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Spiritual Entrepreneurship: In Search of Investors

Naren James

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Naren James

Family Physician in Kentucky

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  • October 27, 2018
    5:00 PM

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Thank you God If it up to to be here the same conference 14th annual event conference that so excited here did develop and the national scope of this organization and the impact it's having on the individual lives of the individual patient medical and dental so I just want to praise you invite your presence now as we share all that Selby here and let you come forward and pray in your name Amen So all right investor is a hot topic for a magazine publisher the richest men in the world Bill Gates was once one of them Microsoft for Warren Buffett back in my days today it is actually just best of the season actually was just $150000000000.00 maybe a little less after the stock market went down but nevertheless the richest man in modern times so investors are topic and I too will be an investor back in the year 2000 and I'm talking spiritually and materially back in the year 2000 I I came out of very deep deep depression literally. Mental because I just had a medical practice and I went through a severe financial downturn to the point that I actually was depressed for months and I came out of it was actually a close to bankruptcy situation you can read about you can actually listen are you versus the. So I kind of learned from that that basically. We are all stewards We own nothing everything we have and everything we we think we are is actually hears it's a trust from him and that is what I took out of that I returned to the world for direction and one attacks that really came home to me was the one in Matthew said where he says everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on there will be like a wise man a billet I was on a rock and you know what happened to the man who didn't will build on sand so essentially was saying those who hear these words and act upon them they will both believe it is actually both Every both heard one act and one didn't so essentially dad was a wise man and so I I took that seriously and I decided I was going to implement the gospel as as much as possible with the Lord's help and so I reaffirm my commitment a sure chip a lead to a revival my personal life and my family life and my practice life that's where actually the inception of what I think a man started my own personal life because basically I began to realize my mission field was in the practice with the individual patient not in church as a person ministries leader which I was it was in the practice and it was really quite revealing because it really energized my practice and I think any members of tell you that it fully energized my practice it truly made me come to a tremendous sense of satisfaction in medical practice which I never had before so I think it's something that I really learned and. I was impressed and stunned testimonies and ministry of healing that really we needed to share this so that led to a luncheon at the air science instead in summer 2004 which led to the 1st gathering of modern day medical evangelists at Colorado Springs Georgia where in the year 2 of the 5 elder family spearheaded that he actually he actually encourages he said you get you come together now come and speak so he spoke and that's when we launched a man as an organization the year in the spring of $2005.00 and we organize our 1st concert in this endeavor in the fall right here in San Diego and it was quite a quite an experience because we like the guy was talked about in the Philippines we had nothing either we started with nothing we went in that conference now. Knowing all about a funded even and a lot of work that everything's of today we're here 14 conferences later I think is powerful so anyway if I serve the 1st president 3 years and then the additional 2 years an appointed board member but I want to tell you an example of the Israelites and you wrote me it one of 3 is an interesting facts which is interesting you know why I got to it because it is a New Testament Jesus Korean in his very 1st temptation and you shall remember the Lord your God and lead you all the way these 40 years in the wilderness to humble you and test you know what is in your heart whether you would keep His commandments or not he humbled you he allowed you to hunger and fed you what manner in which you did not know nor did your father's know what did he do it for you did it so that you will understand that man lives by every word the pursuit of them out of God mansion I live by bread alone but by every word the produce an amount of the Lord so I got to ask you this question Did God need to know their hearts is a simple answer does God know your heart believe me does even know the need to build a heart I don't have to study theology to figure this out I just had extrapolated he didn't you know the hearts believe their own hearts you basically get the point you don't know your heart I led you to the wilderness I made you hungry I allowed you to be hungry I love to be thirsty I provided man I provided water from the rock because I want to make sure you understand you don't own your own heart. I don't know your heart I know your heart I want you to know your heart and that's basically getting at the fact is you don't know your own heart I don't know my own heart we don't own hearts that is so scary it is real it is tangible we go we think we know our hearts we're self deceived so often well we have to give our will and only in returning a will to him Do we get to know our own hearts because it is a voluntary thing well you're 2016 I