Class Notes: 9/24/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 97;The portfolio of invisible spiritual assets
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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 one of the reason why God continues to support the human race in the devil's world.
We are now in a study of the portfolio of invisible assets that God provides for every believer on the basis of Jesus' work on the cross.
These assets are conveyed to believers on the basis of grace and faith at salvation as salvation grace, after salvation as logistical grace and in spiritual maturity as the escrow of supergrace and ultra supergrace. James 4:6; Eph 2:7;
Last time we noted Eph 1:4c- Eph 1:5: "By means of His (God's) virtue love, He has predestined us for the purpose of adoption to Himself through Jesus Christ according to His grace policy."
God's personal love is directed toward His own perfect righteousness. God loves His own perfect righteousness and is not threatened by anything. This is the basis of His spiritual self-esteem.
God's impersonal integrity love is directed toward spiritually dead mankind who persists in waging war with God. John 3:16; Rom 5:8-10; 1John 4:10;
God's personal love is directed toward believers in Jesus Christ because they possess God's perfect righteousness on the basis of imputation. 2Cor 5:21; Rom 8:38-39; This means that even though you may feel threatened you are actually not threatened by anything any more than God is. Rom 8:31;
Predestination tells us that God provided everything that we would need to comply with His grace policy and fulfill His plan on the basis of His personal love. Predestination provides equal privilege and equal opportunity for every Church Age believer to execute and fulfill God's directive will.
Adoption is how God makes us members of His royal family. It refers to the baptism of the Holy Spirit at salvation whereby God the Holy Spirit entered us into union with Christ.
We must be adopted because we are not naturally born into God's royal family by first birth (John 8:44;) as His uniquely born Son Jesus Christ was. John 3:16; we are adopted as son's of God by believing in Jesus Christ. Gal 3:26-29;
Predestination is a primary invisible spiritual asset. Predestination is the provision of God's sovereignty from eternity past whereby every believer becomes an heir of God as a member of His royal family.
Jesus Christ is the natural born heir of God and when we are born again we are adopted and become joint-heirs with God's uniquely born Son. Rom 8:15-16; Eph 3:6;
Predestination is the provision from God's sovereignty in eternity past whereby every member of the royal family of God is provided everything necessary to fulfill His plan. God provided everything we would ever need during our life in an unglorified sin and death infused body in the devil's world. 2Pet 1:2-4;
This means that we are not dependent on any category of human energy, human personality, human good, or any kind of other human production.
The equal privilege of predestination is established by the baptism of the Spirit whereby every believer is entered into union with Christ. This is the basis for positional sanctification and the formation of God's Royal family.
This also means that within God's royal family there are no positional distinctions between individuals. There are no racial, social, economic, physiological, or intelligence distinctions, because we are all in union with Christ.
This also means that there are no handicaps for any believer to function in their priesthood as a member of God's Royal family.
Believers are to learn to regard themselves as being related to God, instead of in terms of their relationships to people.
Believers must learn that their relationship with God precedes and has complete precedence over their relationships with people in order to comply with the mandates of God's protocol plan for His Royal family. Eph 5:1-2;
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