WHEN GOD’S PRINCIPLES ARE FOLLOWED, HIS PROVISION WILL FLOW
WE SERVE A GOD WHO IS THE OWNER OF ALL THE WEALTH OF THE UNIVERSE
GOD IS THE SUPERNATURAL PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER FOR HIS PEOPLE
IF A MAN OR WOMAN WILL EXPERIENCE THE SUPPLIES OF GOD, GOD MUST BE FIRST IN THEIR LIVES
WHEN GOD IS FIRST IN ALL YOU DO THEN IT BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO BECOME A VICTIM OF EMPTY-HANDEDNESS
I PROPHESY TO SOMEBODY HERE TODAY, YOUR DRY SEASON ENDS TODAY!
OBEDIENCE WITHOUT DOUBT IS A DOORWAY TO ABUNDANCE
IF YOU WILL ALLOW GOD TO LEAD YOU, YOU’RE NOT PERMITTED TO HUNGER AND THIRST
HEARING AND OBEYING GOD WILL USHER YOU INTO THE REALM OF ABUNDANCE THAT THE devil CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT
REVELATION IS THE TERMINATION OF satanic OPPOSITION
THERE ARE MINISTRIES TODAY THAT CAN’T SAY OPENING PRAYER BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE (SPONSORS) HAVE NOT ARRIVED
GOD TAUGHT ME FROM OUR WEDDING TO OUR EARLY DAYS IN MINISTRY TO NOT RELY ON ANY MAN BUT HIM
MAN CAN BE A CHANNEL BUT MAN MUST NEVER BE YOUR SOURCE
STOP LOOKING UNTO ANY HUMAN BEING AND UTTERING STATEMENTS LIKE, “YOU’RE MY LAST HOPE”; GOD IS TOO JEALOUS TO TOLERATE SUCH UTTERANCE
YOUR GENEROSITY TOWARDS GOD AND THE KINGDOM AFFECTS YOUR PROSPERITY IN LIFE
WHAT YOU RECEIVE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY BUT WHAT YOU RELEASE IS WHAT MAKES YOU BLESSED
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “FOUNDATIONS FOR SUPERNATURAL SUPPLIES” || February Anointing Service || Dunamis International Gospel Centre || Glory Dome, Abuja.
Very quickly in this month of Above Only in Supernatural Supplies, we’ll look at the subject of “FOUNDATIONS FOR SUPERNATURAL SUPPLIES” very quickly and then we step into the moment of darkness-bursting intercession.
Matthew 6:33. Foundations for supernatural supplies, it is actually foundation for supernatural abundance. Church Gist. Our objective is understanding the factors that facilitate supernatural abundance.
By way of introduction, it is important to know three things. That:
1. We serve a God who is the owner of the Heavens and the earth, the God who is the owner of all the wealth of the universe. Psalm 24:1. Haggai 2:6-9.
2. God is the supernatural provider or supplier for His people. He does not only own the universe, He supernaturally supplies and provides for His people. He gives His people the power to get wealth. Church Gist. Deuteronomy 8:18. Psalm 35:27. He supernaturally provided for Abraham. He supernaturally made Abraham the wealthiest man in his generation. He supernaturally provided for Isaac. Church Gist. He made Isaac the wealthiest man in his generation. Genesis 13:2. Genesis 24:1. Genesis 24:35. Genesis 26:12-16.
3. God releases His provision in the direction of His principles. When His principles are followed, His provision will flow. You don’t need to beg Him for His provision if you don’t compromise His principles. Church Gist. When His principles are followed, His provisions will flow. Deuteronomy 28:1-2. Isaiah 48:17.
– somebody say a loud Amen.
Question we are about to ask and answer is, what principle should I follow in order to experience the provisions of God? What principles guarantee the provisions? Church Gist. I’m going to look at four in this service, four in the next service but the fourth one will be common to both services.
1. God-first living.
If a man or woman will experience the supplies of God, God must be first in their lives. Matthew 6:30-33. Church Gist. Abraham sought God first, God was his prayer first thing in the morning. Genesis 19:27. If Abraham got up in the morning, the first person to seek was God. David sought God first. Psalm 27:4. Of course you know that when Solomon became King, the first thing and first person he sought was God. God-first living. God knows, you know, the devil knows, the forces of hell know that in your life, God is first. Church Gist. When you live like that – in your finances, God is first, in your schedules, God is first, in your considerations, God is first, in your decisions, God is first – then it becomes impossible for you to become a victim of empty-handedness.
2. Hearing and obeying God’s instruction and direction.
Obedience without doubt is a doorway to abundance. Human obedience is doorway to divine abundance. Church Gist. Hearing and obeying God instruction and direction as we are hearing right now. Job 36:11. Psalm 23:1-2. Isaiah 48:17-18. Isaiah 49:10. If you will allow Him to lead you, you’re not permitted to hunger. If you’ll allow Him to guide you, you’re not permitted to thirst. Isaiah 49:10. Church Gist. You’re not permitted to lack water if you’ll allow Him to guide. That was what happened to Abraham. Genesis 12:1-4. God guided him, led him. Abraham heard the instruction, obeyed the instruction and he departed. The next major thing you’d hear about Abraham. Genesis 13:2. Church Gist. He heard it, he departed and the rest, they say, is history. Genesis 26:1-3,12-14.
