Understanding not just how to manage our finances and resources (there are plenty of “Christian wealth builder” type ministries) but how end times affects how we view our finances, crypto currencies, commodities, and divine wealth transfer, I thought that it may benefit some who are interested to explore some concepts over a series of blogs along this theme. So here goes.
The Kingdom of God operates on an entirely different currency than the world– the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. As followers of Christ, we are called to embrace and utilize these spiritual treasures to impact the world around us positively. In this blog, we will explore the significance of Holy Spirit gifts and how they surpass physical currencies in promoting God’s kingdom and transforming lives.
You can’t store physical money in heaven like a savings account at a local bank, so the currency of heaven must be spiritual and not physical. So why do we chase physical resources like they will be worth something in the “critical end times?”
Don’t keep hoarding for yourselves earthly treasures that can be stolen by thieves. Material wealth eventually rusts, decays, and loses its value. Instead, stockpile heavenly treasures for yourselves that cannot be stolen and will never rust, decay, or lose their value. For your heart will always pursue what you esteem as your treasure.Matthew 6:19-21
Were you generous with forgiveness? Did you invest in community well? Did you reinvest the investment of grace that God made in you? How was your stewardship over your physical goods? Start looking at the gifts and fruit that Jesus demonstrated and the Holy Spirit develops in us as your new currency and best investment you could ever make.
Understanding the Holy Spirit Gifts
Holy Spirit gifts, also known as spiritual gifts, are special abilities and graces given to believers by the Holy Spirit. They are bestowed to equip and empower individuals to serve others and contribute to the edification of the Church. These gifts are listed in various passages of the Bible, such as 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 and Romans 12:6-8, and include gifts like prophecy, healing, wisdom, faith, and more.
Investing in the Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Galatians 5:22-23 lists the fruit of the Spirit as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These virtues serve as invaluable assets in the currency of God’s Kingdom, demonstrating the character of Christ in the lives of believers.
Just as physical currencies can be exchanged and have an impact on various transactions, the fruit of the Holy Spirit operates in a similar way. Love enriches relationships, joy brings hope in difficult times, and peace provides stability amid chaos. Patience allows us to persevere, kindness extends compassion to others, and goodness reflects God’s grace in action. Faithfulness demonstrates trustworthiness, gentleness fosters understanding and empathy, while self-control empowers believers to resist temptations and make wise decisions.
The currencies of the Kingdom of God are the Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit. End Times will see divine wealth transfer (physical) but the currency of the Kingdom will see Divine HEALTH transfer which is what we need to walk through the times we live in now.
Spiritual health and life is the return on investment when we operate in the spiritual currencies.
The Eternal Value of Holy Spirit Gifts and Fruit
Unlike physical currencies that can fluctuate in value and be subject to corruption, the Holy Spirit gifts and fruit possess eternal worth. They are not bound by temporal limitations but are rooted in the character and nature of God. As we operate in these gifts, we participate in God’s divine plan to bring about transformation and healing in the lives of others.
Investing in Kingdom Advancement
While physical currencies can fund various ventures, the use of Holy Spirit gifts and fruit is an investment in the advancement of God’s kingdom. When believers exercise their spiritual gifts, they contribute to building up the Church, spreading the Gospel, and extending God’s love to the world. The impact of these investments goes beyond material possessions, reaching into the depths of people’s hearts and souls.
That does not dismiss learning how to leverage physical currencies and commodities while under the governance of spiritual gifts and fruit to impact and ready the Church in these times.
Empowering the Body of Christ
The currency of Holy Spirit gifts and fruit is designed to empower the Body of Christ, promoting unity and cooperation among believers. Each gift serves a specific purpose within the community of faith, fostering mutual dependence and encouraging believers to work together for a common cause. This interconnectedness is essential for the growth and effectiveness of the Church.
Cultivating a Spirit-led Lifestyle
In the Kingdom of God, the Holy Spirit guides and directs believers in their use of spiritual gifts. Unlike physical currencies that may lead to selfish pursuits, the Holy Spirit gifts promote a spirit-led lifestyle. As we yield to the Spirit’s guidance, we become channels of God’s grace, allowing Him to work through us to accomplish His purposes.
The Kingdom of God operates on a unique currency – the Holy Spirit gifts. These spiritual treasures hold eternal value and empower believers to impact the world for Christ. As we embrace and exercise these gifts, we invest in the advancement of God’s kingdom, cultivating a spirit-led lifestyle that transcends the limitations of physical currencies. Let us recognize the significance of Holy Spirit gifts and fruit and commit to using them to bring glory to God and bless those around us.
In blogs to come: Leveraging the World’s Economy, Cryptocurrencies, and Commodities for the Kingdom. What about Divine Wealth Transfer?