Summary: God is the source for the believer and He still intervenes in the lives of people who pray and call on His name.

TEXT: Mathew 6:33 Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

God is the true source of Increase,

Gen. 1 shows us that everything exists because of Him.

Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist (he holds all creation together).

Act 2:47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Act 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

Act 11:24 Barnabus for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Psa 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psa 112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Psa 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Jam 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Phi 4:19 But my (Boss) (Job) (Intellect) (Bank) (US Economy) shall supply... NO! MY God shall supply all your need according to (My Career) (My Intellect) (My Savings) (the gold in fort Knox) (The American Economy) his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The same God who led 3 million Israelites through the wilderness, and their clothes & shoes didn’t wear out, the same God who rained manna from Heaven every day to feed them, the same God who brought water out of the rock like a Niagara drinking fountain, the same God who fed Elijah T-bone steak from Heaven fast food delivery by raven, the same God who caused The jar of meal not to run out and the bottle of oil not to become empty for the widow of zarephath, the same God who caused Peter to find a coin in the fishes mouth to pay his and Jesus’ taxes. Is the God who will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

God loves giving to His Children........

Mat 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Mat 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Mat 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Mat 7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Who are you looking to?

You can tell by your words who you’re looking to, who your really trusting- your disappointment in people is evidence that you have been expecting from people not God. God will let people disagree with you, or persecute you, he’ll show you how little it matters to your destiny, (Joseph). Who are you blaming for lack?

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Miracle- Three distinct New Testament Greek words represent miracles: seemeion, "a sign"; teras, "a prodigy"; dunamis, "a mighty work." Septuagint uses seemeion and teras for Hebrew ’owt and mopheth (Exo_7:9). Seemeion, "sign," views the miracle as evidence of a divine commission: Joh_3:2, "no man can do these signs (Greek) which Thou doest except God be with him" (Joh_9:30; Joh_9:33; Joh_15:24; Luk_7:19-22); teras, "prodigy" or "wonder," expresses the effect on the spectator; dunamis, "mighty work," marks its performance by a superhuman power (Act_2:22; 2Co_12:12; 2Th_2:9). The "sign" is God’s seal, attestation, or proof of a revelation being genuine. Jesus’ miracles were not merely wonders but signs; signs not merely of His power, but of the nature of His ministry and of His divine person.

A 5 year old excitedly told his parents what he had learned in sunday school . He told the story of Adam and Eve and how Eve as created from one of Adams ribs, a few days later he told his mom, My side hurts, I think I’m having a wife.

A traveler was found by a U.S. customs agent to be carrying a 1/2 gallon bottle in from Mexico, the official asked the man what it contained? The Traveler replied, it’s just holy water from a shrine I visited, the inspector was suspicious, opened the bottle and sniffed, He shouted, this isn’t holy water, it’s tequila. The traveler lifted his eyes to the sky and cried out, Good Heavens! Yet another miracle.

Increase- webster Increase

INCRE’ASE, v.i. [L. incresco; in and cresco, to grow.]Increasing

INCRE’ASING, ppr. Growing; becoming larger; advancing in any quality, good or bad.

1. To become greater in bulk or quantity; to grow; to augment; as plants. Hence, to become more in number; to advance in value, or in any quality good or bad. Animal and vegetable bodies increase by natural growth; wealth increases by industry; heat increases, as the sun advances towards the meridian; a multitude increases by accession of numbers; knowledge increases with age and study; passion and enmity increase by irritation, and misery increases with vice.

We must be connected to the Source of Increase... He is the author of increase.

1Th 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

He’s already increasing.

Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (GNB)-His royal power will continue to grow;(MSG) His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.

Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

We must be connected to the supply

When Lawrence of Arabia was in Paris after World War I with some of his Arab friends, he showed them the sights of the city: the Arch of Triumph, the Louvre, Napoleon’s tomb, but none of these things impressed them. The thing that really interested them the most was the faucet in the bathtub of the hotel room. They spent much time turning it on and off. They found it amazing that one could turn a handle and get all the water he wanted. Later, when they were ready to leave Paris and return to the East, Lawrence found them in the bathroom with wrenches trying to disconnect the faucet. "You see," they said, "it is very dry in Arabia. What we need are faucets. If we have them, we will have all the water we want." Lawrence had to explain that the effectiveness of the faucets did not lie in themselves but in the immense reservoirs of water to which they were attached, and he had to point out that behind this lay the rain and snowfalls of the Alps.

We’ve got to be connected to the supply. God is our supply, faith is the knob that turns on the resources. Fellowship with God is the faucet through which the resource comes.

Positioning has to do with relationship and daily fellowship with God....

We want rewards He wants relationship

We want to flourish He wants Fellowship

We want increase He wants us to walk with them

We want information He wants intimacy

I saw a sign the other day that said MY kids think I’m an atm machine....

If you get the heart of the Father, you have the hands of the Father to meet your needs.

Fellowship-the master key to all of God’s resources

It is common for homeowners to have many locks in their houses, each with different keys, but to have one master key which opens all. So the Lord has many treasuries and secrets all shut up from carnal minds with locks which they cannot open; but he who walks in fellowship with Jesus possesses the master key which will admit him to all the blessings of the covenant; yea, to the very heart of God. Through the Well-beloved we have access to God, to heaven, to every secret of the Lord to all resources.

Day by Day the manna fell, oh to learn this lesson well, day by day God will provide as we walk humbly by His side.