decide to do just that I realize that everything I did was literally stained it was self I was basically everything I did has something about me I was at the center of it even ministry it was about me and my involvement ministry was of a marriage is and is involved ministry was I just began to realize it was a lot of it was really about me so I got on my knees a lot and started praying Lord I really don't know my heart I don't know my heart I really want to focus on what is important to you and so I got to ask you the question your Englishman in ministry your efforts in ministry which I'm talking to leaders here by the way I've sat at every table here for this week and I can tell you every single person is a potential leader and a man a potential board member president whatever you are all leaders and you want to pass them their reality is I prayed seriously and I said Lord reveal to me what is your priority because I am focusing on my priority and he revealed to me that one important thing that I I guess I should known as a 70 AD is probably I knew to you it was important to God in my opinion is his character I think it's pretty straightforward I mean in the end the whole great controversy is about God's character who is God is he will God says he is or is you say can says he is and every day in our lives by our actions and our words we determine whether we believe God or not eve Dear Adam did you know what happened every day your face that has same question I had to face that myself so I wanted to give something back to God That's what happened after after you observe the love of God you feel impressed you cannot help but want to return something the problem is there is nothing to return. There is nothing to return because you have nothing everything you have is here is including your professional capacity your talent your license or whatever it is your board certification I don't care what it is it is already here is you don't have anything to return to and I have nothing so I realize I have nothing I started searching for something I started searching my heart what can I give to you as an act of love well there is only one thing left and it is a gift as well but it's an eery vocal gift it's like you gave that gift to you in any true way to code through a keys it is your free will literally that's something. God cannot take it away otherwise it will be robots were created for you totally free as a matter of fact a calorie exists to actually preserve our freedom without Calvary we will not have freedom Jesus valued our individuality evaluate our freedom so much to choose him or not to choose him that he was going to die on Calvary to preserve a free world with free beings to choose him out to choose them is quite impressive is not how to do it's also a thing that I tell you it was quite impressive indeed to realize that so the it is we in the end we're all going to have to be saved to save God cannot afford to have wired one iota of this trust in heaven he cannot afford it in a Caesar's age of eternity one individual one created being who decides that I don't think God is that way years because we have the problem all over again we cannot afford it so all of us have to be saved to see we have to come to a point of complete rest and I needed to get to that so we have to have a healthy distrust ourselves to look at the mess of Letitia because you say I'm rich have become wealthy and have need of nothing and you are not in your wretched miserable pool by the naked. This is really impressive right so I am starting this year 2016 by the way I was diagnosed I didn't tell you in the midst of a minister Dracula the myth of a man involvement as president I was diagnosed a colon cancer at 45 years of age. I was having this wrestling time with God and I was praying for an expanded ministry and sometime after that it occurred to me that people had expanded ministry of people embrace of mortality they actually face near death the Hebrew boys and for the furnace as Terry for the king you can name them multiple of them well sure enough I had my own near death experience a few weeks after that is about a bleeding and I put a call now Skippy long story short I end up at a major surgery for my call of out stage one disease 45 years of age no risk factors I want to make sure you guys Regan's understand there's no risk factor I mean if you can for years and basically I also had a family history I was below the age of screening but this happened to me so basically what happened I began to read now a year 2069 years after my initial diagnosis I recovered from it I was back to work and everything made a few changes my practice I dropped off the obstetrics and stayed in a more or less stressful areas but nevertheless I began to realize as I read there so he says because you say I'm richer to become wealthy and you do not know that you are wretched miserable poor blind and naked I began to reflect on his I realize you know what I always thought it is this way and I'm sure you tend to do this as well I began to realize it's not a believe you see it in nebulous Church of the or those church people no no it's me I am the Lucien by the way you believe is into it's us live in the final church and I began to pray Lord look I'm a lady see and I accept your diagnosis I accept your assessment of me that I am lukewarm I am wretched miserable bland and naked this is the ultimate fake news versus the real News this is the real news was using the fake news is what we think we are. True you see the true with us as the old me perspective my excuse of asking God to give me I ask God to give me gold the I saw the white remains well in August of 2016 I am praying this. I end up in a gym somewhere here early August I developed back pain sometime after that mild to moderate to severe