+234-803-445-5678    info@centrendl.org
CentreNDL on Facebook CentreNDL on TwitterCentreNDL on Google+CentreNDL BlogSend Email to CentreNDL
CentreNDL  on CentreNDL

                                Home > Blog > Spirituality > The Supply of God Vs The Demand of Men

Discover Your Personality Type in Less Than 15 Minutes
Popular Posts
Have You Also Been Called A Leader? : What Would You Do About Your Leadership Call?

Vision of Mount Carmel - Children from the Rock!: God's Message To The Church in Nigeria

The Burden of Nationhood: How Nigerians Must Deliver Nigeria

Life Growth Strategy: Training vs Transformation - What Do You Need Now?

Self Entrepreneurship: How to Add Value to God's Investment on Your Life

Trembling Leadership: The Worst in Uncertainties

Leadership Principle: Taking Responsibility for Your Organization, Nation & Generation

Success Strategy: How to Achieve Personal and Business Success

Rediscovering Man: Understanding the Body of Man

The Law of Impact: How To Reproduce Your Success In Others

The Greatest Challenge of Leadership Practice:

The Law of Influence: A Leader Either Influences Or Is Influenced

Latest Posts
The Little By Little Growth Strategy: Discover The Secret of Effective Organizational Growth And Expansion
Jesus Christ The Grace: Examining How To Connect With Grace For Endless Possibilities
Understanding Time As An Important Resource In Leadership:
Jesus Christ The Word: Examining The Personality Behind The Name Jesus
Ethical Matters In Ministry Pt. 3: The Minister And Uprightness With The Word
The 6 Core Competencies For Effective Leadership:
Word For Today - What a Beautiful Day We Have in 20-02-2020!: Manage Your Day To Maximize Your Destiny
How Far Can Satan Go With Your Body Pt.2?: Building Your Capacity In Christ To Rule Over Sin
Ethical Matters In Ministry Pt 2: The Minister And Laying On Of Hands
What You Must Do While You Await The Second Coming of Jesus Christ: Why Idle Away or Doss Off In Corruption Thinking He Will Never Come?
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Sensitive Question That Leads Into Complete Self Awareness
The Lord Jesus Christ: How Do We Respond To His Lordship?
Latest Podcast
Understanding TIME As An Important RESOURCE In Leadership
Enthroning The Most High God Vs Enthroning Satan Pt. 2
The REVELATION of Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ The Power And Wisdom of God
Building A TEAM for Worship: Unraveling The Mystery Around Worship, Warfare and Ministry
Life Treatment: STAGNATION (Episode 06)
The ETHICAL Matters In MINISTRY: The Minister And Uprightness With The Word
Enemies We Face: The Structure of the Kingdom of Satan
The 6 CORE Abilities for EFFECTIVE Leadership
Enthroning The Most High God Vs Enthroning Satan
The REVELATION of Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ The GRACE!
Most Listened Podcast
How To Lead Your Organization Through Turbulent Times
Discipleship: Faithful Is He Who Calls - He Will Do It, You Are Not Alone, Nor Abandoned
Jesus: The Power And The Wisdom of God
Leadership By Value: Why Must People Follow You?
What Kingdom Do You Represent?
The Cornerstone of Church Authority, Responsibility & Influence
How God Preserves And Prepares Generations Through Effective Leadership
Leadership Focus: The Proof of Progressive Leaders
Perfect Leadership In An Imperfect World
How Did You Come About Your Leadership Vision? Created or Captured?
Most Downloaded Podcast
The Consequences of Voting Bad Leaders in Forthcoming General Elections in Nigeria
The Law of Seed: Whose Leadership DNA Do You Have?
Returning Back To The Father of spirits: Am I Pleasing The Lord?
What Is The BURDEN of Your Life?
The Dangers of Encroaching Into The Leadership Garden of Your Neighbour
Leading Your Way To Victory Though Faith
March On, Do Not Be Tired! - Discover The Love-Side of Waiting on God
Leadership Promise: How Leaders Are Chosen
How to Gain Competitive Advantage In An Hostile Business or Corporate Environment
Hunger - The Prerequisite for More in God
Popular Categories
Self Growth (87)
Leadership Growth (79)
Spirituality (81)
Self Awareness (28)
Work, Career & Ministry (34)
Leadership Awareness (33)
Relationship & Marriage (18)
Politics & Governance (13)
Churchshift (10)
Five-fold Ministry (8)
CentreNDL™ MBTI Personalities
The Artist (ISFP)
The Caregiver (ESFJ)
The Doer (ESTP)
The Duty Fulfiller (ISTJ)
The Executive (ENTJ)
The Giver (ENFJ)
The Guardian (ESTJ)
The Idealist (INFP)
The Inspirer (ENFP)
The Mechanic (ISTP)
The Nurturer (ISFJ)
The Performer (ESFP)
The Protector (INFJ)
The Scientist (INTJ)
The Thinker (INTP)
The Visionary (ENTP)
Tag Cloud

how  Your  Great   Bwari   taking responsibility   power   leaders   Islam   ministry   work   Jews   life   vision    human race   Joy   Disequilibrium   Church   Leadership Coaching in Nigeria   purpose   relevance   Judaism   Gboyega Adedeji   my purpose   Leadership Coach   Leadersoil  how to  7   discipleship   courageous leaders   nigeria   how to discover  leadership  Valuable Leadership   Abuja   God  
The Supply of God Vs The Demand of Men
Stats: 2,896 words / Reading Time: 14.48 mins

Published: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

The Supply of God Vs The Demand of Men is read 462 times on CentreNDL.org 462

The Supply of God Vs The Demand of Men

The Place of The Holy Spirit In Living A Purposeful Life

‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.

