[SW165] 12/19/2014 message notes by Sister Susan J. Wynn ©2014
“Making Much of Little”
In Christ, God makes much out of our littleness, by putting His much IN us!
Text: Matthew 14:13-21
v. 13 If you hear Jesus and see what He has done, you will seek and follow Him.
v. 14 He has drawn billions to Himself since He walked the earth, died, rose (He is alive!!!), ascended, was glorified, and poured out His Spirit.
His response to those who seek Him? Compassion and healing.
v. 15 Jesus is teaching in this late hour, even today. The Bread of Life (John 6:35) is feeding you the truth of the Word of God.
Don’t look at things in the natural, as the disciples did. They thought Jesus needed to send them away for food.
But He is THE endless resource of all you need.
v. 16-17 Jesus says, “They don’t need to go away. You feed them!” He always challenges our perspective, and I thank God that He does.
He wants us all to see things His way — the way that says, “All things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
But His command (You feed them!) is also prophetic, for when we are full of Christ by the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to spiritually feed people.
v. 17 The disciples continued in the natural — How can they feed the people? There are only five loaves and two fish for thousands.
v. 18 He says to you today, “Bring your little to Me.” We are small and very much in need of God to do a great miracle in our hearts.
v. 19 When we turn away from sin and to Jesus Christ, He makes much out of us:
From child of wrath to child of God (Ephesians 2:3)
From sinner to saint (“set apart” one) (Ephesians 1:1)
From rebel to a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation
From dweller in darkness to walker in His light (John 3:21, 1Peter 2:9)
When we ask our Father to fill us with His Spirit (Luke 11:13):
From empty to full (Ephesians 3:19, 5:18)
From broken to whole (Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:1-2)
From corrupt nature to divine nature (2Peter 1:4) — His character enters us who are of the same lineal descent (genealogy), through faith in Christ!
From lovers of the world to lovers of God (John 15:19)
From impure hearts to pure hearts, wholly devoted to God
(1Timothy 1:5, 2Ti 2:22)
From fearing man to fearing God (Matthew 10:28, 2Corinthians 7:1)
From living in sin to “dead to sin” (1Corinthians 6:2, 1Peter 2:24)
v. 20 If you hear Him today, He will sup with you and you with Him, and you will eat and be satisfied.
You who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled with His Spirit. (Revelation 3:20, Matthew 5:6).
Of what He gives you, there will be some left over, because He is the Giver of more than enough.
His life will be in you, even to overflowing (John 10:10), and the Enemy’s plan to steal, kill and destroy will fail. And you will be able to lay hands on others that they, too, may be filled (Acts 19:5-6).
This is God’s gift to you, through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.
It is so that people may know that He sent Jesus Christ.
And it is so they will know that if they seek Him and bring their little to Him, He will make much out of them, too, by putting His much in them.
He gives you this Gift even today, though you have nothing to offer Him but your sin.
I pray you will see your littleness as I did, and ask the Lord to make you into much.