Someone once said that when you come to the end of hope, tie a rope and hang in there. The last portion is the last bit that remains when all else is gone. It’s the last meal available that you plan to prepare and eat with your child, then die. When God told Elijah to get to the widow of Zeraphath who was gathering wood to prepare the last meal, God spoke concerning this last bit. God was not about to increase it, but the entire family including Elijah were to survive on this last bit. Miraculously they would use it up but it would reappear; no more, no less, just the same measure it was,- the last portion. It’s usually the last bullet that saves the entire army or the last thread available before you call it off in that hospital, in that relationship or in that business. There is always so much faith contained in the last portion than in anywhere else in the journey of life. This is because Faith is the ability to hold on to the last portion. Human beings don’t live by surpluses, it’s not the extra coin in the bank, not the extra car at home, it’s always the last portion available. The guy next to you will mean more to you in your hour of death, than your lifetime sweethearts a mile away. There is immense power contained in what we call the last portion. We serve a God of the last portion because when man comes to the end of himself that is where God starts. It’s the clothes you leave Egypt with that often lasts you the entire journey. What is your last portion today? Are you at the end of yourself? I know you will make it; but don’t ask me how! We serve a God of the last portion. When you don’t know what to do; hang on the one that you know!
“For thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’ ” I Kings 17:14 NKJV
Last modified: October 19, 2020