OPENING PRAYER :- I pray that the Holy spirit will open our heart and opens our hears to hear him and to also make us sensitive to the spiritual truth.. Amen..
Now let us dive in for tonight..
Teacher:- Ambassador Sholotan David
El-Shaddai means, “God all-sufficient.” And that is the title of my message tonight: — “EL SHADDAI — GOD ALL-SUFFICIENT. I want to show you something of the blessed, infinite sufficiency of our God. The Lord our God is so great and glorious that He has all sufficiency in Himself, for Himself, of Himself, so that He needs nothing to make Him happy and complete. And El-Shaddai is God All-Sufficient for His people. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as they made their pilgrimage through this world, needed nothing but God whose name is Sufficient!
I willl be looking at God sufficiency from the stand point of the creation.
God displays his sufficiency in his majesty to showcase his full potential to his creation. God’s sufficiency is displayed in terms of Giving. God so much believes in unity as a nature to display all himself to himself. He created a single entity known as Adam. Adam is the mixture of both male and female as one.
God considers his giving to man as a gift (not worked for) but a way to showcase his love for man. Although after the fall of man, we find it very difficult to give simply because we are tied down to the world of limitation. It is when you know that you have something that is limited that you tends to keep such things for self consumption. But when you have it in abundance, you give it out freely. When something is limited you give out little or part of it and it begins to reduce bit by bit but when it is unlimited, you tends to give out more without the current substance reducing or being in shortage.
One of the reasons God gives without taking back is simply because his power is unlimited, unending, Never depreciate or decrease, nothing affect its values when given out while Satan power is limited simply because it was given to him. And what was given to him was given according to measures of grace given unto such.
Eph 4:7 But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
The word everyone simplifies that everything God’s give is out of measures unto what we are destined or desired to do. So there we can conclude that Satan is limited because he was a created being and a measure was given unto him which neither reduce God or increase God. Satan is limited in such a way that whatever he gives, he always threatened to take back simply because of his own limitations.
When something is limited, giving it out actually affects you /your reactions changes, your mood change, but when it is unlimited your attitude still remains the same. That is why we call God the ALL SUFFICIENT GOD, known As EL-SHADDAI.
Now let us start the full study by going deeper through the story of the creation. God created everything by himself within him and made unto him as one.
What do we mean by all sufficient. The word sufficient can’t be fully understood unless we see how it works in the beginning. In Genesis 1:1-end God display his alll sufficient by creating all things by himself and making all things dependent on himself but him being independent to all.
Going by Genesis Chapter one. He created light and made light to become a source to all things created after it. He created land and brings forth all living creatures, plants and animals from it. And same God displayed the all sufficient within his creation by making re-source plant and animals depends on it source (Soil) for everything. Which means for every resource to live sufficiently and be itself, bring forth its result it must be dependent on its source. Meaning for plants, trees, etc to receive nourishment, growth, moves, reproduce, and replenish more of itself, it must depend on it source known as soil.
Same principle was applied to all the creatures of the sea. Meaning for creatures within the sea to receive nourishment, growth, moves, reproduce, and replenish more of itself, it must depend on it source known as water. God made their Source as their sufficiency and anything outside their Source is insufficiency.
What is Dependent?
Based on the explanation above, it relates to creatures sufficiency. At the point where fish depends on water, fish is maximizing its sufficiency because all what fish needs to grow, live, be itself, reproduce is within its habitat which is the same as its source.
When fish is taken out of its habitat(its environment, it sufficiency, fish begins to misbehave, begins to feels what I tag insufficiency. At the point where fish detach its self from its source (water) which is known as in-dependence.
Don’t forget I said sufficiency is known as dependence so therefore when you have IN-DEPENDENCE. it means In-sufficient
At the point of in-sufficiency plants begins to die simply because it has been detached from its source. Plant will not live up to its fulfillment, it will not be satisfied, will experience lack and want, will experience scarcity, will experience harsh consequences and unfriendly environment simply because it has been detached from its source. But when such plant is rẹ-attached back to its source, it begins to fulfill its purpose of be fruitful and multiply.