Daily Bread, Daily Fellowship,

Once there was a rich man who had a son to whom he promised an annual allowance. Every year on the same day, he would give his son the entire amount. After a while, it happened that the only time the father saw his son was on the day of the year when he was to receive his allowance. So the father changed his plan and only gave the son enough for the day. Then the next day the son would return for the allowance for the day. From then on, the father saw his son every day."

Psa 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

1Jo 1:1 The one who existed from the beginning [1] is the one we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is Jesus Christ, the Word of life.

1Jo 1:2 This one who is life from God was shown to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and announce to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was shown to us.

1Jo 1:3 We are telling you about what we ourselves have actually seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

I believe we can get God’s attention and He’ll bless us all Yearlong like he blessed Asa at the beginning of his reign with 10 years of peace. 2Chron. 16:9 is a key verse in showing us what gets God’s attention.

Asa- 2Chron 14-16

2Ch 16:9 (BBE) For the eyes of the Lord go this way and that, through all the earth, letting it be seen that he is the strong support of those whose hearts are true to him. In this you have done foolishly, for from now you will have wars.

(CEV) The LORD is constantly watching everyone, and he gives strength to those who faithfully obey him. But you have done a foolish thing, and your kingdom will never be at peace again.

(Darby) For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

(ESV) For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars."

(GNB) The LORD keeps close watch over the whole world, to give strength to those whose hearts are loyal to him. You have acted foolishly, and so from now on you will always be at war."

(KJV) For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

(MSG) GOD is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God’s help. Now you’re in trouble--one round of war after another."

3 ways to get God’s attention (and position yourself for miracle increase). Give- Pray- Fast

Mat 6:1 "Take care! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired, because then you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.

Mat 6:2 When you give ( not if)a gift to someone in need, don’t shout about it as the hypocrites do – blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I assure you, they have received all the reward they will ever get.

Mat 6:3 But when you give to someone, don’t tell your left hand what your right hand is doing.

Mat 6:4 Give your gifts in secret, and your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you openly.

Mat 6:5 "And now about prayer. When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I assure you, that is all the reward they will ever get.

Mat 6:6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you openly.

Mat 6:7 "When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again.

Mat 6:8 Don’t be like them, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!

Mat 6:9 Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored.

Mat 6:10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven.

Mat 6:11 Give us our food for today, [45]

Mat 6:12 and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.

Mat 6:13 And don’t let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [46]

Mat 6:14 "If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

Mat 6:15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Mat 6:16 "And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, who try to look pale and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I assure you, that is the only reward they will ever get.

Mat 6:17 But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face.

Mat 6:18 Then no one will suspect you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

Mat 6:19 "Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal.

Mat 6:20 Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves.

Mat 6:21 Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.

Mat 6:22 "Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul.

Mat 6:23 But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness. If the light you think you have is really darkness, how deep that darkness will be!

Mat 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Mat 6:25 "So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn’t life consist of more than food and clothing?

Mat 6:26 Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are.

Mat 6:27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not.

Mat 6:28 "And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,

Mat 6:29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

Mat 6:30 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you? You have so little faith!

Mat 6:31 "So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing.

Mat 6:32 Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs,

Mat 6:33 and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

Mat 6:34 "So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Make January PUT God First Month, commit your heart to Give, Pray and Fast and believe God to increase your life all this year.

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Positioning for Miracle Increase 2

Hindrances to Miracle Increase

Positioning has to do with relationship....

I saw a sign the other day that said MY kids think I’m an atm machine....

Do we think of God this way?

If you get the heart of the Father, you have the hands of the Father to meet your needs.

Fellowship with God is the key to total provision.

1Jn.1:1-4 The relationship that changed the Apostles lives wasn’t the physical it was the Spiritual.

Hindrances to real fellowship with God (His Miracle Provision)...

1.Activity without intimacy (Luk 10:38; Mat 7:21; Rev 2:1)

He wants intimacy, Fellowship

He has already pursued us.

Lk. 15 The lost sheep The Lost coin? (who’s the pursuer?),

Gen. 3:9 Adam Where are you? He pursued us, His heart has always been turned toward us.

He’s taken care of our sin through the cross.

2. Self Dependence rather than God Dependence

2Chron. 14-16 Asa

The Orphan Heart- Lu.15:11-32


I will

I will

I will

I will

I will make myself...

Mk1:17 KJV Jesus said follow me and I will make you.

He wants us to walk with Him in fellowship and under ruler ship of the earth. Gen. 1:26Let us make man in our image and let us give them dominion. Out of that relationship every need was supplied. And both man and God had great joy in walking together.

3.Your mind is the incubator for change. All change in your life will begin in your mind.

This is why the devil targets your mind.

Gen. 3:1-5

Acts 17:24-30

4. vs.30 in the past God overlooked such ignorance but now He commands all people everywhere to Repent.

He has a right on your life. He’s the only one who could command you to repent.

REPENTANCE - Your mind is the incubator for change.

Change of Mind - the prodigal came to his senses

Change of Attitude - I’m no longer worthy... Js.4:7 God resists the proud

Change of Direction (Action) he arose and went back

Change of Position -the Father accepted and favored him RE- Pent - again made high

Start the change with your thoughts, begin to pursue fellowship and intimacy with God. This is the one thing needed, this is what positions you for miracle increase.

Make January PUT God First Month, commit your heart to Give, Pray and Fast and believe God to increase your life all this year.