Providence

Providence

Word of the day from the Lord directly!

“Literally means foresight, but is generally used to denote God’s” preserving and governing all things by means of second causes (Ps. 18:35; 63:8; Acts 17:28; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3). God’s providence extends to the natural world (Ps. 104:14; 135:5-7; “Acts 14:17), the brute creation (Ps. 104:21-29; Matt. 6:26;” “10:29), and the affairs of men (1 Chr. 16:31; Ps. 47:7; Prov.” “21:1; Job 12:23; Dan. 2:21; 4:25), and of individuals (1 Sam.” 2:6; Ps. 18:30; Luke 1:53; James 4:13-15). It extends also to “the free actions of men (Ex. 12:36; 1 Sam. 24:9-15; Ps. 33:14,” “15; Prov. 16:1; 19:21; 20:24; 21:1), and things sinful (2 Sam.” “16:10; 24:1; Rom. 11:32; Acts 4:27, 28), as well as to their” “good actions (Phil. 2:13; 4:13; 2 Cor. 12:9, 10; Eph. 2:10; Gal.” 5:22-25). “As regards sinful actions of men, they are represented as occurring by God’s permission (Gen. 45:5; 50:20. Comp. 1 Sam. “6:6; Ex. 7:13; 14:17; Acts 2:3; 3:18; 4:27, 28), and as” controlled (Ps. 76:10) and overruled for good (Gen. 50:20; Acts “3:13). God does not cause or approve of sin, but only limits,” “restrains, overrules it for good.” “The mode of God’s providential government is altogether unexplained. We only know that it is a fact that God does govern all his creatures and all their actions; that this government is “universal (Ps. 103:17-19), particular (Matt. 10:29-31),” “efficacious (Ps. 33:11; Job 23:13), embraces events apparently” “contingent (Prov. 16:9, 33; 19:21; 21:1), is consistent with his” “own perfection (2 Tim. 2:13), and to his own glory (Rom. 9:17;” 11:36).

Source


Acts 24:2

And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,


Let’s map out a little word study of “Providence.”

Providence of God

The word “providence” comes from the Latin providentia (Gk. pronoia [provnoia]) and means essentially foresight or making provision beforehand. On the human plane it may be used positively, as when Tertullus praised Felix by saying, “Your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation” ( Acts 24:2 ).

For a deeper dive into the word “pronoia” go here.


Prayer:

Father God, I come before you to give all praise and glory to you for your strength, peace and provision.  Above all for your son, Jesus Christ, our Savior!  I lift up all my brothers and sisters in the Lord and ask for their protection, peace, provision and boldness, to be covered in the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ.  I humbly ask for new employment for myself and other family members with health insurance.  My trust and belief is in you Father and thank you for your provision.  I lift up Israel and ask for their peace and protection.  My brothers and sisters around the globe who suffer to the point of death for the namesake of Jesus Christ our Savior for their peace and strength and your protection.  In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


 

 

Today…Always

Romans 5:6-11(KJV)
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.


…The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalms 27:1 (KJV)

Providence and Gleening

Morning

“Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.”
Ephesians 1:11

Our belief in God’s wisdom supposes and necessitates that he has a settled purpose and plan in the work of salvation. What would creation have been without his design? Is there a fish in the sea, or a fowl in the air, which was left to chance for its formation? Nay, in every bone, joint, and muscle, sinew, gland, and blood-vessel, you mark the presence of a God working everything according to the design of infinite wisdom. And shall God be present in creation, ruling over all, and not in grace? Shall the new creation have the fickle genius of free will to preside over it when divine counsel rules the old creation? Look at Providence! Who knoweth not that not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father? Even the hairs of your head are all numbered. God weighs the mountains of our grief in scales, and the hills of our tribulation in balances. And shall there be a God in providence and not in grace? Shall the shell be ordained by wisdom and the kernel be left to blind chance? No; he knows the end from the beginning. He sees in its appointed place, not merely the corner-stone which he has laid in fair colours, in the blood of his dear Son, but he beholds in their ordained position each of the chosen stones taken out of the quarry of nature, and polished by his grace; he sees the whole from corner to cornice, from base to roof, from foundation to pinnacle. He hath in his mind a clear knowledge of every stone which shall be laid in its prepared space, and how vast the edifice shall be, and when the top-stone shall be brought forth with shoutings of “Grace! Grace! unto it.” At the last it shall be clearly seen that in every chosen vessel of mercy, Jehovah did as he willed with his own; and that in every part of the work of grace he accomplished his purpose, and glorified his own name.

Evening

“So she gleaned in the field until even.”
Ruth 2:17

Let me learn from Ruth, the gleaner. As she went out to gather the ears of corn, so must I go forth into the fields of prayer, meditation, the ordinances, and hearing the word to gather spiritual food. The gleaner gathers her portion ear by ear; her gains are little by little: so must I be content to search for single truths, if there be no greater plenty of them. Every ear helps to make a bundle, and every gospel lesson assists in making us wise unto salvation. The gleaner keeps her eyes open: if she stumbled among the stubble in a dream, she would have no load to carry home rejoicingly at eventide. I must be watchful in religious exercises lest they become unprofitable to me; I fear I have lost much already–O that I may rightly estimate my opportunities, and glean with greater diligence. The gleaner stoops for all she finds, and so must I. High spirits criticize and object, but lowly minds glean and receive benefit. A humble heart is a great help towards profitably hearing the gospel. The engrafted soul-saving word is not received except with meekness. A stiff back makes a bad gleaner; down, master pride, thou art a vile robber, not to be endured for a moment. What the gleaner gathers she holds: if she dropped one ear to find another, the result of her day’s work would be but scant; she is as careful to retain as to obtain, and so at last her gains are great. How often do I forget all that I hear; the second truth pushes the first out of my head, and so my reading and hearing end in much ado about nothing! Do I feel duly the importance of storing up the truth? A hungry belly makes the gleaner wise; if there be no corn in her hand, there will be no bread on her table; she labours under the sense of necessity, and hence her tread is nimble and her grasp is firm; I have even a greater necessity, Lord, help me to feel it, that it may urge me onward to glean in fields which yield so plenteous a reward to diligence. (Emphasis added)

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Children of God! A Message for You

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Author:  By the grace of the Lord, Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit has ask me to share a message to ALL!  Below you will find His Words (Holy Scriptures) that our Father wants delivered to you.  Each individual will know in his/her heart the message our Father has for you personally!  God bless.


Charles Spurgeon  Audio “Christ in the Covenant”   Isaiah 49:8

Psalms 33  Praise to the Creator and Preserver (emphasis added)

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Psalms 34  Praise for Deliverance from Troubles (emphasis added)

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Psalms 35  A Prayer for Rescue from Enemies (emphasis added)

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My Defense and Refuge

Ps. 59:16

But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

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Read all of Psalm 59

Heb. 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

LIGHT TO YOUR PATH!

Galatians 5:22-23

Matthew 419

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Read all of Galatians 5


Jeremiah 17:7-8

PHIL 4:13

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

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Read all of Jeremiah 17


Ephesians 6:10-11

WORD OF GOD IS THE LIGHT TO YOUR PATH!

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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Read all of Ephesians 6


 

Justified by Faith

ROMANS 5

JESUS SOON COMING

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.