Friday, March 3, 2017

How Is Your gas Supply?

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:14-16).

Hey Gang, Now that you have filled your gas tanks…You have filled your gas tanks, haven’t you?....  Okay, I will wait! 

Now that you have filled your gas tanks, we can move on.  Keep in mind that God has provided all you need to live a truly successful and, even prosperous (not necessarily financially prosperous), life. 

Careful that you do not get caught up in the false teaching of Triple John verse three that is prevalent today in many circles.  That does not mean that He will not provide for your every need according to His riches in glory, but it does mean that you may not be the recipient of many of the bangles and beads of this world. 

We have been blessed to go to Israel on several occasions and, on each occasion, we have been blessed to visit the place where Jesus preached His Sermon on the Mount.  It was there that Jesus gave us the keys to living a victorious life: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”  (Matt. 6:33-34).  Can you say amen to that?

And after you have sought His kingdom and His righteousness, one of those fabulous fringe benefits that is added unto you is, “Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find, knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened”  (Matt. 7:7-8). 

But, there is a prerequisite to this promise: Jesus said, Have faith in God.  Truly I say, to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.  Therefore, I say to you, “all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.”  (Mark 11:22-24).

So, my young lads and lasses, the world is a tough road to hoe today, and it is going to get much tougher, as the age of the Gentiles comes to a close.  But we need not fear - because God, through Paul, gave us a wonderful promise in Ephesians six- that, if we put on the armor of God and keep the helmet of salvation in place and sword in hand, Satan cannot tell us from Jesus!

And think about this for a moment or two, Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father in intercessory prayer for you and me. And He stands ready to intercede on our behalf.  Is that not awesome?  You might also want to take-a-peek at Malachi 3:11. Is that not a neat promise?



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