It is said that we cannot give something we don’t have. In Ephesians 4:11, “So Christ Himself gave to the Church as gifts the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and the teachers. This I believe is to fulfill the Great Commission of “Go therefore and make disciples among all nations… teaching them what I have taught you…”
A vision cannot come to pass without provision.
God exemplifies giving with the greatest gift: John 3:16. God exemplifies giving when the wise men or three kings gave Gold Frankincense Myrrh to the Child Christ Jesus.
It would have been a big problem for Joseph the foster father of Jesus how he was going to provide financially for his family when the angel of the Lord said in a dream to Joseph, “Flee to Egypt and do not leave Egypt untill i tell you.” The situation was a life-threatening adversity and to stay in a foreign land with unknown length of time..
God knows the need for resources and supplied supplied more than enough for the vision. As the book of Deuteronomy and Isaiah says, God will make the rough smooth as He goes ahead of us before the trouble is.
God could have made gold rain down from heaven but NO for when God moves He always uses people. The wise men were used by God. He chose to bring the required finances through a few and successful leaders, the wise men or three kings as some will call them.
These wise men must have been hungry for the truth as they dillegently studied the stars looking to find any information that would give them insight into spiritual matters. These kings were focused as they kept their eyes on the star that God revealed to them and led them to the Christ Jesus.
JIL Pittsburgh is about to be born or is already born as a Church, a baby church. To fulfill the purpose of God on earth, we need kings and wise men. Who wants to be a king or wise man of the King of kings?