46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.
Reign in life does not mean you are arrogant or into a control mentality. Rather, everything that happens to you in life is inferior to what’s happening inside you. The dimension of God’s grace and power in you is greater than that which confronts you outside you.
Ambition: to have everyone so manage and handle their finances that they become a source of liberation rather than bondage – they become a means of blessing rather than burden.
That means having your debt under control. That means being debt free. That means everyone have their lifestyle in sync with their income. That means excelling in fruitfulness to the point that you are productive.
Here’s the simple outline:
1. Everyone employed – receiving the income they need for the next steps of their life – for advance
2. Out of debt – manifest wisdom
3. Break the cycle of impoverishment
From TAKER to GIVER.
Not what is called the LOTTERY MENTALITY. Do stupid things hoping for a great breakthrough.
Instead learning the ways of wisdom.
House. Bayith in OT. Oikos in NT.
House of Israel – nation
House of David – family, legacy
Calling, ministry, occupation, business, community, city, nation
God wants to give us the ability to overcome. This is not simply some supernatural intervention although that’s wonderful when it happens. It is also to ability in God to bring into visible manifestation that which you see and know to be God’s will for you.
So what does God want for each of us?
1. To be out of debt
2. To have the job God wants for you
3. To have your needs met.
4. To have the ability to meet the needs of others
Essentially, abundance means you have all you need
plus something to spare to give to others. It is when
there is no need in your life and you have more than
you need to give to others. Abundance suggests always
that you are lifted above the level of your own needs
and are thus able to reach out to the needs of others.