18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.

Acts 2:17-18


In case we are wondering when is this "last days" that the Bible was talking about? It is simply the period of time between Jesus ascending to heaven and Jesus' second coming. God says in this last days, He is going to pour out His Spirit on all flesh, without any exemption. The pouring of God's Spirit can be said to mean "God's Supply", what He intend s to give to all flesh in this time and period that we are living in.


To what end did God says He is going to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh? It is so that you can be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16b). God's release of His Spirit upon all flesh is to go through the latter days, because the Bible says in the last days, perilous times shall come.


But the challenge is: Many people today have reduced God's supply to provision of their basic wants only: Like what they will eat and what they will wear. This sometimes become a challenge because some of these things that men crave after and have made their preoccupation, the Bible says God is aware of them. If you read the book of Matthew 6:25-34, it tells us categorically that God knows that we are in need of these things. Verse 25 tells us "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"


There is no way worrying about these things can actually produce them. Worrying does not put food on the table, neither does it put clothes on your body. Why then go about worrying? It says this life is more than food and body more than clothing. And this is where many people lose it. This life of yours, there is a reason why God gave it to you in the first place. Life is not about funfair, but about fulfilling a specific purpose of God. See what Colossians 1:16-17 tells us: "For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist."


Your life is not a mistake. Although your parents may have conceived you in error or by mistake, but in the agenda of God, you are not a mistake. Purpose is the will of God concerning you, it is why He has made you the way you are. The Psalmist said "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" for His purpose. So, when Jesus said Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?", He was actually talking about the bigger picture about life, which is about fulfilling God's purpose on the earth.


Verse 26-29 tells us: "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." You see, one of the ways to appreciate the goodness of God towards us is to look at the things that He has made. It says the birds neither sow nor reap, they don't have food stores; yet, God feeds them. They don't worry about where there next meal is going to come from.


Listen to Podcast: The Supply of God Vs The Demand of Men


You see, worrying is a sign that your mind is not on God. Isaiah 26:3 tells us that "God will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, Because he trusts in you." Worrying is a sign that your trusts or gaze have shifted away from God unto something else, and the reason why many worry is because they doubt that God can actually provide for those their numerous needs. SO, THE ROOT CAUSE OF WORRYING IS LACK OF FAITH IN GOD. See what verse 30 says: "Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?" This verse simply buttresses the fact that worrying shows the absence of little or no faith in you.


Let us see what Philippians 4:6-7 says. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." So, why get anxious or worried about these mundane things, when you can actually get yourself filled with the supply of the Spirit of God? You see, you can't be filled with the Holy Spirit and be filled at the same time with worries. The two cannot go together.


Verse 31-34 of Matthew 6 reads: 31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."


Now, the question in the hearts of believers is this: My heavenly Father knows that I need all these things, how come I still lack them? I have thrown myself into the work of God, I am a firm believer in seeking the Kingdom of God first, why are these things haven't been added yet? The answer to these questions is simple. It is rooted in the supply of God's Spirit. Let us read 1 Corinthians 2:9-12. The Bible says:


9 But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God."


This tells us that what we need to go through this life is nothing other than the Holy Spirit. When God said He would pour out His Spirit upon all flesh in the last days, it is because His Spirit is all we need to survive. As much as we need food, clothing and shelter; we need much more the supply of the Holy Spirit because a time is coming that food alone won't be able to sustain you, clothing alone

Visitors who read this article also read:
Growing Up Spiritually: Discover 5 Things That Fosters Spiritual Growth
The Anointing Oil 1: Understanding What The Anointing Oil Represents
Reaping The Supernatural Pt 1: The Order of Giving In 2019
won't be able to cover you but what the Holy Spirit is going to supply you would be all that you need.


Because a time would come that you will need HELP, not the kind of help you can get from food or clothing, but from the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John 16:7 that "Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you." This kind of help can only comes from the Holy Spirit and nowhere else. A time also would come that you will need HOPE, it would look like all hope is gone, and you desperately in need of hope; the Holy spirit would be there to give you Hope. Romans 5:13 tells us: "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."


Now, ask yourself this question: What Do I Need? Is it food and clothing or is it the Holy Spirit? I want you to meditate on these words by the help of the Holy Spirit and let Him alone realign you with the plan and purpose of God. What you need to go through life is much more than food and clothing. What then happens after you have eaten the food and you have the clothes to wear? What you need to go through life is the Holy Spirit, ask Him to come fill you up right now.


