My Cup Runneth Over By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Theme: The Great Shepherd
Topic: My Cup Runneth Over
Luke 4:18-19; Psalm 23:1-6; John 6:10-13
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
The good Shepherd ensures that there is more than enough wine at the banquet – cups overflow. Jesus Christ said He came to give us abundant life (John 10:10). He does not give life and blessing sparingly. Abundant life is life, which is spiritually and eternally satisfying. This kind of life has the forgiveness of sins and the fullness of the Holy Ghost. It does not end on earth but runs over into eternity.
The wine of the Holy Ghost in the form of the infilling of the Spirit and the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Ghost must overflow in the Church. In terms of finances and physical blessings, a pastor should discard the scarcity mentality. Jesus Christ multiplied bread and fed thousands of people with twelve basketsful of crumbs left over.
God is able to do “exceeding abundantly” above what we ask for or think. It is not carnal for a pastor to teach his or her flock to walk in prosperity and divine health. Some preachers have exalted money to the level of God and have troubled the Body of Christ with their greed. We should not allow their waywardness to take us to another extreme by denouncing every kind of blessing. Abundance enables us to reach the world with God’s goodness and mercy.
1. Pray that in everything you do, you’ll not run at a loss but will profit abundantly.
2. Pray also that your life will be spiritually and eternally satisfying.
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