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Ensure GOD is in control of your business

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Benham Brothers testify how God helped them to start a Real Estate company after they got fired.
In a recent post on their website the brothers revealed that their company, Benham Real Estate, was born out of a painful firing more than a decade ago, which left them without jobs. They then reminded Christians through Scripture that
God’s plan is usually far greater that man’s plan.

Benham Real Estate is now a full service real estate company that specializes in selling bank owned properties. The real estate division, Benham REO Group, has about 100 offices in 35 states across the United States, according to the brothers’ Facebook page
“When the tables have turned in life, we need to realize that God owns the tables. He always has a plan and it’s far greater than any plan we could ever come up with. It may be hard and painful to understand at the time, but God’s ways are always best,” began the brothers in the post. The twins then highlighted the adversity that resulted in their successful real estate company.

“Twelve years ago, before my brother and I started our real estate group, we worked for a large company that went through a horrific split. The split found us on the wrong side of the fence, so we got fired. Although we were heartbroken and had no other jobs lined up, God used that to force us to start our own company,” noted the post. “For two years we scratched and clawed to make enough money to feed our budding families, all-the-while building our little real estate company. Well, the rest is pretty much history, as God has blessed our little venture supernaturally, even to a point where HGTV offered to do a show based upon our real estate expertise,” they added.

Now that they have lost that initial HGTV offer, the brothers believe that the adversity they went through before prepared them for the fallout with HGTV. “God had already prepared us long ago for a situation just like this. All we need to do is remember that he owns the tables, and when they turn He is up to something good! “When the tables turn in your situation, don’t try to flip them back to where they were, just let it play itself out. Recognize that God Himself is the One who owns the tables. He’s got you right where He wants you!” ended the post.

The Benham Brothers, whose planned reality show was cancelled because of their conservative views on homosexuality, were dropped by SunTrust Bank this week. The brothers believe it is part of a move to silence Christian views in the marketplace.
“If our faith costs us our HGTV show and our business, then so be it,” Jason said.

David Benham said they were “caught off-guard” when SunTrust pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers and several franchisees across the U.S.  “This came without warning or explanation from SunTrust and took place over a 15 minute period on May 15, 2014,” the brothers noted. SunTrust corporate spokesman Mike McCoy did not specify whether the brothers’ conservative views were behind the decision.

Earlier in May, the brothers’ planned HGTV show “Flip It Forward,” which was going to be about the brothers flipping houses for profit and helping other families do the same, was cancelled. HGTV’s decision came after website Right Wing Watch published a post labeling David as an “anti-gay, anti-choice extremist” for leading a 2012 prayer rally outside of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the rally, he called homosexuality a sin.

The show’s cancellation sparked debate online, with David Benham arguing that “there’s an agenda that’s out in America right now that demands silence, especially from men and women who profess Jesus Christ and hold to His standards.”
After the surprising move by SunTrust this week, the brothers are even more convinced that Christians are being marginalized. “Keeping us off television wasn’t enough, now this agenda to silence wants us out of the marketplace,” said David Benham. Conservative Christian group Faith Driven Consumer, which has been campaigning in support of the Benham brothers, believes SunTrust is punishing them simply because of their Christian beliefs.

Live eternal now – OBEDIENCE = SUCCESS and certain reward in heaven.

CALLED TO THE MARKETPLACE

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WE ARE MEANT TO BE MANAGING GOD’S CREATION TODAY
Our task is to mobilize and equip Kingdom entreprenurs, executives, government leaders into the purposeful, strategic, global Kingdom initiatives underway in our day.
Central to this is the understanding that there is a Kingdom of God and there is a Kingdom of Darkness. We need to fully operate in the knowledge that “we battle with the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12. We have the victory if we put on the full armour of God and stand firm. Faith is a fight – “Fight the good fight of faith” 1 Timothy 6:12.
Jesus said we need to pray that His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. This requires total obedience to God’s purposes and principles in the operation and decision making process of our business activities. God’s power is then released into our lives and circumstances.
Organisations such as the International Christian Chamber of Commerce play an important role in developing an interactive network of mature dedicated , Christian business, educational and government leaders capable of impacting the marketplace for God.
Understanding the times is central to the development of effective and anticipatory Kingdom responses to todays constantly changing conditions in the marketplace. Major paradigm shifts are currently underway, involving nations, markets, economies, ethnic groups , resources and global relationships.
We believe it is a time of unusual strategic alliances between the Lord’s chosen in the marketplace, and a group of uniquely chosen persons of the world; much like Pharaoh in the time of Joseph or King Cyrus during the time of Babylonian captivity. God is in control and working out His purposes in the marketplace. Our role is to get in step with what He is doing.