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EPISODE 71 – THE LORD HAS NEED OF IT

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Monday 3rd April, 2023

THE LORD HAS NEED OF IT

“And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.” Luke 19:31 (NKJV).
 
There is so much to discuss this week. As I have already began to look into “Jesus’ Triumphant entry” into Jerusalem. And also the details of the passover celebration.
Luke 19:31, is also worth our attention.
There is a general thought that the Lord being self-sufficient has no needs.
However, we see here that, the Lord needed to use the donkey.
Let’s see some more details of the story:
 
“As he came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead. “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’
So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said. And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, “Why are you untying that colt?” And the disciples simply replied, “The Lord needs it.” So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on.
 
As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him. When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.” Luke 19:29-36
I have this question to ask you?
WHAT MORE SHOULD CHRIST SAY TO CONVINCE YOU BEFORE YOU CAN GIVE YOUR VALUABLE TREASURE?
This is one of the verses of the Bible the Holy Spirit shone in my heart to make me a giver and also to avail myself for the Lord’s use.
The promptness of the owners of the donkey amazes me.
Of course
 
“the earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1).
 
This includes the young donkey, the Lord requested.
Nevertheless, the scriptures referred to unknown owners, who didn’t hesitate to give the donkey for the Master’s use.
Though they were owners of the donkey the Master needed, they saw themselves as stewards.
This makes it easy for you to give to the Lord what you possess.
David (the King of Israel) said:
*”But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us!”* 1 Chronicles 29:14 (NLT)
 
Whatever you have was first given to you by the Lord. Which means your giving to the Lord is an honour to the Lord.
In the days of Jesus, a donkey was one of the treasured possessions an average Jew may have. Moreover the donkey Jesus requested for had not even been used before.
Yet, the only explanation the disciples were to give to the owners was that “The Lord has need of it.”
They didn’t give the motive or reason behind the request.
The owners offered the animal without delay, no matter how precious it was to them.
It wasn’t a donkey they had used and benefited from.
It was young, new and valuable.
Learn to give God your best. It is not just about giving to the Lord, it’s how you give and the value of what you give.
Understand that whatever, Christ will ask from you shall be for the purpose of His Kingdom.
What do you have that Christ is asking for?
How difficult is it for you to give towards the Lord?
Do you see Him as the Lord of all?
See how the Passion Translation puts it:
 
“And if anyone stops you and asks, ‘What are you doing?’ just tell them this: ‘It is needed for the Lord of All.'” Luke 19:31 (TPT)
 
Beloved, the Lord will need your money, time, house, yourself and even your family (it may be your sons and daughters), for the expansion of His kingdom.
What will be your response?
The truth is, whiles reading this message, the Lord is speaking to your heart. He is making a request and telling you of what to give.
Don’t hold back, be prompt.
There are times you may feel what you have is not the best.
Cheer up…
What you have is enough. As long as the Lord has need of it, He will turn it into a treasure and a tool for His glory and kingdom advancement.
The donkey which was tied became an instrument of the Kingdom and Honour.
Jesus has always been a specialist of making the best out of the ordinary.
A little boy’s lunch in the hands of Jesus, fed more than 5000 people. (Take note: the men alone numbered 5000).
Remember how a fisherman’s boat, became an item for the kingdom advancement.
What about how Jesus trained and turned his disciples (who were fishermen and not scholars), into learned fishers of men who shook the whole world.
These men yielded themselves for to the Lord for His use.
From Luke 19, you will see how a donkey, became a Kingdom celebrity just because He became useful to the Lord.
Whatever we give unto the Lord is multiplied by the Lord with glory.
You cannot give what you have to the Lord until you have first given yourself to Him.
See what Paul the apostle said concerning the Macedonians:
 
“For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave voluntarily, begging us insistently for the privilege of participating in the service for [the support of] the saints [in Jerusalem]. Not only [did they give materially] as we had hoped, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us [as His representatives] by the will of God [disregarding their personal interests and giving as much as they possibly could].” 2 Corinthians 8:3-5 (Amplified Bible).
 
Beloved the LORD HAS NEED OF YOU.
DIG DEEPER
(John 6:5-13; 1 Chronicles 29:9; Luke 5:1-11; )
 
WE PRAY:
That the Lord will teach our hearts to honour Him with our lives and all that He has blessed us with for the advancement of the Kingdom.
 
BIBLE READING
Day 61 Deuteronomy 14-17
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I honour the Lord with my best.
– I don’t make excuses as the Lord deserves to have my possessions for His kingdom work.
– The Lord can depend on me for His kingdom advancement.
– I am excited to give unto the Lord, because its the greatest privilege.
– Whenever the Lord is in need of me, I avail myself with promptness
– Whatever the Lord will request from me, I give with joy.
– I am a prompt to do it giver.
– All that I have is the Lord’s and for His kingdom advancement.
-My family, my house, money, intelligence, time, all resources and life are for the Lord’s use.
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!

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Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 year ago

Oh thank you Lord Jesus

I honour the Lord with my best.
My household and I, are the Lord’s possession.

Glory!

Setsoafia Christine
1 year ago

I avail myself with promptness unto the lord.
Heiiish I don’t hold back.
I contribute to the enhancement of his Kingdom including my money, time , all of me .
In the name of Jesus
Glory be to God.

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
1 year ago

All that I have is for the Lord and His kingdom advancement

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
1 year ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for the enlightenment. I’m a giver, I give my all to the Lord.

Thank you Apostle
God bless you for this light you have shared.
I honour the Lord with my substances
I honour the Lord with my best

Nuel
Nuel
1 year ago

Oh Thank You Lord Jesus

I give my best to the Lord.

I don’t withhold my best from the Lord.

Glory to God

Emmanuel Lamptey
Emmanuel Lamptey
1 year ago

Oh thank you lord Jesus.
I have the best
And I give my best to lord.
It is great honour to be a partner with the lord in the expansion of the kingdom, that he didn’t just saved me but he has counted faithful and made me a partner….

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 year ago

Ow thank you Jesus…..
I’m given to the Lord.
As I am given to the Lord, I’m given to his assignment.
I take part in the work of the Lord and I give voluntarily all my resources needed.
Thank you Lord Jesus for this Grace.

Sophia Opare
Sophia Opare
1 year ago

Gloreyyy. All I have and am is for the Lord’s use. I am excited to give unto the Lord. I honour the Lord withy very best.

Mcrich
Mcrich
1 year ago

Thank you Jesus…

Gbadegbe Mary Bumbede
Gbadegbe Mary Bumbede
1 year ago

Hallelujah
I am a prompt to do giver
I give my best.

Sarah Amegavie
Sarah Amegavie
1 year ago

Thank you Lord for the privilege to give

wisdom
wisdom
1 year ago

Ooo Glory to God.
All that I have is for the Lord and His kingdom.
I advance the kingdom of God through my giving which includes my time, money, energy, and all my possessions.

Sulley
Sulley
1 year ago

Thank you Lord Jesus. I give my best to the Lord of All

Sulley
Sulley
1 year ago

I give myself wholly to the service of the Lord. Thank you lord Jesus

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us!

Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

Whenever the Lord is in need of me, I avail myself with promptness.

My family, my house, money, intelligence, time, all resources and life are for the Lord’s use.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

All that I have is the Lord’s and for His kingdom advancement.

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