PHILIPPIANS 4:19 (one)
1) The grandest veridicality of Philippians 4:19 couch is the superfluity containerised in the person of Jesus Christ. This veridicality does not make a proper evocation of the religious deception that springs from the F.A. Olafson’s known “reality of surprising semblance of vertical perception that gives glory to an accepted perpetual error.” If the Christ did have an enigmatic mysticism of tread upon the surface of our terra firma, and the facticity of Philippians 4:19 does establish the superabundance of wealth in His custody, then, my understanding of Philippians 4:19 is a pointer to the eternality of Jesus’ Divinity.
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” The Pauline usage of the opening ‘but’ of this verse, contextually, speaks of positive continuative outcome grammatically.
Read it in the context of the preceding verses from the tenth and it is very clear that ‘but’ is an adversative ((linguistics) Expressing opposition or difference). In this context, ‘but’, the Greek de (deh) is: ‘A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, also, and, moreover, now.’ Expressively, Paul is saying, “(Moreover, Now, And, On account of) what you, Philippian Church, has generously offered, my God shall supply…” making the ‘but’ a continuative conjunction of the apodosis. The conjunction ‘by’ is: en (en): ‘A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest: “in”, at, (up-) on, by, etc.;’ and the original Greek scripting has the ‘by’ actually as ‘IN’. The ‘by’ here, is the same as ‘in’ of this same verse. The scriptural concatenation locates all the riches of the Divinity in one Personage, Christ Jesus. If God is the Creator, does He not own all things? How vast is global wealth? In trillions or quadrillions, or is it a million times in calculation?
Maybe the question ought to be: how rich should the Almighty Creator be? Incalculable – taking His Omnipotence into cognizance –, most definitely, it must be. Theological studies make Him the Omniscient; knowing all must put all the wealth in existence in His possession. The same God is also the omnipresent Entity, seeing and exercising absolute suzerainty over the universal wealth. He can only wield riches, the magnitude which is of boundlessness in horizon. The LORD God is eternal, so is the extent of His riches, all of which has its location in Christ, and from whom the dispensing of it is made to all mankind of every creed and race. The word ‘riches’ is ploutos (ploo’-tos): ‘a good, i.e. that with which one is enriched; wealth (as fulness), that is, (literally) money, possessions, or (figuratively) abundance, richness, (specifically) valuable bestowment.’
Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth
Jesus Christ is the Prince of wealth and not Plutus, Lakshmi or any wealth distributing idolatrous deity of human obeisance. The Greek ploutos speaks of having more than enough of a need, only God can be such a providential Giver. When did God become this rich? Is it a million or septillion years ago? It is from the time ever before eternity past, when any physicality of creationism was yet to be. The Christ, God the Father and the Holy Spirit (The Trinity) own the inexhaustible riches in existence. The true God is the One who dispenses the wealth that comes with no sorrow. How could Jesus make the categorical John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it?” It is because of His providential wealth suzerainty.
Philippians 4 verse 19 should not come to me as a surprise. It says of Him in Colossians 2:3 “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Also in Colossians 2:9 we have “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” This is what it also says in John 1:1-4 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” Being the express word of God, Jesus is the totality of the thought, mind and will of the Divinity. What does this elucidate? Jesus is all we need to know in order to understand the divine mind of God.
You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
Read part two here