My God Shall Supply – Brother Jerry Savelle (WTB)
Scripture Reference: Genesis 22:2-8 (KJV); Phillipians 4:19 (KJV); Exodus 34:6 (KJV); John 10:10 (KJV); John 10:10 (MSG); Deuteronomy 28:48 (KJV); Galatians 3:13 (KJV); Deuteronomy 28:11 (KJV); Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV); 2 Chronicles 31:5 (KJV); Psalm 36:8 (KJV); Psalm 34:6 (AMPC); Psalm 132:15 (KJV); Psalm 132:15 (MSG); Ephesians 3:20 (KJV); Genesis 12:2 (KJV); Genesis 12:2 (AMPC); Genesis 24:35 (KJV); Genesis 24:35 (NIV); Genesis 26:28-29 (KJV)
Thank you, John. It is such an honour and a privilege to be able to come to you today. Certainly wish I was there in your presence. I always enjoy coming and being in the church there in South Africa. I love each and every one of you and as Joe has already said, we are so looking forward to being able to come back. And we’re hoping that it will be very, very soon. So once again, we want you to know how much we love you and that you are in our prayers always. And as the Apostle Paul said to the church in Philippi, you are in our hearts. You are very dear and very special to us. You know, I’ve been going to South Africa since about 1981. So I feel that I’ve got South African blood in my veins and praise God, I am so looking forward to returning. And once again, I hope that it will be very, very soon.
If you have your Bibles with you, why don’t you open them to Genesis chapter 22. First of all, Genesis chapter 22 and I’m going to be reading some very familiar verses and some of the things that I will be sharing with you today, you’ve already heard. Most of you already know them, but it never hurts to hear them again. The Bible never said faith came by hearing. It says faith comes by hearing and hearing. In other words, you can never hear it enough. And I have discovered over the last 12 to 18 months in particular that there are a lot of people in the body of Christ that have let go of the very basic principles of the life of faith.
For some, they have allowed another message to tickle their ears. A lot of people today are looking for something new in the way of the message. But I have discovered, I’ve been living this way since 1969. I am celebrating my 52nd year of ministry this year. And I have discovered that faith still works, it’s still the way that we please God, it’s still the way that we have victory over every adversity. It’s still the way that we experience God’s best in our life. So since it’s still the way, I believe I’m just going to keep on living this way. Amen. And I hope you’ve made the same decision as I have.
So once again, some of the things that we will be talking about today, they will be things that you’ve already heard, many of you already know. But I don’t want to take that for granted. I believe I’ve heard from the Spirit of God, and I want you to prepare to receive the message that I’m going to be sharing with you.
So in Genesis chapter 22, you know the story, and God has asked Abram, or Abraham to take his son Isaac to offer him as a sacrifice. And you’ll notice beginning in verse two, and he said, 2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you (Genesis 22:2-5 KJV).
Now, I want you to notice because the Bible tells us that God, the God-kind of faith calls things that be not as though they were. And here we find the father of faith, Abraham, doing exactly the same thing. Notice he said, I and the lad will go yonder and worship (Genesis 22:5 KJV), and will return. Notice he didn’t say, “I will return, but I’m going to leave my son in a pile of ashes on the mountain.” No, he is implying, I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and I and the lad will return (Genesis 22:5 KJV).
Now notice here, 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 7And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? (Genesis 22:6-7 KJV). Now this would imply that this is not the first time that Isaac has been with his father in offering sacrifices. Apparently, this is something that he has experienced before because he knew what it required. He said, “Father, we have the fire, we have the wood, but where is the lamb?” So notice once again, this is not something new to him, he knows what is to be expected. And then notice these famous words. 8And Abraham said, My son, God will provide (Genesis 22:8 KJV). Now I want you to highlight that if you haven’t already, or underline that; God will provide. Say with me; God will provide. Are you saying it right now? I’m going to give you an opportunity to say it; God will provide. And now I want you to turn to at least two people and tell them; God will provide.
Now, these famous words spoken by the father of faith, I believe should be on the mind and in the lips of every child of God today. This did not just apply to Abraham and Isaac. In fact, many theologians say that once these words were spoken – God will provide – now it’s not the first time we see God providing, but it is the very first time those specific words were spoken; God will provide. And that comes under the category of what is referred to by theologians, as the law of first mention, meaning, once it is mentioned for the first time, then it is to be carried out from thereafter. God will provide. So once again, this is not something that only applies to Abraham and Isaac. But once those words were released in the atmosphere, God saw to it from that point, right up until this moment that He will provide. And I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a good place to give the Lord a good shout. Thank you, Lord, that God will provide. Why don’t you lift your hands right now and shout with me; my God will provide. Amen.
