If God provides for the birds, he will provide all your needs – God will supply his riches in glory.


October 11, 2020

If God provides for the birds, he will provide all your needs – God will supply his riches in glory.
Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
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Jesus said don’t worry about your own life. Because god provides for the birds, why will the lord provide every need you have if you’re a loser or a winner?

Now, concerning the different titles of the relationship we have with our Lord noting the third title and the importance of the shepherd and the sheep.

In EZE 34:2, the Lord says under the divine inspiration of God the Holy Spirit to our Lord to share with His people.

EZE 34:2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel.

The shepherds had been ignoring to feed the sheep and to guard them from the wolves and other wild animals guard them from the wild dogs and the hyenas.

MAT 7:15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

ACT 20:27 “For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.

ACT 20:28 “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

ACT 20:29 “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.

ACT 20:30 and from among your own selves’ men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

ACT 20:31 “Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

ACT 20:32 “And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build {you} up and to give {you} the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

ACT 20:33 “I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes.

ACT 20:34 “You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my {own} needs and to the men who were with me.

ACT 20:35 “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

ACT 20:36 And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

ACT 20:37 And they {began} to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,

ACT 20:38 grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they were accompanying him to the ship.

ACT 20:37 And they {began} to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,

ACT 20:38 grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they were accompanying him to the ship.

Back to EZE 34.

So, in Prophesy and say to those shepherds, ‘Thus says the Lord God,” Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?

In EZE 34:2, the Lord says under the divine inspiration of God the Holy Spirit to our Lord to share with His people.

EZE 34:2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel.

Notice that the indictment that is made in verse 2, the shepherds or the providers of Israel have been feeding themselves and ignoring to feed the flock or sheep.

EZE 34:3 “You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock.

In other words, they would take good care of themselves by wearing the finest wool or clothes and eating the finest food.

EZE 34:4 “Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them.

They wouldn’t help the sick or strengthen the diseased instead they would rule their sheep with severity, and they have dominated them.

EZE 34:5 “And they were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.

This is the result of not teaching others and not protecting the sheep or not acting as their guardian.

So, in EZE 34:6 “My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill [they got lost] , and My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth; and there was no one to search or seek for them.”

EZE 34:7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

EZE 34:8 “As I live,” declares the Lord God, “surely because My flock has become a prey [they rebelled against the Lord and went their own way],

My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field because they lacked a shepherd or shepherds who did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock.

EZE 34:9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

EZE 34:10 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I shall demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep. So, the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I shall deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be food for them.”‘

Eventually, they all went astray,

EZE 34:11 For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.

EZE 34:12 “As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.

EZE 34:13 “And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land.

EZE 34:15 “I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord God.

EZE 34:16 “I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken, and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.

This principle is also taught by our Lord.

JOH 10:9 “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

JOH 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life and might have it abundantly.

JOH 10:11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

JOH 10:12 “He who is a hireling, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, beholds the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees, and the wolf snatches them, and scatters them.

JOH 10:13 “He flees because he is a hireling and is not concerned about the sheep.

JOH 10:14 “I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me,

JOH 10:15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

JOH 10:16 “And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock with one shepherd.

JOH 10:17 “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

JOH 10:18 “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

Prin-It is impossible for anyone who has imputed divine righteousness who cannot lack anything because the justice of God sends life support and blessing to all believers, both winners and losers.

And this falls under the principle of equal privilege and equal opportunity.

Divine provisions are provided for every Church-age believer to execute the PPOG or to live the spiritual life that God has provided for all of us.

3. Still under the principle of the shepherd and the sheep, we need not to worry or live in fear because the Logistical Grace Rationale is a great illustration teaches this Mat 6:2534, the “not to worry” passage but to trust in our Lord for both the natural and spiritual provisions that are needed.

Mat 6:25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, {as to} what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, {as to} what you shall put on. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothing?

Worry is a mental attitude sin which is self-induced and therefore soulish torment or anxiety regarding anything in life.

And please notice I said it is self-induced.

Adversity is inevitable, stress is optional.

Worry is a disquieting and painful state of mind involving undue concern over something in life.

Therefore, worry separates the believer from his inner resources of grace and cuts off the reception of divine logistics.

Worry is the way the supply line is cut, not by God, but by the believer thinking the wrong things, being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

You are out of fellowship with God.

You are out of the PPOG.

Therefore, you do not have that protection of the “wall of fire.”

The filling of the Spirit and walking in the Spirit is how you advance in enemy territory, the devil’s world.

Worry always anticipates the worst, and so becomes apprehension or anticipation of danger, misfortune, trouble, or uncertainty.

Worry is a state of restlessness and agitation, producing mental disturbance, uneasiness, anxiety, and painful uncertainty.

Worry is a destroyer of the soul. If unchecked, it results in mental illness.

You get a warning first, often with a physical problem.

Worry in the mind causes shock to the body, Pro 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.

Worry is a satanic device to lead the believer into reversionism and the sin unto death, Eze 4:1517,12:1819.

Eze 4:15 Then He said to me, “See, I shall give you cow’s dung in place of human dung over which you will prepare your bread.”

EZE 4:16 Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, behold, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and drink water by measure and in horror,

EZE 4:17 because bread and water will be scarce; and they will be appalled with one another and waste away in their iniquity.

Look at EZE 12:18 “Son of man, eat your bread with trembling, and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.

EZE 12:19 “Then say to the people of the land, ‘Thus says the Lord God concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel,” They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water with horror, because their land will be stripped of its fulness on account of the violence of all who live in it.

1Pe 5:5-9 says more or less the same thing with slight variations.

