Bible Ballistics: Vol. 8 No. 02 He Will Supply Our Needs!!!
Just a brief word this evening. I’ll be writing a bit shorter articles for the next few weeks due to some health issues, but I do hope to continue to post on my regular schedule. I pray that God will speak to each of us through His Word. After all that is the most important thing that any of us can do any way, to share God’s Word!!!
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Paul encouraged the Philippians to keep their focus on The Lord Jesus and His sufficiency. They were a faithful church who were dear to the heart of Paul, and Paul encouraged them to stand fast in what they knew—that God is faithful in all His ways, and we can trust Him in all things.
“Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work
will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:
7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all,
because I have you in my heart;
inasmuch as both in my bonds,
and in the defence
and confirmation of the gospel,
ye all are partakers of my grace.
8 For God is my record,
how greatly I long after you all
in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
9 And this I pray,
that your love may abound
yet more and more
and in all judgment;
10 That ye may approve things
that are excellent;
that ye may be sincere
and without offence
till the day of Christ.
11 Being filled
with the fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus Christ,
unto the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:6-11
We stand in confidence in the fact that our Almighty God is at work in us, even working to make us a glory unto Himself through the blood of Jesus and the work of His Holy Spirit. God is performing His wonderful work of grace, and transforming power to conform us into the image of Jesus Christ. And Paul helps us to recognize what that looks like.
Our love may abound—
More and more—
That we may pursue and approve excellence—
That we may be sincere—
That we may be without offence—
That we will be filled with righteous fruits—
Our lives are to be lived unto God’s glory and praise!!! A life lived trusting to God sovereign grace, provision and transforming salvation.
“And we know
that all things work together
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate
to be conformed
to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29
God knows what we need, when we need it and where we need to be to we receive His provision. Jesus came to redeem us to eternal life, and He also promised to make us His friends.
I call you not servants;
for the servant knoweth not
what his lord doeth:
but I have called you friends;
for all things that I have heard
of my Father
I have made known unto you.” John 15:15
God is able, and I trust Him. Whatever lies ahead, we can know that God is there before us, He has our back and He walks beside us all the way. He promised the precious Holy Spirit would come after His ascension, and HE HAS! His job is to work God’s work in each of our individual hears and lives.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;……But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:16 & 26
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” John 16:7
Do we trust God with all things, or are we depending on ourselves? It’s your choice, but I join with Joshua in proclaiming:
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord,
choose you this day whom ye will serve;
whether the gods which your fathers served
that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites,
in whose land ye dwell:
but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
Our God is in control, but He leaves the choosing up to us!
“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways
and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise
in thine own eyes:
fear the Lord,
and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:5-7
Just remember, Jesus “shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”! I’m praying that God will lead and direct your steps as you listen and follow Him today and every day.