Solving A Christian's Dilemma: "I Need To Create Wealth, But I Need More Time To Seek Higher Things!"

My name is David Mitchell, and I have been a pastor for over 30 years now. I have never taken a salary from a church, because God has blessed me in business.

How many of you would like to see a way every single individual could potentially have $2.16 million in the bank within seven years from today?

Did you know that if you had $2.16 million, you could live off the money your money makes, so you wouldn’t have to work for money ever again?

How many of you would like to see how in the process of making this $2.16 million, you could potentially be making from $6,000 to $20,000 in extra cash flow to spend any way you wish?

Now, if I help you see how to do this without having to struggle at signing up any one, without selling, and without sinning—could you love me for that?

Then it sounds like you’re in the right place, at the right time.

Let me tell you a little about my own personal story so that you can understand where I’m coming from even better...

I am a 4th generation oilman, with oil production in the Permian Basin area of west Texas. I am living my great grandfather’s dream, so, I believe in the idea of the family business. I hold two degrees in business, including a Master’s degree in business from Baylor University. I have had experience in manufacturing (a company my father and I founded and managed, installed one of the largest pipe organs in this country at the Crystal Cathedral). We later sold that company to C.B.S. television network. Today I own a company which breaks down the confusing world of finance so that anyone can understand—we teach families how to take control of their own finances, and make their money work for them. But what means the most to me is that the Lord called me into the gospel ministry over 30 years ago. Through those years I have been in the youth ministry, served as Associate Pastor for three different pastors, and have been the Sr. Pastor of Park Meadows Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas now for over 20 years. I love studying and teaching the Word of God, and I love the Lord who wrote it.

I have spoken at university business schools on the topic of the entrepreneurial spirit. I have studied investing since I was a boy watching my grandfather leverage his oil money into millions through trading in the stock market. I had been on five major ocean liners by the age of 12, because my grandfather hated to travel, but my grandmother loved to and needed a travel companion—I was it. So, I have traveled across the world since I was a child, but I have never seen a more exciting way to potentially create wealth than what I am about to show you.

But first, let me share with you something from the oldest book in the world, with the greatest number of extant ancient copies to verify its veracity. That book is called the Bible.

1. We are held responsible by God, to take care of our families.

1 Ti. 5. 8 But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

2. We are held responsible by God to lay aside for our children and grandchildren.

2 Cor. 12 ...For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Proverbs 13. 22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children....

3. We are held responsible by God to help other brothers and sisters in need.

Gal 6. 2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Now, in this little passage, we learn a very, very important truth:

4. You cannot help others, until you have become successful yourself.

4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5For every man shall bear his own burden.

So if we follow this logic, we come to a conclusion:

1. We are to take care of our families financially.
2. We are to leave an inheritance for our children and children’s children.

3. We are to help other brothers and sisters in need.

Therefore, the conclusion is:

4. We are held responsible by God, to create wealth during our lifetimes. Enough to live on, to help others, and to leave wealth to our children and grandchildren.

Now the Dilemma:

1. To do this we must focus on things which are temporal.
2. We should be focusing on things which are eternal.

2 Cor 4. 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Col 3. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Luke 12. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Now the Creator seems to be saying that He has set things up where you don’t have to worry about your needs, which include the truths we mentioned earlier about creating wealth. So, if that is true, then it must also be true that these things would happen if we could stay out of our own way! We are the problem! We are somehow blocking the natural accumulation of wealth in our own families, and the reasons are far beyond the scope of this article.

I am going to take you down a glorious road to discover the solution to this dilemma—I need to create wealth, but I need to have more time to seek the higher things in life—things not temporal.

Now, do you know what I am saying? Driving to work in traffic every morning is not what life is all about! Having two weeks off a year to travel, is not what life is all about! Trading your time, which is your life, for small dollars is not what life is all about. Being too busy in financial bondage to get rich is not what life is all about. Having to work so hard, and so long every day that you cannot spend time in the higher, spiritual, creative mode of your life is not living—it is actually dying, for the Bible says in Romans 8. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

So, how can we on the one hand create potential wealth, and on the other hand have time to dwell in the higher, spiritual realms of our minds, and become creative and fruitful and live the abundant life which our Saviour said He came that we might have? Let’s see if there is an answer...

And, in finding the answer, you will see many things:

1. Why have I been to a hundred courses and still have no wealth?
2. Why do I sit here believing, and leave here sitting? (i.e. not DOING)
3. How can I make up for lost time?
4. How can I turn the abstract into the concrete and put some money in the bank?

In the Beginning...

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Gen 1. 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

created: A primitive root; (absolutely) to create

Some of the Bible words for create mean to make or fashion something out of something else, such as when God made man, he fashioned him from elements already created.

