The Apostle Paul became obedient to Jesus, he was more than willing to do whatever the Master told him to do. The Lord told Paul to go to Jerusalem, Paul knew by the Holy Ghost that he would be arrested when he arrived, but this did not move him. Paul knew that whatever they did to him he would overcome because the Lord promised him that He would supply all his needs supernaturally. After his arrest a church in Philippi heard of his plight and began to send him food and other necessities, in those days prisoners needed help from the outside in order to survive. At the great white throne judgement, the Lord will say to some of the folks, I was in prison and you did not visit me.
Philippians 1:7 You have after all, stuck with me all the way from the time I was thrown in jail, put on trial, and came out of it in one piece. All along you have experienced with me the most generous help from God.
Paul explains to the church at Philippi the benefits of partnership, he concluded his letter by saying this: my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ (the anointing of) Jesus. Another translation says, all of you are partakers of my grace. What was Paul’s grace?
2 Corinthians 12:9 Jesus said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ (the anointing) may rest upon me.
God’s grace to Paul was His supernatural power to help him overcome every attempt of the devil to stop his ministry and kill him. The devil had Paul stoned to death but he rose from the dead and preached in another town further away. Five times the devil had Paul beaten to within an inch of his life, but the grace of God rejuvenated him and he kept all his appointments. Recall the incident where Jesus got in Peter’s boat and told him to let down his nets for catch. Peter didn’t believe Jesus knew what He was doing so he let down one net that needed mending. They ensnared more fish than they could handle and they needed help.
Luke 5:7 Peter beckoned unto his partners, which were in the other boats, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so they began to sink.
Peter was a fisherman and he had partners in the business, so whether Peter caught fifty fish or five hundred fish, his partners were entitled to an equal portion. We are partners with Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle, Jesse Duplantis and some others, we all are partakers of their grace. We are entitled to their revelations, their anointings, their favor and their prosperity. We must be very selective who we partner with, we never want to partner with compromisers, God will not favor those who altar His Word for any reason. Take the necessary time to see the fruit before you join yourself to any ministry. The ministers that cry and beg the most for money are usually the ones you want to avoid. But give special attention to those who are debt free and trust God to supply all their needs.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!