Feb
08

The Promise of Divine Supply (Philippians 4:19)

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THE PROMISE OF DIVINE SUPPLY
by Eddie Lawrence

I remember an older church member years ago giving me that bit of advice and it blessed me as a young minister heading off to seminary. She said, “Where God leads you, He will feed you. Where God guides, He provides.” This has proven true in my life and it will in yours. 
Notice these five truths about this promise of Divine supply:

1. It is personal.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

When we face a crisis of faith and have a need in our life, that is when we learn He is our God. Paul knew personally that God was his God. He had seen God meet his needs over and over and thus encouraged the Philippians that He would meet their needs.

2. It contains a promise.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

He did not write that God might supply but that God shall supply. You see, it was the Philippians who had sown gifts into Paul’s life. He knew that God would bless what they had given to him by blessing them in return.

God is the greatest giver and He loves this attribute when He sees it in His children. Yes, He is for the least, the last, the lonely. Yes, His heart is toward the poor and impoverished, BUT He also blesses the giver. This is stated many times throughout Scripture.

You see when we make God’s business our business, He makes our business His business.

3. It speaks of provision.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Both large and small, God is concerned about your needs. He’s never too busy to be concerned about what concerns you. Don’ think that the Holy Trinity has to meet in an emergency session to figure out what to do about your situation. Whatever need you have there is already the provision for it.

4. It points us to prosperity.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Yes the storehouses of Heaven are filled with the riches to supply whatever we have need of on earth. Don’t just think money. Whatever we need – peace, joy, forgiveness, grace. mercy and more and more of anything and everything we might need.

It is ours by Christ Jesus. When Jesus paid it all, it included ALL that you would need. You see God is a good Father. That means He takes care of His children.

Remember to ask Him to meet your need. There are some things you will not receive because you do not ask. This is what James writes to us.

5. It roots us in purpose.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

You see when God provides for you, it speaks well of Him. When He demonstrates His goodness to His children, it brings Him glory. Also, when we thank Him and serve Him and love Him and worship Him, it brings glory to Him. It shows the world the kind of relationship that should exist between Father and child and among family members.

Conclusion- What is your need today? Will you put that need into the hands of a loving Father? Will you trust Him to meet your need? Will you show the world that your source and supply is from your Heavenly Father?

Will you be that person who will allow God to work through you to meet someone else’s need? Will you adopt an attitude of faith that knows God will take care of you, therefore, you begin to see who you can help? Remember, my God will supply all your need….

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