1Pe 5:5 You younger men [or comparative novices], likewise, be subject to your elders [under the authority and command of your pastor-teacher]; and all of you [in the congregation], clothe yourselves with humility toward one another [fasten yourselves to each other with grace orientation], for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble [grace oriented believer].

1PE 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,

Breaking the maturity barrier.

1PE 5:7 Casting all your worries on Him, because He cares for you.

1PE 5:8 Be stabilized, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1PE 5:9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

Worry is a great weapon in the hands of Satan because the forces of evil take over the soul as a result of worry.

Worry makes you vulnerable to the enemies especially when a believer is in no man’s land.

More sacrifices of your time, talent, treasure, and more time is given from the exercising of your spiritual gift in no man’s land, therefore….,

There are more subtle attacks made against you to try and cause you to doubt the laying down of your life to serve and honor God.

Therefore, worry not only checks the advance of the believer and but pins him down and makes him vulnerable to reversionism.

This is why the perpetuation of the function of perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine becomes absolutely necessary to put muscle on your faith, as per the principle of Psa 55:22.

Psa 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the supergrace believer to be shaken.

There is the use of the faith-rest technique in no man’s land.

To recover from being under the influence of evil, David writes PSA 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

PSA 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

That is divine logistics from the grace of God coming through under the principle of grace.

What are some of the principles that cause many to worry?

In JER 49:23ff, We are told that Bad news causes worry, JER 49:23ff.

Not only that but worry causes hysteria, Luk 10:41, But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;

Martha allowed the bad news of her brother to enter her soul which caused her to worry.

Every one of us has an area in which we are prone to worry.

People cause worry because people are always worried about what others might do or what others might say because worriers have to have an object or something to be concerned about, 1Sa 10:2.

Samuel was worried about his children and the way they handled some of the things that they worried about.

You can always find someone or something to worry about even when you’re not looking for someone or something.

Economic disaster is a cause of worry, JER 42:16.

Sin causes worry. People worry about sin which causes guilt, Psa 38:18 and that is because worry is a sin, Rom 14:23b; Psa 38:18.

Psa 38:18 For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety and worries because of my sins.

This is because in Rom 14:23 whatever is not from faith is sin.

Therefore, we are ordered to stop worrying, Mat 6:26-34; Luk 12:29, Phi 4:67.

Luk 12:29 “And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying.”

Again, back in Mat 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and {yet} your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of greater value han they?

MAT 6:27 “And which of you by worrying can grow eighteen inches?

MAT 6:28 “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.

MAT 6:29 yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.

MAT 6:30 “But 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 of a little faith?

MAT 6:31 “Therefore, do not worry, thinking `What shall we eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `With what shall we clothe ourselves?’

MAT 6:32 “For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

Mat 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness [that’s the basis for logistical grace possessing the righteousness of God], and all these things [logistical grace – food, air, clothing, etc. ] shall be provided for you.

MAT 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself [under logistical grace]. Each day has enough evil of its own.”

Worry characterizes reversionism or the believer; Isa 57:11.

Another principle is that worry does not solve problems, Mat 6:2534. Logistical grace offsets worry.

Worry distracts from the problem-solving devices the doctrinal teaching that we all need to go forward and glorify our Lord; Mat 13:22; Luk 8:14.

Worry also is a distraction from doctrinal teaching, Mat 13:22; Luk 8:14.

Therefore, blessing from God includes freedom from worry, Jer 17:7-8.

Jer 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord.

JER 17:8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.

JER 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?

JER 17:10 “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.

JER 17:11 “As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, {So} is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool.”

JER 17:12 A glorious throne on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary.

So, back in MAT 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

MAT 6:20 “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.

MAT 6:21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

MAT 6:22 “The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.

MAT 6:23 “But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

MAT 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Mat 6:25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, {as to} what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, {as to} what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?

Mat 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and {yet} your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

MAT 6:27 “And which of you by being anxious can add a {single} cubit to his life’s span?

MAT 6:28 “And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,

MAT 6:29 yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.

MAT 6:30 “But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is {alive} today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, {will He} not much more {do so for} you, O men of little faith?

MAT 6:31 “Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’

MAT 6:32 “For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

Mat 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

MAT 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. {Each} day has enough trouble of its own.

MAT 7:1 “Do not judge lest you be judged.

MAT 7:2 “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

MAT 7:3 “And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

MAT 7:4 “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?

MAT 7:5 “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

MAT 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

MAT 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.

MAT 7:8 “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.

MAT 7:9 “Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone?

MAT 7:10 “Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

MAT 7:11 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

MAT 7:12 “Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

MAT 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.

MAT 7:14 “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

MAT 7:15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

MAT 7:16 “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn {bushes,} nor figs from thistles, are they?

MAT 7:17 “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

MAT 7:18 “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

MAT 7:19 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

MAT 7:20 “So then, you will know them by their fruits.

MAT 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

MAT 7:22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’

MAT 7:23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

MAT 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock.

MAT 7:25 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and {yet} it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock.

MAT 7:26 “And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.

MAT 7:27 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.”

MAT 7:28 The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching;

MAT 7:29 for He was teaching them as {one} having authority, and not as their scribes.

Worry is a mental attitude sin in which there is soulish torment or anxiety regarding anything in life.

Worry always anticipates the worst, and so becomes apprehension or anticipation of danger, misfortune, trouble, or uncertainty.

Worry is a state of restlessness and agitation, producing mental disturbance, uneasiness, foreboding, anxiety, and painful uncertainty.

Worry is also destroyer of the soul.

If unchecked, it results in mental illness.

You get a warning first, often with a physical problem because worry in the mind causes shock to the body, Prov 12:25.

Bad news causes worry, JER 49:23ff.

Worry causes hysteria, Luk 10:41. Everyone has an area in which they are prone to worry.

People cause worry.

People are always worried about other people.