War against COVID-19 – Part 5
Hope is life’s budgeter; therefore, sound economic advisers must be handy to secure good victory and success. We have been extracting keys of life and proper operations of good living from the book of Deuteronomy 20, but we shall extend our latitude of scriptures to the following: Deuteronomy 19, Luke 15: 11, 12, Proverbs 22:7, 2 Kings 4 and 2 Kings 6:1-7.
There are various secrets of success that can be gleaned from these pages of wisdom. All these will afford us the mental power to mirror the salient, prudent, safety values and relief values in processing our economic journey in life.
Some of the variety of picks of knowledge, wisdom and understanding include:
• The need for proper budgeting periods,
• Revenue drive,
• Wisdom in providing for capital expenditure for capital projects,
• Provision for re-current expenditure,
• When necessary to wisely borrow and
• Knowing fully well that there must be debt servicing. And that the borrower is servant to the lender and this could spiral into self-selling, trading off destiny, nation, posterity to both internal and external creditors.
 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
In 2 Kings 6:1-7, borrowing was used for capital projects.
 And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.
 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.
 And one said, be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.
 So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.
 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.
 And the man of God said, where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
In 2 Kings 4, the initial borrowing was wasted on CONSUMPTION, but in verse 7, Elisha (my God is my salvation) teaches the redeemed DEBTOR how to invest vessels borrowed in Productive Revenue Generating Project to offset her debts and be a lucrative entrepreneur.
2 Kings 4: 7- Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Borrowing should be wisely used for Capital Revenue Generation, instead of mere and unprofitable consumption.
From the scriptures alluded to, you will discover that investors must be careful to define their business as healthy TREE-FELLING and not AXE-FELLING, as depicted in 2 Kings 6. Thus, Luke 15:12 depicts profit- falling to the second son’s business Account.
12] And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
2 Kings 6:5 reveals the (FEELING) falling-off of business capital (the Axe Head).
2 Kings 6:5- But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.
Borrowing requires collateral security, property for ransom and proven suretyship or guarantor’s presence to safeguard creditor, debtor and business and the profiling of the credibility of a business-entrant. In a multitude of counsellors there is safety.
 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. God bless you.
Bishop Dr. S. I. Okelezoh, Ministry Of Perfection Church
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