for me was a germ injury not a big deal is 9 years now without a cancer I went for a PET scan massive tumor or in size on my L 2 vertebrae compressing the nerves literally trying to kill me and out of that my left lung base as well my pain was so severe I was I could not sleep at all I went on I went on to have radiation immunotherapy you guys are oncology know this stuff well some time here April all of this is going on I am still in serious disease I am actually losing weight I am actually in severe pain despite all the treatments you know I gotta tell you it comes to knowing God's will is quite impressive I go to see a neurosurgeon good colleague of mine gave me a cell phone number of everybody else saw wonderful to me right so I go and I say Lord Your will be done your will is perfect I trust you you will be done I don't want to add I'm not going to ask for a good report I just know you will be done I go in the guy called cause me a room and he says look I want to show this M.R.I. He said This thing is trying to kill you man he said this thing is worse he said not only did it in the rest of the disease it actually is that dancing like crazy he said you need surgery you need it soon so I don't like surgery who like surgery I don't know if you surgeons out there are like you guys I just like surgery so anyway so especially back surgery I had no patients have actually I don't want to go to surgery so I told myself I don't want to back surgery let's try one more body radiation you try it out again just before like around April of that year last year only you know I am walking through my office I'm holding all I'm seeing 30 patients that day I'm holding on to the furniture to get around my pain became so severe so I call a guy about I said hey this is really serious that come on and I'll see you between cases sees me on Friday morning you looked at the M.R.I. you said to me you're going to you're going to be admitted to the you having surgery the morning full stop and I said I guess you know the larger. And I went off for a minute that day and basically I went through a major surgery and after that I am so the lying in my bed and all of this is happening in a context of a severe lack of planning on my part I got diagnosed 9 years ago I had no succession planning whatsoever I'm a solo My practice is a serious problem I'm now in not only in medical problem I got a financial problem because everything was an asset I became a liability a medical building a medical practice employees everything so essentially what I did within 3 months sold the practice divested to mask big will help the next medium size 30 employees 5 part time divested all that committed to the selling to building at a price of substantially discounted because it was really no way around the U.S. had to agree to it and you guys are very good I really I really felt I had to get on break because they were right across the street from me and I bought the practice it was a dark time I am lying in bed with her with a bedside commode a one sided and a walk around the other side and my wife is another room because why would both of us stay up all night and might as well one of us get some sleep right so anyway I am lying in there and I am going to a very dark time guys I got to know my heart indeed I got to know my heart literally i Phone know that point that everything in my identity was tied to my profession and what I wanted in this fight all my statements of being assured I realized I owned it I really only if I didn't own it I would be so agonizing over it. I really owned it so I really had to come to visit a fact that I OWN did that I was still my heart I got to know my heart I realized I was truly lukewarm I realized I was truly wretched miserable poor blind naked well after that after the surgery seeing a PET scans everything kept getting worse literally nothing is improving nothing there's a brief Baltar that say you're not after the surgery was expected because it's your burden is down but boy just kept shooting up after that and I'm finally did the oncologist had already said to me Look I know your post chemotherapy and you had a bad experience last name he said this is it you've got chemotherapy you've got hospice you make a choice you're a chemotherapy a hospice you've got a fork in the road and prayed about it a lot finally decide I might as well do it after all what's the worst case scenario the Lord has made it in such a way that's the only option left so I went through the chemotherapy I started this mode of platen and. You know vast and orals a lot at the same time boy. With their A P I hope all of you hate it too because it should be hated It's horrible side effects are terrible I still have my here I'm so happy with that it was obviously most important to me but any. Any rather than tell you this so I finished about and you know within a week my back pain resolved to be almost He's amazing I went back to see this guy and this he had flopped in half he looked at me said you know I don't know what's going on he said I've never seen a response like this he said he said really you would have 95th percentile of response so you're above average I said No no it's a miracle now you don't understand miracles do you it's a miracle God works through certain things this is not chemotherapy does not chemotherapy response this is a divine intervention right that's untrue let's say meant that that's true so anyway I got introduced to the topic which I which I do tell minutes left anyway go for it sort of topic is. Spiritual interpreter ship so I gave you the preamble to kind of get you to this whole investment thing right so what happens in Luke 16 is where I got this message there was a certain rich man who led us to an accusation brought in by this man who was wasting his good