But this word BARA means to create something out of nothing—only God can do that.

The self-existent God is the first cause. He created the heaven and the earth by fiat. He spoke the worlds into existence.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Light: Illumination or (concretely) luminary

NOT

a luminous body or luminary

Which is the Hebrew word for “light” used in verse 14 where God creates the sun and the moon and the stars of heaven.

But on the first day, this word for light is a different word.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

On the first day, God created ORE—actually, not the light, but the energy behind the light. The atomic energy which caused the electrons to spin around the protons and neutrons, the earth to have gravity, and the planets to orbit around the sun, and the sun to begin its journey around the galaxy, and the galaxy to begin its journey around the millions of other galaxies known to exist in our universe.

God created the material, and then energized it.
On the fourth day of creation, God created the stars and planets of the universe:

Gen 1. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

God made the stars in one day.

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On a clear night you can see about 3,000 stars. If you use a small telescope, you could see up to 100,000 stars. But how many stars are there?

According to astronomer William Keel, the best way to estimate the number of stars which exist in the universe is to count the number of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, and multiply that times the number of galaxies that may exist.

He estimates that there are about 400 billion stars in the Milky Way, although "a 50% error either way is quite plausible." So, to be conservative, let’s say there are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Perhaps there are as many as 100 billion other galaxies. This would be (100 billion)2 stars, or (10 11)2 = 10 22, or a one followed by 22 zeros. There would be ten billion, trillion stars. Nasa says there are trillions of others beyond this, and that for now, the stars are uncountable by man!

But they have, in fact, been counted, and named!

Psa 147

1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

2  The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

3  He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

4  He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

5  Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

6  The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Isa 40. 21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: 23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.... 25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power....

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

I would like to come back to this power that He gives to them that faint, in a few minutes, but first, How did He do that—how did he create and count and name the stars? There are some clues in the Bible.

Eph 1. 9-11 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself...who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

Acts 2. 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Heb 6. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

This speaks of a “counsel” of God which occurred before the foundation of the world.

Eph 1. 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace....

There was a counsel of the Godhead before the foundation of the world.

Rev 13. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9If any man have an ear, let him hear.

In this counsel, it was determined that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, would be slain for the sins of God’s people.

Now there was also a time when the eternal Son of God proceeded forth and came out from God.

John 8. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

John 16. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

So, there was a time when God existed in and of Himself, and by Himself, but He had a triune existence, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. When the Scriptures say, “Let us make man in our image....” (Gen 1.26), this is an early allusion to the triune nature of the one true God. There are many reasons that God must have always existed in this fashion, but one great reason is so that love could be eternal. God is love, but love must have an object. There must be someone to love in order for love to exist. Therefore we know God existed in a triune form, so that the Father could love the Son, and the Son the Father, etc. because God is love, and love is eternal.

Then the Son came out from the Father, and they met in a divine counsel before the foundation of the world. This is where time began, because to sit across from one another and counsel, requires space, and distance, and therefore, time.

The point is, God always existed, but time did not—there was a time when God created time. Therefore, before that, not being bound by time, God had plenty of time (we speak as a man) to plan. Since time was not a limiting factor, numbering, and naming the trillions of stars was not a problem for God.

Now, let’s bring this a little closer to us. In Genesis 2, verse 9, the Bible says:

Gen 2. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field.

Now, there are known to be:

165,000 species of invertebrates (like star fish and sponges) 23,500 of fish
7,984 of reptiles
9,000 of birds

5,400 of amphibians
15,000 of mammals
1 million insects, and at least a million not yet found and named

1,225,884 species of animals. Now how many have gone extinct since the time of Adam? There could easily have been 1.5 million species of animals for Adam to name. How did he do it?

Gen 5. 4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: 5And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

And the oldest man recorded in human history was found in

Gen 5. 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

They lived longer before the flood, for many reasons. But the bottom line is time.

God could count and name the stars, because he was not limited by time at all.

Then, when time began, Adam could name and catalogue a million and a half species of animals because he lived to be 930 years old.

So, we see this truth:

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To accomplish great and seemingly impossible tasks, we must either expand or extend time. However, we cannot do this. So, there is only one thing left for us to do, and that is, we must compress time by doing tasks faster and more efficiently; and by NOT doing things that others can do for us. And multiply time by leveraging the time of many, many other people, and getting them to WANT to do our thing with us and for us, and eventually, without us!

We must leverage the small amount of time we have, to accomplish great and seemingly impossible tasks.

We must leverage time in order to create larger amounts of money.

Then we can leverage our money to create the effect of more time. We use this time to seek the things above, the things that are spiritual and last forever, the things that are creative, and productive and fruitful.

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
— Carl Sandburg
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.
— Yogi Berra
But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near.
— Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

 

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