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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you mysteriously provided for? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that our supplies came from Heaven not from around. IV. TEXT: John 21:9 (Amplified Bible) When they got out on land (the beach

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you mysteriously provided for?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that our supplies came from Heaven not from around.

IV. TEXT:

John 21:9 (Amplified Bible)

When they got out on land (the beach), they saw a fire of coals there and fish lying on it [cooking], and bread.

V. THESIS:

Our supplies came from Heaven not from around.

VI. TITLE:

LORD's mysterious providence

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle John

B. Date written: uncertain. probably late in the first century

C. Purpose: to inspire faith in JESUS CHRIST as the SON of GOD

D. To whom written: seekers of the truth

E. Main theme: encounter with JESUS CHRIST demands a response

F. Keyword: believe

G. Key verse:

John 20:31 (Amplified Bible)

But these are written (recorded) in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of God, and that through believing and cleaving to and trusting and relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His name [through Who He is].

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Arrive in the land where the LORD is.

"When they got out on land (the beach),"

1. This is the promised land

Exodus 3:8 (Amplified Bible)

And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand and power of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a land good and large, a land flowing with milk and honey [a land of plenty]—to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

Psalms 37:11 (Amplified Bible)

But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalms 37:29 (Amplified Bible)

[Then] the [consistently] righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

The land can be a place of decision where you will intentionally "look" up to FATHER GOD as Your Provider and not to yourself. Forsake your own effort and wisdom of getting blessed but look up to the FATHER, He is the Provider, He is the Strength and the Wisdom who will provide for you.

B. The fish and the bread were already prepared

"they saw a fire of coals there and fish lying on it [cooking], and bread."

Psalms 23:2 (Amplified Bible)

He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

Psalms 23:5 (Amplified Bible)

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

Matthew 25:34 (Amplified Bible)

Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to eternal salvation], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

John 14:2 (Amplified Bible)

In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.

If we trust in ourselves, we have to do everything from finding a place where the fish are, catching them with our net, preparing it for food, cleaning it, cook it, and prepare it for a meal, too much work to be done, while GOD does everything for us and we all have to sit with Him and eat and drink and enjoy His Presence. That's what GOD wants to do for us, if we will only let Him.


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