Class Notes: 11/4/2016
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 19
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 that 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 adverse environment of 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 regardless of how bad 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.
God provides all of the security that is necessary for us 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; Believers parlay this security into spiritual advance when they are consistently positive to the PMA of God's Word of truth.
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.
This includes the provision of doctrinal teaching from one's right pastor and the privacy and security that is necessary to maintain positive volition, the royal family honor code, and the discernment that is required to recognize distractions and set them aside.
The spiritual provision of an evangelist, a pastor, the privacy of your priesthood, the Canon of God's Word, and a local church are all provided for every believer. Eph 1:3, "Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in our heavenly position in union with Christ"
These spiritual blessings are given to every believer, both winners and losers and are not to be confused with escrow blessings that are far greater.
Jesus explained the logistical grace rationale to His disciples in Matt 6:25-34; "For this reason, I say to you: stop worrying about your life as to what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor for your body as to what you shall wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
v26 Look at the birds of the air: they do not sow, neither do reap, nor do they gather into barns. And yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of greater value than they?
v27 Which of you by worrying can grow eighteen inches? v28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe the lilies of the field and how they grow. They do not work, neither do they spin.
v29 I say to you, that even Solomon in all of his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.
v30 If God keeps clothing the common grass of the field (and He does), which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not do much more for you, believer with a little belief in the doctrine?
v31 Therefore, do not worry, thinking `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `With what shall we clothe ourselves?'
v32 For all these things the unbelievers eagerly pursue; furthermore, your heavenly Father knows that you have need of them.
v33 But seek first the kingdom and His righteousness (basis for logistical grace is possessing the righteousness of God), and all these things shall be provided for you under logistical grace support.
v34 Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself (under logistical grace). Each day has enough evil of its own."
This passage contains four commands not to worry. We are commanded not to worry because under logistical grace God will provide for us, regardless of our spiritual status. Remember that logistical grace is provided for every believer whither or not they choose to learn, believe, and apply God's Word of truth.
The principle from the first command is that God's grace cannot be measured so it is not quantifiable.
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