Is this too good to be true? Does God really want to bless us and our families with more than enough money to do all that He has put in our hearts? Sometimes people have difficulty believing that God loves them that much. As I have been teaching what the Bible shows us in the area of financial prosperity, people sometimes ask me if this is just an Old Testament thing. After all, wasn’t the revelation of El Shaddai an Old Testament revelation to Abraham and the children of Israel?
I can understand the question. If what I am teaching about the nature of God is valid, it must appear as a theme throughout the whole Bible. These truths do appear numerous times in the New Testament in the ministry of Jesus and Paul. Let’s first take a look at a familiar Bible story.
As evening approached, the disciples came to him [Jesus] and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. “Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children (Matthew 14:15-22).
In this story of the feeding of the five thousand, it states that they all ate enough food and were satisfied. This is how God wants to feed His people—more than they can eat with extra left over. In this case, it was twelve baskets of food that were left over.