North Augusta, South Carolina
We are living in a day and time when promises don't mean much any more. We make New Year's resolutions for them to only last no longer than the moments the words sail through out lips. And, it's so sad now that when people say they are going to do something, so many times they don't follow through to do what they said they are going to do. We can learn from observing our legal system how it does not follow through with the legalities of the law, until the law applies who looks like those in control of matters.
I’ll have you know that God is sending forth a message this month to let us know that we are living in a day and time when we must learn to lean only on HIM; who will not only supply our needs, but will keep his promise as well. God is the only one I know who has the power to say “Peace be still” and the wind stops. The Power to say let there be light and light appears; the power to say rise up and a whole nation rise to its feet.
Yes! I’ll have you know that if we want to have an anchor to hold on too; and a place to put our trust and confidence, Philippians 4 verse 19 is the answer.
It is there written, "But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Now! I don’t know about you, but I believe if there's anything we need, we need to know that we must hold on to the promises of God.
Now! Hear me when I say that any body can stand and make a promise to you and make you feel that they will follow pursuit to fulfill the promise, only to leave you heart broken and feeling so unnecessary. But, I want you to know today, that when God promises us something, He can and will follow through. Are you listening to me?
Yes! When God says that He can take care of us, God can take care of us. He says here, that"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
There are several things I would like to bring to your focal point about Philippians 4:19.
First of all let us take a look at “all your need."When I look at “all your need”, I see a Great Necessity. We, as a people, have great needs. We need love for one another; we need unity in our families. We need peace in our families. We need respect in our families. We need good race relations in our society and the list goes on and on. There's hardly a day goes by that we don't need something.
All of us are sitting here today have great needs to be met. Just look at the temporal things we need! We have to continually buy groceries to feed our family. We need to clothe our family. We need shelter for our family. We need transportation. We need work places for our family. We need schools, colleges and universities to educate our family and the list of our temporary needs goes on and on. Am I right about it?
I’ll have you know that with all the needs we have there are only three basic needs we must have met in order to live and survive. And, these three needs God have already supplied. They are Food, Air and Water (FAW).
Guess what? Food is free; Air is free and Water is free. Yes! God has supplied your needs free of charge, according to His riches in glory, through Jesus Christ.
I can hear somebody, saying, “Pastor, if food, air and water are free, why do I have a grocery bill? Why do I pay for air when I put air in my air tank or car tires? And, why is it that I get a water bill when I use water? I am glad you asked.
Hear me when I say food is given to us free of charge, from God, in the form of fish, wild animals and nuts.
Air is given to us free of charge, from God, by and through the oxygen we get from trees and plants. Water is given to us free of charge, from God, by and through the fresh water streams that flow through the earth to feed the ocean.
We pay for them, not because God charges us but rather, because of what we want and don’t want. Wants and don’t wants come with a price.
We don’t want to go fishing, go hunting for wild animals or go searching for nuts from the trees or grow nuts from the grounds. Instead, we want the convenience of going to the grocery store to buy them. That is why you have grocery bills.
We want the convenience of driving up to an air station, dropping 4 quarters and pumping air in our car tires.
Yes! We want the convenience of walking up to the kitchen sink, turning on the faucet and getting water. We don’t want to draw water from a well or fetch water from a branch or stream.
Yes! Who wants to go fishing, hunting for wild animals and climb trees for food? Kroger is right there! They stock them all. But, you got to pay the price.
Who wants to blow up their car tire by mouth, when you can buy air at the fast food store for a $1.00? You got to pay the price!
Who wants to draw water from a well or pump water by hand? The pump house got electric pumps to pump the water and supply lines to supply the water to the faucets in your house. But, you got to pay the price!
God promised that he would supply all our needs according to his riches in glory through Jesus Christ. But, our wants bring a high price to the needs God, through the blood of Jesus; have already given to us free of charge.
Let us thank God daily for looking beyond our faults and supplying our needs according to his riches in glory through Jesus Christ free of charge. To God be the glory!
Be cause of Calvary!
Rev. Dr. Alexander Pope, Jr.
Sermon Topic for March 2015
God Will Supply Your Needs
Earth has no sorrow Heaven cannot heal
First Providence Baptist Church
315 Barton Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-8836
Fax: (803) 441-8666