Saturday, April 10, 2010

My god is my Jehova Jirea - My Provider

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."

I. "My God"
A. Paul had a personal relationship with God.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
B. We need to see God as our source.
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

II. "Will Meet"
A. God is always on time. He doesn’t say, might meet. He says will meet. God’s ways are not our ways, but if we will trust Him he will meet our needs on time the best way for all that are involved. Today we need to say out loud, "My God will meet me on time and supply this need".
1. We must know that our timetable is not always God’s timetable.
2. He knows what is best is and is always on time.
3. God’s delay is not His denial.

III. "All Your Needs"
Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
God is interested in every area of our lives. He knows that we need shelter, He knows that we need clothing, He knows that we need food, He knows that we need a vision and goal to strive for, He knows that we need a dream to look to, He knows that we need love from Him and others. There is nothing too small or great for God. He will meet "all your needs".

IV. "According to His riches in glory"
Psalms 50: 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. 11. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
V. "In Christ Jesus"
(Rom 8:39 KJV) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Eph 2:10 KJV) For we are his workmanship, in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
A. This is why God created us so we can be in Christ and He would be our loving Father
Who cares and understands every aspect of our lives. Meeting every need
B. All of these promises are ours when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
C. The key is to "willingly receive Him". When we receive Him willingly, He promises to take care of us. He won’t force Himself, His promises, or His care on us. But when we "willingly" receive Him, He shows up to make the difference. All of God’s promises are "yea and amen" in Him. We have to willingly receive Him and then wait on His supply. He never fails us. He will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.