2 Hands, 1 Face: Business with Ministry

We gotta have 2 hands but 1 face. We can’t be two-faced. There is a correct way to operate our ministries, there is another correct way to operate our publishing, but the message is the same for each.

We may be stronger with the church side (right hand) or stronger with the publishing side (left hand), but we have to use both, and the message (face) is the same on both sides.

A lot of compromise is coming in because guys are emphasizing the business side over the ministry side, and they are trying to be two-faced to get more success.

Deuteronomy 33:18
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy breaking out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.

Zebulun represents the business side. Issachar represents the teaching/shepherding side. Our Zebulun side has to stay connected to Issachar for one purpose, to glorify God.

Simple takeaways:
– always serve and build the church
– never change your message for the publishing or marketing side, or to “break out” to reach more people
– operate your business in excellence outside the church
– don’t sell in the church, sell in the marketplace. serve the church and receive an offering if needed.
– if you do something on the business side, that is different from your gospel message, make sure it’s something natural (I.e, natural product, food, car commercial, education, government)… Never alter or compromise your spiritual message or associations.

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