How To Position Ourselves To The Supply of The Spirit

Haven said all from the beginning, it is important to know how we can position ourselves to the supply of the Spirit. Although God's promise is that His Spirit would be poured out to all flesh. But there are conditions that must be met, there is a posture or position that we must take if we want to enjoy all that the Holy Spirit supplies.


"Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."

Acts 2:38-39


The gift of the Holy Spirit there is the same as the supply of the Holy Spirit. So, if you are going to partake of all we have been talking about in this message, it is important that you repent. To repent simply means to desist from your old evil ways and to make up your mind to start doing the right thing.



Thanks for the gift of your time, I am Obayomi Abiola Benjamin!

Feel free to share your thoughts or testimony with me in the comment box below. I promise to respond to them as soon as possible!

Word of Confession: (Optional)

Lord Jesus, I confess to you that I have sinned against the LORD God - in the rebellion of my heart, I have disappointed your expectations on my life. I have fallen from Your grace and followed wrong influences around me. Today, I retrace my steps back to you - and I ask that in your mercy you accept me as your son and give to me (again) the promise of the Father - the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, please, come and make my heart your home, and from there rule in the affairs of all men. In Jesus Name I have prayed.


Purposeful Life Holy Spirit Demand of Men Supply of God The Supply of God Vs The Demand of Men

True spirituality is not in giving alms with the right hand and the left is aware, It is not by standing on the roof top to pray, It is not in wearing a long robe to look sanctimonious. True spirituality is the posture of your heart towards SIN, towards GOD, and towards your NEIGHBOUR.

Published: Apeh Francis Abah | Monday 7th October 2019

1 0
Do You Like This Article? If yes, share it!

True spirituality is not in giving alms with the right
  True spirituality is not in giving alms with the right
  True spirituality is not in giving alms with the right
  True spirituality is not in giving alms with the right
Article Publisher
ObayomiAbiola on CentreNDL
About Obayomi Abiola Benjamin

Obayomi Abiola Benjamin on Facebook Obayomi Abiola Benjamin on TwitterObayomi Abiola Benjamin on Google+Obayomi Abiola Benjamin on YoutubeObayomi Abiola Benjamin BlogSend Email to Obayomi Abiola Benjamin

|Teacher|Author|Christian|Real Estate|Publisher|GreatIfe|OAU

What Do You Think About This Article? Share Your Comment
Leave a reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join the Conversation on Facebook
Join the Conversation with CentreNDL on Facebook
Related Insights
Jesus Christ The Grace

Jesus Christ The Grace: Examining How To Connect With Grace For Endless Possibilities

One of the things that the Holy Spirit makes us to understand through this series is that the truth about the personality of Je....

Jesus Christ The Word

Jesus Christ The Word: Examining The Personality Behind The Name Jesus

The revelation of Jesus Christ is so important and that’s why it’s not called the knowledge of Jesus Christ, it is ....

The Secret of Honour No One Has Ever Told You

The Secret of Honour No One Has Ever Told You: Honour Is Not Normal, Find Out Why!


The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ: How Do We Respond To His Lordship?

By the leadership of the Holy Spirit, we will be looking at another series. And in this series, we will be looking at ....

Nuggets for Leaders

If you cannot find the right REASON for your existence or better still - LIVING; you will never know FULFILLMENT! In actual sense, FULFILLMENT is rooted in UNDERSTANDING of accomplishment of some purpose or INTENT. If PURPOSE isn't known, the accomplishment will also be vague and SATISFACTION will be merely accidental!

If inspite of your CLOSENESS and AFFINITY with YOURSELF, you are still not the best COUNSELOR of yourself; why do you think people can GUIDE you better than the LORD your Maker and Creator?

Beware of TELLING any human anything you would love to desperately FORGET: for most humans have incredible MEMORY for other people's MATTERS!

One thing that you must realize about LEADERSHIP is that there is no magic anywhere to becoming an EFFECTIVE LEADER. Most successful leaders that we know and we read about today all possess certain TRAITS AND ABILITIES, which when combined with their strong PRINCIPLES, made them exceptional and effective leaders.

Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter
Understanding TIME As An Important RESOURCE In Leadership
My Accounts Assorted Links Useful Links Affiliate Links Follow CentreNDL

CentreNDL founding purpose is to see transformed Nigeria led by servant-leaders with Christlike character
Join CentreNDL
Staff SignIn
Members LogIn
Lost Password

Four-Layer Development Programme™
Cave of Adullam Project™
Leadership Growth Package™
Leadership Network™
CentreNDL MBTI Personality Test™
Video Archive
Facebook Live
Youtube Live
About Us
Our Faculty
Our People
Contact Us
Leadership Fellowship
Disciplers Convocation
Evening Bible School (E.B.S)
Forms & Patterns™
Internship at CentreNDL

Flickers of Hope Foundation
CentreNDL on Facebook  Facebook

CentreNDL on Twitter  Twitter

CentreNDL on Google+  Google+

CentreNDL Blog  Blog

Send Email to Hubpile  Email