God’s Ingredients for Wealth “Creation”

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Ingredient #1: God

  • Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God…
  • Genesis 1:3 And God said… and there was…

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not grasp it. –John 1:1–5

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. –Proverbs 1:7

But you are to remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, in order to confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. –Deuteronomy 8:18

Ingredient #2: Resources

  • Genesis 1:3 And God said… and there was… v3 light; v6 sky; v9 land; v11 plants; v14 sun, moon, planets, & stars; v20 sea creatures & birds; v24 land animals; v26 mankind.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse. — Romans 1:20

  • Genesis 1:21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. — Ecclesiastes 1:7

Ingredient #3: People

  • Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
  • Genesis 2:5 …there was no man to cultivate the ground.…
  • Genesis 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it…
  • Genesis 3:23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the Garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.

Ingredient #4: Creativity

  • Genesis 4:17 Cain… built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch… 20 Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock… 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe (musical instruments)… 22 Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron.

Ingredient #5: Property

  • Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that lives (animals) shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Ingredient #6: Contracts

  • Genesis 9:11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”… 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
  • Genesis 21:25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek’s servants had seized. 26 But Abimelek said, “I don’t know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today.”27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock, 29 and Abimelek asked Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?” 30 He replied, “Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well.” 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there. 32 After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.

Ingredient #7: Stewardship

I (Solomon) made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. — Ecclesiastes 2:6

Ingredient #8: Unity

  • Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Application

Start your own “Financial Swale”

  • Educating yourself with Nelson’s books found of the Nelson Nash Institute website.
  • Connecting with others who are becoming their own banker so they can help you become your own banker.
  • Go help others become their own banker.

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Austin L Garner

Austin L Garner

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Founder of Disciple Wealth Strategies. Serve God & Master Money (Luke 16:13)