Prosper In God’s Name

If you are called to the cultural sphere of business, don't let anyone tell you that you are a materialist.

Don't let anyone condemn you for wanting to make money and have a successful business. God wants you to be a radically blessed, Kingdom-minded success.

You may ask, “What reason could God for making me a millionaire? Isn't that just greed talking?”

Well, I believe God is calling more of His children to the sphere of business because he wants to use money to help the poor. Consider this…

Sunday Adelaja, in his book Money Won't Make You Rich, says, “The reality of poverty is that one-third of deaths, some eighteen million people each year (fifty thousand per day), are due to poverty-related causes. That is three hundred million people since 1990, the majority women and children, roughly equal to the population of the United States. Every year nearly eleven million children die before their fifth birthday.”

Wouldn't God rejoice if we came together as Kingdom Revolutionaries and poured BILLIONS of dollars into the lives of these people?

That kind of radical stewardship is what it means to prosper in God's name!

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at

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  • Anonymous

    If Jesus came so that we can have abundant life — and poverty kills (among other things, of course)…

    Need I say more?

    Besides, how can you give — and allow God to use you as a channel to deliver His blessings to others — if you have nothing to give?

    Money, just like the Internet, is neutral. It’s what you do with it (and how you got it in the first place) that matters.

    Best regards,

  • You really don’t understand much about life in my opinion. Big business has never and will never help the poor people. And small businesses can’t go against big business. All the money comes from the poor people and goes to the rich people. Never the other way around.

    • Serge,

      Refer back to Tom’s comment.

      If we don’t like how things are, we can complain about it… or we can become the change we want to see.

      Every big bushiness started out as a small one.

      And if “all the money” comes from the poor… where did they get it? Something to think about.

  • We all know the phrase: “What Would Jesus Do” = “Jesus went about ‘doing good’ . . .” That’s what He wants “us” to do . . . Which we can’t do [effectually] without the resources to do so!

    There are so many scriptures relating to money/wealth/etc, but it all boils down to “What Do We Do With It”?? And how can we do what we’ve been called to, IF we don’t “have-to-give”??

  • Jim Legington

    Thank You! Our purpose is to liberate the common man/woman with the
    un-common Desire to Be A Champion In Life! Be Blessed Always…Peace!

  • Jack

    I agree..The problem is if you don’t put God first. IF you don’t put him first, chances are he will rearrange things for you. Of course, none of this makes any sense to someone who isn’t born again. Only when we invite Jesus Christ into our lives can we see things supernaturally. I believe God wants us to prosper in all things, including material things. Jack

    • Really good points Jack – thanks for taking time to share.

      Sent from my iPad

  • I refuse to believe in a god that punishes. I think god/architect of the universe/Mohammed whatever you choose to call it is all love.

    In my book, I see us humans as having a choice to live as that love or cover it up with all the junk that is non-loving thoughts, actions and beliefs about ourselves and others which of course makes living a rich life damn near impossible.

    Thanks for bringing this up Ray for it reminded me to be more loving in this very moment.

  • Toni

    Just as ‘the rain falls on the just and the unjust’ (God’s Word) so the spiritual law of giving and receiving works in the same way. I note that there are quite a few Internet marketers who give to the poor and needy in many parts of the world from their earnings on the net but not all of them are ‘christian’, but are being just as blessed in their giving. Jack is quite right however in saying that we only really get an understanding about all that when we accept Christ. Be blessed Ray. I like your writings. You are not ashamed of what you believe in.Toni

    • Thanks Toni – I hope any who are challenged by what you wrote will take the time to meditate on it, because it contains truth that is hard for some to accept. And you’re right – “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…”