Summary: Can God really supply us? In this text, we can learn the 3 Promises of God to us.
GOD’S PROMISES TO SUPPLY US
“But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19
A preacher died and found himself waiting in line at the Pearly Gate in heaven. Ahead of him was a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket and jeans. Saint Peter addresses him, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you into Heaven?"
The guy replies, "I’m Manie Munoz, tricycle driver, from Quezon City." Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the driver, "Your house is found in Judah Avenue, House number 77 made of gold. Come in."
Now it’s the minister’s turn. When Peter asked his name, he replied, "I am Robert Magdaluyo and I’ve been preacher somewhere in Metro Manila for the last 10 years." Saint Peter consults his list. Finds his name and he says to the preacher, "Go to Simeon Avenue, house number 66 and claim your wooden house. Come in."
"Just a minute," says the preacher. "That man was a tricycle driver and gets a gold house. And what I get is only wooden house. What’s going on here?"
“Well,” says Saint Peter "Up here, we work by results. When you preached people slept; when that guy drove… PEOPLE PRAYED."
Now, let’s talk about God’s supply.
Can God provide? In our text today, we can know that God surely provides for us.
Abraham said Genesis 22:8 : God will provide… [Jehovah Jireh]
Asaph said in Ps. 78:19-20: Then they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? Can he provide flesh for his people?
NOW, LETS STUDY THE 3 PROMISES OF GOD IN OUR TEXT TODAY.
1. GOD HAS PROMISED TO SUPPLY US (19a)
“My God shall supply”
Look at the verse again. It says “My God” shall supply.
It never said that:
---my employer shall supply
---my friends abroad
The verse says that His God shall alone supply his needs.
We’re talking about the source of richest in life, source that will never fail!
Rom. 2:4 “the riches of His goodness”
Eph. 1:7 “the riches of His grace”
Phil. 4:19 Now “his riches in glory”
And the source of all these riches is “My God”.
You see, the problem for many people today, they look for a stable source of supply in this world rather than God.
"Dont put your hope in wealth, which is uncertain, but put your hope in God..." (1 Tim. 6:17)
Jesus said, “I have come to give you abundant life.” (John 10:10) [Overflowing, bountiful]
2. GOD HAS PROMISED TO SUPPLY OUR NEEDS (19b)
“All your needs”-not “all your wants or greeds”
Paul Crouch, president of TBN, said once that when he started the network he had one home he was about to lose, and he was willing to just give it to God, but now he has 12 beautiful homes around the world, filled w/ gold and fine furnishings
God hasn’t promised to meet our greeds…but our needs!
A Genie is different from God. A Genie will give you 3 things you want from him. But God will only give you something that you only need. He loves to meet our needs…but He doesn’t limit it to 3…but “all” our needs!