so he called him and said to him What is this I hear about you give an account of your church ship for you could no longer be steward this is really weird isn't it why in the world would Jesus the master himself the righteous Master use an odd righteous chored to teach a spiritual lesson I can't figure it out that's what intrigued me about this that's why I kind of focus on the like a laser beam because there's something here the mass is trying to teach us right so what it what it is 2 words they said it didn't say what should I do like I can't I can't beg I can dig out I know what I'll do what do you do you give a discount you give a 20 percent is going to want to get 50 percent is going to be other all of his master's expense he's truly unrighteous he's the kind of guy you want to fire on the spot he's the kind of guy that really is disloyal but Jesus is trying to make a point so you don't want to get lost in a part of the problem is not trying to teach you that dishonesty to Palestine's is something else right so look 16 going on this tour and said. What shall I do OK and he gives the discount his mass in there for a week to individual have an accountability give to our maker we have an accountability give to our maker right with freedom comes responsibility accountability so what does a master he commands in for his shrewdness right he commands them for the chill decisions that are more shouldn't dealing with our own generation that it you know like this on right just to what is committed not for his dishonesty but for his shrewdness shrewdness is not a term we use much in English any more right for to believe our success must be to find a context of eternity otherwise John the Baptist even all the Apostles and others all the martyrs from the Reformation and beyond that would be absolute failures they died early. It I really would be absolutely a failure literally if we define life and we have to be cautiously as we have message we teach longevity Well I'm telling you that's not the ultimate goal that's not a holy grail of life the Holy Grail is to meet the purpose that God has for you so keep that in mind that is scripturally quite accurate Well 1st Corinthians we read your policy Alice encounter with jail and Philip by what happens they are right he says them believe enlarges Christ and you shall be savior in your household believe it's very simple I can believe but the devils believe in it from All right so really what he was getting at is your believe has to be an action word it must be more an intellectual assent of truth is not sufficient truth meant it must be it's going to the psyche must be acted upon Abraham believed God he left or the challenge is he went on and say I'm going to be the father a great nation not withstand a faggot he's totally all the beyond the time of having children no I believe God to build an ark on dry ground without any history of rain much of the flood all of magic $25.00 is written to believe there's you and I both 10 virgins part of the talents of final judgment all to believe it's not unbelievers they all felt they were getting to heaven they were confident they'll be in heaven. Only to be heard I never knew a very serious thing so these accounts tell us that that many who think they are secure in a salvation will be surprised and still be sieved so I have to ask you today does your day to day priorities reflect belief or just an intellectual assent of truth do they reflect biblical definition or a belief which is tangible action Well we get it we get the whole idea what is the Biblical definition in Jeremiah 9 races let not a wise man learn his wisdom leaped out of mighty man going as might a let nor lead a rich man his riches will lead he will glory glory in this that he understands and knows me that I am the Lord exercising loving kindness judgment and righteousness and that is the definition that is the ultimate Holy Grail right the Holy Grail for the believers intimacy with God That's what that's a revelation 3 is all about he said I will separate you and you with me the ultimate Holy Grail of the Christian should be intimacy with the savior knowing him personally it is the ultimate After all that's what heaven consists of is a relationship it's not the streets of gold I.E. the disappoint you guys come in investing here it's a relationship you know him or do you do or don't you get to know him you get the love internally right the ass is a very low love relation is a realignment of priorities to where the one you love you cannot love someone you do not know what I have to come to realize that so I got to ask you this right who is an intrapreneur merit of the dictionary said a person walking as an operate a business or businesses take on great enormous financial risks or do so that's the direction the nation from here in Webster What is the spiritual interest in her This is my definition of personally invest in a proclamation of God's will take on greater normal personal risk to his material possessions and most important to his life and liberty itself in our do so. It is 11 telltales we Abraham way to do it he saw the city was Foundation and and builder and maker is God right now like a brown must see the city made without hands or did they thinking must embrace eternity Hebrews 11 continuing Moses by faith lady duty in Judah see it was invisible he departed Egypt he left everything when our people God because he wanted to go with him was invisible so we got to look beyond eternity we got to know we got to see new Jews and we got to see him was invisible we always have to be cognizant of the sovereignty so part of the spiritual Egyptian or you've heard a story we start the last quarter James in a white We're Scrooge or intrapreneur is totally spent on pioneering work tediously teaching publishing