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.
I have sown much seed,
and I will reap a harvest.
The devil cannot steal my seed, because God never forgets a seed sown.
He rebukes the seedeater for my sake, God has overcome the world.
The devil cannot discourage me because due season is coming.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF AFGHANISTAN
“SO PETER WAS PUT IN PRISION, BUT THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING TO GOD FOR HIM”!
BOLDNESS: Repeat the prayer of early church in Acts 4:29: “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness!”
PROTECTION: For missionaries, pastors, and leaders trapped. Heavenly authorized jail breaks as in book of Acts. Heavenly and angelic interventions. Taliban - Saul to Paul encounters!
UNITY: Churches in America and world united in prayer. Kingdom issue revival across Middle East! Underground church will continue to grow and expand.
GOD GLORIFIED: He is the King of Kings/Lord of Lords no power or evil can match His might. He will be glorified as World watches.
“THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND SPREAD!” Acts 12:14