BJ#7 Resources

Before we design and execute our strategies, it is important that we know about the special resources that Jesus has provided for us.

1. Jesus & Holy Spirit - Our Comforter & Guide
Jesus promised that he would be with us all the time Mt 28:20. He will not leave us as orphans Jn 14:18. He and His Father, our Heavenly Father will make Their home with us Jn 14:23. He will send the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth from the Father, to us Jn 15:26,16:8. They will give us the power, wisdom, guidance, help and whatever that is needed to accomplish His purpose for us when we are willing to abide.

We tend to plan our future according to what we had. God wants us to take our eyes off relying on ourselves and our resources but to trust Him and see His plan for us. Planning according to our limited resources keep us where we are. He who called us will also provide to us to accomplish His purpose for us. In 1Ti 6:17, we are not to set our hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

In the 2 miracles of feeding the multitudes,
  1. 5 loaves and 2 fish fed 5000 men with 12 baskets left over ... Mat 14:17-21
  2. 7 loaves of bread and a few fish feeds 4000 with 7 baskets left over ...Mat 15:34-37
The formula seems to be "the lesser the starting resources the greater the final impact".
Count on God and not be limited by what we have now.

You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth (Deu 8:18)

2. Word - Bible
The Bible is our "Instruction Manual" for a truly successful life. We need to refer to it and follow it in all our strategies. “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16–17)

3. Authority
Believers has Spiritual Authority that non-believers don't have. As Believers, we should exercise our authorities to command health, wealth, favors, good relationships that we had in the spiritual world to be realised in this physical world. We can breakthrough the obstacles that the enmey put on our way. We are given authority when we heed Mat 28:18-20.

In Luk 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

1Jn 4:4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

4. The Church or Body of Christ
We are not alone physically in this world. We have the brothers and sisters in the Church of God that could help us. They can be our source of wisdom, encouragement, correction and help.
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