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Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:57 AM
The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men. (Mark 6:30-44 ESV)
When your in a desolate place use what you have. Jesus demonstrated in feeding the five Thousand with two loats of bread and the five fishes that all God requires of us is to use what we have and he will do the rest!
Jesus was fully aware of the principles of God he knew that you dismiss or to not take advantage of what God has already provided what be abuse.
1. To use wrongly or improperly; misuse: abuse alcohol; abuse a privilege.
2. To hurt or injure by maltreatment; ill-use.
3. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
4. To assail with contemptuous, coarse, or insulting words; revile.
5. Obsolete To deceive or trick
To misuse anything that God has given us is abuse.
1. Misuse of resource produces mismanagement
a) Gen.3:6 Adams and Eve abused the fruit on God's one forbidden tree.
b) They did with it what it was not made to do-they ate it
c) Whenever you misuse resources, you have beccome a mismanager
d) When you mismanage what God gave you, you will lose it
2. Misappropriation of resources brings disqualification and quilt.
a) Whatevery you mismanage you will lose. Matt. 25:24-28
b) You must use what you have for the purpose, which it was intended.
c) Being a child of God doesn't qualify you for God's blessings, but it is your
ability to manage the things o fod that qualifies you for his blessings.
d) God will forgive you for mismanagemenet of his resources but you must
learn to do the right thing before trusting you again.
e) People who are disciplined in this area attract God to them.
f) The meek shall inherit the earth, meek denotes self-control and self discpline.
the result is rulership over earth's real estate
3. The responsibility of management cannot be transferred
a) Because you are breathing, it is you who are responsible for the management of
b) Adam tried to transfer his management responsibility to Eve
c) Be careful that you are not manipulated by other people through your emotions,
because that could lead to the misappropriation of your money. I Tim. 5:3,11
4. What ever you mismanage, you will lose
a) Gen.3:23 Adam not only lost his job-he also lost his home
b) The devil didn't put Adam out of the garden-God did
c) God is so serious about manage ment that he assigns angels to guard his property
from you because o your mismanagement. Gen. 3:24
d) God doesn't waste his property, John 6:12
e) If you wnat to attract much, manage the little
5) Mismanagement may be personal but it is never private
a) When you mismanage, you are not the only one affected
b) Adam's mismanagement affect every man and women on earth. Romans 5:12
So you see Jesus knew the five principles of mismanagement which are stated above.
That is why he did not send the disciples out for food. He used what God had already provided blessed what he already had than increased it.
WE MUST USE WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY GIVEN US! MANAGE IT RIGHT AND THAN ASK FOR AN INCREASE!
Yeah, I know I had a lot of repenting to do too. If you can't say Amen, say Ouch!