“42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.
43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus says the Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the Word of the Lord.” 2 Kings 4:42-44
The Lord sent a man from Baalshalisha with food for the people. The man of God, Elisha, told his servant to “Give the people, that they may eat…” and his servant thought the supply insufficient for the hundred men.
How often have we looked at God’s supply as insufficient? Instead of receiving His blessings and believing them to be sufficient we scoff at the perceived lack.
The Child of God was redeemed at a great price, namely the Sacrifice of the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus sits at the Right Hand of the Throne of God. Redemption’s price was paid for whosoever will believe and the power of sin broken.
If our Redeemer does not have the power to keep that which He has redeemed, the price paid on Calvary’s Cross was in vain. God forbid no!
“3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively hope by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in Heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto Salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5
The keeping power of God unto Salvation is through faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. This faith is not a one time event but a daily fight…it is the “good fight of faith” in HIS Work and not ours. No, the Child of God doesn’t get saved daily but we do fight the good fight of faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ daily because we trust in the Power of God to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). This is the POWER of our Redeemer to possess that which He has redeemed.
Why then do we render God’s blessings as insufficient? In our doubt and unbelief what have we deemed inadequate; our Redeemer or His Power to keep that which He has redeemed?
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
The power of God is in the Cross of Christ. Jesus Christ is the Source and His cross the means by which we receive anything and everything from God. The miracle of the supply is not insufficient but our belief that the supply is enough is that of Elisha’s servant…unbelief.
No matter the circumstances, our Redeemer will author and He will finish our faith when we look unto Him – Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else.
-Donna Clark Warren