Core Value #7 – Wealth

I tell my people that every single Christian should have a desire to be a multi millionaire. Yes, you read that right, every single Christian should desire to be a multi millionaire or even a multi billionaire.

The middle class apathy towards wealth is killing the proclamation of the gospel. We are to be content, not apathetic. I love my cars; I currently own a 1997 Jeep Wrangler (19 years old at the time of writing) and a 2006 Pontiac Solstice, (10 years old at the time of writing). They are fun, reliable and don’t cost me much. Sure I would love a great car but it doesn’t get me out of bed in the morning. My wife and I live in a modest 1200 Sq Ft house in a great area where we love our neighbors and love the neighborhood. It is cramped with 5 of us and 1 bathroom and of course it would be great to have a bigger house but again, it is not what gets me out of bed each morning.

What motivates me is the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel of the Kingdom. I want to have millions of dollars to see churches planted, the homeless reached, poverty eradicated, healing rooms opened, arts studios opened, Apostolic Schools established that will train and mobilize 5-fold ministers to win cities and nations. I want to see widows and orphans taken care of and nations discipled. That will require many, many billions of dollars. Oh, and I may upgrade my house and my car along the way.

Many church leaders that I know judge the wealth/abundance message while personally seeking to be wealthy, all for a rainy day. They even hide their personal wealth from their congregations, driving modest cars, living in modest homes. I do not believe for one moment that anyone should save for retirement. God’s plan is that old men and women will dream dreams, not plan on retiring. Save for your dreams, dreams of seeing this world become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ not playing golf every day in Florida.

What are you dreaming? How would you make a difference if your personal wealth was in the millions?

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