Jesus is Your Supply

Jesus is Your Supply

We know that Jesus lived in Galilee in Palestine in the first century of this era. He lived in history and this is important. However, we must advance beyond this superficial knowledge to a richer and deeper level of knowledge. We must have a deeply personal relationship with Jesus as a Person! Jesus not only lived and walked in Galilee two thousand years ago; He is our risen, living Lord with whom we may enjoy an intimate, spiritual relationship this very moment. We may know Jesus as our Contemporary!

Jesus wants to meet you personally and fill your deepest spiritual longings through His infinite supply. He can meet every need you have—both now and in eternity. “God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

Search your own heart and life. What are your deepest needs? What are your spiritual longings? What is the quest of your heart that you can’t even articulate? Dear friend, Jesus can satisfy your spiritual quest. As Pascal rightly stated, there is a God-shaped vacuum in each of us that only God can fill. God fills this inner emptiness and need in Christ Jesus. He truly satisfies!

Please go off by yourself—alone—to a quiet place where you will not be interrupted. Seek Jesus Himself as you read through the following questions with responses in His own words. Let Him meet all your needs and satisfy your spirit with Himself. And now, open your heart to Jesus and His own words to you. . . .

  • Is there anyone who can give comfort and rest for the burdens that I bear?

Jesus said: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest . . . you shall find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29).

  • Is there someone whom I can truly know and who wants to know me?

Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd; and I know my own, and My own know me” (John 10:14).

  • Is there anyone whom I can have as a true and intimate friend?

Jesus said: “Your are my friends, if you do what I command you” (John 15:14).

  • Where can I find someone who will deeply love me?

Jesus said: “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love” (John 15:9).

  • How can I continue to experience the wonderful love of Jesus?

Jesus said: “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in my love” (John 15:10).

  • How can I experience God’s love and presence?

Jesus said: “If anyone love Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23).

  • In a world of confusing philosophies, where can I find spiritual truth?

Jesus said: “I am . . . the truth” (John 14:6).

  • Can I experience fullness of life?

Jesus said: “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

  • Can my spiritual hunger and thirst ever be satisfied?

Jesus said: “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35; cf. 7:37).

  • Who can give me true spiritual refreshment in life?

Jesus said: “The water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life” (John 4:14).

  • Can I have freedom from my sin?

Jesus said: “If . . . the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).

  • How can I avoid the judgment of God for my sins?

Jesus said: “He who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life” (John 5:24).

  • What is the only way to God the Father?

Jesus said: “I am the way . . . no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

  • I fear death. How can I avoid the dreadful spiritual and eternal death?

Jesus said: “If anyone keeps My word he shall never see death. . . . He who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John 8:51-56; 11:25-26).

  • How can I live forever?

Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he shall live forever. . . . Because I live, you shall live also” (John 6:51; 15:19).

  • Can I be certain that this life will be mine?

Jesus said: “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

  • How can I avoid spiritual darkness?

Jesus said: “I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness” (John 12:46).

  • How can I have spiritual light?

Jesus said: “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

  • Where can I find the door of salvation and true security?

Jesus said: “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9).

  • How can I handle the stress and difficulties in my life?

Jesus said: “In Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

  • How can I have spiritual peace in this world of turmoil?

Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. . . . Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:27).

  • Can I find true joy in this life of distress?

Jesus said: “My joy may be in you, and your joy may be made full. . . . Your heart no one takes your joy away from will rejoice and you” (John 15:11; 16:22).

  • How can I have the Holy Spirit?

Jesus said: “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth. . . . If I go, I will send Him to you” (John 14:16-17;16:7).

  • Can Jesus really identify with me personally?

Jesus said: “Whoever shall do the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother” (Matthew 12:50).

  • Can I be assured that God will accept me because of Jesus?

Jesus said: “Every one . . . who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:33).

  • Is there someone who really has all authority in this world that seems to be out of control?

Jesus said: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18).

  • Can’t I live my own life and still have spiritual security?

Jesus said: “Whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s shall save it” (Mark 8:35).

  • How can I be a true follower of Jesus?

Jesus said: “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine” (John 8:31).

  • I fear that people may reject me if I follow Jesus. How should I respond to this treatment?

Jesus said: “Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and heap insults upon you, and spurn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. Be glad in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven” (Luke 6:22-23).

  • How can I be spiritually fruitful in life?

Jesus said: “He who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

  • Can I be assured of Jesus’ presence throughout my life?

Jesus said: “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

  • Can I really dwell in Paradise after this earthly life?

Jesus said: “To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7).

  • Can I be assured of a place in heaven?

Jesus said: “I go to prepare a place for you . . . I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3).

  • Can I be assured of eventual victory through Jesus?

Jesus said: “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades” (Revelation 1:17-18).

Dear friend, were you able to identify with the foregoing questions and receive encouragement from the Lord’s replies? Remember that these answers of Jesus are not dead words, but living, authoritative, and powerful truths. They are words to you personally. Jesus declared, “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life” (John 6:63). He assures us: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). Are you willing to believe, receive, and obey them?

The world, with all of its attractions, cannot really satisfy our genuine needs. It is folly to follow after the vain pastimes, empty pursuits, and passing pleasures of a world under judgment. The physical and material cannot answer our spiritual quest. The pleasures of sex, the escape of drugs and drink, the accumulation of wealth and material things, the exercise of worldly power, the achievement of earthly fame and success, the attainment of secular education, and every other earthly pursuit will leave a person empty of true meaning and lasting satisfaction. Only the spiritual will meet your basic inner needs. Only Jesus can offer spiritual solutions to our spiritual dilemma.

Jesus is your supply. He can meet and supply all of your true spiritual needs. He gives of Himself fully, pours out His grace lavishly, and satisfies the deepest longings of the human heart. To the sorrowing and troubled, He gives comfort and rest. To the lonely, He is a true friend. To the confused, He gives peace of mind and direction in life. To the ignorant, He gives spiritual wisdom. To the guilty, He offers forgiveness. To the spiritually dead, He gives eternal life. To the hopeless and despairing, He blesses with hope of a heavenly home.

Jesus is a Friend, a Savior, and a Redeemer. He is the Shepherd of souls and the Lord over all. He is the Reconciler with the Father and the Forgiver of sins. He is both man and God. He is your Creator and ustainer. He is far more than you have ever imagined; and when you learn more of Him, there will always be more to learn. He is an inexhaustible resource who can satisfy all we need and will ever need. Jesus loves you more than you will ever know. He wants you to come to Him to find your completion in Him!

 

Richard Hollerman


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