Though very few moderns will agree, God provides EVERYTHING.
Because God created EVERYTHING, God CONTROLS everything.
“John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”
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As previously stated, FEW moderns will agree.
The modern believes that his food comes–NOT from God–but from the local grocery store.
The ‘thinking’ modern believes his food come from a FARMER, who raises the food and then has it shipped to the grocery store or to one of the many, many, many middlemen, who then ship it to the grocery store.
The FARMER–who raises the food and is MUCH closer to the whole process than most moderns–KNOW that he only delivers what is provided.
Perhaps that is why so many farmers pray for rain?
So, AFTER being provided food, man’s many systems DELIVER that food to their penultimate destinations.
And when one of man’s delivery systems break down–or is claimed to have broken down–man usually supplies a word or phrase to describe this breakdown.
Popular at the moment is “SUPPLY CHAIN.”
OCCASIONALLY, God (for whatever reason or no reason at all) provides AND delivers.
One such instance happened to the prophet, ELIJAH.
“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.”
God repeated his deliverance of Elijah: God delivered to the prophet, Elijah–not just that one time.
“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”
The Book of Exodus and the four gospels provide other examples of God, not only providing, but delivering that provision as well.
Food does NOT come from the grocery store: the grocery store is merely a storehouse for food WHICH IS PROVIDED BY GOD.
Yes, God will provide FOR those who are followers of Him and His Son, Jesus Christ.
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
However, God also provides for ALL men: because ALL men–believers and unbelievers alike–are God’s creation.
“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
WHERE, exactly, does the reader believe his food comes from?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 31, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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