– somebody say a loud Amen.
So, there are two dimensions of hearing and obeying. The first dimension is the general dimension of what the Word of God is saying now – how to walk with God, what to do with your resources. Church Gist. The second dimension is the specific dimension of “go to the Sea of Tiberias and cast your net”, where God is directing you into the business He wants you to do or directing you into where your money is. The way a man will fast and pray to have ministry direction, you fast and pray to have business direction. “Lord, where is my wealth? Where’s my resources? Where are you directing me to? Where’s my investment? Where should I put money into? Where should I take money out of? Where should I redirect my resources?” Church Gist. Hearing and obeying God will usher you into the realm of abundance that the devil can do nothing about. It will reduce your prayer against the devil because revelation is the termination of satanic opposition. Church Gist. Once Peter heard one word, “launch your net into the deep for a draught”, that was the end of dry season.
– I prophesy to somebody here today, your dry season ends today!
– God is going to show you things in the dream of the night, in the day time from His Word where your resources are tied, what He needs for you to do to change your story. He’s going to show that to you and as you do them, your story will change completely!
– shout the loudest Amen.
3. Looking away from man and looking up only to God.
It’s a principle, many people downplay it and they wonder why they struggle. Church Gist. When you come to the point where your faith is only in God not in a government or a system, then you’re set. Psalm 34:5. That was what Abraham did with the King of the Philistines. Genesis 14:22. Church Gist. “In case you say I was the one who made Abraham rich, I’m not going to look up to you, I’m not going to take a dime from you”. God is a jealous God.
From the scratch of this ministry, when we came into ministry newly, at that time, it was very fashionable with the exception of a few ministries, when you saw a ministry, it was easy to know who was behind it, like a “sponsor” – this is the big man that makes things happen here. Church Gist. It was very clear, easy. I was talking with someone the other day in a particular ministry where opening prayer cannot happen until some people arrive. Who are you opening prayer for? The main people haven’t come. Church Gist. So, there were things like that and when we stepped in, we announced our stand, that there’s not one human being that is big enough to sponsor this work, that the agenda of God here is too big for one person, that if we put the burden on one person, it will collapse the person. Church Gist. So, we looked up to God from the scratch and God didn’t fail from the Scratch. So, when we say there’s nobody that is behind what God is doing here, some people got angry but that was okay because we were not willing for God’s glory to be given to anybody and He has not failed. This Glory Dome construction, there are people who had very good intentions, made very good intentional pledges that has not come till now. Church Gist. Big pledges in plenty zeroes. Maybe the money they were expecting never came but if those people were our source, we won’t be here right now. God has helped me and taught me throughout my life. During my wedding, all the people who made a pledge, the one that will bring the cow, the cow failed. Church Gist. That one, the money he was expecting didn’t come until the wedding had finished. The venue failed, all manner of things. We had people at that time, the Government changed at the time. My wife was the personal Doctor of a First Lady at that time, traveled with presidential jet with her to Germany, looked after her and so on. The way we were thinking, “oh wow. All the entourage will come for the wedding” and you’re imagining what can come. They changed power. Nobody from that quarter, not one came, not even half a person. Church Gist. From the scratch to brutally look up to God, beloved brothers and sisters, it will change your story. Man can be a channel but man must never be your source.
Sometime ago, I’m talking to you as a Pastor, there are people who made commitments like, “this is my Pastor, I will give him a Pastor’s seed every month”, it was a commitment every month. Church Gist. I’m not talking of 2-3 years ago, I’m talking of 10 years or more ago. “Every month, I will give this my pastor a 6-zero cheque a month”. Did it faithfully like for 2,3,4,5 months and that was a major part of income then and all of a sudden, for one reason or the other, the person either changed his mind or couldn’t cope or something and income didn’t drop, no shift, nothing. If I go out to minister, a couple of places, they give you honour. Church Gist. The day you didn’t go to minister nowhere, income still doesn’t change. That is the benefit of making God your source. I went to preach in a country many years ago, when I went to that country, they gave me an honorarium in foreign currency in dollars. It was plenty then, at least if you convert it today. Church Gist. When I came back home, somebody who is not a member of our Church has been looking for me for 6 months in exactly the same amount in foreign currency. That God put it in his mind to come and put me that amount. What did he do? He came and dropped it and went back to his Church, he was not a member of our Church. Church Gist. At that time God showed me that anything that can come to you from anywhere in the world, it can meet you where you are at home. Now look at Jeremiah 17:5-8 to buttress this point.
