Christians In Business (I)
Dr D.K. Olukoya
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 21-22; Luke 18:24-43
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 8:14-18
MEMORY VERSE: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” – Philippians 4:6
Christians are expected to be involved in business so as to show the world how to do legitimate business and give people the required template to follow, by not conforming to the pattern of this world (Romans 12:2).
When a Christian is involved in a business, it should be seen as a divine calling where he can find his role in God’s plan to touch lives positively. Business is to provide goods and services to the community and it is only the institution that creates economic value and adds value into the system.
Believers in business need to be careful with their language not to be worldly and to do things in a way that glorifies God. Doing business for Him is the most open yet hidden secret on the earth of doing business God’s way. God’s blessing is a supernatural empowerment of His goodness and love for you as an entrepreneur.
A Christian in business should not compromise his or her faith in God as other people do especially in business. The Bible makes it clear that God does not condone compromising His standards. Matthew 6:24 says, “No man can serve two masters…”
Not compromising requires our total obedience to Him to do the right things, not to cheat people or take advantage of them especially in business. Romans 13:14 says, But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make not provision for the flesh to fulfil the lust thereof.”
THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN, FOR THE LORD WILL NOT HOLD HIM GUILTLESS THAT TAKETH HIS NAME IN VAIN.
The fourth man in the fire will appear in your business for divine perfection.
- My life shall propagate the gospel and glorify the name of God, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive God’s supernatural blessing in my business, in the name of Jesus.
- Power assigned to make me compromise my faith in Christ, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Spiritual robber assigned to steal my goodness and business, die now, in the name of Jesus.
- Mercy of God, deliver me and my business from destruction, in the name of Jesus.
- My life and business shall not collapse and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Anointing of ease, fall upon my business, in the name of Jesus.