“ECONOMY – the management of resources in a given territory for the purpose of its productivity.”
The stabilization of any economy is founded upon the equity of the transactions that make up the buying and selling of goods and services. I’m not sure when our society began to believe that a good business deal was akin to ripping someone off…but alas, largely that is what constitutes business in our present world. It’s a sweepstakes and lottery mentality that pervades our culture with getting rich quickly by ‘sticking it’ to the chump who doesn’t know any better. Now let’s get this straight, I’m certainly not advocating socialism in any form or fashion. As a matter of fact, I believe entrepreneurism is a kingdom expression of business and free and fair enterprise is a righteous way of doing business. However, when we judge business success by dollar and cents gained and use ‘unjust weights and measures’ (see Micah 6) to fleece one another in the marketplace, we have moved from a kingdom economy to a Babylonian society that is heading for judgment.
One of the spiritual observations of the economic downturn that took place around 2008 was that those sectors of business largely effected were simply being judged by Yahweh for taking advantage of families. You see, Yahweh really cares about family and has promised to provide and protect it.
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height– to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21
So when the auto industry, banking and financing industry, along with mortgage and investing corporations were under fire, the Spirit told me that these particular sectors were taking advantage of family through their unscrupulous business practices and were being judged by Yahweh.
Yahweh has no desire to destroy America but to bring this country to the purpose for which it was established by godly people and leaders. But instead of allowing the judgment to correct and realign our society’s mores and values, the ‘governmental system’ came in riding on a white horse to preserve our nation’s status around the world so this house of cards doesn’t come crashing down on our heads. Realistically, man cannot stop the righteousness of Christ from being established in the earth. With every delay in allowing the correcting and realigning judgment of Yahweh to perform its work, comes a greater catastrophe and harsher consequence on the convenient and prosperous life we know.
Up next is the judging of the political and governmental systems of this nation, along with the media and entertainment industry, that continues to exploit and destroy the foundation of the family…a creation of Yahweh.
“Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3
If you are engaged in any form of business, ask yourself how the business you are presenting is blessing the family. Yahweh has promised to bless family and be an enemy to those who don’t. If you are thinking of beginning a business of any kind, ask yourself how it will benefit your family as well as other families who work for you and the families of those who buy your product or receive your services. Do you work for a company that exploits its workers with unfair labor practices and dupes its customers with inflated pricing?
Remember, the currency of the Kingdom of Christ is not dollars and cents but faith that comes by hearing the voice and receiving the Word of Yahweh. So when you hear Yahweh’s voice, He will always counsel you to bless family.