Sunday Service: 29th March 2020
Speaker: Pastor Nehemiah Edem
Topic: Jesus has Power to Provide
Text: Matthew 14:13-21
For the past few months, we have been considering the theme: “Jesus has power over everything.” Phil 2:9-11 we have looked at topics like Jesus has power over Satan, sin, storm, death, demons, all diseases, power to calm the storm, power to deliver and so on. Today, we want to consider the fact that “Jesus has power to provide”. Let us read Matt 14:13-21 as we consider this topic, I would like you to look up to God to provide anything and everything you may have need of. Let us see God as, and thank Him for being our provider.
From the text, people had gone to be with Jesus to hear his words. Towards evening, the disciples advised Jesus to send the people away so they could go and eat something, but Jesus said No, you provide for them. The disciples wondered where they could get enough bread to feed the multitude.
Jesus demonstrated His divine ability to multiply bread to meet the needs of the multitude. Thank God for his provisions far beyond the needs of the people. Our God is able to do much more than we ask or think (Eph 3:20-21). Let us not doubt this ability, let us not doubt this power, but let us believe God’s ability.
- Jesus met the needs of the multitude
- There was “more than enough” provision made. Jesus is “more than enough” for whatever need we may have. Eph 3:20-21
How does this apply to us today?
- God has made provisions for every need we may have. Consider the following scriptures. Eph 1:3; 2 Pet 1:2-4. Believe these scriptures
- God made these provision because of His love for us. Believe that God loves you and does not desire that you lack anything. The love of God towards us is called “Everlasting Love” Jer 31:3, Phil 4:19.
How do you access these provisions God has made for you?
- Become a child of God i.e. be born again. John 3:3. You cannot enjoy the benefits of the kingdom without being a part of it.
- Love the lord with all your heart and trust him. There are certain characteristics you see in a person who loves God. Let those attributes be seen in you. God cares for those who love Him. Psa 145:20; 2 Corinth 2:9.
- Make a demand in prayer. Matt 7:11; Matt 21:22
Let us recognize and acknowledge Jesus as our “more than enough” provider. Let us trust him to be faithful to his word that says “God will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory, through Christ Jesus.” He, indeed, is supplying our needs. Glory be to God.
- Thank God for is ability to supply supernaturally every need we have
- Make a demand for God to meet any and every need you have
- Ask him for grace to love and trust him with all your heart all the days of your life
- Pray for him to meet the various needs of the brethren
- Give him thanks for hearing and answering our prayers.
REMAIN BLESSED IN JESUS NAME