There are two ways to make money by listening. The first way is to listen to your customers. When you listen to them, you can hear their pains and sufferings. This is a big key to getting wealthy, because when you solve their problems, they will want to reward you by paying you handsomely.

This is the way that I make my living in my business. I sell toy model rockets to my customers, and solve the problems that they have. It sounds strange, but they tell me all sorts of problems, and I help them alleviate those issues by selling them a toy. On some days, I wonder why it works so easily. But then, this is the principle of “Being Fruitful” – and God has promised a reward for it. In my case, I’m just trying to be obedient to his word because I know that the rewards are guaranteed to follow

Listening for Wealth: Method 2

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The second way of making money by listening, is to listen to wise men that can help you to make better choices. In this way too, I’ve been blessed. I’ve had some great coaches that have helped me to see the consequences of the choices I’ve needed to make.

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. – Proverbs 15:22
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You know this of course. This is also common sense. So why do I even mention it?

Because most Christians don’t want to hear the advice of others. They know it will involve  a four-letter word: “work.”

Something is Different Here…

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Every day, I’m amazed at the number of people that stumble across this web site. Literally, I am astonished. I have come to the conclusion that YOU have been led to this web site by the divine intervention of the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, I cannot explain it. The Holy Spirit has guided the clicks of your computer mouse to get you to this page.

Yes. I believe this. You aren’t here by accident, because what I’ve written here is highly specific. It isn’t the message of “the pot of gold is waiting for you to grab it.” In fact, it is the opposite.

The message that I feel that the Holy Spirit has laid on my heart is one that is hard to tell people. It is a message that you have to work to reap a financial reward.

I’m telling you… Most Christians that I meet, HATE hearing this message. They want to hear the message that God controls everything, and therefore, he will cause the fish to flow into your nets, so that you don’t have to work. They want the “lottery god.”

They don’t want to hear the part of the fishermen that toiled ALL NIGHT and didn’t catch a thing (John 21:3). They don’t even want to hear the “instruction” that tells them where to find the catch of fish (John 21:6a). But it was following the seemingly silly instruction that changed there fortune.

But all most Christians want to hear is the part about the catch of fish being so large, that they couldn’t haul it in (John 21:6b).

Which Type of Person Are You?

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Obviously, I know which type of Christian you are. You wouldn’t be reading this if you were afraid of work. You’ve been researching how to earn money using biblical principles.

That is 100% correct, and that is why the Holy Spirit has guided your actions and caused you to end up here.

Today’s Instruction

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I hesitate to say this instruction that I have for you today is from the Holy Spirit. It is presumptuous to speak for God. So pray, and ask the Father if this is what he wants you to hear. If he wants you to hear it, then act quickly. Don’t hesitate.

The instruction comes from Proverbs 4:7. Here it says:

Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding. – Proverbs 4:7 (NIV)

That instruction sounds like common sense, doesn’t it? – “Get wisdom.”

But that isn’t the part you need to follow, because you’ve already been trying to get wisdom. It is the second part of the verse that I believe the Holy Spirit wants you to notice today:

“Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”

How much have you spent out of your wallet to get understanding? Be honest with yourself. God knows the truth. That is why I’ve been burdened to speak this message to you today. I feel like he is guiding me to say it to you: “You haven’t spent enough. You haven’t taken that step of faith that he wants you to take.”

This message isn’t for everyone, but it is for “you.” I feel that he has special plans for you, and he needs to prepare you for that goal he has in mind for your future. But he needs to get you prepared, and quickly. By buying the wisdom and understanding of others, you’ll get on the fast track to getting you prepared for the future he has in store for you.

But the wisdom he wants you to get is stored up in someone else. But you have to go out and “buy it.” That is the specific instruction.

The Story of A Buyer of Information

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In Acts 10, you’ll read the story of Cornelius. He was a Roman centurion stationed in the port city of Caesarea. God gave him a similar message – “send away for the person that has the message I want you to hear.”

This was costly for Cornelius. To do it, he had to send two of his personal servants that were on his payroll, and also a soldier to guard them on their journey. He was told to get Peter to come up and deliver a message of God to him.

Think about this… It was a minimum of a two day project. In today’s dollars, how much would you have to spend to send three people on a two day journey to another city? That’s all he’s asking you to be willing to spend.

At the same time, Peter had a similar message from God; to carry his message to people like Cornelius. It was a double instruction from the Holy Spirit, where both people were required to act.

Cornelius did spend his money as instructed. Just listen to what he says to Peter:

Cornelius answered.. “So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us.” Acts 10:33 (NIV)

Find out what God has to say to you about your future. Be receptive as Cornelius was.

God has instructed someone else to deliver that message of wisdom to you. But you have to be obedient and spend your money to get that person to deliver the message to you. Go after the person today. God has put them on your heart for a reason. They have the message that you need to hear, that will help prepare you for your grand and glorious future.

Now pray! Ask God if this is the instruction he wants you to follow today, and to give you the name of the person that has the message for you.

It is how to “make money, God’s way.”

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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