Kingdom Business—Financial StewardshipBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 11/03/2019
“Again, heaven’s kingdom realm is like the wealthy man who went on a long journey and summoned all his trusted servants and assigned his financial management over to them. 15 Before he left on his journey, he entrusted a bag of five thousand gold coins to one of his servants, to another a bag of two thousand gold coins, and to the third a bag of one thousand gold coins, each according to his ability to manage. 16 “The one entrusted with five thousand gold coins immediately went out and traded with the money, and he doubled his investment. 17 In the same way, the one who was entrusted with two thousand gold coins traded with the sum and likewise doubled his investment. 18 But the one who had been entrusted with one thousand gold coins dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money. 19 “After much time had passed, the master returned to settle accounts with his servants. 20 The one who was entrusted with five thousand gold coins came and brought ten thousand, saying, ‘See, I have doubled your money.’ 21 “Commending his servant, the master replied, ‘You have done well, and proven yourself to be my loyal and trustworthy servant. Because you have been a faithful steward to manage a small sum, now I will put you in charge of much, much more. You will experience the delight of your master, who will say to you, “Come celebrate with me!”’ 22 “Then the one who had been entrusted with two thousand gold coins came in and said, ‘See, my master, I have doubled what you have entrusted to me.’ 23 “Commending his servant, the master replied, ‘You have done well, and proven yourself to be my loyal and trustworthy servant. Because you were faithful to manage a small sum, now I will put you in charge of much, much more. You will experience the delight of your master, who will say to you, “Come celebrate with me!”’ 24 “Then the one who had been entrusted with one thousand gold coins came to his master and said, ‘Look, sir. I know that you are a hard man to please and you’re a shrewd and ruthless businessman who grows rich on the backs of others. 25 I was afraid of you, so I went and hid your money and buried it in the ground. But here it is—take it, it’s yours.’ 26 “Angered by what he heard, the master said to him, ‘You’re an untrustworthy and lazy servant! If you knew I was a shrewd and ruthless business man who always makes a profit, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? 27 Then I would have received it all back with interest when I returned. 28 But because you were unfaithful, I will take the one thousand gold coins and give them to the one who has ten thousand. 29 For the one who has will be given more, until he overflows with abundance. And the one with hardly anything, even what little he has will be taken from him.’ 30 “Then the master said to his other servants, ‘Now, throw that good-for-nothing servant far away from me into the outer darkness, where there will be great misery and anguish!’” Matthew 25:14-30 TPT
Luke 19:11-27 TPT
1. We Will Be Held Accountable Before God for What Has Been Entrusted to Us.
a. Tithe and enterprise.
b. Malachi 3:10 KJV—Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
c. Multiply your talents.
d. Occupy until I come.
e. Luke 19:13 KJV—And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
f. No laziness.
g. Proverbs 19:15 KJV—Slothfulness casts one into a deep sleep, and the idle person shall suffer hunger.
h. Work with your hands.
i. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV—And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
j. If you don’t work, you don’t eat.
k. 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 KJV—For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
l. Conduct yourself, and your business and financial affairs, with integrity and honesty.
m. Proverbs 20:7 KJV—The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
2. Looking for Opportunities.
a. The wealth of the wicked.
b. Proverbs 13:22 KJV—A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
c. Kingdom Business Fellowship.
d. Raising up 300 millionaires.
f. KBF—November 5 & 19—December 3 & 17.
g. January 5-7—The Launching of Business.
h. Business, with funding from government in opportunity zones.
i. Part of the president’s plan to revitalize the inner cities of America (100 billion USD).
j. This is a legal, legitimate, and major opportunity for you to start a company with the funds (capital) you need.
k. To help Tampa, and your neighbor, to turn this city around.
3. It Is Time Now to Move into 2020 With Clarity.
a. It is time River Church.
b. I plead with you as your pastor—keep God Number One.
c. Matthew 6:33 KJV—But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
d. Take the talents we are giving you.
e. Let’s multiply.
f. It’s time.