Increase the Profit Margin

What is your personal profit margin in life?  You CAN increase it.

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John 6:63 – It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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In 21st century America, most churches, and even many religious organizations, are considered to be “non-profit” organizations.  That is a legal status that says other than those people who are paid employees or contract employees of the religious organization, the assets, or financial increase of the organization cannot be inured for or retained by members of the organization.  And if properly established, those who give to such a “non-profit” organization may receive a tax deduction for their contributions.  That may be the legal terminology, but in the realm of the Spirit in the kingdom of God, there is no such custom.  Yes, God will bless those who tithe and give to the church, but He also expects His church to make a profit on all that He has invested in His people.  I’m not talking about money, but the anointing (talents, abilities, & giftings) the Lord has placed in the life of each of His   saints.  What has been placed in the saints is different for each saint.  To whom much is given, much is required; to whom little; less.  But Father still expects what He has placed in us to turn a profit, to increase in value, to multiply if worth and effectiveness.

Natural, temporal matters are not issues the Lord seeks to profit and increase.  But He DOES expect spiritual elements to increase, and that without exception.  What has our triune God placed in you?  Holy Spirit quickens, makes alive, the things of the spirit, and so long as even the physical is used as a tool for the work of the kingdom, Holy Spirit is present to quicken even the mortal body.  Once again, what has been placed in you by Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Each member of the God-head has gifts peculiar to His position, and they are placed in us for His purpose.  When we obey, yielding to Him, they multiply in value, worth, effectiveness, and fruitfulness.  This is the profit to the kingdom, and Father fully expects what is placed in you to increase.  Take time to discover what He has placed in you.  Get the teaching you need to discover your gift(s), develop them, use them for the glory of the kingdom, allow them to grow and help shape your life and ministry.  Yield them to the Lord.  There is a great profit to be made for the glory of the Lord, and as one person has said, when you work for the Lord, the pay is great, and the retirement is out of this world.  Just a thought. 

Manna for Today – John 6:60-71; Matthew 25:14-30; Romans 8; Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11-16

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