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Exceedingly Abundantly Above

 The Bible is full of promises and God has made them available to all believers. Jesus purchased these promises for us through His death, burial and resurrection. 
            Jesus told us through His Word that after His resurrection we could use His name (John 14:13-14). God, the Father, is glorified by answering prayers offered to Him in the name of His Beloved Son. 
            Too often, through doubt, we don't ask big enough. We must remember that Jesus is all-powerful and He has all authority in heaven and on the earth; that He created everything in this universe and He holds everything in His universe together by His great power. 
            That is why the Apostle Paul writes through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit: "Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us" (Ephesians 3:20). 
            God's ability to work on you behalf is unlimited. Luke 1:37 says, "For with God nothing will be impossible." 
            Genesis 18:14 says, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" 
            Know that God is for you and He can give you "exceedingly abundantly above, all that you could ask or even think." 
            Think of the loftiest, the richest, the best and the most! That is what God has planned for you!!! GLORY!!!! 
            The important thing is to know that He is willing to work on your behalf. When we place prayer and faith together, we will receive. Matthew 21:21-22-- "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." 
            Some spiritual problems are as stubborn as mountains. They just don't want to move. Trying to solve these problems in our own strength is hopeless. We must, by faith, ask and expect great things- "exceedingly abundantly above," from God. 
            The prayer of faith lifts us above all outward circumstances, filling our hearts with joy and peace. 
            God is greater than any of your personal problems. He is stronger than any of your enemies. He is greater than all of the obstacles you face. 
            God desires and betters things for you than you could ever dream. Know this: You get what you expect. Capture a vision for your life and allow God to fulfill that vision (Philippians 1:6). 
            Make it a practice to ask God for the greatest and the highest of all your desires. Psalm 37:4 says, "...He will give you the desires of your heart." 
            Usually the vision of the normal person is far below God's capacity to bless him. Ask God to expand your vision and increase your level o expectancy. 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 in the Prayer of Jabez we see that Jabez was very bold toward God. He asked God to:

  1. Bless Him indeed.
  2. Enlarge his territory.
  3. That God's hand would be with him.
  4. That God would keep him from evil.
  5. That Jabez would not cause pain to anyone. 
           God granted him what he requested. Jabez asked God to enlarge or increase his influence and God answered him. 
            There are no limitations with God and He knows no boundaries. What is impossible with man is always possible with God (Luke 18:27). 
            The fact that God wills and desires to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or even think does not make it automatic. 
            Every believer must believe and receive by faith (Hebrews 11:6). 
            Stand on this promise for superabundant blessings of God. They belong to you! 
            2 Corinthians 1:20 says, "For all the promises of God in Him are 'Yes' and in Him 'Amen,' to the glory of God through us." 
            And again in Galatians 3:14, "That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." 
            All that God promises Abraham became our promises through faith in Jesus Christ. God promised Abraham great things- exceedingly abundantly above-- what Abraham could ask or think. 
            God was El Shaddai to Abraham-- the All-Sufficient One.      
            Don't settle for "barely getting along" or "just enough." Allow God to be El Shaddai to you. The condition is "Walk before Me and be blameless and I will multiply you exceedingly" (Genesis 17:1-2). 
            Genesis 17:6 says, "I will make you exceedingly fruitful and I will make nations of you and kings shall come from you." God will do the same for you if you come in faith and serve Him. 
            Believe me, He can make you exceedingly fruitful. 
            God's will for you is "exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or even think." 
            Expect God's blessing to come on you continually. He loves you and He wants you to have His very best. 
            What is it today that you need from Father God? Is it in His will? Then believe Him for it. Don't ask or think too small. Come in faith, believing and receive from Him today. 
            He desires to pour out His riches upon you. Meet the conditions and receive and be blessed!

                                                            Amen!