"Divine Supply Live life out of His Supply"
by Keith L. Miller
John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
The Lord Jesus gives us this divine union by the Spirit so that we can be fruitful. All the vine has is made available to the branches. This union is made by the Lord, on our behalf, to give us what we need to be fruitful. The perpetual flow of the Holy Spirit provides for us on a constant, daily basis. As we have union with the presence of the Holy Spirit, we also have provision, or supply, of the rivers of the Holy Spirit. His presence comes with ever-flowing wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and reverential fear of the Lord.
Jesus’ parable of the vine and its branches reveals to us the blessing of the union and the provision it gives us. As we grow in the revelation of our identity as God’s sons and daughters and our true riches in His glory, we will live out of that supply. When we don’t know what we already have, we are limited, but when revelation comes, we become aware of what we already possess (see 1 Cor. 2:12). Revelation is the key to unlocking access to what we didn’t previously know, but now by revelation from the Spirit of the Lord can know and access!
Through the prophet Jeremiah, God said, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish” (Jer. 33:3 AMPC). Praise the Lord Jesus that through Him all things are possible to those who believe. It is no longer we who live, but He who lives through us. By His strength and supply, we are ready for all He has called us to do, and each day can be a day of “even more, Lord,” Look at this powerful passage: “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am [self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]” (Phil. 4:13 AMPC).
When you know how much you have in the bank, you can shop with confidence. When you go to buy something, you spend according to the funds you know are available to you; you spend with trust and confidence in your supply. When we (and the Church as a whole) awaken to the fullness of supply, a tremendous holy boldness will be released. We will walk in a deep trust and confidence not in our ability, but in His ability and supply. I believe this realization establishes a holy boldness within us (see Acts 4:31), because when we understand what the righteousness of Christ has made available to us, and as we grow in the full stature of Christ in us, we are going to be bold in living and ministering out of the unlimited flow of the Holy Spirit.
Enjoy, my dear friends, the truth that it is no longer you who lives, but Christ in you! Live life out of God’s supply, “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3).
Love and Blessings,
Keith & Janet