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Does Natural Need Necessitate the Call?

Are we satisfied and no longer hungering after God when our natural need is met? Natural need did not satisfy Christ. With or without its fulfillment, He always sought the Father’s will. As He walked the shores of Galilee and throughout the earth, natural need never became a factor in His life. He was hungry, thirsty (Matthew 4), cold ( John 20), tired (Luke 8), and suffering (Matthew 26:29); yet that natural insufficiency never drew Him away from the sufficiency found in being occupied with the Father’s plan. How many times do we uphold the plan of God while we await fulfillment of a need that God has not supernaturally appointed to be met?

Christ was led into one situation after another where He was forced into natural need. He was tempted in all points like as we are (Hebrews 4;15). People do not respond in faith to a supernatural appointment they had with God to grow beyond the natural into a life called discipleship.

If one refuses the presentation of a finished victory, he is living experientially outside of Christ in that area. He fails to respond in faith to an expressed Word victory. We are satisfied with Christ in the life of His Word and not in the cravings of our emotional demands. Do not go on strike toward the plan because of the natural wage your need is demanding. Accept a gift to go beyond the bondage of need into God’s appointment book of the supernatural.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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