This just happened…
I was a guest of the amazing Benham brothers at their Expert Ownership Launch last month in Tampa, where they asked me to speak about what it means to be a kingdom entrepreneur.
As I began to tell the incredible story of how a “nobody” with no money, no plan and no connections, could hear from God and write a book that became one of the best selling Christian business books of all time, God showed up LIVE and answered by thunder.
You gotta watch the video…
The Bible Incorporated was out of print but in July we received a shipment of a special edition version of over 5000 copies. As of this writing we have less than 250 left.
It is the most requested book we have but we have not had any in several years. Until now.
And they’re almost gone.
So, if you want to snag some physical copies of this wonderful book, CHECK IT OUT HERE.
Due to limited supply, we are only filling orders for U.S. shipping addresses.
I don’t expect to have these for long, so if you want your physical copy or you want to give it as a back to school gift for your teenage student, I would suggest you do so immediately.
Be blessed and of good courage my friends.
Please pray for us
Will do Pastor!
Thanks again for your blog. For me, the throwaway line was your mention of cut off communication in warfare, which is most probably exacerbated in spiritual warfare. Nevertheless, the Scripture that came to mind was Isaiah 31:1 “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord.”
I believe that the success story God led you share stems from the fact that you sought Him first. Psalm 20:7 states it unequivocally: “Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” I learned, the very hard way, than when I don’t seek Him first, as a loving father, the Lord does not allow me to wander off on that path. Stubbornness can be painful.
I also was blessed by your statement towards the end that sales is a transference of passion. I realized that I need to detox my mindset about this discipline. When I came back to the US in the 80’s I got turned off by our focus on metrics. manipulation and self interest. Again, thanks for the insight.
Thanks again for your comment Louis. One thing about metrics I want to point out… Apparently God tracks metrics as well. Consider the parable of the talents… He wanted to see how much each had gained by trading. Metrics also allow you to know where you are relative to a goal, etc. Having said that, I agree that many get so focused on metrics that they compromise in various ways, including as you suggest… manipulation. Bless you my brother!
Thanks for your reply and your astute comment on metrics. Metrics certainly are a tool to determine what is fruitful and what requires pruning. What I learned, quite recently, is that the fruit that we value and the fruit God values are not necessarily one and the same. In His eyes, our pursuits are fruitful when they are focused on the fruit that He values.
In my previous post I realized that I neglected to address your comment on connecting your boldness in selling your first book with ignorance. I remembered King David in I Chronicles 28:20: “Then David said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.’”
Your post also made me think about the connection between boldness and Messiah Yeshua and the Set Apart Spirit in Acts. Although you were not directly preaching the Gospel, you were building His Kingdom. Acts 4:13 reads : “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.“ A little further down in the same chapter in 4:31 it says: “And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” Cockiness is prideful but boldness is Godly.
Shalom, dear brother.
Very good comment Louis! Sometimes we think we are bearing fruit when in fact we are growing thorns to be gathered and burned. Thanks for taking the time to leave a reply!
Thank you sir, your obedience to the Lord Jesus makes you a winner at all times. God confirms His Word through your life with signs, wonders and miracles.