“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15
Work is a first class calling. We are special to God and He has a special calling for each one of us.
The work He has for us is important to Him – it’s valuable, it’s special, it’s significant.
God will teach us and guide us in our work and ultimately, we work for God not our earthly boss.(Isaiah 28:23-29)
All of the resources of heaven are available to us to fulfill God’s plan for our life. We need to appropriate these resources by faith for our calling to work.
Take a look at the story under Pages on the right, “Story of how God provided new premises for Care & Share”.
God is looking for those who will hear the call of God, rise up in faith , move in the power of the Holy Spirit and see His presence and power manifest in the marketplace.
The Lord will hold us responsible for all we do and do not do. The only strategy is to hear and to obey. “When we listen HE the Lord speaks. When we obey HE the Lord acts.
Remember there will be work in the paradise of the future just as there was in the paradise past (Garden of Eden) because God himself takes joy in His work.
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.
Johan Huibers built a full sized replica of Noah’s Ark: 130 metres long, 29 metres wide and 23 metres high. It is located in the town of Schagen in the Netherlands.
God has a plan and purpose for your life. The story of Noah and the Flood was an actual event in history a little over four thousand years ago. It reminds us that God is in control of history and we need to be obedient to HIS call on our lives.
Fruit bearing is all to do with GOD working through us and nothing to do with what we can do.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, faith, gentleness, goodness, kindness and self control. Are these evident in your life? You can quench the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. You can grieve the Holy Spirit. He is the third person of the Trinity. Do you treat Him as a person?
The Lord has picked each one of us out, selected you and me, and by listening to and trusting the indwelling Holy Spirit we will produce good fruit in our lives and businesses. We will be successful on earth and reap eternal rewards in heaven as well. Got to be the only way to go.
IT IS MUCH MORE THAN RICHES, IT IS A STATE OF GOOD OR WELL BEING FOR THE WHOLE MAN, SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY, INCLUDING PEACE, JOY, HEALTH (MENTAL & PHYSICAL) AND MATERIAL PROVISION.
Shortened definition: PROSPERITY IS THE ABILITY TO MEET ANY GIVEN NEED AT ANY GIVEN TIME THROUGH THE POWER OF GOD.
God want us to be prosperous, to bear fruit in His Kingdom but in large part so we can be a blessing to others.
THE WORLD’S VIEW OF PROSPERITY
Good luck and/or hard work; Money; Authority over others; Fame; for ME, I’m the purpose.
KINGDOM OF GOD VIEW
God given blessing; Bearing fruit in the Kingdom; Well being of the whole man; For others – our purpose is to be a blessing to others.
We live forever and what we do here on this earth for God’s purposes is building up treasure in heaven. There are rewards in heaven. The Bible is clear on that.
The parable of the talents is a sobering story of how God expects us to use our God given abilities. Matt 25: 14-30
We will be working on the new earth and heaven creating and building new enterprises. What you are doing now influences the role you will have there. Christians will have their works judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Our character and works will be revealed as they really are and suitable rewards will be given by Jesus. This is not the White Throne Judgment of the unsaved at the close of the 1,000 year reign of Jesus. Rev 20:1-15