Now, many, many centuries later, as you well know, the apostle Paul wrote in Philippians chapter four verse 19, 19But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19 KJV) Now, where do you suppose he got that? He was a student of the Word, he was certainly familiar with the life of Abraham because he wrote about it a lot in his own writings. So notice, he is referring to what Abraham spoke centuries before and there is evidence that all through Bible history God provided for His people, His covenant people. And now the Apostle Paul says, 19But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19 KJV). Why? Because it is a truth. It is a fact. It is something that you and I can base our faith on today. And I have been doing so for 52 years, and I have this testimony; God has never let me down. God has been faithful. He has supplied my every need all these many years, and He continues to do so no matter what’s going on around me. My God shall supply. I want you to shout it out one more time; my God shall supply.
Now, did you notice the words shall supply? The dictionary says that the word shall indicate future tense, future tense. It also implies that the Person who declares, Mm God shall supply, now, let me say it this way, the person who says “I shall supply,” obligates Himself to follow through with what He has promised. Let me say that one more time, because I don’t want you to miss it. It implies that the Person who declares He shall supply – and in this case, it was God who is saying that – God will supply, that He obligates Himself to follow through with whatever He has promised. And finally, it is used to indicate destiny; shall supply. It is used to indicate destiny. Destiny is defined as a pre-determined course. You know, my life has already been pre-determined by God and so has yours. When you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you became the seed of Abraham, and you have every right to expect God to supply for you, just like he did for Abraham. You’re the seed of Abraham today. And praise God you have your destiny already planned and part of your destiny is to have every need in your life fully supplied. And I think once again that deserves a shout unto God. Amen. Give the Lord your best shout. Praise God. Amen.
You are destined. I want to say it again. You were destined to have your every need supplied. No matter what the circumstances may be, good or bad, God will supply. Keep that in your mind and keep it on your lips. Talk it all the time, not just while you’re hearing me talk about it. I want you to talk about it as soon as this service is over. I want you to talk about it on your way home. I want you to talk about it in front of your family. I want you to talk about it when you have a meal together. I want you to talk about it before you go to bed. In fact, the last thing you say before you close your eyes; thank God, my God will supply. Hallelujah. Can you say amen to that?
Now, most of you are aware of the prophetic word that the Lord gave to me for 2021. And that word is; it will be a year of abundant overflow. A year of abundant overflow. You know, the Lord said this to me back during 2020. Now, back in 2020, as you recall, back in March, in fact, I was preaching in Denver, Colorado. I’d been there for a couple of days, and on our airplane, and we flew home. The next morning when I was awakened that’s when all this began with COVID-19 and the pandemic. And all this began. In fact, we were scheduled to be in Africa later that year and had to cancel. We were scheduled to be all over Europe later that year and had to cancel. We were scheduled to be in Australia and had to cancel. In fact, I did not leave Fortworth, Texas, Crowley, actually, which is a suburb of Fortworth, I didn’t leave this region from March until August because everything had been cancelled.
Now I’m a travelling ministry. You know, I travel all over the world, as you well know. I have preached in 48 different nations in the last 52 years. And obviously, when you’re a travelling ministry, a good portion of your income comes from the meetings that you do. Now my income is not based entirely on the meetings that I do, because I have a strong partnership. And praise God, I’m telling you, they rallied during 2020. So notice, even though I was not able to travel from March until August of 2020, we finished 2020 experiencing the finest year financially we had ever had in 52 years of ministry. Why? Because my God shall supply – that is deeply rooted in my heart. My income is not based on me travelling. My income is not based on how many meetings I can do. My income is based on my faith in my God shall supply and He did not let me down. In fact, we finished the year breaking all records. In fact, by the time the first quarter of 2021 came, we had already increased during the first three months of 2021, 475 brand new partners who had never been partners with our ministry before. That’s like having 475 new tithers in your church. God did supply. Hallelujah. And I think I’ll just give Him another shout. Praise God forevermore. And I want you to join with me. Come on, give the Lord a great shout of praise because He’s the same yesterday, today and forever. He’s the same in South Africa as He is in America. It makes no difference what nation you live in. Makes no difference what colour of your skin – God shall supply.
