Summary: God shall supply all your need.”This is the blessed assurance for you in this new year. What is your need? He will provide for you. Are you lacking in finance? He will supply for you. He will finish his work in you/and for you. He will supply all your nee
A NEW YEAR PROMISE.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.(Phil.4:19).
Beloved this is the last day of the year.We are stepping in the new year,in a few hours.Here is a promise for a blessed New year.And I pray that we may all cling to this blessed promise of God,that we may enter this New year,with new blessings,with new healing,new deliverances. Paul is addressing the church at Phillipi,He says.My God shall supply all “Your” needs.Now is he speaking to one or to the whole church?In English translatioin of our text it may be difficult to know becos the pronoun you can be either singular or plural,bt in Greek there is a difference,and it is the plural that is used.So today on this great day of the New year.This promise is to one and to all as well.Yu can claim this promise for the New year.Because God is concerned about each one of you.If he has promised to supply the need of the Philipian church,he promises to do so for Vineyard Workers church Dapodi ,India as well.To every church that has his candle stand shining.To all of you.Whether you are Mary or John,whether Pastor or teacher,to each one of you present this beginning of the year. The Philippian church teaches us that God can meet the need of his churches and his children who remain good stewards of all he has entrusted to them. The Philippian church teaches us some valuable lessons in being good stewards of all God has given us. Paul was particularly joyful when he thought of Philippian church. for six times he mentioned joy and eight times rejoice in this small letter to the church. Paul had many reasons to rejoice over this church, and that brought forth the blessed benediction upon this church.
Beloved this year everyone of you can be blessed. God is very powerful. He can do it. Does not Moses say “but as truly as I live all the earth shall be filled/with the glory of the lord.”(Num.14:21).Even in the times of Elisha the prophet, the land was reeling ,reeling with starvation, since there was no water.but then Elisha said. Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.(2Kings.3:16).Let us learn three points for our blessing for this New Year.
1).EVERY NEED OF YOURS WILL BE MET BY JESUS.
“God shall supply all your need.” This is the blessed assurance for everyone tonight. What is your need? He will provide for you. Are you lacking in finance? He will supply for you. He will finish his work in you/and for you. He will supply all your needs. He will complete what he has started in you, if you just permit him to have his way in your life. He is a God of completion. Like when he made the heaven and the earth. he rested.why?he finished all his work. Wht is your need?Is it spiritual?That also will be fulfilled/he will fill you with his wisdom,to face this world boldly.Didnt he say every valley shall eb filled? What is your need tonight?Is it healing.tht will also be fulfilled. “Thou shall make/me full/of joy with thy countenance.”(Acts.2:28). Supply also means tht things will be ended/yu sorrow shall end/yur pain shall end. This year.know who the lord is.Come closer to him. Paul says “to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge that you might be filled/with the fullness of God.”(Eph.3:19).Because of this revelation. Paul never suffered. God often opened miraculous doors for him. Like once he said “Bt I have all and abound, I am full/ having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell…”(Phil.4:18).These last 25 yrs,we have seen the faithfulness of God. He never let us down. I never wrote to any man of God for supply. But yes, when God touched them, they did supply to us.Bt we never lacked till today.Because we know whom we serve. we know the one who called us.That is why like Paul I say this year.” we don’t cease to pray for you and to desire that you might be filled/ with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.”(Col.1:9).My God shall supply. Paul was so confident. He didn’t say. May God supply all your needs. nor did he say. He may supply. but he said. SHALL, supply that means verily. he will supply. He had an experience of this supply.You need to believe, you need to visualize,what God can do for you. Sometimes some preachers preach. My God shall supply all your needs, not your wants. if you believe that statement then you go to the other extreme and you forget the fact that Father wants to gives you more than your needs. God is not stingy. He just does not give you crumbs. He calls it children’s bread, not children crumbs. He wants to give you full supply. Does not Paul say I abound…He said “unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.”(Eph.3:20).David didn’t say. My cup is half full, nor did he say, my cup is full, but my cup runs over. He will give you beyond your measure.O those who preach that God only meets our needs, are out of touch with God. How gloriously God gave his people, at times he gave them so much that he said it will come out of their nostrils. What is your need? Do you want pardon? He will wash you and make you yeollow?No.He will make you whiter than snow. You want pardon once he will forgive you once.You want pardon 1000 times, he will forgive you 1000 times.Your sin will end not his pardon, nor his blood.You want clothing, and he will give you sackcloth?No.Look at the father of the prodigal son.He said.” bring forth best robe, and put it on him.Yu want gold ring,and he will give you bentex ring?No.best ring.and best sandals.and what kind of party to have?ordinary party?No.”And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:”(lk.15:23).Such party in the world, people will give only when their son/daughter completes his/her degree. Here the father gave such a party because his wayward/foolish son returns home. What will he give you, when you finish your degree in school of the Holy Spirit? Did the father say’s he has come in rags, I will give you a slightly better dress.No.the best. for the worst. He will give not according to your value,but according to his riches. So those who say.Gd only supplies ones needs not wants. they are going to the other extreme. and they forget that the father wants to give you more than you can believe. I know what they are trying to come against. they are trying to come against people who are covetous and abuse Gods word for their own selfish gain. But why do it to the exclusion of our fathers desires to bless us above what we ask? why do it, just because man is covetous, and give a different gospel? If God is a giving Gd,then say that God is a giving God. Why speak of God in lesser glory than he deserves, just because we find people covetous. Let God get all his glory. and yet you can say. it is mans folly that take Gds abundance and misuse it. If we want to teach on that we should never make a lower glory of Gd.bt we should say that you can have what you desire, that God will give to you the fullness, but see that you don’t use it for your selfish gain. That would be better than to say. My God shall supply all your needs and not your wants. Didn’t Jesus feed all the five thousand and above with fish and bread, and how many left over baskets were collected?12.You remember how the disciples were with Jesus, and Jesus said. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. they said.O by God we are sorry, we know he is speaking of leaven that means he is giving us a hint of bread,that we forgot to carry. Jesus was speaking of the leaven of the Pharisees. and Jesus said.” Jesus knew what they were thinking and said: You surely don't have much faith! Why are you talking about not having any bread? Don't you understand? Have you forgotten about the five thousand people and all those baskets of leftovers from just five loaves of bread? And what about the four thousand people and all those baskets of leftovers from only seven loaves of bread? Don't you know by now that I am not talking to you about bread? Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!(Mt.16:8-11).There are people who still don’t realize that he like the earthly father in one sense. Those of you who are parents, will you just supply your children’s needs, and not at times cater to their wants? Just imagine you went to a hotel for food. and then your son/daughter says.daddy,can I have an ice-cream. You don’t say.No.dont ask for any ice-cream am here to just feed you with your needs not your wants. The ice-cream is extra. I cannot do that. Just your needs. Eat only those vegetables and rice. that is all I can give you. and then your wife says. Can I have that extra chicken platter. and you say. No that is luxury. you can just have that vegetable. No you say. Honey you can have that too, and if it remains, we will pack it up and carry home. or then give it to the poor outside the hotel. Think about parents doing that? what kind of relationship will you have with your children? As parents you do meet their wants at times. and in fact many times. They ask for one pencil, and you buy a pack. they ask for one chocolate you buy two. I am not saying you spoil the child. but you pamper them,because you love them, and you know, that to what extent you can meet their wants at times. If your children want something that you know is not good for them, you may teach them what is not good for them. Those people who read Ps.23.they say.” The lord is my shepherd and I shall not live in need.”No I shall not live in want.God will supply your want that he knows is good for you.