Class Notes: 8/13/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 86;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 believers on the basis of grace and faith.
In addition to the primary, positional, or "in Christ" assets of election and predestination that we have noted, the portfolio also contain secondary assets. These secondary assets include volitional assets that are related to positive volition toward God's Word of truth that changes your thinking and results in changing your priorities in life.
There are also production assets including Christian service that is never effective unless it is a product of your spiritual life. Christian service is always the result of the spiritual life, never the means.
As you advance spiritually under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit. you will automatically begin to produce the divine good of Christian service. Phil 2:13; Eph 2:10;
There are also suffering for blessing assets in the form of providential preventative suffering, momentum testing, and evidence testing that God permits to increase your momentum in the Christian life because it drives you to consistently keep your attention focused on the grace policy of God's protocol plan. 2Cor 12:9-10;
Invisible impact assets include the believer's personal impact in the form of blessing by association, historical impact as a member of the pivot and international impact in the support of worldwide missionary activity.
In addition there is the spiritual gift that God the Holy Spirit provides every believer at the moment of salvation that is a personnel asset for service within God's Royal family. 1Cor 12:4-7;
Escrow assets are assets that God set aside for every believer in eternity before anything was created. Eph 1:3; "Worthy of praise and glorification is the God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ." v4 "He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world...
Before God the Son created the universe, God the Father created a portfolio of invisible spiritual assets for you. He knew that you would believe in Christ and become a member of the royal family of God, so He created and pre-positioned these blessings for you.
These spiritual assets provide every believer with equal privilege and opportunity. Some believers deploy them and parlay them into spiritual self-esteem; others parlay them into spiritual autonomy and a few believers parlay them into spiritual maturity to the maximum glorification of God because they have taken advantage of God's grace and deployed it to the maximum.
There are no shortcuts. You have to know of the existence of these assets and understand them before you can make use of them. The only way to learn about them is by consistent and persistent positive volition to the accurate communication God's Word of truth. 2Tim 2:15;
These blessings are described as "spiritual blessings" because God is spirit so their source is spiritual. They are also spiritual because they will exist in eternity forever even though many of them are actually conveyed during the temporal probationary period of human history.
The first thing God ever did for you was to bless you with these blessings that go far above and beyond the logistical grace blessings that provide basic life support for every believer as a member of the new spiritual species who are God's heirs while they are on temporary duty in the devil's world. Phil 3:20; 1Pet 2:11-12;
An "escrow" analogy can be used to explain the concept of God providing blessing for believers in eternity before the creation of the physical universe. An escrow is a deed, a bond or other written agreement that a grantor delivers to another person or entity such a bank or lawyer to eventually be delivered to a grantee.
All three parties of the escrow are mentioned in Eph 1:3; In the analogy, God the Father corresponds to the "grantor" the party of the first part. The "grantee" corresponds to every Church Age believer. The third party, the depositary or "escrow officer" is our Lord Jesus Christ who the one who actually conveys the escrow to believers.
The deposit, or escrow blessing, is placed beyond the control of the grantor so that it cannot be rescinded or cancelled. God the Father cannot cancel what He has deposited with Christ so your portfolio escrow blessings are part of an irrevocable trust that God the Father established for you. Rom 11:29;
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