I want you to get this down in your spirit so deeply that nobody can convince you otherwise, no matter what you are going through right now; no matter what the nation is going through right now; no matter what the world is going through right now; your God shall supply. Hallelujah. I think you need to give Him another shout. I’m going to have you shouting all through my service. Hallelujah. So go ahead and do it right now. Amen. Praise God. It is a year of abundant overflow.
Now, as I mentioned, by the time 2020 had ended, in what most people in our nation – and I’m sure you were hearing it in your nation as well – most people were saying, “It’s the worst of times.” Not for me. Not for our ministry. Not for people in our church. They’ve learned how to become winners in life. And for most of them, it was not the worst of times; it was the best of times. In fact, I had told Pastor Justin back in March of 2020 that we will set up an account for people in our church if they have problems, you know, paying their mortgage or praying their rent or buying groceries or being able to fill their cars with fuel and getting to wor; or if they lose their job. They’ll be able to draw from it. We set up a special account for that. And I’m telling you, I was so thrilled that, I mean, over the next few months after we set up that account, there were very few people that had to make a withdrawal from it. Few people. In fact, I mean I told Justin, I said, “This is proving that what we are teaching is working. We’re making winners in life.” Hallelujah. Amen. And I know that’s what Pastor John and Sharon are teaching you to be as well – winners in life.
Now, I want to share a great testimony with you. And you’ve heard me talk about it, some of you have. But it’s such a great testimony that I can’t overlook it. During 2020, during the pandemic, during the, and I quote – like most people were saying – ‘worst of times,’ once again, we were having our best of times. Now, John knows this and many of you know this but I have been believing God for over 20 years now, 20 years, I have been believing God for us, our ministry, to own an international jet. Where I could fly anywhere in the world and not have to depend on the commercial airlines. I’ve sown seed for that international jet for many, many years. In fact, every time I heard of another minister believing for an international airplane, I would sow seed into his airplane. I sowed seed into Brother Copeland’s, numerous times before it manifested. I sowed seed into Jesse du Plantis’ airplane. I sowed seed into Keith Moore’s airplane. I’m a sower of seed. And I learned a long, long time ago, if you want a harvest then you got to sow seed. I was born on a farm in Mississippi and my grandfather taught me that if you sow seed, boy, you’re going to reap a harvest.
Well, I learned that from the Word of God as well and, thank God, I have practised that for 52 years and it has always worked for me. So, during this pandemic, now isn’t it amazing, this sounds just like God to me, when people are screaming, “Worst of times, worst of times,” and everything seems to be falling apart, God caused that dream, a 20-year dream, to come to pass. And I want to show you a picture of it. The next time I come to South Africa, this is what I’ll be coming in. Look at this picture. Hallelujah. That’s a Falcon 50. It’ll take me anywhere in the world. Hallelujah. And praise God, it’s paid for. It’s debt-free. Hallelujah. And it’s proof that my God shall supply. Come on, give Him another shout. Praise God. I’m telling you, every time I look at it I can’t help but to shout and thank God. Hallelujah. Come on, give Him a great shout of praise. And if He would do that for me, then what do you suppose He’s working on behind the scenes for you right now? Amen.
John, I can hardly wait for you to pick me up at the airport and you step inside that Falcon 50 and anywhere we want to go in Africa, that’s what we’ll be flying. Anywhere we want to go in Europe, that’s what we’ll be flying. Anywhere we want to go in Asia, that’s what we’ll be flying. Hallelujah. My God is the God that abundantly supplies. Hallelujah. Can you give Him another shout? I think you ought to stand up and give God your best praise. Amen. He’s such a good God. He’s the God that is abundant in goodness. Hallelujah. Can you say; Amen? Amen. Hallelujah.
I want you to say this with me. Turn around and tell at least two people this, “There is no lack in my God.” Tell at least two people. There is no lack in my God.
Exodus chapter 34 and verse 6 says, 6The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness (Exodus 34:6 KJV). Notice, He is abundant in goodness. In other words, He never runs out. There is no lack. You know, there’s a scripture in Psalms that says, it talks about the goodness that He’s already wrought and then He talks about, in that same verse, the goodness that has been laid up. One is talking about goodness that we’ve already experienced. And then the other part of that verse is talking about goodness that we’ve not yet experienced. I like to say it this way, no matter how much of God’s goodness you’ve already experienced, you haven’t seen anything yet; the best is yet to come. Hallelujah. The best is yet to come. Don’t let what’s happening in the world stop you from expecting the goodness of God to manifest in your life right now. And not only right now, but in the days to come, in the years to come. Why? Because it is a proven fact my God shall supply. Hallelujah. Can you say; Amen?
