Class Notes: 7/30/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 82;The portfolio of invisible spiritual assets
Lam 3:21-25; I recall this (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.
We are now in a study of the portfolio of invisible assets that are conveyed to believers based on Jesus' work on the cross. Last time we noted Moses who abandoned visible prosperity and approbation of Egypt because by means of faith he saw his portfolio of invisible assets. Heb 11:24;
When we left off last time we were noting the categories of God's love because God's love is one of the attributes of God that provides our portfolio of invisible spiritual assets.
We saw that God's love functions in three categories: spiritual self-esteem, personal love, and impersonal integrity love.
Self-esteem is love that is directed toward His own perfect righteousness.
Personal love is love directed exclusively toward perfect righteousness. This means God's personal love is directed toward the other Members of the Trinity, and toward everyone who has believed in Jesus Christ because part of their portfolio of invisible spiritual assets is the imputation of God's perfect righteousness. 2Cor 5:21b; 1Cor 1:30;
Impersonal integrity love is reserved for creatures in their fallen state. It is directed toward all of unbelieving humanity who in the total depravity and spiritual death is actively functioning as God's enemy. This is the love that was expressed on the Cross. Rom 5:8;
The Cross is the highest expression of God's impersonal integrity love because it was on the Cross that God the Father imputed all of mankind's sins to His perfect Son for whom He had infinite personal love.
It was on the Cross that perfect Jesus Christ was willing to become sin as our substitute and be forsaken while God the Father was judging Him for all of our sins so that believers could have all their sins forgiven and receive God's righteousness. 2Cor 5:21;
Another of God's attributes that is involved in setting up the portfolio is God's omniscience. Omniscience means that God knows perfectly, eternally, and simultaneously all that is knowable whether or not it is actual or possible. God knows all of our thoughts, motives, decisions and actions from eternity past.
God's omniscience combined with his sovereignty means that His knowledge about creatures is superior and He is in control of all things at all times. This means that when you're out of control, God is still in control. God is infinite and has infinite knowledge. God is eternal and has eternal knowledge. God is truth and His knowledge is totally and perfectly accurate.
Since God has always existed, His knowledge has always existed with Him. Therefore, He knows everything perfectly and simultaneously. Time is not a factor in God's perception so to God the future is as perspicuous as the past and the present.
Because of His omniscience, God knows all the facts about every person in human history; this includes every one of us. Based on His knowledge He provided each one of us a portfolio of invisible assets that establishes our equal privilege and equal opportunity the grace policy of His protocol plan.
Omniscience means that God knows every thought, motive, decision and action of every creature.
God's sovereignty is the source of all of God's decisions and God's omniscience is the source of God's awareness of every decision of every creature.
Paul describes the portfolio of invisible assets from the viewpoint of the believer's experience in 1Cor 2:9; "However, as it stands written (in Isa 64:4;), `things ( the portfolio of invisible assets) that no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.'"
This means that our greatest blessings are completely and totally invisible which means that they can only be understood by spiritual revelation under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit from God's Word of truth.
By knowing and believing God's Word of truth we become aware of these fantastic assets and can learn how to use them now in time and since they are spiritual they are also available in eternity. Believers become winners by using these assets during their life in time in the devil's world.
The last phrase "for those who love Him" is a qualifying factor. The believer in the Lord Jesus Christ who loves God is very close to or has reached cognitive self confidence that corresponds to the doctrinal awareness of spiritual self-esteem. where spiritual adulthood begins.
Spiritual self esteem is where the believer begins to understand the scope of God's love for them. 1John 4:19;
Once spiritual adulthood is attained the believer's life takes a fantastic and unusual turn. Believers in spiritual adulthood do not consider themselves to be victims of circumstances.
When encountering undeserved suffering they don't become bitter, jealous, or vindictive and they aren't out to prove something; they are not concerned with what others think because they have moved past inordinate ambition and inordinate competition.
They are functioning exclusively on the basis of their love for God and that love is demonstrated by their persistent deployment of their God given invisible spiritual assets that are contained in their portfolio of invisible spiritual assets.
In eternity past God prepared a portfolio of invisible assets for everyone who believes in Jesus Christ . It becomes real when the believer comes to the point of having the problem solving device of personal love for God deployed on the defensive perimeter of their soul.
Heb 11:1; puts it all into proper perspective. "Now doctrine is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." KJV
You can't have hope (confidence) until you know the faith (the doctrine). Hope (confidence) means you understand your portfolio of invisible assets. Hope (confidence) means you understand the eschatology of the exit resurrection, the tremendous escrow blessings for eternity, and the rewards and decorations that are to be conveyed to the winner believer at the evaluation that they will possess forever and ever.
Note that even though doctrine is unseen it is real because it is "substance" doctrine is God's Word of truth. The writer is saying that God's Word is real and it must become the basis of your viewpoint in life.
The Greek word translated "substance" in the KJV is "hupostasis" that means actual existence, substructure or foundation.
Your personal portfolio of invisible spiritual assets is part of "the substructure of things not seen." However they can be "seen" under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit by means of faith (doctrine).
There are at least four categories of assets in your portfolio of invisible spiritual assets. The primary assets are the escrow blessings and the assets of election and predestination that provide the enabling power for the believer to learn God's Word that is communicated by a pastor teacher under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
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