Abraham is regarded as the father of faith. During his lifetime, Abraham was considered to be very wealthy in material terms. In today’s parlance, the Christian patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were unquestionably billionaires. We also have the example of Job, who was literally the richest man in the world during his lifetime (Job 1: 1-3). The first thing to understand is that God used wealthy, powerful, and influential people in the Bible. Certain missions of God require wealth and powerful people to carry out. Only a powerful disciple of Jesus, such as Joseph of Arimathea, could properly bury him.
According to Jeremiah 9:23-24, having wisdom, might, and riches must be balanced with an understanding that God is concerned with righteousness, mercy, and justice on earth. There is no doubt that wealth and power corrupt, but we would be foolish and irresponsible to overlook all the good that can be done when wealth and power are in the hands of the uncompromisingly righteous. Every societal issue that irritates your soul is sponsored by someone with the means to do so. You need your own power and wealth to push a Christian agenda. Decide today that you will become a billionaire in character and wealth.
In reality, billionaires recognise their societal leadership role. They recognise that God has blessed them with wealth and power, and they must account for it. “At $1 billion, that’s not your money – The money I have today is a responsibility. It’s the trust of people on me” said Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Desire for God to make you a billionaire so that you can use your wealth for righteousness, mercy, and justice. Be sincere; if you know you don’t want to serve anything other than your stomach, say so. God cannot be deceived. Because not everyone is capable of handling such power and responsibility, not every Christian can become a billionaire.