John, Chapter 10 verse 10, which Joe mentioned earlier in his service, 10 I am come, Jesus said, I am come, that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly (John 10:10 KJV). Abundance is the nature of God.
I remember years ago, I was working for Brother Copeland, back in ‘71, ‘72, early part of ‘73 and I was always in every meeting that he did, he went nowhere without Jerry Savelle. Back then I was the road crew. And I’m standing there next to him, as a man said something to Brother Copeland. And I’ll never forget how Brother Copeland responded to what this man said. He said, “You know, Brother Copeland, the nature of God is miraculous.” And I’m standing there, and I’m thinking, yeah, that’s true, the nature of God is miraculous. And then Brother Copeland said, “No, it’s not.” I thought, it’s not? You could have fooled me. And I could hardly wait to hear what Brother Copeland was going to say next. He said, “The nature of God is not miraculous. The nature of God is abundance. Miracles only happen when there’s lack.” I thought, yeah, that’s what we believe, praise God. You know, I thought, why didn’t you think of that? The nature of God is abundance. Miracles only happen when there’s lack. Amen. And I’ve experienced miracles in the way of financial miracles. I’ve experienced miracles in a number of other ways. But they only came when there was lack because the nature of God is abundance. Amen. He represents abundance. He’s the Source of abundance. He’s the Source of more than enough. Hallelujah. And He wants you to get that down into your spirits so deeply that nobody can take it from you.
The Message translation for John 10:10 says that Jesus said, I have come that they might have a better life than they’ve ever dreamed of (John 10:10 MSG). A better life than they’ve ever dreamed of. Well, I don’t know about you, but the life that I dream of includes abundance. I’m going to say it again; the life that I dream of includes abundance. I don’t dream of a life of barely getting by. I don’t dream of a life of just having sufficient. I have a dream of a life of abundance, more than enough. And the reason I have that dream is because God put it in my heart. And it came the first time I ever read Genesis chapter 12, where God promised that He would bless Abraham, and not only bless him but make him a blessing. The Lord spoke to me right then. He said, “Son, don’t just believe to be blessed. Believe that you’re so blessed that you can be a blessing.” Not just, you live a comfortable life, but you’re in a position where you can help other people live a comfortable life. And that’s what Carolyn and I have believed for all these many years. That’s the way we live, praise God. We are blessed. We are abundantly blessed. We’re experiencing abundant overflow, but we’re not consuming it all on ourselves. We are blessed to be a blessing.
So, I want to impart, if you haven’t done so already, receive a new dream today. Receive this dream that you are so blessed that all your needs are taken care of but plenty leftover to get involved in the needs of others. That you’re living a very comfortable life but you’re also, with the ability to help other people live a comfortable life as well. I’m telling you that’s the greatest way to live; blessed to be a blessing.
Now, let me say this to you. God, once again, is the Author of abundance, and not lack. In Deuteronomy chapter 28 under the category of the blessings of Abraham, the curses of the law, it says in verse 28, or chapter 28, and verse 48, that under the curse, you will be 48in want of all things (Deuteronomy 28:48 KJV). In want of all things. That’s lack. But that’s under the curse. Notice it’s not a blessing, that’s under the curse. And praise God the Bible says from the writings of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 3:13, 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13 KJV). So, if I’m redeemed from the curse, then I’m also redeemed from lack. I want you to say that with me; if I’m redeemed from the curse – I’ll give you time to repeat it – then I’m also redeemed from lack. Say it again; I’m redeemed from the curse and I’m also redeemed from lack. Amen.
