Class Notes: 8/6/2017
The doctrine of the winner part 84;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 available to every believer on the basis of Jesus' work on the cross and conveyed to them on the basis of grace and faith.
We noted that the personal portfolio of invisible spiritual assets is part of "the substructure of things not seen." Heb 11:1; However they can be "seen" and understood under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit by means of faith aka spiritual perception. 1Cor 2:15-16;
Last time we started looking at the four categories of assets that are contained in the portfolio of invisible spiritual assets.
We noted that the primary assets are the escrow blessings and the assets of election and predestination that establish the position and the enabling power for every believer to learn God's Word that is communicated under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit by their pastor.
Just before we left off we noted that once we believe and understand the equal privilege that the primary assets establish our union with Christ and revealed in God's Word of truth it completely changes our thinking about our situation in life.
God's Word teaches us not to look at ourselves as being superior or inferior because of any human factors, such as gender, skin color, nationality, genetics, success of failure, or economic status because these factors are all derived from arrogance of satan's lie.
The basis of all lies is arrogance and satan is the father of arrogance so he is the father of lies. John 8:44; Since God and Jesus Christ are truth satan and his world system are at war with God, Jesus Christ and anyone who believes God's Word of truth instead of satan's lie. John 15:18-19;
Satan and His minions start with propaganda, lies, deceit, innuendo and accusation and when that doesn't work they resort to murder. Zech 3:1; Matt 27:12; Rev 12:10c; This is how the natural man thinks which is why the natural man is opposed to the truth and as a result at war with God.
We see this dichotomy displayed by the way the Scribes and Pharisees treated the woman who was set up to be "caught" in adultery versus the way Jesus treated her. John 8:3-11;
The religious Pharisees self righteous accusations and condemnation were "natural" and Jesus' grace response was "spiritual." The difference demonstrates why religion and its practitioners are enemies of God and Jesus Christ.
Because of His spiritual viewpoint, as far as God is concerned, in our position in union with Christ we are all equal and His Word of truth must renovate our thinking so that we think in the same way. 2Cor 10:3-7;NET Rom 12:2-3; 1Cor 2:14-16;
This is why God's Word teaches us a different standard of thinking that is not based on self righteous arrogance instead it is based on the humility, grace and truth that is the thinking of Christ. John 1:17; Eph 4:22-32; Phil 2:5-7;
As new creatures in Christ Jesus with our divinely provided portfolio of invisible spiritual assets we can develop this renovated thinking that leads to a new spiritual lifestyle that is infinitely superior to anything satan and his world system can offer.
As you advance in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ eventually, your understanding of doctrine and the portfolio of invisible assets will produce spiritual self-esteem.
If you have spiritual self-esteem or respect for yourself on the basis of what God thinks of you, you will go on to develop impersonal love for others at spiritual autonomy.
With the cognitive independence of spiritual autonomy you will think like Jesus did and respect the human race in general, regardless of whither they are nasty, stupid, imbecilic, or wonderful.
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