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March 30, 2014

Logistical Grace Provision

(1) *Logistics is a military term, which refers to the military science of supply, provision, and planning of troop movement. Logistics is the provision, movement, and maintenance of all resources and services necessary to sustain military forces. It involves the national economic capacity and the nation’s capability to support its military forces. Logistics can also be defined as the military science of planning, handling, and implementation of personnel under every possible military condition. It includes the design, development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, disposal of material, hospitalization of personnel, construction and maintenance of housing facilities.

Therefore, Logistics is a technical military term for sustaining troops in every form of military activity and maneuver whether in the barracks, in the field, before the battle, during the battle, and after the battle. Logistics is the science of supporting troops in advance, retreat, evacuation, reconnaissance, attack, exploitation, and pursuit.

(2) The Church Age believer is described as a “soldier” in  (1 Cor. 9:7; Phil. 2:25; ). The believer is involved in spiritual warfare with the kingdom of darkness. (Eph. 6:12-16).

The believer would be easily destroyed by Satan and the kingdom of darkness, if he were left alone, armed only with human power. The Lord has given every believer spiritual armor and spiritual weapons to fight this spiritual warfare.
(Eph. 6:11, 14-17;  2 Cor. 10:3-5).

Also the believer has been given unique Royal Commissions: (1) Royal Priesthood (1 Pet. 2:5, 9) (2) Royal Ambassadorship (2 Cor. 5:20).
He has been given the Mystery Doctrine for the Church Age which is God’s set of instructions that are exclusively for the Church Age believer and were not known to Old Testament believers  (Rom. 16:25-26; 1 Cor. 2:7; 4:1; 15:51-52; Eph. 1:9; 3:1-6, 8-9; 5:28-32; 6:19; Col. 1:25-27).

(3) *Logistical grace however, is an military “analogy” used to describe a Bible doctrine that teaches that God has provided everything the believer needs to experience victory in spiritual combat as a soldier of Christ Jesus.

Logistical Grace sustains the “soldier of Christ Jesus” in the devil’s world and provides him with everything that he needs to fight in this spiritual warfare. Just like the soldier in the natural realm is dependent upon his nation to provide for him everything that he needs to fight in battle, so must the believer rely upon God’s Logistical Grace blessings in times of adversity or spiritual attack known as the “evil day” in, (Eph. 6:13; cf. John 17:15).
Just as the American soldier is dependent upon his nation to provide for him food, water, clothing, shelter, transportation, and training to fight in battle, so is the believer dependent upon God’s Logistical Grace blessings to provide for him food, water, clothing, shelter, transportation, and a Pastor-Teacher who teaches Bible Doctrine which trains him to fight invisible spiritual warfare.

Logistical Grace is God’s complete provision for the Church Age believer’s every physical and spiritual need regardless of spiritual status. It provides the Church Age believer everything that they need (not want) to achieve a tactical victory in the  conflict by taking advantage of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Strategic Victory over Satan at the Cross.

The Word of God provides the believer vital information that is essential for the believer to achieve tactical victory over the enemy and tactical victory for the believer is achieved by utilizing Christ’s victory at the cross over the believer’s 3 great enemies: (1) Satan (2) Satan’s Cosmic System [worldliness] (3) Old Sin Nature.
The Holy Spirit reveals the Word of God to the believer making it understandable to the believer since it, the Word of God, is spiritual phenomena. (Jn. 16:13-15; 1 Cor. 2:10-16).
The Word of God is the believer’s spiritual armor and spiritual weaponry. The Word of God is the believer’s logistical grace support, which provides the believer with spiritual armor and weaponry to defend his soul from attack by the enemy’s thought projections. It is the Word of God that reveals God’s will, purpose and plan for our lives.

The Christian soldier has superior weaponry than his invisible enemy, Satan and the kingdom of darkness.
So the promises of the Word of God serve as an anchor for the soul of the believer in adversity. They serve as a protection and give the believer encouragement to persevere and endure in the devil’s world.

These 2 Great Divine Provisions, the Spirit of God and the Word of God work in concert with one another to provide the believer everything that his soul needs to be sustained and protected by the lies of the cosmic system. They work in conjunction with one another to serve as spiritual armor and weaponry for the believer, which enables them to exploit the strategic victory of Christ over Satan at the cross of Calvary.