So lack should not be a part of our lives. I’m not saying I’ve never lacked. But as I continued to decree what God’s Word promises, God took care of the lack. Amen. Because it’s under the curse and it doesn’t belong in our lives. Now, once again, I’m not saying that I’ve never experienced lack. I have. But once I discovered that it’s under the curse, and I began to decree that I am redeemed from lack, then praise God, God took care of the lack and He moved me over into the blessing, which includes abundance. In fact, listen to what Deuteronomy 28 verse 11 says, 11The Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods (Deuteronomy 28:11 KJV). The Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods. Plenteous, that means more than enough. That means more than you could possibly use on your own self. That you have so much that you’re able to share it with others. You’re able to bless others. You say, “But I can’t do that under these circumstances.” No, that has nothing to do with it. This is the Word of God. The Bible says, 8The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God shall stand forever (Isaiah 40:8 NKJV). It doesn’t say, “You will be plenteous in goods unless you’re experiencing a pandemic.” No, God has promised that you are the blessed of Almighty God and part of that blessing is you shall have or experience plenty in goods. Amen. Why? Not only so you can have a wonderful life, but so that you can help other people have a wonderful life. Can you say; Amen? Blessed to be a blessing. Now, let’s see if this is true. Let’s just go through some of the scriptures in the Bible and see if this is true for God’s people. In second Chronicles, Chapter 31, in verse five, 5And the children of Israel brought in abundance the first fruits and all the increase of the field, and the tithe of all things brought they in abundance (2 Chronicles 31:5 KJV). Notice, in abundance. Abundance is connected to covenant people. That was God’s intent from the very beginning that His covenant people would experience abundance. Well, today we have a covenant with God. And according to the Bible, it’s even a better covenant founded upon better promises than what we’re reading about that these people had. I like to say they were blessed and favoured but under the New Testament I’m extremely blessed and I’m highly favoured. Hallelujah. Amen.
So, Psalm 36 and verse eight says, They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house (Psalm 36:8 KJV). The word fatness in the literal Hebrew means abundance. So you could say it like this; they shall be abundantly satisfied with the abundance of God’s house. In other words, that’s where abundance originates from. That’s where it is initiated, from the very throne of God. Paul says, 19But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19 KJV). What is he saying? There’s no lack in His riches and glory. There’s no lack in heaven. There’s no lack in Christ Jesus and God has promised to supply our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. Can you say, Amen?
Exodus chapter 34 and once again, and I’ve already declared it, verse six says that 6He is abundant in goodness and in truth (Exodus 34:6 KJV). The Amplified Bible says, 6He is abundant in loving kindness (Exodus 34:6 AMPC). Psalm 132 verse 15, 15I will abundantly bless your provision (Psalm 132:15 KJV) The Message translation says, 15I will shower blessings on you (Psalm 132:15 MSG). I will shower blessings on you. The definition of the word shower is a sudden downpour of blessings. Oh, I like that. Praise God. That’s what I’ve been experiencing during what the world is calling ‘the worst of times,’ I’ve been experiencing a downpour of blessings. Hallelujah. And God wants you to experience it as well. Can you say, Amen? Hallelujah. So once again, abundant overflow. That’s God’s plan for us this year and beyond.
Ephesians chapter three, verse 20. 20Now unto him, that is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh within us (Ephesians 3: 20 KJV). Notice, He’s not able to just meet our need. He’s not only to just satisfy our wants but He’s able to do exceedingly, abundantly. Why? Because that’s the nature of God; abundance. That’s how He thinks, that’s the way He is and that’s what He wants you and I to experience. Amen.
Now going back to the story of Abraham – with a few minutes I have left. In Genesis chapter 12 and verse two, as you well know, and I know that you’ve heard this before, but you need to hear it again. In fact, the whole body of Christ needs to hear it again. He says, 2I will bless thee (Genesis 12:2 KJV). You’ve heard me teach it before and I know Pastor John has taught it and many of you have learned it on your own that the word bless means to empower to prosper, to empower the increase, to empower to multiply, to empower to excel, to empower to cause you to rise above what holds everybody else down.
The Amplified Bible says, 2I will bless you, with an abundant increase of favours (Genesis 12:2 AMPC). I will bless you with an abundant increase of favours. I want to encourage you and I want to challenge you to start believing if you haven’t already. Start believing from this moment forward that throughout the rest of this year and beyond, it doesn’t end at the end of this year. But start believing right now that you’re going to experience an increase in favours. You’re going to increase an abundant increase in favour. You know, speaking of the International jet that I showed you a photo just a few moments ago that was the favour of God. You know, once again I have been believing God for this airplane for 20 years. Now, God has blessed me over the years. This is the 10th debt-free airplane that God has blessed this ministry with, in 52 years. Now I’m not saying I own 10 airplanes. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t say I have 10 airplanes out at the airport. No, over 52 years God has blessed me with 10 different debt-free airplanes. And the way this one came was I believe, the favour of God. In fact let me tell you a little bit about the story.
