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You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Saturday, July 4, 2015

GOD HIMSELF IS YOUR PROVISION - NICE ENCOURAGING WORD OF GOD TAKEN FROM A FORWARDED EMAIL



“The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, ‘Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.’ Elisha replied to her, ‘How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?’ 2 Kings 4:1-7.

‘Your servant has nothing there at all,’ she said, ‘except a little oil.’

Elisha said, ‘Go around and ask all your neighbours for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.’

She left him and afterward shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, ‘Bring me another one.’
But he replied, ‘There is not a jar left.’

Then the oil stopped flowing. She went and told the man of God, and he said, ‘Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.’”

At the place where you have nothing at all, in your desperation, look and see the “little oil” that you have, not what you don’t have. It may be- a financial need, or - the grace to handle a difficult person, or- the courage to try something new. 

Your identity may be at stake, because in the Old Testament world when a woman’s husband died, she lost her identity and standing in the community. Do not major on your inadequacy or lack. Don’t bind yourself with, “I can’t...” “It’s impossible...” “I’ll never be able to…”

Look into the face of God, listen for his voice, and follow his instruction. Whatever He says, do it quickly and thoroughly. 

Gather “empty jars,” as many as He says. Behind closed doors, in your prayer closet, present the vessels to Him in the secret place.The widow poured oil into each one until it was full. Keep doing whatever God says. The oil flowed until all the vessels were filled, as many as the widow presented to God. Today be blessed to know that whatever “jars” of your emptiness you present, God will fill them full with provision for today and for the future.

Watch over this process of obedience to Him. The wise widow did not tell the neighbours what she was doing.Some people cannot understand your journey. Everyone does not see what you see or have the relationship with God that you have. You are uniquely in process with Him.

Others may try to talk you out of your faith, or discourage you, or make you feel inadequate and unworthy. Listen to God and protect His communication with you by knowing when to speak and when to be silent.

Be confident that your Father takes good care of what is His. Sparrows find nesting places, and panting deer find water. 

You are more valuable than all of these. Matthew 6:26.
He numbers the hairs on your head, and He knows your needs. Matthew 6:32.
He promises to feed you with the finest wheat and satisfy you with honey from the rock. Psalm 81:16. 

He Himself is your provision. Be blessed in His daily blessings, answered prayers, and undeserved favours.

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