The dynamics of discipleship (part 13)
When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude away that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.” But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.” – LUKE 9:12,13
Jesus had just sent them out to preach and heal diseases after giving them power and authority over all the demons and they are upset over not having enough food.
I can sense some frustration in the Lord’s voice because His disciples came to Him wanting to send the multitude away.
They were not used to walking in the supernatural, being carnal in their thinking, and looking at the natural with worldly eyes.
So, leaning on their own understanding, they didn’t even think of asking God to multiply their food.
The church today has the same problem, never stepping out of their boats of unbelief and always leaving everything up to their pastor, all they know to do is sit and let someone else do it.
Jesus was about to teach them the miracle of multiplication, the principle of giving to live.
When we were in residential ministry with 35-40 mouths to feed we learned the keys to give out of our need and we gave more than 50% of everything that came in and God always took care of us and met the needs of many others as well.
The true church of Jesus Christ must get back to the divine principals of kingdom living in order to survive in these stressful times.
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” – LUKE 6:38