There was a partner of mine who called me one day and he said, “Brother Jerry, I don’t know anything about airplanes. I don’t have a clue. I couldn’t tell you if I saw a group of airplanes on the airport, I couldn’t tell you which one is what.” He said, “But I’ve heard you talk about airplanes and I’ve heard you talk about the Falcon 50 that you’re believing God for.” And he said, “I was in San Marcos, Texas, here recently.” And he said, “I heard about a Falcon 50 that’s in a hangar on the airport in San Marcos.” And he said, “When I heard about it,” he said, “I thought of you.” And he said, “I don’t know whether it’s even worth your while to check on it. But I just felt impressed of the Lord to tell you about this airplane.” And he said, “Maybe you want to check on it, maybe you don’t but I’ve done my part.” And so as soon as I got off the phone with him, I called my chief pilot. And I said, “Brad, I want you to see if you can find out anything about this Falcon 50 that’s in San Marcos, Texas.” So he got busy. He called me back. He said, “Brother Jerry, it is in San Marcos, it’s in a hangar and has been sitting in that hangar for five months.” And he said, “I talked to the man that is responsible for endeavouring to sell it. It is for sale,” and he said, “what do you want me to do?” I said, “Well, let’s go down there tomorrow, fly down there tomorrow and let’s take a look at it.”
So we flew down there. And when we got there, the broker took us out to where the airplane was. They pulled it out of the hanger so we could look at it carefully. We walked around the airplane and then we walked up in the airplane. The broker followed us in there. We were just looking, so I said to the broker, “Would you mind stepping out of the airplane for a few moments? My pilot and I are going to pray and ask the Lord if this is our airplane”. He looked a little shocked and he said, “Well, yeah sure, I don’t, mind.” So he stepped out of the airplane, we closed the door behind him. I said, “Brad, you go up in the cockpit, and you pray. And I’m going to walk around back here in the cabin and I’m going to pray.” And I said, “Anything you get from God, you let me know and anything I get from God, I’ll let you know. I don’t want to leave here today without knowing whether or not this is my airplane.” Now, there was no lightning bolt from heaven and no voice that said, “Jerry, this is your airplane,” and the plane rattled and the ground shook. No, nothing like that happened. But we were praying. And I could hear Brad up in the cockpit praying. And I’m back walking up and down the cabin area praying. And all of a sudden the joy of the Lord hit me – and I know a person sitting on the front row right there in that service. I’m looking at him right now that knows something about the joy of the Lord hitting you. It happened the last time I was there. Yeah, I see your hand up. Okay, now Brinn, exactly what happened to you happened to me in that airplane. I went to shouting, I went dancing up down that airplane and I could hear it happening to Brad up in the cockpit. I shouted to Brad I said, “Brad, get back here.” And so he ran back there. I said, “Man, the joy of the Lord came on me and I heard it come on you as well.” I said, “You know where joy comes from. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit.” I said, “I know, that I know, that I know that this is my airplane.” He said, “Brother Jerry, I know that it’s your airplane too.” I said, “Get that broker back up here, I need to talk to him.”
While he was getting the broker back up in the airplane, the Lord said to me, “Now listen to this”, I’m talking about the favour of God. The Lord said to me, “Don’t negotiate with him. Tell him you’ll pay him exactly what he’s asking for.” Now, I thought that was a little strange. You know, because when an airplane comes up for sale, usually, they’re willing to negotiate. The Lord said, “Don’t negotiate. Tell him you’re willing to pay what he’s asking for it and you’ll pay cash.” Now in the natural, what they were asking for it, I didn’t have that amount of cash, but I’m obeying what the Lord said. Okay, now I’ve got a Falcon 50 account set up, and there’s cash in it, but I didn’t have that much. And the Lord said, “Tell him you’ll pay him what they’re asking.” So when he came up in the cabin, I said, “Sir, this is my airplane.” He said, “Really?” I said, “This is my airplane. I know as well as I know my name, this is my airplane and I’m going to pay you what you’re asking for it.” Well, he was a little shocked that we didn’t try to negotiate. Now, the reason the Lord told me not to negotiate, He said this. Now listen to this. He said, “I’ll make it up to you on the other end.” Now, I didn’t know exactly what that meant but I heard that in my spirit, “I’ll make it up to you on the other end.” And so I just held fast to that.
