Watch out for Christian faith-talk in business dealings and prophetic guidance

One of the most unsuccessful years of my life financially was 2006. By not returning to Australia, and instead trying to set up business deals through certain people in Dubai, I lost many hundreds of thousands of dollars I would have had otherwise. I should have kept my investment properties in Australia and worked in Australia instead of wasting lots of time in Dubai. But I didn’t know at the time. I thought I could move on to bigger and better things.

Ultimately no one is to blame for this more than me.

Warnings from the Book of Proverbs – Part 1

The Warnings of the Book of Proverbs

Don’t join with violent men to rob people – if you do it will kill you.
(Proverbs 1:8-19)

If you keep refusing to listen to Wisdom, one day you will have calamity, terror will come upon you, and then it will be too late – Wisdom will just laugh at you and mock you. (Proverbs 1:24-28)

Turn away from Wisdom, and it will kill you. (Proverb 1:32).

Be complacent in your rebellion against God, and it will destroy you.

God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

What is God willing to do for His Children?

Who are God’s Children and what will God do for them?

“But as many as received Him, He gave them the authority to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;” (John 1:12)

If you have truly received Jesus, truly believed in His name, you have the authority to become a child of God. It does not say you automatically ARE a child of God, by believing in His name and receiving Him, but you ARE able to become one. The effective use of that authority comes as you walk with God in trust and obedience.

What does the Bible mean by the knowledge of God?

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverb 9:10

Jesus Christ did not die simply that we may have knowledge of the Bible. Jesus Christ died that we may know God.

The Hebrew concept is knowing is different to the Greek concept. Greek style knowledge is scientific, academic, reasoned knowledge. It can be totally detached from emotion.

Christians who do not fear God can go to hell

Jesus warned us about the seriousness of sin when He said:

If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. (Matthew 5:29,30)

The Hebraic way of emphasizing something was not to use CAPS or bold text, but to repeat it

The Impending Financial Crisis and its meaning

When I speak about all the great things and miracles of God happening in India, Eastern Europe, Africa and other developing nations, people sometimes ask: “Why don’t these things seem to happen here in Australia?” I am sure people are asking the same questions in America and Western Europe also.

Accepting that we are not wiser than God

Whenever a person rebels against authority, whether it be against a human government, against parents, against church leaders, or against God, it is always done for a reason.

For example, 200+ years ago the American people rebelled against the British colonial government. This government was seen as tyrannical and unfair.

Christian, be ready!

Jesus said:

“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

“Therefor you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour do you not expect”. (Matthew 24:42-44)

This ties in well with the idea that in order to come to God you MUST believe “that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”. (quoting from Hebrews 11:6).

Why Teaching and Knowledge is So Important

I am on a search for wisdom and some of the things I am realizing are very basic, yet I think they are easily ignored.

The Book of Proverbs in the Bible is God’s book of wisdom. Written by a man who at one time had more wisdom than any man who had ever lived, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, there is a lot there for us to learn and consider.

It says, in Proverbs 1:22 ” How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?

 

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