October 26, 2014
Encounter with Jesus Pt. 3: Jesus The Provider
Jesus is the same today, yesterday, and forever more. He is our rock. Life is an extreme challenge because all of our needs are different. It is Jehovah who meets all of your needs in life. Poverty is not good for anyone. Anointing without money will frustrate you and cause annoyance. The Lord will deliver you in your time of need through supernatural provision. Take the time to think about a fisherman, a fish, and a coin. There are six factors that will help you in the time of need.
Locate your allocation:
In order to find vision you will need direction. God will instruct your path and you will find yourself in the right place, with the right person, at the right time with the right plan. Life is not meant to be trial and error. God wants to guide our lives
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Embrace divine direction. God can open your eyes to your provisions waiting for you. Physically your eyes can be open but you cannot see without divine insight.
Cast a hook:
Provisions are not just divine insight. Human participation is necessary. The first thing you must do is get rid of laziness
Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Fasting and praying will not help. Lack of motivation, too much pleasure, and large amounts of sleep are signs of laziness.
Bait your hook:
You must give in order to receive. When you give you learn to make sacrifices, discipline, and wisdom.
You must follow instructions:
Following and obeying instructions could mean the difference between life and death. Peter was faithful and he learned obedience, humility, patience, trust, and faith. Assumption is not instruction. Some things in life are not that hard we complicate them with our limited wisdom.
You must release faith:
There are enough resources in God’s bank. Faith will unlock the safe and allow you all of the abundance that God has in store for you
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Be a giver:
You must release in order to receive. Release your tight grip. It is your responsibility to give to others. Release your offerings unto the poor. Wisdom will deliver you
Proverbs 3: 9-10 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst with new wine.
Take advantage of every opportunity that u have in life. Your destiny is important. The coin of life can be anywhere. Your blessing is located in a particular place. It is there not here. Follow instructions do not assume and you will succeed in life. If you want to prosper in life you must be obedient and read your Bible. There is no way around it and there are no shortcuts.