Okay, so we went into establishing a contract. So, it took a couple of months because the man that owned the plane, apparently, I’d never met him the owner, apparently, he was an older man and I think the man was suffering from dementia because he had a guardian that was taking care of all of his businesses and taking care of his personal assets. We had to go through the guardian to do this, which took a lot more time than normal. And then we had to go before the courts to make sure that no one else in the family was against the sale of this aircraft. So it took a while, it took a couple of months for us to even get settled with an agreement. So once it was all settled, and we went into pre-buy – this is something you always do when you buy an airplane. You don’t just give them the money and leave. You go into a pre-buy that means you have an opportunity to inspect it and to make sure that they have covered all the inspections that are required by the FAA. Well, as we got into the pre-buy, we found out that they had allowed some inspections to expire. And that meant they can’t legally sell this airplane without those inspections taken care of. So we put in the contract, you have to take care of these inspections before we pay you. Now we had given them earnest money upfront and then they had to go into taking care of these inspections. One inspection, one inspection was a quarter of a million dollars, that’s just the first inspection. Then there were a couple of other inspections they had to take care of. By the time they got through with all these inspections, they’d already spent $400,000 on this airplane. Okay? And then they had one last inspection to take care of. And they came back to us and said, “We don’t want to spend any more money on this airplane. You take care of this last inspection and we’ll knock off a quarter of a million dollars on the sale price.” I said, “That sounds like God to me.” And so we went into the contract. We were able to buy that airplane with them putting $400,000 in upfront, and then knock off another quarter of a million dollars. And when we did that last inspection, it only cost us $131,000 and we added another $100,000 to our account. I call that the favour of God. Hallelujah. Can you say Amen to that? I’m telling you when you begin to expect an increase in favour, an abundant increase in favour, then God will not let you down.
You know my story; I am Mr Favor. I am Dr Favor. I experience favour all over the world. I’m known for the favour of God all over the world. Praise God, you can be known for the favour of God right there in your nation, right there in your city, right there in your location. Why don’t you look at somebody and say, “I am now known as the man or the woman with the favour of God.” Hallelujah. Say it with me; I am now known as the man or the woman with the favour of God.” Have you said it? Amen. Give the Lord another shout of praise. Hallelujah.
You know, when you know that you know, that you know, that your God will supply, and you know, that you know, that you know that you have the blessing of God on your life, and you know, that you know, that you know that you have a right to an abundant increase of favour, there is absolutely no way under no circumstances, no matter what is happening around you, that you will fail. You have a right to be a winner in life because your God shall supply. You’re blessed with the blessing of God. You have the favour of God on your life. I want you from this day forward to lean heavy on these revelations. I am telling you, no matter what is going on around you, you’re going to have testimonies that will astound those who know you. Can you say; Amen?
Now let me wrap it up with this. God wants you so blessed, so blessed that other people will begin to recognise that you’re not the one that has to go around saying “I am blessed.” I mean, you say it, you know, in your own personal life, you say it in the privacy of your own personal life, but you’re not the one that has to go around telling other people how blessed you are. Other people are going to see it on you and let me show you this. In Genesis chapter 24 and verse35 – now this is not Abraham saying this. This is one of Abraham’s servants saying it, 35And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses (Genesis 24:35 NKJV). The New International Version says, 35God has blessed my master, this is one of Abraham’s servants. God has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become extremely wealthy (Genesis 24:35 NIV). Notice, this is not Abraham saying this. This is somebody else who sees it on him. God wants you so blessed that other people begin to recognise it on you. That’s what happened to Isaac in Genesis chapter 26. The Bible says that God promised to bless him even in the midst of a famine, and God did so, and the man became extremely wealthy. He was prosperous and the Bible says the Philistines envied him. Amen. And this is what Abraham’s seed, Isaac, this is what was said about him through Abimelech. In Genesis 26 verse 28 and 29. 28And they said, We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee … 29thou art now the blessed of the Lord (Genesis 26:28-29 KJV). Notice, this is somebody else, it is not Isaac saying it, “Oh, I am so blessed.” I want you to say that but in the privacy of your own home. Say that when you are driving up and down the interstate. Say that around those of like precious faith, but God wants the world to see that there is something on you that they don’t have. God wants them to see that the blessing of God is on your life and He is going to use that as a tool for evangelism. You’ve heard me say it before, eventually, someone is going to come up and say, “How are you doing this? Where are you getting all this?” And you are going to be able to say, “It is the blessing of God on my life. It’s the favour of God on my life.” Everybody who has ever said that to me, they’ve never turned me down when I would say to them, “Would you like to know my God?” Amen.
God wants us so blessed even in this time of what people are saying, ‘the worst of times,’ He wants us so blessed with the evidence of it that other people recognise it, they see it and it causes them to want to know our God. Folks, I am telling you, we serve a great God. We serve a good God. We serve a God Who has promised that He shall supply. I want you to leave here today with this deeply rooted in your heart. Don’t let anybody talk you out of it. Don’t let anybody convince you otherwise. God will supply.
