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God and your Business
This article is design to encourage owners of medium and small scale businesses. I strongly believe that after you must have read this article, the eyes of your understanding towards success in business will be enlightened, teaching you to understand that the beauty of the gospel is simply in its application to our daily lives. This is what produces result. Faith is simply doing the word.

Some Christians wondered why despite their persistent commitment to spiritual matters, holding leadership positions in church, sometimes preach and pray against poverty, and so on, yet they still suffer financial handicap. The bible says, he that sows to the flesh, shall in the flesh reap corruption, but he that sows in the spirit shall in the spirit reap life everlasting. In other words, life is garbage in garbage out. If you put in little, you get little. If much is invested, much will be harvested. The bag that bears the coins, holds the greatest weight.

“…That thou mayest observe to do all that is written therein for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Joshua 1:8B)…(James 1:25).

May you receive absolute understanding in Jesus name Amen.


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To advertise means to publicize a product or services. It simply means to tell someone or a numbers of persons about your business, products or services. We are all God’s products and He’s our producer and marketer. We have been designed, furnished, and ready for exhibition. This tells you that God Himself is a business man who believes in investment and Profits making. (Matthew 25 14-17) God is still in the business of advertising people. Mostly those who avail themselves as vessels unto honour (Job 1 6-8)kjv.

From the passage quoted, it clearly depict God bringing His furnished works to the international trade Centre  for exhibition, but Job was an outstanding product who’s lifestyle was of an enviable design. God Himself was the one who went on to announce and advertised Job. He still does it today and will continues to do same to as many who believe.  He will announce you and your business.

When God desires to promote a man, he programs the environment, conditions and time to play to his advantage (Daniel 2: 20-21). To us it appears like a coincidence, but with God, it’s no coincidence. The clusters of insects around the electric lamp at night explains how the glory of God on a man’s life attracts men to him  (Isaiah 60 1-3), (Matthew 5: 14-16).

According to the above passage; Isaiah 60:2, it is only in darkness, the light (your glory) shall be seen clearly. Does it seem like you are in darkness? It is time to shine 
 (John 1: 4-5). The strength of your touch light can only be better seen in tick darkness. I pray that God shall orchestrate time and chance to your favour in Jesus name, amen  (Proverbs 21: 1).

Let’s pause and pray


  • Father! Please let your glory radiate in my life and business, projecting my fame throughout the state,
  • Father! Help me to cover more grounds,
  • Father! Announce me in Jesus name, amen!
You are created to express God’s glory. Your life is supposed to be a testimony that radiates the dividends of the gospel (Matthew 5: 14-16). God is looking for people to present as finished works, to exhibition at the world's center of commerce. He is looking for people to “Show case” before men and powers in higher place (1Peter 2 9).

From the above passage, the main essence of making you a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people is that ye should SHOW Forth the praises of him who has called us out of poverty, ignorance, hunger, etc. into his marvelous light. Therefore you are a masterpiece ready to be celebrated.  In Isaiah 60:2B the bible says “ and His glory shall be seen upon thee”. God’s glory upon your life and upon your business makes you a public figure within a very short time such that what ever line of business you lunch into prospers  (psalms 1: 3) by mere obedience to kingdom principles.

When you understand this principle, there are certain prayers you will not struggle to pray because it will no longer be necessary. You will only confess it in faith and act on it. Because you are now working in the realization that, whatever thy hands touch shall prosper. Therefore I am successful in this business in Jesus name, amen. (Psalm 1:3)

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the business of salvation and God is still looking for marketers (Matthew 9:37). It might interest you to know that the blessings of God upon the life of a believer is another form of evangelism. The blessings cause your  life to be a surprise, an astonishment to unbelievers. You shall be like a banner that directs people to God. This blessings on your life attracts both the believers and mostly the unbelievers to you according to (Psalm 60:3-4). Now tell me, what would he not do to save souls.

Apostle Paul said,  but you shall receive God’s divine empowerment through his spirit and after this has happen, you shall be my witness, representative, ambassadors, evidence, proves  (Act 1:8). To your immediate neighborhood and then to the uttermost parts of the earth. In other word, I will make you a global picture of the gospel of Christ.

   “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men” (2Corith 3:2).

You are the scripture which speaks of the gospel written in our consciousness, acquainted, read, pictured, viewed, analyzed, and observed by everyone.  In other words, you are the fulfillment of the scriptures, the manifestation of the promises, the blessings ,the glory of God. People want to see the dividend of the gospel written in your life, both in holiness and in the overflowing blessing of the most High God.

According to 2 Corinthians 3:6A, who had made us able ministers of the new testament i.e. God has made us able custodians, pictures, ambassadors, witness, evidences exhibitions and samples of the new covenant in the gospel of Christ.

The gospel of Christ can be preached through so many means. Through holiness, through your gifts and talents, healing, through signs and wonder, your state of wellbeing and even through God’s overflowing blessings upon your live. Therefore start conditioning your heart to be used by him.

ADVERTISING YOUR BUSINESS

One of the most common business strategy known to everyone is advertisement. Both in large scale and in small scale businesses, even the old women in the village are exposed to this concept. They take up their best farm produce as samples to attract customer’s patronage.

What really do we advertise in Businesses?

Among a large number of them, I will mention but a few. 

  • You advertise yourself (personality),
  • You advertise your product/services,
  • You advertise your technical-know-how/business expertise, etc.

