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Kings – Moving to a Wealth Mentality Pt3
August 01, 2005


Moving to a Wealth Mentality Pt4


as a term is often reserved for a small class of people that live lavish and excessive lifestyles. I think there was a TV show called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous that catered to the curious envy many of us have for rich people. In this newsletter, I’d like to take the wall down and show how you can touch wealth as well. After all, it’s God’s idea – especially for Kings.

But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. Deut 8:18
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.       Prov 10:22

It has helped me to see my “poverty mentality” by contrasting it with those that are accustomed to wealth. Each class views money differently.

Lower Class

– These folks get money at the end of their bi-weekly paycheck and use it to buy stuff. The favorite purchases are a new TV, a better used car, or things for the house. Whenever they have money they spend it on “Stuff.”

Middle Class

– This income group is often college educated and can have relatively high paying jobs. Whatever the income level is, spending is adjusted upward. The distinction from the lower class is credit. These folks can borrow money and make payments on “bigger stuff” like boats, vacations, new cars, new homes, and second homes. Their toys are adjusted up until their payments match their income.


– These folks actually don’t look noticeably different than middle or lower class people by outward appearances. However instead of having a priority on “stuff” they buy income generating assets. In other words they buy things that make more money – it might be a business, an investment, real estate, or network marketing. Their focus is on being entrepreneurial instead of working for another person’s company.


– This comparison is simplistic but it does make a real world distinction between wealth and riches. All three classes spend money (riches), but only the wealthy have assets that generate income. Even less affluent families spend around 100,000 a year. That approaches $10M in riches spent over a lifetime. Please note one more distinction. Lower and middle class people are generally always cash poor. They don’t have the flexibility to be generous. Christians in each of those classes can be taught to tithe in the sense that paying the Lord is like one more bill; only its at the top of the list. But, they simply don’t have the resources available to be truly generous. The Holy Spirit can drop hints all day long about financing a need and it is simply a leading they (usually “we”) can’t respond to. By contrast, wealthy people can always leverage cash and credit to buy another income generating asset or respond to a financial need. They have the ability to be givers instead of just tithers.

The result

– People with a wealth mentality can take talents given to them by the Lord, double them, and give them back. What if you give a talent to a lower or middle class mentality? It will either get spent or buried until needed because they are not theologically able to use assets to generate more assets. They punch the clock and spend their money.

Your assignment

– regardless of your financial status, scrape up enough cash to buy your first income generating asset. I could list examples, but it would be better if you made it a matter of prayer and allowed the Holy Spirit to lead you. Next time you want to really help a ministry, instead of giving them cash, give them the ongoing proceeds from one of your income generating assets. God has promised to give you the power to produce wealth without adding a lot of trouble to it. It’s part of your “new land” waiting for our faith to rise to a level where we can posses it.


– Now, for a moment, imagine that you have wealth – assets that generate income. Most companies realize their greatest asset is their employees. Imagine you have employees that you disciple to double their talents. Get it? Employees are income generating assets! Not in the robotic sense of course. What if Kings discipled their employees to accumulate wealth. Your ability to expand the Kingdom would be multiplied greatly. We are not just changing your fruitfulness, we’re changing the way you disciple others so that your spiritual sons and daughters are generous and gifted both spiritually and financially.


– One last ingredient of the wealth mentality. If you have income generating assets in your estate they can be passed on to your children. Imagine your labor expanding the Kingdom continuing through your children and grandchildren long after you’ve gone home to be with the Lord!

A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children,
but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. Prov 13:22


John & Harold


If you enjoyed this article your might also like “How You Can Break off Poverty and Embrace Prosperity.”

The full story is in our book Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace.

I also recommend two books by Harold entitled “Developing a Prosperous Soul” Volumes 1 How to Overcome a Poverty Mindset and 2 How to Move Into God’s Blessing.

Several friends have made helpful recommendations for book and tape series that I found enlightening. Visit We Recommend on our web and check out “Things I’ve Read Lately.”

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