December 3


It’s time for a Renaissance!

By Michael Q. Pink

December 3, 2014

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It seems most folks have relegated the Bible to something to be considered when one is interested in learning spiritual matters. Or perhaps when a crisis is upon them and all other options have failed.

Old Bible With Sword

Because of our silence, which is a product of our ignorance, and our ignorance, which is a product of our lack of relationship with a living God, the efficacy of God’s word is openly questioned not only by the masses, but also by so called spiritual leaders who, in seeing, they do not see and in hearing, they do not hear.

These so called leaders have truncated the Bible, excising from it, the beginning (Genesis) and the end (Revelation) and cherry picking the rest. The blind lead the blind and they fall into the pit together.

Trencin Castle on September 10, 2012 in Slovakia.But I am here to tell you, there is a spiritual renaissance coming. A renaissance is defined as a situation or period of time when there is a new interest in something that has not been popular in a long time. It’s also defined as a revival or rebirth.

Friends, we need revival. We need a rebirth of that which made our nation great in the first place. We have abandoned those foundational beliefs that shaped our nation. We’ve abandoned the Scriptures as our way of life, our great hope and source of wisdom and reduced them to inspiring thoughts subject to interpretation.

I yearn for the day when the Bible reenters the mainstream like it once did, when it was etched on the walls and pillars of courthouses and schoolhouses across this great land. When it was taught as the Word of God to live and govern by. But that won’t happen when the people of the covenant, those who are called Christian, relegate the Bible to the bookshelf and it’s stories to mere inspirational allegories.

We need a national return to the Bible and the God of the Bible.

For years I have studied the Scriptures to learn how to imitate God and apply His great truths to the grand game of commerce we call business. It seemed like an arena where scarce was heard a Biblical word.

It seemed reasonable to me to study the Scriptures to learn how to sell, how to market, how to start and grow a business, hire and manage employees, and even uncover opportunities and find out knowledge of witty inventions. In decades of ardent study, I have found wisdom that has reshaped my life and set tens of thousands of entrepreneurial believers on a positive course of success.

I am passionate about teaching God’s Word in a practical work and business context that brings about results. But it’s not about the results for me. It’s about HIM and His great honor. The results are staggering but they are but a withered leaf and yesterday’s cut grass in the light of His glory.

If you’ve ever had any interest in training your mind and conditioning your heart in the ways of God as they pertain to business I would urge you to join this spiritual renaissance in the marketplace by studying and applying God’s Word to every area of your life. If you are a business minded believer, the International Christian Business Institute might be right for you.

Learn more about that by attending my latest webinar. If you enroll by 6:00 PM Thursday, I will make sure you receive the invite for our Thursday night class where we will be examining how the conquest of Canaan is a pattern for success in business.

Hope to see you there!

Michael Q. Pink

About the author

Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

    “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. Romans 10:17
    The manner in which many Bible translators recorded Romans 10:17 such as above falls far short of The Truth in that verse of God’s Word. The term that Bible translators interpreted as “word of God” is actually Rhema Of God – Revelation Of God.
    So an accurate & literal translation of Romans 10:17 would be: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by Revelation Of God.” Why does that matter & what does that change? It matters because the accurate interpretation clearly states that God Himself Reveals Himself Personally To His Son & Daughter By Personal Rhema / Revelation One On One. This Understanding Changes Everything!
    God’s Revelation to His Child is always in Perfect Agreement With His Word – The Bible. It is also True that God’s Revelation is also always Personal from Himself To His Beloved Child.
    All of The Ministry Of Revelation is carried out by The Holy Spirit Who Lives In & Is Always With All Of God’s Children At All Times & In All Circumstances. He Was Sent To “Lead You & Guide You Into All Truth”. The Lord Jesus Specifically Says This Prior To His Ascending To Heaven After His Resurrection From The Dead.
    God’s Revelation Is Indeed Personal, But Not Private. His Heart Is To Reveal Himself To All Who Will Give Place To Him In A Deep Personal & Ever-Increasing Intimacy. The Father Makes No Distinction Between His Children Where He Openly Shares & Reveals Himself With One & Yet Withholds Himself From Another. Even So, All Throughout Time It Has Been & Today Remains Obvious Than There Is a Few Who Walk In Wisdom & Understanding While Most Do Not. Why Is That So?
    God’s Promise concerning these things is: “If you will draw close to me, I will draw close to you”. If you are God’s Child, but your walk with The Lord lacks Intimacy & Deep Personal Daddy To Child Closeness – Draw Close To Abba-Daddy & You Will Be Amazed. The Living God Waits For You – The Choice Is Yours To Make.
    If you want to know why you suffer lack of understanding & life doesn’t produce The Abundant Life that Jesus Spoke About? It can only be your lack of Faith & Trust In God’s Word. It is in all ways impossible for you to have Faith By God’s Definition Of The Word Without Revelation From God. Without this Personal Rhema Of God, you can’t operate In Faith – the most anyone could do when Faith isn’t present in their heart, is wishful thinking & wanting to believe, but No God-Given Assurance.
    So My Friend, if you are Born-Again & trusting In Jesus Alone as your Personal Lord & Savior, that is Tremendous! I am so Thankful that is your testimony if that is True concerning you. But, even in your Born-Again Position, you have desperate need for God’s Personal Revelation From His Heart To Yours At All Times & In All Matters. Draw Close To Him – He Is Your Daddy – His Love For You Is Not Conditional In Any Way – The Depths Of His Longing To Draw Closer & Closer To You Can’t Be Adequately Described – Cry Out To Him Right Now & Tell Him That You Also Long To Draw Close To Him – Read His Word As If It Was Written For You, Because It Was! Talk To Him In Prayer Just As If You Were Talking To Your Most Precious & Loving Friend, Because You Are!
    The days that we live in now on this earth are evil beyond description & growing worse daily. God has a Plan for your life which you will miss if you try to live like those around you live. If you are Born-Again By Faith In Jesus & Him Alone, You Are Not A Mere Mortal. Whatever God Reveals To You My Friend, You Can Afford To Die For If Called Upon To Do So. God’s Personal Revelation To You = Faith.
    Draw Close To God My Friend & He Will Draw Close To You.
    Keep Looking To Jesus.

    • Hi Dennis;

      Thank you for taking the time to post a thoughtful and relevant post. I visited your website too. Very nice!

      Blessings, Michael

  • As current students in the International Christian Business Institute, my wife and I look forward to our weekly meetings. It is refreshing to see Mr.Pink look to the Scriptures for concrete principles upon which to base the lessons he’s teaching us. It is also fun to hear the stories of how he demonstrates the principles from his own background in business. I would encourage anyone who is interested to enroll in the webinar to check it out! You will be glad you did!

  • Thanks Michael for making time to help us understand the Word of God, especially how it relates to how we should conduct ourselves in the marketplace. From a purely technical viewpoint, truly useful knowledge changes the way I can diagnose and repair the transmission in a truck. Your wisdom helps me to understand how I should change and live within the natural and spiritual laws that our God laid at the beginning of time.

  • Beautiful post, Michael. I join you in longing to see a day where this nation, and indeed world, return to the very foundation by which and on which it was created. Thinking of that dialogue re-entering our schools, our capitols, OUR FAMILIES, etc. as a foundational approach to life’s issues, is refreshing. I pray we see that turn imminently. It is positively heartbreaking to witness the daily results of a nation and world largely gone astray… and yet He’s right there in front of us waiting for us to (want to) see Him again. Praise be to the Healer for His patience with us and His faithfulness to and mercy upon us when we deserve them not. Bless you, and thank you for your words!

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