes for the aged originated with men and women with a Godly world view, following in Jesus’ footsteps to help and feed the poor.
The Bible tells us further in Matthew 25:34-46 (full context)
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Prosperity & Why The Christian Income earner should pursue it.
Being satisfied with earning enough for you and your family’s comfort is not enough. We need to use our God-given talent to do what the profitable steward who got 2 made 2, and the one that got 5 made 5 did. We need to earn more. More is the real of profit, of abundance. This is the place where generosity is not only possible, but it is easy for generosity to be joyful.
There will be no pain in the giving. Nothing wrong with sacrificial giving but the ONLY PLACE the Bible asks us to do that is when it comes to tithing. Sacrifice, giving off the top the best of the best – that is reserved for our gifts back to God.
In the story of The Widow’s Mite, Jesus talks about the rich giving some from their wealth, while she gave sacrificially from her all.
Luke 21:3-4 “So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”
Again, in Genesis, Cain gave some from his harvest, and Abel brought the best, the first, the top 10% – that is sacrificial giving.
Hebrews 11:4 “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts”.
Giving the best you have away, is sacrificial and the Bible asks that when the giving is to God. Tithing is not the giving of something from our wealth, tithing is the realm of sacrificial giving from the top, from the first, from the best. Giving to worthy charities, we give something from our wealth, we are never asked in the Bible to be sacrificial in our giving to others.
This is a conversation that is continued here on this website and with those I serve.
- Join me in the movement to become a profitable steward. If you are a Christian, this should be your mission. None of us want to be the one who took what was received and bury, go back to God as we were with the talent uninvested, unprofitable and heard wicked, lazy servant.
- Become a profitable steward and enjoy debt free wealth. Prosperity is not entitled, but it is within reach.
- Need to learn how? Connect with me for a zero-commitment, 30-minute consultation where I guarantee you will be heard and resources or help offered specific to your need to help you move forward in increasing your exposure. You will get help on this call whether or not we continue a working relationship beyond that call or not.