An unusual thing happened to me a few years ago. I was on my boat on a warm September day, anchored off a small island, worshipping God. I had only my Bible, a note pad, and some water and bread (I always carry bread in case the swans swim up to the boat, I feed them).
Suddenly, it was as if Jesus walked up to my boat and asked me a question. “David, will you help me raise up 52 new millionaires in the church?”
“Are you kidding me,” I thought, “I don’t know how to do that.”
Again, “David, will you help me raise up 52 new millionaires in the church?”
“Lord, you can do it, but I cannot. I don’t know how.”
“Throw some bread in the water,” I thought I heard the Lord say. So I did. Instantly, there were birds everywhere! I tried to count them, but I couldn’t. As near as I could figure there were 50 birds or more.
“Okay, Lord, I’ll do it if you show me how,” I breathed softly to the Lord.
Later I told my wife Mary Jo about this experience. The next week she wanted me to take her to the spot where I thought I heard from the Lord. So we boarded the boat, cast off, and headed for my “prayer island.” We came to the approximate spot and I dropped the anchor.
“It feels so holy here,” Mary Jo whispered. “Give me some bread.”
I gave her some bread and she threw it into the water. Nothing.
Again, she threw some bread on the other side of the boat. Nothing. Still again, she threw some bread in front of the boat. Nothing.
I then took the bread and threw a small piece overboard.
Instantly, there were birds everywhere. I didn’t know where they all had come from. This time I could count them: 11 at the bow, 14 at the stern, 12 on the port side, and 13 at the starboard side … 50 birds in all. (I thought maybe there would be 52, but there were only 50.) Just then I looked, and there appeared two beautiful swans swimming up to the side of our boat. They were huge, much larger than the other birds. But the two swans made exactly 52 birds!
I sort of felt like this was a sign from God that 50 new millionaires and 2 new multi-millionaires would be raised up in the church.
I have such a heart for missions and reaching the lost, I knew that if these people would use their wealth for the Kingdom of God, we could achieve wonderful things, God working with us.
Where do I start, I wondered?
So, I started on my knees and in God’s Word. He began to give me instructions step by step. It’s amazing walking with God. It’s not about money; it’s about obedience.
I didn’t want to be called one of those money-type preachers. Yet I said, “Yes, Jesus, if you’ll show me how.”
First, we have to quit criticizing people with wealth. We have to start understanding them and how they think.
I started meeting millionaires and multi-millionaires. I asked them questions and wrote down their answers. I called in every godly millionaire I know and asked them to help me by being mentors for those God is calling to the ministry of wealth. I was amazed at their eagerness to impart and their willingness to invest time in people to help them in their businesses, franchises, real estate, and other investments.
Every millionaire I asked to help said they’d love to make an investment in others because they knew the Lord would bless them back more. Every millionaire I talked to seemed to have a grip on the seed/harvest principle. “You only get a harvest when you first plant the seed.” So they are excited to plant “mentoring seeds” into your life.
Club 52 was born with five foundational pillars:
- Education (theological, psychological, and practical)
We designed Club 52 events to be an accelerated time of learning, growing, and receiving an impartation for wealth.
- Resetting Your Wealth Thermometer
- The Theology And Psychology Of Wealth
- Principles Of Wealth And Abundance
- The Cyrus Anointing – Business and Advancement
- Understanding The Fundamentals Of Specific Investments (Based on Deuteronomy 28)
- Stocks, bonds, real estate, mutual funds, etc.
- Launching Into Your Wealthy Future
- A Greater Vision of Your Tomorrow and How to achieve it
If you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck and are looking for ways to create new wealth, then come on, it’s time to attend a Club 52 event.
You’ll learn a step-by-step plan to:
- Clear away debt
- Create new streams of income
- Buy prime real estate
- Map out a personalized plan for retirement and
- Build an investment portfolio that’s right for you
Club 52 events are not the old, “budget your money,” blah, blah, blah” or “save your money” blah, blah, blah routine.
Here is one of the rules that people with abundance follow: “If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got!” Club 52 events are for those who dare to step out of the ordinary and into the realm of the unusual and extraordinary.
Filled with warmhearted wisdom, Club 52 events are a fresh, fun, and practical approach to discovering how to achieve your next level of financial security and how to fund the future of your dreams. Teaching, exclusive events, cohort groups, and mentors … all for those who feel they have a call to the ministry of wealth and will tie it to the Great Commission.
With greater wealth we can help missionaries more. We can build churches. We can live debt-free and do more if God is working with us.