Gush Of Abundance – Episode 17 – Why Do You Want Abundance?

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Just a few days ago, I asked you ‘what do you see?‘, then yesterday, the question was ‘what do you have for God to multiply?’, since the law of abundance is a law of exponential multiplication within a very short period of time. Today, there’s yet another question. Why Do You Want Abundance?

Dr. Myles Munroe once said, “when purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable”. With God, it is difficult to get anything when your motives are not appropriate. So at the beginning of this series, we explained that a gush of abundance is receiving a sudden outpour within a very short time. You must have thought, oh yes, bring it on. But in the actual sense of it, God will not bless anything that will not give Him glory or that will not lead to a blessing for others. God has not called us to be blessed. He has called us to be a blessing to others. Genesis chapter 12 verse 3 makes that clear. The last of those statements of blessing He made to Abram when He called him in Genesis Chapter 12 was when He said –

…In you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

That simply captures God’s intention for blessing Abraham

Have you noticed also that all the scriptures on abundance that I have shared in this series always has to do with one person receiving that abundance for other people? Or, you haven’t seen that all along, let’s check them together.

In 1 Kings Chapter 18 which has been our anchor scripture all this while, Elijah, King Ahab, and Elijah’s servant have been in the centre of birthing abundance of rain for the people of that country Israel, who had experienced complete drought and dryness for three and a half years. So, it wasn’t about Elijah the man of God nor Ahab the king. It was about the people. The love for their people is what drives them.

I ask you again. Why do you want abundance? If it’s all about you, then you need to change your thinking. You can be blessed, but when you talk of abundance, it is too much for one person. God will gush his abundance on you if He knows you’re going to be a channel of abundance to others. Stop and think about what I want to say now. If you’re only an employee of someone or some organization and you don’t have any abilities that make anyone look up to you for anything, then if you’re asking for abundance, your employer will get that abundance first before you. That’s because you’re only a receiver and not a distributor. God will bless your employer so you can get a salary raise.

But let’s say, even though you’re a salary earner, you have also deliberately created an enterprise around yourself, and some other people are able to put food on their table because of you. Let’s say, you have some children whose school fees you pay regularly or better still, let’s say you have a small business outfit somewhere and you have to pay monthly to put food on the tables of those who work for you. Abundance is never a blessing for one person. You need to commit to a course that will see you provide some people’s needs regularly or fund given to some good course. The more the people you position yourself to be a channel of blessing to, the more the abundance you’re entitled to. Every time God sends rain, He sees not one person, but several people who need such rain!

Do not wait until people deserve something from you before you lift them. Think very well about this. Abundance is not for those who live for themselves. It’s for those who have made themselves a fountain of good things for many others.

Again, let me prove this point from the overflow episode that happened when Jesus fed people in John chapter 6 verse 5 to 12. Before this scene, we didn’t hear that Jesus had to multiply anything to feed his twelve disciples. Can you imagine? One would have thought that twelve people is a good number to always feed them by multiplying one loaf of bread at least all the time. But no, they always bought their own food, as we read in John 4 verse 8, where the Bible says they went to the city to buy food.

But when Our Lord Jesus suddenly saw the need to feed 5,000 men, and He would certainly need to have a superfluous abundance to make that happen, then that exponential multiplication became necessary. There had to be a gush of abundance and so five loaves of bread and two dishes became multiplied to feed 5,000 people and there was an overflow, twelve baskets remained after everyone must have eaten and taken away. Hallelujah! So you see that abundance, or a gush of it, will not be released just for one person, not even for few people.

It is released instead onto one person, in other to take care of several people. So once again I ask you – why do you need abundance? How many people are you willing to be a blessing to? Think big to answer this question.

Say, Lord Jesus, let my life be a miracle that will feed thousands of people. Gush on me an abundance that will lift several out of poverty. Give me an abundance that will enlarge your kingdom.

Then take a bold step of faith. Stop living for yourself. Commit to raising other people. No matter how small you think you’re earning, some people wish they have what you have. So don’t live for yourself and your family alone. Spread out. Scatter abroad, you justify to God the reason you need that abundance. If it’s for you to live fine and large, then you don’t need abundance. But if God sees that you’ve made yourself a distributor of His grace and provision, then you qualify for it.

Finally, I’ll show you something that will amaze you. Before the release of  the abundance of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in Acts chapter 2 verse 2, God had told them In Acts chapter 1 verse 8 very clearly, He says

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth

In other words, He’s telling them that ‘look here’, I’m poring this Holy Ghost power upon you, because I want you to transfer the grace of Jesus and be witnesses unto several people in several cities – Judea, Samaria and indeed the whole world. This abundance of the Spirit and power that is about to gush on you is actually too much for your personal use, it’s for the thousands of people you will have to minister to. Little wonder, those who preach the gospel and win souls for Jesus receive his abundance before others. Hallelujah!

So you see LIFECLASS, whatever form of Abundance you’re believing for – it’s not for your sake alone. It’s so God can make you a sure channel blessing to others. So for the last time in this class, I ask you again – why do you want abundance? Meditate in this for a while, then pull up a sheet of paper and write down your answer. Of course, by now, you know what your answer should look like. Then you need to take a step of faith and take on some responsibility and liability, be a distributor of God’s grace and blessing. even in your little way. Then when you ask for abundance, God will see your heart and approve of your gush, seeing that you need it to be a blessing to other people, especially people in His own kingdom.

Now, this while revelation will shock you. Joseph was a man that received an overnight abundance. Last night, he was a prisoner, then by this morning, he had become the most valuable man in Egypt. Hear it in his own words, in Genesis chapter 45 verse 7

And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Hallelujah! Did I just hear that? Even Joseph himself knew that the reason for his overnight gush of abundance was not about himself. He was saying “it was not really because of me, God sent me here and made me prime minister ahead of the economic team so that you will not die of hunger and become extinct”.

I pray that you become a channel of abundance to many people in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

But would you love to Join this family of grace and abundance, and settle in Jesus as a son? Abundance is for bonafide children of God and sin may lock you out of that. If you distribute to everyone, and your heart is not right with God, you may lose your reward after all. Come to Jesus Today, or rededicate your life to him to enjoy this abundance. Say, Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I’m sorry for my sins and I repent of them. I receive your grace and forgiveness. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour in Jesus’ Name. Thank you for dying on the cross to save me. I’m born again and free from today in Jesus’ Name. Amen. Hallelujah.

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And that brings us to the end of another LIFECLASS today. Join us next time for another class. Remain blessed in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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