GOD SHALL SUPPLY
Philippians 4:19-20 says “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever Amen.” Paul is saying here that God WILL supply ALL our needs. This scripture can’t be misunderstood. When God says all your need, nothing is left out. This is the creator of the whole universe talking here. This is the one who loves me so much that He sent His only Son to sacrifice Himself that I might have life. Wow what kind of God do we serve? Let’s also look at 2 Corinthians 9:8. It says “And God is able to make all Grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” It’s obvious that God’s will is to meet every need in our life, and not only meet the immediate need but supply in abundance. John 10:10 says “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Wow, life more abundantly. God has only life, and that more abundantly, to gives us. He has nothing else. He doesn’t have poverty, sickness, discouragement, problems, and the list could go on and on. These things cannot be found in Heaven. He simply does not have them, and He is not going over into satan’s kingdom to get them. Our Heavenly Father does not in any way team up with satan to work in our life. The results of the fallen world, that’s what opens the door for these things to come into our life. The Word says God shall supply all our need, not our problems and discouragements.
Well then how am I going to see this abundant life come to live at my house. The answer is found in God’s Word. Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Put your focus on the things of God and not the things of this world, 1John 2:15. In Proverbs 4:23 it says “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” How do you keep your heart with all diligence? You keep it by only putting God’s word into it. What you think on is what goes into your heart and thus it is what rules your life. If you think on problems, you will receive problems; if you think on sickness, you will get sickness; if you think poor, you will get poor; if you think about how terrible your spouse is, you will have marital problems; if you are always thinking about how terrible your boss is and always bad mouthing him or her, guess what, the day will come that you won’t have to put up with them. You will be out looking for a new job. Back to Philippians 4:8, God said think on these things. God’s will and desire for us is ALWAYS things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, things of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy. Picture your marriage great, pray for your spouse and you have taken the first step in bringing it to pass. There is one more thing, we must do what the Word says about our situation. For instance in the case of marriage us guys are to love our wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her, Ephesians 5:25. Doing this would solve 98% of all marriage problems and make our daily lives wonderful. I’ll let you ladies look up how you are to act toward your husbands. Whatever the problem is in your life, if you will think good thoughts about it, act and talk like it is fixed and do whatever the Word says you should do about it, it will start to mend. In many cases the problem will be greatly reduced or completely gone almost instantly.
I’m not saying it is always easy to start walking in our Father’s abundant provision, I am saying it is simple. Because we have grown up in the world system’s way of doing things, it can be hard to change. It requires us to put our total trust in our Heavenly Father and the finished work of Calvary. That will come only as we spend MUCH time in the Word and build up our belief in God’s willingness to keep His promises to us.
Finally in Matthew 6:25-34 our Lord teaches us not to worry but trust in His willingness to provide for us. In verse 33 it says “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”. Meditate much on this passage, make it your own and enjoy God’s provision.
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word be with you.