preaching Joe's abates one of the other founders spending all of his means to was a present truth has nothing left nothing left literally he goes down that is why Purdy means better yes the real butter guys real butter OK then to get a real butter he doesn't have any money left he goes to the post office the money was sent 2 weeks before he gets it we need more stories like that intensity of passion about it and then you want to be like Janeane who is you know a modern day people but I have to spend a last few minutes I have any minute self see we have to understand that unless we start doing some things that are outlandish sort Lannister our mental capacity comes to question we're not fully vested we're not prepared for heaven as a culture because more secular humanistic we're going to have to look different we've got to be insane literally like the fastest or Paul we have to join to be like know what Abraham Moses doing things that look really really really insane you know originally to make a good investment so what is it to be a spiritual interpreter today shrewdness right he was coming to shoot this and that is to act prudently about of things as unbelievers do in regarding only thing that's one definition I got well indeed what is a contemporary example of food mess there's lots but I want to I want to really get to the main Really. How can we apply the passion in a vision the ideas we have to transform ideas into fixed assets that suggest passes that he took a concept he translated into fix as that our concept of our end game has to be souls souls into his kingdom that is our currency that's how we define success and we have to really be intent on it so what would be a spiritual and promoted today look $1611.00 you can do unrighteous mammon you exchanging that for if you can read all account we have to be faithful use of material resources of faithful use of our time and talents passion for what God is passionate about we must experience asking for God's perspective we have to ask God's perspective and that's what I did my will you have to entrust your will also see is fast approaching eternity is fast approaching one thing is remembered or impact returned as the only thing left in the end are worth the effort of the transgenerational we know who God is to experience the rest mention it was for we have to be like the 2 spies not attend spies Joshua and Caleb we have to be like them we have to absolutely come to rest and God as what he was for is about you can read it they didn't enter into my rest because of unbelief if we're going to end interest we have to get to the point of believing in totally So what would a spiritual intrapreneur been a man look like today when the year 2507 I shared a mission my vision you can read about it is Lord station I just happen to be a conduit you can read about it in. You can hear it in the universe but assuming has to be primary. And not not profit making we must know and the silos that we have all of us working individual we have to collaborate a lot we must figure out the practical application of medical and health evangelism I think I've figured it out really I'll tell you what I've figured out it's a combined ministry of Christ preached at healing teaching and preaching probably not order that's what his ministry is all about so what do we do it individual you a pastor or a physicians or dentists only we do collectively organizationally we must meet that goal that's how I see it so that's purely my opinion you can research it some more we must say whether in private practice employed physicians nonprofit It doesn't matter it's how you do it it's not it's about a motivation this is not it's not a one size fits all we want to achieve the unity we got to get our organization back together we have to be to work together at all times and we are and that's the exciting part about this was achieve the unity of John 17 and this can only be achieved by the outpouring of the latter rain that's our greatest need and it should be our 1st work right you guys here to code it is our greatest need and should be our 1st work which is still pray for the outpouring we are when we do that a few things will happen the John the Baptist principle he must increase and I must decrease will become paramount it must become paramount everything becomes subservient to his ultimate goal we must dream I have a dream of effectives ministry where the object is to win souls I present a character of God it will be more concerned with the progress of the work than about dental board or visibility of the work or a control over it it doesn't matter we must be so concerned so excitable going forward we must have a servant agile prevailing at all times practical implementation is a medical evangelism regime like sure of the Body of Christ every member must fit find his or her place in ministry every single one of you I don't care physician dentist spousal physician or dentist or some other health aspect we need a whole team physician then is just a part of it your whole team to make this happen. Memories was being gauge informing action team as we did that some life and there were came out of that a medical evangelist came out of that we didn't do those 6 we must I got here some far reaching ideas we must reform our educational institutions to reflect the transgenerational commitment in the test in taught to the to the strategic planning we have to reform these institutions we must reform our health this situations to where they were truly reflect the principles outlined a testament as a minister of healing if you think they already reflect that you don't need to reform them I submit to you need reform I submit to you or your system if you form OK we must This may require some or a physician and then this migrating back to our