Now, I want you to stand with me, and I want to pray over you before we close and before I turn it back to Pastor John. Lift your hands right now and get ready to receive my prayer for you. Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray over all my brothers and sisters in South Africa, who are watching this right now. I pray that what we have shared today has lodged deeply in their hearts that it is more than just head knowledge, it is heart knowledge. It’s revelation to the point that nobody can convince them otherwise. To the point that no one will be able to take it away from them. I pray over their needs right now, whatever they might be. Your Word declares that if we will seek the Lord that we will not want any good thing that God will see to it that we are plenteous in goods. I pray that over every person who is in this service right now and any other person who may be watching by some other means. I pray in Jesus’ name that by the time we get to return physically to South Africa, I am going to be bombarded with amazing testimonies of how God supplied. How God’s favour and how God’s blessing sustained them all the way through and that God has brought them into a place of abundance so that their needs are not only met, but so that they can be involved in the needs of others. I pray that in Jesus’ Name. I receive it. I believe they receive it, and we give You praise for it. Amen and Amen. If you receive that give the Lord your best shout. Hallelujah. I can hear the shouts. Hallelujah. Amen. I can hear the shouts. Don’t stop, continue to shout a little bit. Praise God in advance for the abundance that He is going to supply in the name of Jesus. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Amen and Amen.
Now, Brother John and Sharon, we’re expecting a call real soon and that call is going to be like this, “John, can you pick us up at the airport? We’re in a Falcon 50; N920JS. Hallelujah. That is how we are going to come to South Africa in Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen. Hallelujah. I love you guys. Have a great weekend and we will see you again in the morning at our service here at Heritage of Faith and we look forward to be with you again. Bless you guys Bye-bye.
Hallelujah. Glory to God. Praise Jesus. Praise Jesus. Praise the Lord.
I mean, isn’t it amazing that that Brother Joe spoke on healing, and Brother Jerry spoke on finances. The two things that the Lord has placed on our hearts I don’t consult with them before they decide what to preach on. I don’t talk to them. They hear from God. Isn’t it amazing that those two areas God covered and Pastor Sharon, I’ve had it on our hearts that we’re going to press in for healing and restoration of health for everybody in our ministry that the devil has tried to steal your health and keep health and healing away from your body, in Jesus’ name. Hallelujah.
And it’s also, you know, Brother Jerry was led by the Lord to minister on finances today and the favour of God because this is a time when God wants us to be bold and He wants us to go big. He doesn’t want us to hold back. He wants this to be the time where He begins to show the difference between those who walk in the light and those who don’t. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Can the music ministry come up, please?
So you may be seated for a minute while they come and get themselves ready. How many of you feel how the power of the Word of God has already impacted you? Just making a special time and extra time to come in and to hear the Word and to sit under the Word and just let it impact your heart. Faith comes. Don’t you feel your faith has got stronger? Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. So, we’re going to have a whole day like us tomorrow. Imagine how you’re going to, what’s going to happen to your spirit man after tomorrow. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
Well, I’m so grateful that God connected me with Brother Jerry all those years ago. You know, it delights my heart that God has answered his prayer for his airplane. Hallelujah. So one of the things we’ve been doing as a ministry is, we’ve been putting some money aside into the aviation account. We are going to make sure that the first place he travels in the world with that jet is here. Between now and tomorrow afternoon – our time, tomorrow morning his time – I intend to contact Brother Jerry and tell him that we are going to take care of all of the expenses for his first flight that he’s going to fly to South Africa. All the fuel is going to be paid for. I’m being bold about this. Amen. So that call comes sooner, rather than later. Hallelujah. I mean, praise the Lord. Glory to God. I don’t want there to be any hindrance for him to come to minister to us. Praise the Lord. Glory to God. Glory to God.
I’ll tell you, there is nothing that can stop a man or a woman that has the favour of God on your life. There is nothing that can stop you. Nothing. There is no one, no organization, no government, no authority on the earth that has more authority than God. And if you are operating in the authority of God, there is no man, no intelligence, no philosophy, no theology, there is no amount of money or power that can stand against a man or a woman of God who has the favour of God on them. They are unstoppable. Unstoppable, unstoppable. It doesn’t matter what the time is, they are unstoppable. If you’re a spiritual person, you will know that this is true. This is true. It’s as sure as the sun rises in the morning, it’s a sure thing that God is for you and not against you. Hallelujah. It’s a sure thing. It’s a sure thing. You know when they say something is a sure thing, you can take it to the bank. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Praise Jesus.