Fruitfulness and multiplication as a sign of sufficiency will never occur when you are detached from the source.
Now let me relate it back to man based on the teachings ahead.
Gen 1:26 AKJV And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
At this point we can see that God declares his sufficiency to man. God birthed man and which makes man as a resource to God. Meaning man gets its image, nourishment, fulfillment, growth, power, dominion, purpose, gift, talents, etc all from God. Which means man must be dependent on God to be sufficient. Man independent is the same as insufficiency.
God created man’s habitat (environment) known as eden in which man must reside and abide to fully maximize its potential and be who he is created and destined to be. The environment becomes a point of interaction between him and its source.
The environment is a source of comfort, a source of self fulfillment, a source of man’s life but when man lost this he founds no fulfillment in anything on earth simply because he was detached from his source which brings insufficiency into his life.
The Bible says in Gen 2:18A AKJV And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;
The word alone shows Adam was sufficient in the garden that he doesn’t know he needs something else simply because he was fulfilled. He is self satisfying and he himself didn’t know what he actually needs.
Same as when we fully depends on God to meet our needs, he surely know what we need and how to get our needs to meet out to us. Same as he met Adam’s need unto him, same will be done to you if only you are found in his presence (eden) and found doing his work.
Going by the garden, God displays his all sufficient by showing that he is all that Adam needs and also by Giving Adam one single laws. The same single law was attached to all source and resource. It is applied to all what God created.
Now look at how this simply law works. For plant. The day a plant leaves it source (soil) death sets in immediately. at that same instant and insufficiency also known as limitations set in within the plant.
God told Adam Gen 2:16-17 AKJV16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.
In lay man terms, The day you eat thereof simply implies the day you go against my word, which is the same as against God Himself which is All sufficient, everything will never be sufficient for you.
The day you go against the all sufficient, nothing will be sufficient unto you.
The day you go against me, limitations set in, boundaries are set in. Same as God tells you now, the day you sin against me (fornication, lies, etc) your potential is limited. Meaning that, limitations set in.
At that point we can see that limitations set in immediately on adam simply because he went against his sufficiency by declaring IN-DEPENDENCE KNOWN AS IN-SUFFICIENCY.
Man never knows that his disobedience to his source will cost him to lose his habitat which is the place of comfort and the place of fulfillment but when man lost it, he found no more comfort but a regimented life.
After the fall of man according to Gen 3:7 AKJV And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
At this stage, Man declared his independence from his source with his actions which says “The all sufficient is no more sufficient to cover up their nakedness, no more able to lead them aright, no more able to meet their needs etc.. Then they begin a course of Acquisition of resources for self usage.
Same as we still do today. Acquiring resources to replace the position of God and rendering God as invalid all because of the possessions or resources you were able to acquire. Adam possess nothing in the garden but owns all but after fall we own nothing but want to possess alll.. Hmm what a tragedy.
Every creator acquire resources to create something but the resources man acquires after fall is of no use to them because it can’t cure their sufficiency, simply because their sufficiency isn’t imbedded in their work, nor their acts, nor their resources but Found in God and rooted in obedience to towards God.
Whatever you have will fade away just like God said dust are thou and dust shall thou return to same as everything gotten out of dust will turn back to dust. Nothing can supplement the Sufficiency in man than God. Your phone dust, house dust, wife dust, husband dust, children dust, work dust, money dust, etc…
Dust pursuing dust.. Ends in dust..
What you behold is what you get.. You behold dust you get dust. You behold life you get life.
No wonder the economist said man are insatiable simply because their satisfaction is root, build and nurtured on by God and in God.
Our sufficiency is in the spirit realm not the physical. We so much focus on physical as our sufficiency while neglecting that man is a spirit gotten from God and nothing, I repeat nothing can satisfy man (spirit) than it’s source (spirit of God). Which became necessary and important for us to live in the spirit to tap into our spiritual resources. Even Jesus know the reason he asked us to deposit our resources in the spiritual realm.