institutions here and overseas in order to be effective we can blame boards of administrators if we have we do not have committed 70 administers health professionals in these institutions who can provide professional leadership and I'm saying that as one who departed had been out of the medical decision by the way but we need to do that finally a man and these conversations so as a practical role as a think tank for ideas for the health work of a large denominational work to self-supporting work as well as privately on the work after all of this from his place this is a place where we all meet this is what I enjoy about this and all the meeting across the table what I mean to people I realise everybody means here this is exciting stuff everybody meets here whether you're in private practice where you're employed professional whether you're denominational work not about actual work we do not deem yet within academia in Adventists in solution are not admin is we all need here everybody meets here is not exciting everybody meets here this is a think tank this is really an amazing opportunity for us to actually collaborate and a lot of the work in a man actually is not happening organizationally is happening at the tables is happening to you meeting other people is happening and you coming out of new ideas I just got an invitation I should go to India somebody wants me to go there and launch a man in the US aids great idea let me look at my schedule but I'm saying these things are happening. So in the end the card to my stop clock I get 3 minutes so I'm going to go with it so anyway in the end what do the state of Philadelphia love the message of Philadelphia we can think the message Livesey is our message only the message of Philadelphia is ours also to claim what he said of Philadelphia we've all are set to open door no one can shout out for your little strength you've kept my We're not denied my name when we take a Philadelphia attitude we'll have the Philadelphia response in the master he will keep an open door when we take on his work so it has to be a sacrificial work remember Capernaum where it said that Jesus could not do any miracles that he did a few miracles why because of their unbelief. If we take on a Philadelphia attitude imagine the belief and when that happens there will be open that we never ever thought it would be like to be like Josh one tale of analogous other 10 spies see God wanted his same for us collectively in a man if we take on a Philadelphia attitude so I conclude by saying Look Mark 115 my last text what did Jesus go to say the time is fulfilled a key note out of the hand repent and believe in the gospel of Revelation $146.00 or 7 the same thing is the gospel all over again he said the end so the gospel must be all consuming passion who God is his character who is willing to see all were involved in terms of eternal realities we must be eager to intervene and share the good news we must surrender our free will to God what is best for us you and me was acknowledge you were able to surrender our free will to God without knowing who we is if you have difficulty surrender God which by the way idea it was a period of time I could not free the prayer Lord have your will be done especially after an M.R.I. I do want to pray it anymore is not a good prayer I don't like the fact I prayed you will be done an M.R.I. was worse but he was still working as an imperfect we need we need practical experience we must we not we can't limit our learning to be cognitive it has been practical we are uniquely designed by God who knows our hearts. So finally I go back to the very basics of faith Bible study prayer and faith basis in making That's my separate prescription to you nothing more I don't have any outlandish prescription is the same old thing it's new Actually you know Jesus is very what I felt when I really loved the Gospels is Jesus was always on the go on the word of what see the Scriptures how leaders that are not known as Scripture for the power of God we can and most of the prophets and walked a couple of you must begin and most of the prophets eager to show his hand with a with the wind in the open all be given most of the prophets and by doing original last for us and the they came back from the dead he said no no no he was one came out and did they will believe they have more than the prophets and they can believe that not one comes up in the dead so I go back to Bible study you can get beyond that so I just wrote to you for groups of people here today for groups the next minute and you can decide you want heart for one group doesn't the Lord totally Never give your life to the Lord I challenge you to give your heart to him because I I wouldn't do it any different everything he did to me was perfect he restored me completely I would not do anything different I love him for years I love everything you did for me I hated the process I love the results OK surrender your next move is a surrender notice next who is going to say I want to turn my will to you Lord right surrender will as a 2nd group the turd group is going to say Lord I'm not with a sort of I Will I just don't know you nuff I want to know you better that's perfectly fine God loves you and if you're not ready you'll say I'll get to make sure you know me better and the last will be as. Well say I know you I embarked on a journey and I just want your spirit to be poured out upon me. So I may remain steadfast and I may remain completely committed what you out. Of my thoughts and I thank you very much depends on this media was brought to you by audio groups a Web site dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse for you would like to listen to more sermon Please Visit W W W dot audio Verse dot org.

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