|©08/15/2001 Jim Welch
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God grants the increase
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The increase comes from the Father, our God, who dwells in the Heavens.
One man sowed and another man watered, but God grants the increase.
1 Corinthians 3
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
If anyone lacks anything let him ask of God, who gives liberally, and God will grant the increase.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
God makes it rain on the just and unjust alike and makes provision for all His creatures both small and great.
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
If any man lacks love, joy, peace, wisdom, etc. let him ask of God for an increase, but let him ask in faith with nothing wavering.
He that wavered, let him not think that he will receive anything from God.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
If a bird would say within himself, "it is useless to go out and find worms because there isn't any worms to find." Will he leave the nest to look for worms?
Nay! Birds do not waver and God provides, oh ye of little faith.
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, 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 ye of little faith?