If you establish your financial provision on the basis of the supernatural, you will regret it.

If you don’t want to live in repentance and expose your family and ministry to crises, trust God, walk by faith, walk in truth and integrity, but you must also tap into God’s wisdom to take practical steps throughout any of the … lines and even more as directed by God. Remember, Satan does not want resources in the hands of faithful ministers for obvious reasons: they will be a threat to his kingdom.

I have been seriously concerned about the perennial financial problems that faithful ministers of the gospel in the body of Christ have faced and still face. If there is a powerful weapon of frustration in the hands of Satan against faithful ministers, it is “underfunding,” and here’s the truth: most of us are experiencing underfunding or inadequate finances at various levels.

Do not trivialize the subject of finances. Don’t say it’s not important. Satan is luring pastors into the occult and into different shades of corrupt financial practices, using the shadows of financial crises as a weapon. He hears this again, a lack of funding is like a lack of oxygen. it is destructive. At the moment, we have just lost a dear servant of God to Satan as a result of his years of impoverishment. Although, being impoverished is not a justification for reoffending. A faithful minister of Christ must be able to live or die for the truth, with or without means. However, we all operate at different levels of strength, and it is quite possible for people, no matter how spiritual, to collapse under the prolonged weight of financial crises. Let me remind you: the devil uses two main weapons to weaken and frustrate faithful ministers: sexual immorality and financial crisis.

It is much easier to overcome sexual temptations than financial crises. Accordingly, we should always extend our hands of fellowship to one another, particularly to people we have found in the midst of severe financial challenges. I cannot tell you what I know and what I have heard about the activities of occult pastors, who are pressuring missing faithful ministers to join their groups. Financial challenges are not specific to pastors, but to everyone on earth. However, the consequences are far more devastating for a preacher, given the lonely and secluded nature of his job.

The consequences of the lack of financing in a minister

  • It weakens the minister’s prayer life;
  • It exposes the man of God to the temptation of preaching errors and embellishing messages to please the people;

  • It slows down the spread of the gospel; a development that may ultimately prevent a minister from fulfilling his ministry at optimal levels;
  • It exposes the man of God to occult embellishments and fortifications of supernatural powers to manipulate people for money;
  • It strips the man of God of the boldness and confidence required to face evil, sin and impiety in the lives of men;
  • It puts enormous pressure on the marriage of the man of God to the point of eroding the cordial relationship between the man of God and his wife, thus exposing him to sexual temptations;
  • It creates an enormous scale and scope of distraction for the minister, to the point that in seeking money to solve problems, the man of God could eventually stray from his primary calling.

If you establish your financial provision on the basis of the supernatural, you will regret it. By the supernatural, this is what I mean: “God will always send me money when he needs it, and I don’t have to do anything.” That’s what I’m talking about. If you live like this, you are setting yourself up for poverty and hardship.

The list of consequences is endless. What are the remedies? No quick fixes. I do not have a magic wand to solve this problem, nor do I have a one-size-fits-all strategy, given the uniqueness of each minister and the differences in assignments and callings. However, there are certain things that I need to mention here that could be of great help to many of us. First, don’t make the mistake of thinking that financial provision in ministry WILL ALWAYS be supernatural; that is, someone will always tell you: “God told me to give you this car or this house or these ten million dollars.” The supernatural is real and tangible. Yes, God supplies our needs. Yes, God brings the provision. But here’s the bigger truth some of us don’t like to hear: Principles trump miracles.

Did you find out what? I’m talking about the principles of the word of God. Miracles are needed when principles fail. If you establish your financial provision on the basis of the supernatural, you will regret it. By the supernatural, this is what I mean: “God will always send me money when he needs it, and I don’t have to do anything.” That’s what I’m talking about. If you live like this, you are setting yourself up for poverty and hardship. This medium will not be enough for me to fully and clearly explain some of the strategies that have helped thousands of faithful pastors build lasting financial provisions for themselves and their ministries. But long story short, sustainable finance comes through principles or establishing systems. Yes, we walk by faith. Yes, we must trust God. What happens when we walk by faith and trust God? The Holy Spirit will open our minds and deposit in them unique ideas to establish systems to produce lasting financial supplies. Here’s my point: trust God to help you set up systems. Now, there are some ministers with specific and undeniable instructions from God not to get involved in any secular business or work. If you are in that category, stay obedient to God. He will take care of you. However, for those without such instructions, these are some of the systems that produce legitimate and credible streams of financial supplies for many faithful pastors I know.

  • Investing in real estate (rentals, small-scale student housing, Airbnbs, land banking and land flipping) – using your money or savings or money obtained from other legitimate means to invest in real estate;
  • Giving (setting up donor systems and loyal donors who will commit to supporting you on a monthly basis);
  • Establish kindergartens, nurseries, schools, and other educational facilities with your own money (not from church tithes and offerings);
  • If your ministry work is still at the childhood level, take a job if you are educated and also empower your wife to work and earn a decent income;
  • Identify very credible and trustworthy stock, forex and cryptocurrency trading platforms; train yourself and invest wisely in these;
  • Build a very strong online ministry platform on YouTube and any other content monetization platform;
  • Train your wife to start selling products on Amazon. Go and learn about it. With little money, you can earn incredible income through Amazon;
  • Trust God to open international doors for you, not the doors you illegally open for yourself. Whether you can obtain residence or work permits in the US, UK, EU or Canada; You can secure remote jobs and do remote business with foreign communities while in Africa. Also, as you minister around the world, it is certain that God will use people to bless you financially.