The Word of God informs the believer of all that God has provided for the believer through the Person, Work, and Life of our Lord Jesus Christ.

*All of the believer’s logistical grace support in the form of air to breathe, food, clothing, shelter, and transportation ect is the creation of the Word of God. Everything that exists has come into existence because of the Word of God and continues to be sustained because of the Word of God.
John 1:3, “All things came into existence through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into existence that has come into existence.”
Heb 1:1-3, “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

The Word of God has provided every believer regardless of spiritual status, Bible teaching, air to breathe, food, shelter, clothing, transportation, friends, income, education, ect. (details of life) We employ the military metaphor logistical grace to describe these provisions, which have been created by the Word of God. None of these things mentioned above would ever exist were it not for the Word of God. The air we breathe, food, shelter, clothing, transportation, friends, ect.  would not exist if it were not for the Word of God. All of these logistical grace provisions, which are the creation of the Word of God, are designed to sustain the physical body, human life.

But the Word of God not only sustains human life, but it also more importantly serves to sustain, protect and prosper the soul of the believer when it has been applied to the believer’s thought process. The human soul is the battleground for the war that is taking place between Christ and Satan.
2 Cor 10:3-6, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. {We are} destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and {we are} taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.” (spiritual maturity)

Satan has an ingenious propaganda system. He majors in misinformation and deception. Satan and his legions attack the veracity and integrity of the Scriptures and they wage war against its communicators. 2 Tim 3:8, “Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these {men} also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.” Why do they attack the Word of Truth and its communicators? They do so in order to suppress the Truth of God, which they cannot defeat.
2 Cor 13:8, “For we can do nothing against the truth, but {only} for the truth.”

Every believer at the moment of salvation has been enlisted as a soldier in the army of Christ. Just as in the natural realm a nation provides for its soldiers logistically to fight in battle with the enemy to defend its sovereignty so God has provided for the believer logistically in order that they might fight the kingdom of darkness and defend the sovereignty of Christ. Every nation provides for its soldiers, armor and weapons. God has done this as well.

In fact the believer has infinitely superior weaponry than the fallen angels. The enemy cannot stand against the Word of Truth. The Word of God serves as spiritual armor and weaponry for the believer as we noted in Ephesians 6:10-18.

Because the believer possesses superior armor and weaponry than he (Satan) does, Satan seeks to distract the believer from hearing the communication of the Word of God. In Luke 10, the parable of the seed and the sower teaches that Satan seeks to distract the believer from listening to the Word of God. He will also try to wear us out with problems and difficulties.
Dan 7:25, “He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.”

The Word of God reveals to the believer that he has an invisible enemy, namely Satan who seeks to deceive him. It also reveals to the believer the means of defeating this invisible enemy, namely the Word of God. It reveals to the believer that he has the Spirit of God as their spiritual Mentor to guide and empower to do the will of the Father and thus defeat the enemy. The Word of God reveals to the believer that he has the provision of prayer where he can go to His heavenly Father and ask for aid to defeat the enemy.
The Word of God is the believer’s spiritual food.
Matt 4:4, “But He answered and said, “It is written, “MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.”

Failure to receive this information spells certain spiritual defeat for the believer. So the strategy of Satan and his legions against the church is to sever its communications with God. For they know that if the church becomes aware of who and what God has made them to be, they know that they will be defeated. They know, if the church becomes aware of the implications of Christ’s victory at the cross and His resurrection, they will be defeated. They know, if the church becomes aware of the fact that they are a son of God, in union with Christ, positionally higher than the angels, possessing superior armor and weaponry, they will most surely be defeated. The soldier of Christ Jesus must be obedient to his written orders just as the soldier in the natural realm must be obedient to his written orders. Obedience to God is manifested by the believer who is a doer of the Word (James 1:17-25).
The Spirit of God through the communication of the Word of God instructs the believer as how to defeat the enemy and therefore, the Word of God is the means by which the believer can exploit that strategic victory of Christ’s at the cross.

1 Cor 2:9-11, “but just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND WHICH HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. For to us God revealed {them} through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the {thoughts} of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the {thoughts} of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.”