The Holy Ghost Entrepreneur
In this 6 Message Series, Hemstrought shows you that you should own your own business and that the Holy Ghost is the consummate entrepreneur–destroying the old by introducing the new.
1. Mind Your Own Business
2. Called Unto Business
3. Learn the Language of Business
4. Complete Furnishing
5. The Holy Ghost Entrepreneur
6. Taking the Dog to the Park
Money is not the root of all evil, covetousness is. This message will set you free, there is a godly love of money. If you love God above all things, He will make you rich.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
I pray above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers. 2 John 2
God has an expected end for you. That end is prosperity and health. Not only does he have an expected end, He has a way for you to get to that expected end. Wouldn’t it be ridiculous for Him to have an expected end and not have a way for you to get there?
It is God’s plan for every child of God to own their own business.
You can receive that statement or not, but if you don’t receive it I feel bad for you. If you DO receive it, you are stepping into the plan of Almighty God for you. If you can hear that—God’s plan for every child of God is to own their own business—then you are stepping into the plan of Almighty God. If you don’t hear that then you probably won’t ever get into the plan of God for your life. You’ll just keep spinning your wheels and you won’t be “the head and not the tail” you’ll end up somewhere in between. You have to do the plan that gets you to the expected end. If you don’t do the plan that gets you to the expected end, don’t blame God!
There is a recognized way of getting wealth—written in scripture. A way that doesn’t just rely on you sitting and waiting for a cow to bring you a bag of money. God’s plan for every child of God is wealth—we’ve got to get over this first.
Say this out loud. “God’s plan for every child of God is wealth. That means me!” What’s God’s plan for you? Wealth. He has an expected end. He has a way to get you there. He has a scriptural recognized way to get you there, if you will do it.
Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.
Be not slothful in business. Is this in your bible? Is it possible to serve the Lord in business? Only if you are going to read your bible and do it. Only if you are going to get to the expected end by doing what He says to do. He has an expected end for you. But you have to be not slothful in business. Who’s business? Your business. Every child of God should own their own business.
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, 1 Thessalonians 4:11
You are to study to be quiet and learn to do your own business. What if someone says, “I don’t want to be in business or even know how to go about it.” Then you’ve got some learning to do.
The first thing you need to do is “take up” the word of the Lord that is coming to you today, that God has a plan for you—an expected end—and the way to get to that expected end is to be in and own your own business, the head and not the tail. Being boss of your own domain just like God made Adam in the garden of Eden.
Engaging in business is part of your calling.
Engaging in business if part of your calling. I don’t care if you are a preacher. You are still called to do business. It takes money to buy satellite time, TV air-time, and to build buildings. Right? All of those things require business. Most of that money should come from the Tithe—10%.
Imagine the amount of money that God wants to put into His ministry. That’s just 10% of the amount of money you are supposed to own and control. All of the things that God wants to do in the earth via the ministry is only 10% of the total amount. The other ninety percent is yours. To engage in business is part of your calling. Wouldn’t it have to be?
God’s expected end for you is wealth. He has an expected way for you to do it. He has a plan. To engage in business is part of your calling.
Doing business, like seed-time and harvest, is a law built into the earth. You work with it or against it to your own benefit or failure. If you learn to do business you are lining yourself up with God’s plan for an expected end. You need to mind your own business.
There’s an anointing to do business that takes you beyond just book learning, principles, and concepts. Non-believers can do principles and concepts that come directly out of this bible and have a successful business. But, if you are doing those same principals and you have the anointing on you then watch out! Joseph was not only wise in the way he treated his business but he was anointed to do it. He ended up taking over everything.
Every child of God is called to own their own business. One way to go about it is to work for somebody else in their business until you can do it on your own. Another way is to just start. Yes, you may fail. Failing is part of learning. You are not a failure you simply learned something out of that failure. You’ve got to start where you’re at. A moving car is easier to turn than one that’s stationary. You start where you are at.
To engage in business is part of everybody’s calling. It’s ninety percent of your calling! Some of you will never enter into the call on your life until you get the business side straight.
Those who learn to buy and sell effectively open a door for God to multiply riches in your hands.
If you’re not a business person with your eye on buying and selling—knowing that that’s the way God is going to get you a million dollars—then you are going to miss it. You’re still waiting for the golden cow with the golden bag full of golden coins. What kind of people are aware of business opportunities? Business people—people that are good at buying and selling things to make a profit.
Every child of God should own their own business and doing business is part of your calling. If you don’t do this part of your calling God can’t get you to the expected end. I hope you heard that.
So many times we don’t know what we are looking for. We are thinking that it has to come some other way and yet God is trying to give you the business idea, the business acumen to do what you need to do, but you won’t put your foot through that door, you won’t start it, then where are you going to be? Somewhere in the middle. Yet, all the time God’s trying to get you to head.
It may seem like God wouldn’t be involved in that. God is involved in that! That is God’s plan for all of His children. It’s ninety percent of His plan for all of His children.
We can preach prosperity until we are blue in the face but if we don’t show people how to put their foot into the stream that’s going to take them to the expected end then we are never going to get there. We can no longer leave the message in the esoteric world of only God wanting you to be wealthy. God’s got a way for you to be wealthy and most of the time it’s by being a business person.
Say this, “I am a business person.”
Frankly it is your number one calling. Is this your calling? Yes, it is every child of God’s calling—owning your own business. Know that this is God’s will for you.
This is God’s will for you. He does have ministry for you but this is His number one plan. His will for you is to be a successful business person. God wants every child of God to be millionaires.
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:8-9
The glory of this latter house is going to be greater. Is it going to come in some other way? No, it’s still going to come in this anointing to do business. The glory of this latter house will come in an anointing to do business and prosper. The glory will be greater than the former house in Solomon’s time.
Say this, “Father, in Jesus name, I commit to be a business person in the earth and look forward expecting your blessing on my hands making me the head of my own business. Together we will take over and fill this earth with Your glory, in Jesus name. A-men.”