Please, stop looking unto any human being, stop uttering statements like, “you’re my last hope, my only hope”, God is too jealous to tolerate such utterance. Don’t say it, don’t act it, don’t behave it, don’t look it. Church Gist. There are people who are not looking unto man but the way they look, you know they’re looking for something. It’s like little children that time when there’s lunch in that other house that arrive (and start walking about) and you’re just asking, “Junior, how are you?” He says, “fine”. “What’s happening?” “I just came to greet”. Church Gist. He didn’t say anything but his action shows why he came.
4. Walking in the covenant of supernatural supplies.
I’m going to say part of this also in the next service. So, I’m treating the ‘A’ part of this. Genesis 8:22. If there should be a harvest time, there must be a seedtime. Leviticus 27:30. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7. Church Gist. If there would ever be a harvest time, there must be a seedtime. If there’s ever going to be an open Heaven over your life, there must be the key that opens that Heaven. Church Gist. Your giving is not negotiable at all. Your generosity towards God and the Kingdom affects your prosperity in life. There’s a connection between liberality and prosperity. Proverbs 11:24-25. He’s releasing, distributing and giving, some people thought he’s going to reduce. Church Gist. He’s giving his tithes, he’s giving towards projects and evangelism, he’s attending to the poor, he’s imparting the life of his Priest, some people thought he’s going to go down. He thought that keeping it will increase him, no.
– somebody say a loud Amen.
There’s a grace for giving, there’s a grace for generosity. Acts 20:25. The blessing comes in the giving, not in the receiving. Listen to me, what you receive can make you happy but what you release is what makes you blessed. Your destiny is not in what enters your hand, your destiny is in what is released out of your hands. I was addressing somebody who sent a message, I think he was asking for help and he said at the end of the message, “may you never be hungry, may you never be naked”, that is he’s praying for me. I told him, I said, “that prayer is unnecessary. Totally unnecessary. Church Gist. One, by my connection to God, two, by my practices of the covenant”. One plus one in any language is what? I don’t need to pray not to be naked, I am doing things that avoid nakedness and I don’t need anybody’s wish not to be hungry, what I am doing makes hunger impossible, not just me but anybody connected, related and associated. It makes it impossible. Church Gist. There are things you do and walk in that make some prayers unnecessary. I am too aware, it doesn’t matter what happens to the economy if I am doing what I am doing with God. Our experience shows that no economy has ever tampered with us as a commission or as individuals, never, not once. Church Gist. Our experience in the Scripture is true, “when men say they are cast down, you’re saying there’s a lifting up”, that is a practical experience where we have gone upper than we were when things were normal. Hallelujah.
– it’s a new day for you.
If you’re battling with tithing, giving, offering and all that, you’re just wasting your time. Rescue yourself in a hurry and be on your way to your high places. Church Gist. There are people seated here today, a time is going to come shortly when if you drop one million in an offering, it is normal. Shortly, very shortly.
– somebody say Amen!
Let me say to you that principles are stronger than principalities. It doesn’t matter the devil that is fighting you from your father’s house. Church Gist. Even if the name of your village is called wretched, there are things that you’ll do that will make you escape the demons of that village. What God is helping us to see and experience from our part of the world and the country, nobody dares it, you can’t come near. But there are things you do, following certain principles that make you escape principalities. Church Gist. They are looking at you and they’re helpless. Beloved, uphold the principles, walk with the principles.
In the second service, we are going to look at a few more principles, three and a half more. We are going to look at the second portion of this one we just dealt with. I’d like you to pick up the message of the second service so that you can have the complete seven things that we are looking at today. Church Gist. We’ll be looking at Love for God, Passion for Kingdom Expansion in the next service and Walking in Integrity and Avoiding Crookedness. That one, everybody must hear it because every attempt to do shortcut will cut short your destiny in God. Every attempt to be crooked will confirm you as wretched. Church Gist. We’ll look at that in detail in the second service. Whatever God has not given to you, don’t take it, it’ll not increase you, it’ll decrease you. If you doubt me, when you catch Adam, ask him. Church Gist. Again, find Gehazi, find out from him. Again, you see Achan, he should tell you.
– but it’s a new day for you.
I’d like you to apply yourself rigidly, there are things you have to do tenaciously and persistently before you see the results. Church Gist. It’s not, “I gave yesterday, I was expecting something today, nothing came”, that’s not what we are talking about. I am going to deal with dimensions of harvest that we don’t know about because not all harvest is monetary. Church Gist. There are harvests that will do for you what cash cannot do, we’ll look at it before the month is over. Are you hearing what I’m saying here today? But I want you to know and understand that the covenant works. We proved it over and over and the covenant works. One day, I went to Lagos during a program and the Lord asked me to give something on behalf of our Church to our parent ministry and He asked me to give something from myself also. Church Gist. But what He’s asking me to give from myself is half of what the whole Church is to give. Ah! Okay, I shall try. I gave that thing in January, it returned back seven times before the end of January but this is after consistency of 20-something years. After a consistency of years.
– It’s a new day for you!