Class Notes: 10/30/2016
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 18
Lam 3:21-23; I recall this to my mind, and it gives me confidence. Because The Lord's mercy never fails; His grace provisions never cease, they are renewed every morning; Great is Your faithfulness... Therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait silently on Him.
In our study of the doctrine of the winner believer. Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; We have noted that winner believers are the unknown, unsung heroes of history. 2Cor 6:9;
The winners are those who are not considered by the world to be wise or noble 1Cor 1:26-29; but they are the crisis personalities who stand in the spiritual gap and preserve the nation during the course of human history. Ezek 22:30-31; because they glorify God by learning God's Word of truth that enables them to exploit God's grace system to the maximum because they wait patiently on Him instead of trying to do it themselves. 2Pet 3:18; 2Pet 1:2;
Since the winner exploits God's grace system to the maximum we have taken up a study of grace in the context of exploiting it in order to become a winner or victor in God's grace system that provides for believers while they are physically alive in the devil's world as members of God's royal family in union with Jesus Christ under the principle of greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. 1John 4:4;
We have noted that logistical grace is completely compatible with God's integrity because it does not compromise His perfect essence and last time we noted Jeremiah's view of grace that was written as the fifth cycle of discipline was being administered to Judah, the southern kingdom of Israel.
The verb translated "trust" in Lam 3:25; Net note 58 is qal active participle of the Hebrew word "qawah" that refers to expectation and confidence that is linked to faith and trust that results in quiet patient waiting.
It is used to describe a small animal hiding in a small hole and quietly waiting patiently for a predator to go away to find an easier target. This is a reference to the believer's use of the problem solving devices.
In times of disaster the Lord Jesus Christ becomes very important to many believers even though in times of prosperity, the Lord isn't nearly as important to them.
Believer's casual attitudes toward the Lord Jesus Christ disappear rapidly when disaster strikes.
Those who do seek the Lord and trust in Him through the use of the ten problem solving devices will have a fantastic and magnificent life no matter what the adversity.
Logistical grace is the basis for the perpetuation of the believer's life in time no matter what disasters may come.
God sustains the life of every believer on planet earth in spite of satanic opposition, the policies of evil, opposition from others, and our inherent tendencies for self-destruction when we have negative volition to God's Word of truth.
In the midst of these threats God keeps us alive because He is faithful and his faithfulness depends on His integrity not ours.
Logistical grace keeps the believer alive on the earth in the devil's world because believers cannot survive on the earth apart from logistical grace support.
Heb 2:14; "That through death He might render powerless him who has the power of death, that is, the devil; and might deliver those who, through fear of death, were subject to slavery all of their lives."
Fear of death is the basis of Satan's enslavement of mankind. When believers are born again they are positionally removed from spiritual death. Learning God's Word of truth eliminates the believer's fear of death enabling the believer to produce divine good.
Logistical grace plays role in keeping every believer alive regardless of their choice to advance in God's Word and become a winner.
Psa 33:18; "Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who respect Him, on those who wait for His grace to deliver their soul from death, and to keep alive in famine (every kind of disaster)."
Psa 56:13; "For you have delivered my soul from death, indeed my feet from stumbling, that I may walk with God as I enjoy life." To walk with as you enjoy life means you understand how God's system of logistical grace works and have the capacity to use it and appreciate it.
Under logistical grace, God preserves believers from death. and prolongs physical life on the earth. Psa 116:8; "You have rescued my soul from death."
Psa 79:11; "According to the greatness of Your power, You preserve those who are doomed to die."
Prov 14:27; "Reverence for the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snare of death."
Eph 6:2-3; Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
Psa 68:19-20; "Blessed be the God who daily bears our burdens (logistical grace), the God who is our deliverance. God is to us a God of deliverances, and to God belongs the escape from death."
God's logistical grace support includes every category of life support that is necessary to sustain the physical life of every believer on the earth in the devil's world.
We learn from Job 2:6; that no believer can die apart from God's permissive will. Regardless of how powerful, none of the forces that Satan can muster can remove one single believer from the physical life on the earth apart from God's permission. Net note 19
God also provides all that it takes to support life. Psa 48:14, "This God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death."
God provides for every temporal need including food, clothing, shelter, transportation, environment, time, and whatever financial resources that are needed. God never throws us under the bus when we fail. Matt 6:33; Phil 4:19; 2Tim 2:13;
God's Word instructs us under the doctrine of eternal security that our security comes exclusively from God. This includes direct commands to Satan and the fallen angels, the assignment of guardian angels, and the provision of the laws of divine establishment in the nation for freedom that is necessary for our advance into spiritual maturity.
If we are positive to God's Word of truth, God provides the security that is necessary to make the advance because we are protected by the wall of fire that is established and maintained by God's power. 1Pet 1:5;
The spiritual blessings that God provides includes our portfolio of invisible assets, the ten problem solving devices, our position in union with Jesus Christ and all of the other unique factors of the Church Age that accrue to us because of our union with Christ.
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