The Aramaians were camped against Israel but then God caused them to flee, leaving behind all their stuff. It was a TON of stuff - good stuff! Articles of silver and gold, etc. The Israelites could have gone and gotten that stuff by sending troops to Aram, but they didn't. God brought it to them! Imagine the army of Aram carrying all that stuff to Israel only to give it to them! This is what happened. Whatever you have your heart set on don't focus on it - otherwise you'll go and get it. Just let God bring it to you - you'll get to enjoy the blessing of it without the headache of it! If God wants you to have it He'll bring it to you. 2 Kings 8:15 - Tale of two kings: Hazael and David. Both guys were told they would become king. David stayed and tended sheep and let God bring the kingdom to him. Hazael went out and made it happen, thus leading him into murdering the current king to make it happen. Either you are going to be blinded by your ambition or you are going to die to it - one or the other will happen.
God Will Bring It To You
How God takes care of your needs
June 26, 2014 • Benham Brothers
Using Your Wealth to Build Health
April 30, 2020 • Benham Brothers
How you handle your money shows God if you can be trusted with spiritual riches. • Vs 11 - it’s a sign. • Jesus used this parable to show us how to use wealth for kingdom purposes. • Vs 1-9 - Rich boss fires unfaithful employee. • Before he got fired he cut deals with each of the boss’ debtors. • This secured his future. • The rich man applauded his ingenuity, but didn’t give his job back. • Making moves today so you will be secure for tomorrow is a good thing! • Jesus used this parable to show the value of making moves today to secure our future in heaven. • Look at the results of the manager’s move: • The debtors got a good deal. • The rich man got paid. • He secured his future. • Skip Moen said Christ’s reference was about “brilliance manifested.” • We don’t need to be brilliant only with worldly wealth. • We need to use our brilliance for the kingdom to: • Bless others (like the debtors). • Bless God (like the rich man). • Secure our future. • QUESTION - In what way can you utilize the same brilliance that made you money to build God’s kingdom? • Vs 9 - Two ways you can use money to make friends: • 1) Give it - be generous. • 2) Invest it - not just in stockis, etc, but to start a biz, create opportunities for others to work.
Peace Over Profit
The path to true prosperity • January 9, 2020 • Benham Brothers
* Vs 6a - Who will bring us prosperity? * This is a big biz guy asking God if his venture will be successful. * Vs 6b - let Your face shine on us. * He recognizes they can’t do it apart from God’s blessing. * Vs 7 - Please make us successful - I will be so happy! * When my biz kills it I will love it! * Vs 8 - But my true happiness doesn’t come from money - it comes from PEACE with GOD! * Even when his biz would be successful he would find his security in God alone, and therefore he would be blessed with PEACE. * David wanted profit - he even asked for it. * But he elevated peace over profit. * The sweetest sleep is done on the pillow of a clean conscience. * Imagine making a 1million dollar sale, but you cheated to make it happen. * How good do you feel? * You elevated profit over peace.