“BUT MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED (ABUNDANCE) ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS.” PHIL. 4:19
Now buckle up — here’s the shocker — THIS PROMISE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! There is
only ONE GIFT that comes to us free and without any conditions — that is clearly
our eternal salvation! “Not of works lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:9).
dear Partners, once the true life of Jesus Christ has come into our hearts and
saved us from sin, we have a job to do! “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD” — in a word, we
are to “BEAR FRUIT” for the Kingdom!
The apostle Paul makes a shocking admission to the church
“DID I DO WRONG AND CHEAPEN MYSELF AND MAKE YOU LOOK DOWN ON ME BECAUSE I PREACHED GOD’S
GOOD NEWS TO YOU WITHOUT CHARGING YOU ANYTHING?” II Cor. 11:7 (TLB)
To the church at Philippi, Paul makes it clear as to why “GIVING AND RECEIVING” is
“NOT BECAUSE I DESIRE A GIFT: BUT I DESIRE FRUIT THAT MAY ABOUND
TO YOUR ACCOUNT!” Phil. 4:17.
Paul was wise enough to clearly state the law of
God: to RECEIVE, you have to GIVE! So, only to the Philippian church did he give
the precious promise:
“BUT MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED”! Another translation
says, “abundance” instead of “need”! Paul later goes on to make an even more shocking
confession to the Corinthian church who apparently still refused to give —
ONLY THING I DIDN’T DO FOR YOU THAT I DO EVERYWHERE ELSE IN ALL THE OTHER CHURCHES,
WAS TO BECOME A BURDEN TO YOU — I DIDN’T ASK YOU TO GIVE ME FOOD TO EAT AND A PLACE TO
STAY. [NOTE] PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR
THIS WRONG”!!! II Cor. 12:13
Dear, dear Partners — it is all through the Bible.
I have taught many times on Jesus’ own message about
His being the Vine and we are the branches. Jesus’
teaching is so severe that the branches which do not bear
fruit are cut off and burned! Dear Partners, this ministry
of FRUITBEARING is not optional — it is MANDATORY! But the awesome reward for fruitbearing is
thrilling — Jesus says to His fruitbearers:
“IF YE ABIDE IN ME, AND MY WORDS ABIDE IN
YOU, YE SHALL ASK WHAT YE WILL, AND IT SHALL BE DONE UNTO YOU”! John. 15:7
WOW! But it gets even better: “…I HAVE CHOSEN YOU, AND ORDAINED YOU, THAT YE SHOULD GO
AND BRING FORTH FRUIT…[SO] THAT WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK OF THE FATHER IN MY NAME,
HE MAY GIVE IT TO YOU.” John 15:16
Don’t you SEE IT? This great principle of GIVING
AND RECEIVING is what makes the Kingdom of God go round — in a sense it is even
what makes the whole world go round! But in God’s Kingdom there is a spiritual
dimension that’s not in the world. You can give to many different causes, investments,
etc., and end up getting cheated! The sad stories abound! But in God’s Kingdom
and economy you have a rock solid investment, guaranteed to give back. Will you
take Jesus’ own word on it?
“NO MAN THAT HATH LEFT HOUSE… LANDS FOR MY SAKE, AND
THE GOSPEL’S, BUT SHALL RECEIVE AN HUNDREDFOLD NOW IN THIS TIME,
HOUSES…LANDS…AND IN THE WORLD TO COME ETERNAL LIFE.” Mark 10:29, 30
Dear Partners, some of our prayers are hindered and
not even answered because we bear little or no fruit. So
what is this fruit that God desires above all else? THE
SOULS OF MEN, WOMEN, BOYS and GIRLS.
So how do you: a housewife, a businessman, an
airline pilot, a steel worker, and on and on — how do you
bear fruit? Share your testimony — God will open many
opportunities. Pass out gospel tracts, support your church
— that is if your church is winning souls!
Of course, dear old TBN has grown to a mighty
worldwide tree! The ripe fruit is pouring in like never
before! A delegation of some of our Egyptian partners
brought awesome testimonies of churches jammed —
and not just with Christians. Glory be to God — precious
Moslems are pouring in to be saved and delivered of evil
spirits! The authorities try to stop them, but to no avail.
The spiritual hunger prompted by the Holy Spirit is
compelling them to come in!
And not just Egypt — similar reports are pouring in
from around the world! All praise to our Sovereign God!
Precious Partners, the Harvest is ripe — it is pouring
in! If you have been praying and seeking God for something you want or need — TRY GIVING AND
RECEIVING — it works! I should say, HE WORKS!
Please hear Jesus’ final word which we all love to quote:
“GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU;
GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN, SHAKEN
TOGETHER AND RUNNING OVER, SHALL
MEN GIVE INTO YOUR BOSOM. FOR WITH
THE SAME MEASURE THAT YE METE
[GIVE]…IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU
AGAIN.” Luke 6:38
Join in with your whole TBN family for another
great week of revival Praise-a-thon®! Over 7,000 affiliate
stations, fed by 55 great satellites, need our continued
support! November 6 through November 10, help Jan
and me and all celebrate 33 awesome years of victory
and harvest! “MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY….”
P.S. Be sure to watch for the October 13 grand opening
of One Night With The King. In most cases, you’ll be
able to find it in a theatre near you. The story of a Jewish
peasant girl who rose to be Queen of the Persian Empire
will thrill and inspire us all. Jan and I will see you at the