Luk 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
Jesus is telll you also today. You lack one thing….
Look within yourself..
Here Jesus taught us a great principle of letting go of what tie us down into the physical realm and let everything come to the spiritual home where man ought to function from.
For everything God created he spoke forth and called them out same as for everything a man desire he needs to speak forth and bring it out but how will such man bring forth out when his spiritual bank is empty? How will such man do that when all his attention is focused on the physical realm..
The spiritual realm is unlimited while the physical realm is limited. If you want to live in abundance, you need to live in the abundance realm to be able to access and utilize the abundance in store for us.
2Co 9:8 AKJV And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Jesus was never broke while he was on earth, neither was he poor physically or limited. Do you know why?
Simply Because he was rich Spiritually. He knows is abundance is in the spiritual realm not in the physical realm, so therefore he maximize his abundance over his physical world by calling forth what existed in the spirit world into the physical world.
2Co 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
Jesus paved the way for man back into his sufficiency which was the Spiritual realm. Battles lost in the spiritual realm can never be won in the physical realm vice versa.
Luk 12:21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Are you that type that lays up treasure for himself but is poor in God sight.. Hmm.. I refuse to be poor in God’s sight. 1 billionaire in the sight of God is still seen as dust. Yet we keep seeking and keep hurting ourselves simply because we want to be sufficient.
Not. Knowing sufficiency is never found in anything on earth than God. There is nothing you posses on earth that you won’t want more..
When you are sufficient like Abraham you will not need any more thing except God.
Say after me..
God is my sufficiency…
Neither money, nor cloth, nor things of this world is our sufficient.. They will all fade and u will need a new one but God doesn’t change.. He still remain the same. And he still meet needs just like the olden days.. He still make a way in the wilderness, he stil walk on sea. Still heals, still cures, still performs wonder like before..
Ask yourself why are u using 3 cars when you can’t drive all by yourself, why are you using Many clothes while you can’t give out some to others, you have something in excess and you can’t give out Simply because you are tied down to the world mentality. Physical mentality. What a tragedy..
Say money willl never be my limitations…
Just like we cant see the Brain but can access it is the same that we cant see the spiritual world but can access and because you can’t see your brain doesn’t mean it is limited or unaccessible same as because you can’t see the spiritual world doesn’t mean it isn’t accessible.
He who dessert/detached from the all sufficient (God) will never be sufficient but he who is attached and fellowship constantly with the sufficiency will always be sufficient and all things will be sufficient unto him. No wonder the bible says
Mar 10:27 And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Luk 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luk 17:1 Then said he to the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe to him, through whom they come!
Luk 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Meaning with God all things are sufficient while with man all things are insufficient.
How God rewards man in his sufficiency.
There is a mystery about work which I won’t be able to teach tonight. It is very deep. Once you understand it, you won’t seek nothing else beyond God. But I will teach it in another day.
When Adam was in the garden, the Bible says God gave him work and God himself rewards him. Which shows that every resource has a work within its source for continual survival and to continue to function within its source.
God told plant to be fruitful and be multiply at the same point where a plant is attached to its source, it has a work to do to make sure its brings our its fruits, its end result, and fulfil its purpose. When plant is bringing out fruits, it finds fulfillment simply because it is attached to its source and he also does the work given unto him.
Adam was in the garden of eden (his natural habitat and was given a work within his habitat. Which shows many are talented and were positioned to the place where they ought to function in terms of work. You being in your country ẹ.g Nigeria is for a purpose and it is to fully fulfil the assignment given by the Source.
God gave Adam work in his presence and reward him in his presence which shows that every one has a work that God has created them for and to be. Your work is what you are to become. What you are to become is what the creator had already behold and expected you also to behold that same vision. And it is in your work in his presence (his eden) that you can find fulfilling and enjoy the labour of your work, which brings you to a state of sufficiency.