Advertising Yourself

Like I said earlier, the gospel is the business of salvation, and Jesus planted marketers one of them was Paul.

In as much as I am the apostle of the Gentile, I magnify mine office (Romans 11:1).

In business, this is popularly known as “packaging”. This does not only apply to goods but also to business owners. Paul saw and understood that the best way to market the gospel was to magnify (package) his office i.e. to be a physical reflection of the gospel he was preaching to provoke others to emulation. Be the first ambassador of your business.

There is a statement believed to be very true i.e. "you don’t get a second chance to create your first impression". If you want to preach to people about the benefits of your business, your  products and services, then let your physical appearance paint a good portrait of it.

Advertising your Product/Services

Do you really think that if Jesus had not demonstrated at least one miracle that even his disciples would have believed in him? His business was the gospel, he did it with utmost humility and commitment and his glory was seen of all (John 2:11). 

Jesus was advertising what I consider to be his products and services which is the gospel and its dividends in John 4: 6-16, when Jesus went out for marketing, he saw a client; a Samaritan woman on his way to Galilee, he humbly stopped by and started marketing his products and services from verse number Ten. In verse number twelve she asked Jesus of what product or services he had better than pre-existing ones i.e. why should I subscribe to yours? And at the end of the day the success he gained on one customer, one client or one subscriber generated more interested participants 
 (John 4: 10-30). God can announce you even by using just one person. You need diligence and honesty.

Let’s pause and pray

Father!

  • Bring business destiny helpers my way,
  • Let them announce me even in areas I have never been to in Jesus name Amen, (John 4:28 - 30),
  • Teach me how to market my goods and services,
  • Put the right words in my mouth (Isaiah 50:4). Amen! Amen! Amen!
Believe that your prayers are answered and you will begin to see results.

Please, please, please handle your business as one who has seen a future in it, don’t be casual, don’t be lackadaisical, and don’t be lazy. The Bible Says, 
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, no device, nor knowledge nor wisdom, in the grave whither then goest (Ecclesiastes 9:10).

When advertising your products and services, there are two important factors that you must point out vividly which are:

Durability and potency

A friend of mine who owns a laundry shop, was introduced to a client who needed to have a pair of suit washed and ironed. According to this friend, he had never thought of doing anything so different from usual but to apply diligence in his work. Surprisingly two days after delivering those cloths, he was called back by the same client to come and pick up fifty more suits for washing. Most people would want to see how good you are before you can earn their trust.

Advertising your Business Experience/Technical Know-how

Selling a product you don’t really understand is like preaching the gospel of the Jesus you have not known or accepted to sinners. In such cases, what happened to the sevens sons of one Sceva in Acts19:1-16, will definitely happen to you. In business terms, your customers of which you are trying to market the product to, may get you arrested, believing that you are a fraud.

Try to be good at what you do or you try doing what you are good at.

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. (Proverbs 24:4)


What then is Knowledge?

Knowledge is defined as an information or awareness gained through experience or education. The accumulation of a vast and deep level of knowledge promotes our personality. Knowledge is a justifier. What you know defines who you are. “And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know and Paul I know; but who are you? (Act 19:15). These men lacked the knowledge of who Jesus was, therefore their personality was not identified with him. They thought they could exercise power without knowledge.


Knowledge should not be stereotyped. A rich Knowledge should be deep, complex and manifold in its nature for God is manifold in wisdom (Psalm 104:24) so you cannot access all of God’s fullness if you don’t seek, ask, demand, enquire, search or study to know him in all ramification.

You need to have a good knowledge of what you do if you want to prosper. It is good to present to people what you have a personal conviction about. Your conviction makes you speak with boldness, it makes you speak as a resource person.

Marketing language

The marketing language of something is simply its unique quality that:
  • Makes it outstanding in the midst of competitors, 
  • capture the interest of its target market.

It is that quality that makes your product or services to be international accepted, and also regarded as the relationship between your product and the cultural interest of people in your immediate environment. The more the acceptance, the wider the grounds you cover. Don’t plan to be a local champion; prepare to go wide.

The two factors mentioned are the most effective and most considered reason why some can’t really go far. Who are your competitors? And what is your target market? In the book of Act 2 : 4 – 8 when the Holy Ghost came on them, they all became unique in the languages they spoke, each of them had their own language to speak, this was why they still had customers individually to listen to them simply because they never tried to copy from someone else. They were situated at the international trade market where they had devout men out of every nation under heaven but each of them spoke their own unique language.

Let’s try to be unique, let’s try to be original, let’s strife for excellence. 
You must begin to see into the glory of which you desire to become (2 Corinthians 3:17).

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so, that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing”. 1 Corinthians 13:2.

According to the passage above,  you may have these categories of knowledge, such as

  • Prophetic knowledge,
  • Devine/spiritual knowledge, and
  • Circular knowledge
Which in turn produce faith. But  due to absence of love and passion, you still remain a “nobody”. In other words, if you have love, then any gained knowledge can take you were ever you want to be and whoever you aspire to be. Therefore through knowledge you gain a personality before people.

Studying is another form of diligence. The more you invest in seeking to know, the more you discover. This sets you apart for recognition. This means that the more your acquire knowledge, the more of it you become.

You become more of what the word of God talks about when you study to know more of what it is all about.

David was successfully in his business of making war and conquering cities because he was endowed with much knowledge on how to handle his arsenals and command his army. May God expose us to the level and dimension of knowledge needed for our success in Jesus name, Amen.

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