Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Point 11.  The Equal Opportunity under election, which is the Divine Provision of Logistical Grace Support and logistical  Blessing.

1. Logistical grace support which is designed to sustain you.

The righteousness of God has demanded, ever since the moment of our salvation, that the justice of God sustain our life even through every stupid mistake and every dumb decision we ever make.

And we noted that we are not blessed because we give, or witness, perform Christian service, or because of anything we can do or anything we are.

God blesses us only because we have His righteousness indwelling us and therefore His integrity is never compromised.

Time after time, a question comes up in the scripture, why do the wicked prosper?

David said in PSA 37:7  Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

They make positive decisions and then see friends, family members and relatives making negative decisions and getting ahead in life and receiving prosperity.

Asaph was one of the finest and chief musicians in Israel.

He wrote about ten songs and so this is said to be a Psalm or a Song of Asaph, a fine and chief musician in Israel.

Now, this type of thinking that “God is good to His people,” is very important especially when you’re going through something and you don’t know how that thing is going to turn out.

Even if you don’t understand what you’re going through remember God is good to His people.
It starts out with envy in the soul and then turns into jealousy.

There are certain people who prosper even though they are wicked.   One of the main reasons is found in ur main passage in Gen
17, blessing because of association with a mature believer.  And so he says, “For I was envious or jealous of the arrogant as I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”   You see what he was doing, he was looking too much at one thing.

God in His Grace actually will allow the wicked to prosper on this earth.

One of the reasons is because this is their Heaven.  And God loves them so much.

Once they die, for billions and billions and billions and billions of years they suffer in the eternal lake of fire and so in God’s grace,
He blesses them and lets them have some enjoyment, because He’s a just and righteous God.

And therefore in MAT 5:45b  He causes His sun to rise on {the} evil and {the} good,

So, there are reverisionistic believers and unbelievers who cheat and lie and steal and who are criminals and who would do what they can to get ahead and they can get more than you.

He saw their outward display of prosperity.

You don’t see the discomfort and lack of content in their soul.

They don’t have that peace that goes beyond understanding, PHI 4:6.

And when it says that “their body is fat.” it means that their strength was from their riches and they were really healthy.

But, you always need to remind yourself of something, you have something in your soul that money cannot buy, a peace that you can go through a tragedy, disaster, sickness, and still say, “I have learned to be content in whatever state I am in.”

Solomon said this in ECC 2:10  And all that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure,

When it says, “They speak from on high” it refers to their arrogance.

PSA 14:1  The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

Once he came back to the sanctuary or the place where God’s Word was taught, his eyes were opened once again to this truth.

When he was living in the ways of the world, the darkness came upon him.    When he came back to the ways of God, the light shined upon him and gave him a direction.

They were standing on a smooth place (everything’s going smooth for them), but always remember something ‑ smooth places can be very slippery.

JER 23:12  “Therefore their way will be like slippery paths to them,

Remember ECC 8:11  Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.

The Lord says, “There’s a year for their punishment”  meaning  every person who is anti‑God and has negative volition has a year assigned by God for their punishment.

ECC 8:10   So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are {soon} forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.

The word for “beast” is the Hebrew word behemah which refers to the water ox or the hippopotamus and it means a plump colossus of flesh which is an emblem of colossal stupidity.

So the next time someone is really stupid and operating in their flesh, look at them and go BEHEMAH.

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