I AM. GETTING TO KNOW GOD.
“Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven.” Psalms 148:13 NKJV
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.” Matthew 6:9 NKJV
I AM JEHOVAH – JIREH. THE LORD WHO SEES AND WILL PROVIDE.
“Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”” Genesis 22:1-2 NKJV
“Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The- LORD -Will-Provide;…..””Genesis 22:9-14 NKJV
THE REVELATION OF JEHOVAH – JIREH COMES WITH OBEDIENCE
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalms 37:4 NLT
1) GOD LOVES TO BLESS YOU
““So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” Luke 12:32 NLT
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,”. Ephesians 1:3 NKJV
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32 NKJV
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NKJV
2) SOMETIMES GOD’S BLESSING COMES WITH A TEST
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4 NKJV
“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:21 NLT
“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10 NLT
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
· WHERE IN MY LIFE DO I NEED GOD’S PROVISION?
· IS THE ANY PLACE IN MY LIFE I AM WAITING ON GOD TO PROVIDE BUT I AM NOT BEING OBEDIENT TO HIS MOST BASIC COMMANDS?
· AM I ASKING GOD TO PROVIDE WISDOM AND GUIDANCE BUT NOT READING AND STUDYING HIS WORD?
· DO I NEED PROVISION BUT NOT TITHING AND LIVING GENEROUSLY?
· AM I SHOWING RESPECT AND HONOR TO THOSE IN AUTHORITY
· IS THERE SOMEONE I NEED TO FORGIVE?
· AM I SHOWING LOVE AND GENEROSITY TO THE PEOPLE HE IS ASKING ME TO?
3) GOD’S BLESSINGS COME WITH RESPONSIBILITY
““And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV
“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,” I Timothy 6:17-18 NKJV
4) THOSE WILLING TO PART WITH ANYTHING FOR GOD WILL HAVE IT MADE UP WITH UNSPEAKABLE BLESSINGS
“Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore...”” Genesis 22:15-18 NKJV
So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mark 10:29- 30 NKJV
“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” Psalms 37:25 NLT