Class Notes: 11/9/2016
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 20
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 were noting the logistical grace rationale that Jesus explained to His disciples in Matt 6:25-34;
This passage contains four mandates against worry. God commands us not to worry because under logistical grace He 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.
You are more important than a bird so stop worrying. Fear, worry, and anxiety are the product of ignorance of, unbelief, or rejection of God's logistical grace provision. We must believe the doctrine (faith) in order to benefit from it. Rom 1:17;
Regardless of the believer's failure to comply, God continues to support every believer because He is faithful even when we are not. God provides logistical grace support for winners as well as losers. Winners express confidence. Losers worry. Worry is an expression of the sin of fear.
The more things you surrender to fear, the more things you fear. The more things about which you worry, the more things you worry about.
The extent to which you surrender to fear, you increase the power of fear in your life. The extent to which you surrender to worry, you increase the power of worry in your life; yet in spite of this God still keeps you alive.
The more things that acquire the power of fear in your life, the greater your capacity for arrogance and becoming a loser. The more you acquire the power of worry in your life, the greater your capacity for worry and becoming a loser but God still supports you because of His integrity love.
The application of Matt 6:34; is that grace gives you the ability to live one day at a time, and not handicapped by past failures or distracted by concern for what could possibly happen in the future. Orientation to logistical grace enables the believer to live in the present without being encumbered by the past or the future.
Logistical grace emphasizes the principle of living today, and therefore fulfilling the principle of living one day at a time, and living each day as unto the Lord.
The Au-fortiori rationale related to Logistical Grace is found in Rom 8:31-32. "Therefore to what conclusion are we forced? If God is for us, who is against us?
v32 God who did not even spare His own Son, but on behalf of us all He delivered Him over to judgment, how shall He not also with Him in grace freely give to us all things?"
Logistical grace is the basis for the believer's stability in time. 1Pet 5:12,b "I have written you briefly exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it."
Logistical grace is God's provision for the believer to develop momentum in His plan. Heb 12:28, "Therefore, because we have received to ourselves an unshakable kingdom, let us keep holding grace, through which we might render acceptable service to God with devotion to Christ and His Word."
Even when believers reject God's provision and enter into reversionism God continues to provide logistical grace support. 2Cor 6:1; "Do not receive the grace of God in vain." Gal 5:4;"You have drifted off course from grace." Heb 12:15; "See that no one falls back from the grace of God."
Logistical grace is God's provision for believers to learn God's Word of truth and advance to the high ground of spiritual maturity.
Logistical grace is how God sustains the believer's life in spite of opposition in the devils' world, Job 5:20; Psa 33:19; Psa 56:13; Psa 68:19-20.
The time, manner and place of physical death is a matter of God's sovereignty. God can and often does prolong the believer's physical life on the earth. Psa 102:19-20, 23-24; Psa 118; Prov 14:27;
The formation and preservation of God's Word of truth includes the faithfulness of God's integrity and the mechanics of inspiration from God.
Part of logistical grace is the provision of the laws of divine establishment that create and preserve the freedom and authority that is necessary for the believer to advance to spiritual maturity.
Logistical grace protects human freedom because free volition is necessary for the resolution of the angelic conflict. This is why satan attacks human freedom and attempts to destroy it with the tyranny of political correctness, multi-culturalism and internationalism.
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