Paul and the Lambs Wife

Paul taught that men should work a job, not only to eat, but to support their wife and family. Paul did not have a wife, but he still worked a job in ministry.

However, even though he wasnt supposed to, Paul additionally worked a natural-based job to help maintain the purity of the Lambs Wife (the Church), instead of joining in or competing with the wolves who saw it as their job to eat off the Lambs wife by corrupting the church instead of building her up.

Isn’t it interesting that a lot of the prophets, apostles and teachers in the Bible who called the Church, or God’s people, back to purity were either working natural jobs or fresh off of regular jobs? Jesus was a carpenter, Paul was a tent maker, Daniel was an administrative official, Nehemiah was a cupbearer, Amos was a farmer.

It’s not a sin to be in full time ministry – but sometimes, when there are too many ministers that see it as their job to eat the flock instead of feed the flock – God sends in fresh workers who don’t have pressure to eat off their ministry, but will instead work to restore purity.

3 Biblical Ways to Support Your Ministry Financially: Financial Support, Funding for Ministry

Jesus was a carpenter, and Paul made tents. Both Jesus and Paul established new churches. When you are bringing progress to the Kingdom you can’t always join an established well paid, well endowed ministry. New wine needs new wine skins. You have to go establish the Kingdom where God sent you.

The key is to do it Gods way (working with your hands i.e. a natural business or job, or establishing new churches that will support your ministry) not the devils way – (partner with the wicked to do your ministry.)

So to summarize: there are three (3) biblical ways to support your ministry (including family, which is your highest and most important ministry ) financially. Two are from God, and one is from the devil.

1. Work with your hands, in a job or a business that has a natural product that does not affect anyone spiritually. I.e., the carpenter or a tent maker. Do your ministry separately.

2. Minister to and Raise support from believers and churches, or build new churches that will support your ministry.

3. Partner with the wicked, join them in ministry, and claim that you are advancing the kingdom. Biblically, this is what you do if you are a false prophet and greedy for extra gain.

You have three options, and they all work pretty well – which ones will you choose?

The only way you choose #3 is if you are too lazy and prideful to work with your hands on a natural job, or too lazy, prideful and greedy to minister to churches or start new churches that God may have called you to start.

If you choose the right ways to provide for your ministry and your family – you, your family, and your entire generation will be much better off both naturally and spiritually.

God moves in strong to transform circumstances when He sees obedience.