NT 1411 - Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International

2014 National Training
NT 1411
Our sovereign God placed us on the
earth at just this time in history, and
these tough economic times come as
no surprise to Him. Since He knows
every single detail of our lives, down
to the exact number of hairs we lost to
our hairbrush this morning.
(Mat 10:30; Luke 12:7)
“Unlike the cold steel vending machine, God
demands more than the fulfillment of a few
simple financial steps: He demands
relationship.” Lk 8:15
(Page 10 A new wave of revival in your finances)
“God looks at the heart .No simple biblical
formula on giving will ever result in prosperity
unless your heart is pure.” Matt 5 v 23-24.
(Page11 A new wave of revival in your finances)
Sin – Individual or
Systemic – Every
business/career has its
turbulent periods
Ignorance, skill
deficiency &
resistance to change
Satanic attack
Test – God permits us to be tested “to humble
thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in
thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his
commandments, or no.” Dt 8:2
“When thou passest
through the waters, I will
be with thee; and through
the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou
walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.”
(Is 43:2)
“He maketh the
storm a calm,
so that the
waves thereof
are still.”
(Ps 107:29)
“God is our refuge and strength, a
very present help in trouble.” Ps 46:1
Don’t trust in ‘horses and
chariots’. (Ps 20:7)
If God can’t
help you, no
one can
Return to God, if
you have strayed
away. (Is 55:7)
Like Ron Konelly sang: “If you are passing
through hell, don’t stop.” The time of storms is
the best time to seek and serve God.
“Go to the ant ,thou sluggard:
God is at
work, you
too must.
consider her ways and be wise…”
Pr 6:6-8
God did not fold His
arms after His world
God’s work is faith-filled, creative, was destroyed by
the enemy – He
redemptive, reviewed…and
went to work
perspiring. Gen 1
Remember: A farmer sows more in
famine. So, get to work!
Spend what you have on
what you need. Don’t copy
or compare yourself to
others. (2 Cor 10:12)
Take a pay cut. Take up less
lucrative projects or jobs
Be practical. When
downgrade your
living standards,
but don’t lower
your esteem &
confidence in God
Communicate current situation to your
family with clarity & with assurance of a
great future
“There hath no temptation taken you but
such as is common to man: but God is
faithful, who will not suffer you to be
tempted above that ye are able; but will
with the temptation also make a way to
escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
(1 Cor 10:13)
You are not alone in this. God is faithful. You
can cope with the challenge. There is a way
of escape; if only you can see it!
Be like Abraham, who kept alive
the hope of having a child, even
when circumstances were not
favorable Rom 4
Don’t blame
God, yourself
or others
Look unto God
not at the
Learn from the past, but don’t dwell too
much on it. Look UP!
Maintain a good confession, live right, praise
Him…believe His Word
Wilderness experience may be
the time to learn new skills in
the existing business or change
line altogether.
Let Him lead you to new
ideas and be prepared to
learn the new ropes
yourself to
learn new skills
Use the
available time
you are out of
limelight to be
in God’s light.
Be consistent & persistent
in learning new skills.
The liberal soul shall be made fat
(Pr 11:25) There is he that
scattered and yet increaseth (Pr
So, tithe to your church, give to
your chapter, sponsor outreaches,
invest in FGBMFI literature, Be
part of the Miner Arganbright
Remember the
story of the
widow and her
last coin (Lk
Remember the
widow of
Zarephath (1Kg
Seek first His Kingdom and He
will handle the storms (Mt 6:33)
The Storms are not final. There is
a calm after the storm. Can you
hear Jesus say, “Peace, be still!”?
“Beware…Lest when thou hast eaten and
art full…Then thine heart be lifted up, and
thou forget the Lord thy God…’ (Dt 8:11-14)