The Economy-Lifestyle Link


He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground, and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there. (Psalm 107:33–34)


It is the power of God’s kingdom that we have to share with our neighbors, coworkers, and friends. The world’s system is collapsing, and they need the kingdom so that they too can escape what is coming to the earth. 

The economy and fruitfulness of the land are linked to the lifestyles of the people living in it. The signs are everywhere. Something is coming, and the world’s system is about to collapse. Why? It’s the judgment or harvest from the seeds of fleshly works. However, when the world’s system fails, God’s kingdom will prevail.

Jesus came demonstrating the kingdom of God. He healed the sick, raised the dead, cleansed the lepers, and gave sight to the blind. He fed five thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread. He forgave a woman who had been caught in the sin of adultery. These were all demonstrations of the kingdom of God at work, and these are the demonstrations that He will continue to show the world through us.

In the midst of an economic collapse, God’s people will draw from heavenly provisions, being supplied by another kingdom, to not only sustain themselves and their families but also to reach out to the people of the world and draw them into the kingdom.


Father God, We see signs of this world’s system collapsing all around us. But, I will not fear because I am a citizen of Your kingdom, and Your provisions sustain my family and me. Use me to reach out to those who don’t know You and bring them into the kingdom, too. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s powerful book, The Kingdom of God in You. To order this 240-page. power-packed book, click here.

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