In Your Bible Read This
Here Is Your Memory Verse
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4.19.
Afterwards Talk About This
Have you ever caught yourself talking to the car in front, or to the traffic lights or the bus that is late, even to the pan on the stove? Why should it be at all strange to talk to mountains, rivers or rocks?
Something To Do Before Next Time
Have a thorough review of your giving to make sure that it is exactly in line with God's standards. You might even consider increasing your giving month by month to give extravagantly to the poor.
Written Diploma Work
Explain in one page what God's savings schemes in Deut. 14,22-29 might mean in practice today in terms of setting money aside.
Meditate Word By Word On This Verse
Spend a Minute to Change the World
Pray For Oman – 1,800,000 Arabs and immigrants. 95.5% Ibadi Muslims, maybe 20 Omani Christians.
Be sure to teach this lesson to others.Always pray and prepare well adding your own verses and stories to bring it to life.
We have understood that we are 11th-hour workers in the end-time vineyard of the Lord and that although our wages are not known in advance we know that our master is generous. We have seen how Jesus and Paul lived and we have discovered a foundation for faith for finances in the finished work of the Cross. Isaac has shown us how to have the right attitude of perseverance through trials before gaining prosperity, not simply the modern idea of naming a desired blessing, claiming it and waiting for someone to give it to us. We have learned about the currency of faith from Isaiah. What shall we do in practice?
Believe The Lord
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God himself has said,
"I will not in any way fail you, nor give you up, nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake you, nor let you down or relax my hold on you. Assuredly not! So we take comfort and are encouraged, and confidently and boldly say, 'The Lord is my helper.'"
Hebrews 13, 5-6, Amplified.
Insist on his word in the face of all contrary circumstances, persevere and sooner or later it will be the circumstances that change not the truth of God's word
Have Faith In God
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you. Things, solid actual things. If you ever lack the 'things' that you need you must always ask yourself if you are truly seeking the rule of the King, and his righteous way of doing things.
Mary's Theology For Provision
Mary, the mother of Jesus had an effective theology. She said, "Do whatever he tells you. " John 2.5
Paul's Faith For Provision
Paul said to his friends in Philippi "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4.19 This is his honest testimony after years of hardships and travelling for the gospel. See Paul's list of amazing adventures in 2 Corinthians 11, 23-29
After so many experiences in which God was his only support Paul asserted that 'only my God, not my nation or my religion will meet all of your needs.' When Paul said ' all ' he meant all and noted that the supply would be 'according to his riches', so affirming to us that in heaven there are no shortages. Paul added 'in Christ Jesus' giving us the address of our source
Live A Life Pleasing To The Lord
The church in Laodicea was so far from God that Jesus had to knock on the door from the outside and hope that someone inside would hear him. Rev 3.20. But our lives should be such clean, welcoming places that God is pleased to dwell within and speak with us often. Paul told the Philippians how to do that:
- Right relationships with each other brings inner quiet to hear him.
- A life of praise and thanks makes God feel at home.
- A life of prayer and fellowship with God brings his answers.
- There is great value in keeping your mind pure, because then it is open to the whisperings of the Spirit.
- Learn to be content in prosperity and in poverty. Contentment is not easy. It is a secret to learn.
- Learn to give and receive. For some giving is hard but for proud people receiving is even harder. God has a way of arranging widows and mites to humble the proudest heart.
Because he knows that the Philippians are aiming to live that way he can say to them with confidence that, " my God will meet all your needs.." From Phil. 4,2-20.
Overcome Negative Feelings
Repent of any attitude of unworthiness that you may find inside you. By calling you, God has already declared you to be worthy of his and man's support. Do not fear weakness or be intimidated by other people's strength. Remember that God chooses, uses and changes weak people. Break all independence and pride which God hates, and choose interdependence upon God and with his people, Ecc. 4.9-12.
Fight Poverty With Spiritual Warfare
Break every ancient and modern curse of impoverishment, and every demonic pressure by prayer in the name of Jesus. Plead the blood of Christ against the local ruling evil spirits who attempt to limit the progress of the gospel by impoverishing the servants of Christ.
Speak To Mountains, Rivers And Rocks
Speak regularly to every mountain of insufficiency and impoverishment, and command it to move in Jesus' name. Persevere until it does. Mark 11, 22-23
Speak to the river that makes glad the city of God, Jerusalem, which has no natural river of its own. Command God's river to flow through your life in order to water others. Psalm 46.4
Speak to the rock, on which the church is founded: Matthew 16.18, and water will flow. Never strike either Christ or the church in a fit of frustration: Numbers 20.8-11.
Spiritual warfare means being the same in public and in private. Pay your bills on time and keep honest records. 2 Cor 8.21
Now Release Your Harvest
Do this by giving extravagantly and joyfully in Jesus' name. 2 Cor. 9,6-8
Don't rob God, always pay your tithes, Mal. 3, 8-12. Deut 14, 22-29.
Firstfruits, Deut. 18.4, Prov. 3.9.
Sow seeds of offerings. 2 Cor. 9.6
Don't forget the poor, Deut. 15.7-10
"God's work done in God's ways will never lack God's supplies." Hudson Taylor, China.
To Close Pray for the World's Most Unreached Peoples by Name
Taken from the Joshua Project Unreached Peoples List these people have no church and as yet no cell, church or mission has committed themselves to prayer, adoption or church planting among this people.
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