According to God's Word
What Is Available
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It is crucial to know what is available from God if we would
like to tap into the resources of the more than abundant life. You cannot claim
promises in God's Word if you do not know they are available. We must learn what is
and is not available according to God's Word. When we ask God for things we must know that they are available.
we ask amiss. We exercise this principle all of the time in the secular world.
If rice was not available you could ask for it repeatedly but you wouldn't get
it because it is not available. If you didn't know this teaching was available
you couldn't read it. The same is true in God's Word. We must find out what is
available spiritually in order to manifest the more than abundant life.
us find out what is available:
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
Since God's Word is His will, what is God's will here? His will is for
us to prosper and to be in health. We all know what it is to prosper; to do
well, be in the black, have all the bases covered, have our needs met with
enough to give. God never meant for His people to be sick and
poverty-stricken. It is not a glory
to God for His people to be sick, downtrodden and poor. He never meant for His
people to be full of fear and anxiety. He would have us prosper and be in health even as our
soul prospers. How are we to prosper and be in health if it is not available?
Here is another great example:
:19 But my God shall supply all your need
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
If we didn't know that God could supply all of our needs than we
wouldn't receive them. Now, He said need not greed. It stands to reason here that
a supply must be available for us. Otherwise God couldn't provide it.
II Corinthians 9
:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
always having all sufficiency in
may abound to every good work:
Can we have sufficiency in all things if it is not available? God has promised
sufficiency in all things so that we can abound to every good work. It must be
available. This sounds like the more-than-abundant life to me.
:37 . . .in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that
More than conquerors! He said we are more than conquerors, not
just conquerors, but more than conquerors. It must be available. If being more than
a conqueror wasn't available we couldn't believe it and exercise the power to act on it.
:16 That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
It must be possible to be strengthened with might in the inner
man. How could this happen if it were not available?
:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
being rooted and grounded in love,
:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the
:19 And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
This is rich. Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith (believing) so that,
while being rooted and grounded in love, we may be able to comprehend--to perceive
outwardly--what is the breadth and length and depth and height and experientially
know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that--the reason being--we might
be filled, filled to capacity, with all the fullness of God. If this is not
available we cannot have it. We cannot know the love of Christ and be filled with
the fullness of God if it is not available.
hundreds of promises in God's Word and we cannot have them unless we know they
are available. In our endeavor to live a more than abundant life according to
God's Word we must find out what is available. We must find out what God wants
us to do. If we are ignorant of His promises than we cannot claim them and see
them come to pass in our lives. If you didn't know you had $1,000 in the bank
you couldn't use it. The same is true spiritually. If you don't know what is
available you cannot use it.
The only place that we are going to
find out what is available from God is to go to the Word of God. God's will is
written in His Word and that is where we are going to find the resources to live a more
than abundant life.
People may say that God does this or doesn't
do that but we must check this against the Word of God. People will say that God
will do things that He does not do. They may also say that He doesn't do
certain things. The only way we are going to know for sure, and tap the resources
for the more abundant life, is to go to God's Word.
find out what is available from God's Word so that we are not destroyed by a
lack of knowledge. When we go to God's Word we are drinking from the fountain of
living waters. When we learn the keys and principles that God has set in His Word and
believe them we will manifest a more than abundant life; we will manifest the
greatness of the power of God. Others will see and believe as well. That is why
we need to find out what is available in God's Word.