Class Notes: 7/19/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 79; How God solves problems; The portfolio of invisible spiritual assets
Lam 3:21-25; I recall God's Word of truth to my mind, and it gives me confidence. Because The Lord's mercy never fails; His grace provisions never cease, they are renewed every morning; Great is Your faithfulness... Therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait silently on Him.
In our study of the doctrine of the winner believer. Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; Winner believers are the unknown, unsung heroes of history. 2Cor 6:9; who are the targets of God's grace imputations and the reason that God continues to support the human race.
In our study of how to be a winner believer we are presently looking at the doctrine of how God solves problems.
Last time in our study we saw how God through Jesus Christ resolved every problem that mankind ever created by resolving the sin problem once and for all when He judged Jesus for the sins of the entire human race on the cross.
We also noted Paul's description where He used a logical approach to show how God has already resolved all of our problems.
Rom 8:31-32; "Therefore, with reference to these things, to what conclusion are we forced? If God is for us, who shall be against us? The God, who did not even spare His own Son, but delivered Him over to judgment as a substitute for all of us without exception, how shall He not also with Him graciously give to us the all things?"
The basis for the a-fortiori is that since God has already solved the greater pre-salvation problem of spiritual death, relative righteousness, and separation from God, he will certainly solve all other problems that we encounter after we have spiritual life, His righteousness and have been reconciled to Him by faith in Jesus Christ.
Rom 8:28; applies only to the believer in Jesus Christ who loves God the Father through positive volition to His Word. In their case God the Father causes all things to work together for the ultimate good because the believer is actually living accord with and functioning inside God's predetermined plan for them.
God has a system for causing all things to work together for good. But it depends on living the sophisticated spiritual life, having the problem solving devices on the FLOT line of the soul and advancing through the objectives of the spiritual life. This is love for God. 1John 5:2-3;
God always solves problems by principle. God never solves problems by compromise. God always solves problems on the basis of Bible doctrine. He never compromises His Word of truth. To do so would violate the integrity of His perfect Holiness.
God has found a way to maintain His integrity and bless all believers in time and in eternity. Losers are blessed even while they are being disciplined under the law of volitional responsibility and God is for the loser believer just as much as He is for the as the winner believer.
Rom 8:26; tells us that God the Holy Spirit prays for all believers in their weakness. This means that God is for you regardless of whether your volition towards His Word of truth causes you to become a winner or a loser.
A fortiori is a system that forms a conclusion by comparing a greater accepted fact with a lesser fact that is inescapable because of the greater fact.
A fortiori is a principle of greater benefit in God's solutions to the problems of life that starts with eternal salvation. The lesser benefit that accrues from the a fortiori is the ten problem solving devices for the Church Age believer.
Jesus Christ was judged on the Cross for all the sins of the human race without exception. This is the greater solution of all time because on the Cross God made provision for the solution of every problem mankind would ever encounter during the course of human history.
This is the accepted fact that produces the inescapable fact that this is the greatest and only solution for mankind. The lesser benefit that is also an inescapable fact is that God the Father has graciously given to us a far greater plan than He has given to believers in other dispensations.
In grace He gave us the two power options, the three spiritual skills, and the ten problem solving devices as a means of accessing His grace solution by means of faith.
Grace teaches us, the law condemns us. The power of grace, salvation and life is faith in the same way that the power of sin, condemnation and death is the law.
If the most difficult problem was solved at the Cross, it follows a fortiori that the other problems that the believer encounters in their post-salvation experience are also resolved.
These post-salvation problems are resolved through the utilization of the two power options, the function of the three spiritual skills, the deployment of the ten problem solving devices with the objective of attaining the four objectives of the spiritual life (a personal sense of destiny, spiritual maturity, occupation with Christ, and maximum glorification of God).
In other words, if God provided the solution for our greatest problem at the cross, God also provided for every other problem that we would encounter in life after salvation at the same time.
God has a plan for your life and His plan begins at the moment you believe in Jesus Christ. God is perfect; therefore, His plan is perfect. Under His policy of grace, God has provided a perfect plan for imperfect people in the imperfect environment of the devil's world.
The grace solutions in God's plan are available to be deployed in our life on the basis of faith through the function of the portfolio of invisible grace assets that he gave to us at salvation.
This brings us to a study of the doctrine of the portfolio of invisible assets that the winner learns to exploit to the maximum through the grace orientation that is developed from their positive volition to God's Word of truth.
The word "portfolio" comes from the Latin word "folium" that means "leaf sheet. It referred to a flat portable case or briefcase that was used for carrying papers and documents that demonstrated one's capacity in an area of expertise.
It came to be used to describe the securities held by an investor or the commercial paper held by a bank, mortgage company or brokerage. Portfolio investment has come into use to describe indirect investment by the purchase of securities instead of having ownership through direct investment in tangible assets.
We will use the word to describe the assets that God's work of grace created for believers in eternity past. The believer's portfolio of invisible assets therefore refers to the securities that correspond to the invisible spiritual assets that God the Father provided for each member of the church as members of God's royal family before creation because of their union with Jesus Christ.
Every believer in Jesus Christ has these spiritual securities. They are invisible assets that stagger the imagination but believers must understand these assets before they can be used. Believers without doctrine have no comprehension of existence of these assets or how to use them.
The portfolio of invisible assets refers to God the Father's grace provision for you in eternity past. God the Father found the way for His justice to provide perfect fantastic blessing to His righteousness in the believer without any compromise of His perfect Holiness.
God provided everything necessary for your function in life in time after salvation in your portfolio of invisible assets this includes growing in grace, the execution and fulfillment of God's protocol plan, dying grace, and eternity.
The portfolio of invisible assets provides everything necessary for you to have a fantastic life as you glorify God by developing capacity to receive your escrow blessings.
If you do not have a fantastic life, it's your own fault because all you need is positive volition to God's Word, and God will lead you to the place where you can learn the information that you need to know from His Word in order to actually use the invisible assets that you have received in association with Jesus Christ as a beneficiary of God's grace plan.
When God the Father completed this work everything you would ever need as a Christian was provided. Since these provisions existed in eternity past, they will exist forever.
The very existence of escrow blessings implies the conditions for the transfer of those greater blessings from their present place of deposit in Christ to us, from the Escrow Officer to the grantee
Our portfolio of invisible assets only becomes apparent when we choose to live under the ministry of the Spirit inside God's power system and by hearing correct and accurate Bible teaching to the point that we become inculcated with God's protocol plan as described in Eph 1:3-14.
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