Friday, May 30, 2014

SUFFICIENCY IN ALL THINGS

Why do so many believers experience weakness, feelings of despair and emptiness, as if they can’t go on? It is because they do not have the revelation that the Holy Spirit gave to Paul—a revelation of all the provisions God has made possible for those who claim them by faith!

Do you fit Paul’s description of a bountiful servant—one who has all he needs and more, at all times, in every crisis? Have you proven this by drawing on the bank of heaven?

For several years I worked with Kathryn Kuhlman, an American evangelist. I preached my heart out at her monthly rallies in Pittsburgh, PA, and Youngstown, OH. Services were held both in the morning and evening and usually by the end of the day I was wiped out. One night Ms. Kuhlman said to Gwen and me, “Let’s go out and get something to eat.” I told her, “I’m sorry—I’m too tired. I’ve got to go to the hotel and get some sleep.”

She looked at me quizzically and asked, “David, did you preach under the Spirit’s unction tonight?” I answered, “You know I was anointed. The altars were filled!”

Ms. Kuhlman said quietly, “Then you’re missing something. If you are ministering under the power of the Holy Spirit, you should be stronger at the end of the service than when you started—because He is a quickening Spirit! You can rise above your flesh, because by the Spirit you can claim that freedom.” Since that time I have proven that truth in my ministry.

“And God is able . . . that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8). To abound here literally means, “ever-increasing; to have more at the end than at the beginning.” In other words, as the battle gets hotter, God’s grace increases! As weakness comes upon you, His strength comes on even greater—if you believe it.