God employ and reward same as the kings in the olden days when they are in need/ need something to be done, the work is spelt out and the rewards follows. As in the case of David and Goliath. And only the skilled or equipped that are fit and qualified for the job which shows that God wonderfully skills you, put you to school, raise helper for you, empowers you with the aim of fulfilling his work.
Adam in the garden was complete and fulfilled Simply because he was in his presence, has a work to do and giving the ability to eat from the work of his hand. Many are working hard and not enjoying the fruits of their labour simply because they haven’t known him yet, or out of his presence, or not doing his work, and are always expecting something from him without nothing to give back to God.
The fruit of your labour is not all about money alone. mind you, there exist Gold in the garden yet untouched by Adam and was never used as a means of payment simply all needed is God and in him was found sufficiency.
Adam lacked nothing in the garden, no need for church, no need for worship service, praise service, offering, tithe etc all because he is in the presence of God and doesn’t need anything to bring him into the presence of God and because he found all satisfaction in the presence of the all Sufficient God, and all his needs both past and future needs are met by God. No need for electricity, housing, shelter, etc simply because he depend fully on the all sufficient God to take care of his needs.
Many want to live long on earth, want to manifest more, want to fulfill purpose but forget that Joh 1:4 AKJV In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
All you could ever be or become was hid in him and it is only when come back & was fixed to him before you can fully maximize that potential. You are broke, hated, disgraced, feels intimidated, lacks, wanting more, desires alot etc all because you are born into limitations which befell Adam. Until you fall back on the all sufficient before you can experience the all sufficient in actions in your life. We became so so limited that we limit our views to what we can see unlike Elisha
2Ki 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Who displayed sufficiency in vision and was able to see ahead into another realm with is unlimited.
If you are experiencing limitations, it is because earth is limited. Why not look beyond earth (limitations) and see beyond into the Spiritual world which is the world of Sufficiency. He who lives by the Spirit lives in sufficiency while him who lives in flesh lives by the world Of insufficient, world of limitations.
That is why you keep crying you need this and that, you lack this and that, you keep seeking and wanting more simply because you are in the world of limitation and limited in all things but the Bible gave us a way out which is hid in Christ and was shared unto us in
Mat 6:25-34 AKJV25 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? 28 And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Why, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things 33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.
Every other things will be added is a kingdom principles. A principles of unlimited, a principle of sufficiency if and only if you can depend fully on God.
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you. Psa 55:22 AKJV Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Phi 4:6 AKJV Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Mat 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
God provides for birds because he is their creator, he will surely provide more than that for you if and only if you can fully believe and trust in him. A trees that is attached to its source soil never thinks of what to eat or what to drink nor what to wear nor how to bear fruits simply because he was attached to its source. Same applies to you. When you are also attached to the source, you have no need to think of other things except him because he has a way of meeting your needs.
When you abide your needs are met. When you abide you are being sustained, groomed and fulfilled. Abide is the key. Fish abides with water and bear more fruits. Fish never thought of what to eat or how to sustain itself simply because it is attached to the source same applies to you.. Are you attached to him??
Mar 4:24b with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you: and to you that hear shall more be given.
You want to bear fruits, do more wonder like Jesus or more, the key is to abide. Adam lost its ability to abide but with Christ we can abide more.. Joh 14:12 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to my Father.
The key is faith which is the lives of every believer and abide.. Abide more and more willl be release more.. Go more into his secret place, the place of self discovery, self discipline, self instruction, self wisdom to build our lives and be more unlimited.
Jesus displays the acts of all sufficiency by feeding 5,000 men’s in accordance to Mar 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men. Luk 9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
And his all sufficient was never limited to earth. He also display act of sufficiency by raising fund out of the fish mouth Mat 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you shall find a piece of money: that take, and give to them for me and you.
Lastly for tonight
If Jesus our source can display this to us while on earth, it shows more can be done if only we belive and abide with with and in him.