God Will

God will meet all your needs. We see a lot of people, including Christians, who have tremendous needs. God says he’ll meet all your needs, and yet I see needs in this church that aren’t being met.

God says, “If you do this, then I will do that.” Only if you follow gods commandments will God Bless you with his riches.

Philippians 4:19 

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Christians have always looked to God to meet their material needs. But the kind of blessings that bring prosperity that gospel preachers often promise are very different. It is the mistaken and wrong teaching that if you are a Christian God will always give you health, wealth and success, just as long as you have enough faith.

God Will Provide

Because Paul is speaking as an apostle, we can assume that God had given him that message to pass on to that church. Paul wrote to the church because he had received some gifts they had sent him with Epaphroditus. And in the first instance that promises that “God will meet all your needs” was historically unique to the Philippians, just as much as their gifts to Paul were historically unique.

Like God to Joshua: “I will never fail you or forsake you.” Many Christians regularly claim that promise. We usually say that anything Jesus said to his disciples in the gospels will apply to all his disciples in every place and generation.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We don’t usually think that Bible promises Jesus made to his disciples can be claimed by people who are not believers unless they are promises which are obviously aimed at non-believers.

Jesus made to specific individuals which we don’t think are for everybody. “You are Peter and on this Rock I will build my church.” Not every disciple called Peter is called to be Jesus’s Rock and the foundation of the church. They are the even more important things we really need, which God has given us already through the glorious riches which come to us in Christ.

It is for all Christians without conditions or qualifications. But we misunderstand the promise if we think it is talking about physical and material needs.

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