Class Notes: 10/8/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 100;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 believers. Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; who 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.
Winner believers have positive volition to God's Word and allow God to work in them to parlay the portfolio of invisible assets that God provides for every believer in their election and predestination at salvation into capacity to receive the greater grace escrow blessings that God deposited for them in eternity past.
Last time we noted that God permits the believer to encounter various categories of momentum testing in the devil's world so they will develop additional momentum in God's power system.
The four categories of momentum testing that God permits are people testing, system testing, thought testing, and disaster testing.
Testing is where the believer really begins to understand the power and capabilities that are available within God's spiritual power system. Heb 5:8-9 NET; tells us that the humanity of Jesus learned obedience from his use of the spiritual power system in His suffering.
Jesus deployed God's spiritual power system in momentum testing and as a result learned obedience. We use the exact same power system for the same purpose. Phil 1:29; 2Cor 12:9-10;
Believers who overcome their suffering by using God's spiritual power system develop momentum from their function within God's spiritual power system that creates capacity for the third stage of spiritual adulthood called spiritual maturity.
This is the point where believers have developed capacity to receive the conveyance of their escrow blessings for time from Jesus Christ, God's escrow officer.
Receiving the escrow is the first way God is glorified by what He does for the mature believer; God is subsequently glorified to the maximum in the historic phase of the prehistoric angelic conflict when the mature believer deploys God's power during evidence testing.
We have noted that the first thing that God did was to provide everything that would be needed for every member of the royal family to execute His protocol plan to His glory.
Because of this, God is glorified when the believer develops capacity through the use of these assets to reside and function within His spiritual power system with momentum from metabolized doctrine under the enabling power of God the Holy Spirit.
The result is given in Eph 1:11-12; "In whom also (positional sanctification) we have received an allotment (escrow blessings for time and eternity), having been predestined (means of fulfilling God's plan and will)
v12 for the purpose of a predetermined plan from Him (God the Father) who works all things in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we (God's Royal family) who first hoped in Christ should be for the praise of His glory."
God worked all these things in compliance with His grace policy in eternity past when He provided them for you under predestination. Everything He has provided for us is designed is for the purpose of glorifying and praising Him.
This is why we, Church Age believers who are in union with Christ, were in view from before the foundation of the world. Eph 1:4a;
We see from this that in eternity past before anything was created, God provided for you in your own portfolio of invisible assets the equal privilege and equal opportunity of election and predestination.
The spiritual assets that God provided for us in election and predestination are the means whereby we execute His plan with the objective of receiving the conveyance of our escrow blessings for time with the result that God is glorified.
The positional assets in the portfolio are distributed to every believer equally at the moment of salvation, but the escrow assets are not distributed until the believer deploys that initial grace provision to advance to spiritual maturity.
God purposefully placed us in a position of weakness in the devil's world in death infused mortal bodies for the purpose of making us a venue for the deployment of His power under His grace policy. 2Cor 12:9-10;
God is glorified when we choose to use these spiritual assets that He provided to develop capacity to receive our escrow blessings for time. Receiving the escrow that is the first thing God created for us is how we glorify Him.
After the exit resurrection when Jesus Christ evaluates believers, the winner believers who have received their escrow in time also receive their escrow blessings for eternity. Rev 2:7; Rev 2:11; Rev 2:17...
God the Father designed the positional assets for the execution of His protocol plan by His royal family for the purpose of glorifying Him by attaining the capacity necessary to receive the escrow.
This means that God is glorified when we submit to His directive will and allow Him to do what He wants to do in, through and for us. 1Pet 5:6-7; Eph 2:10;
When this occurs God's power system enables the believer to parlay their primary assets of election and predestination under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit into capacity to receive the escrow at spiritual maturity.
God is glorified to the maximum after believers who have received their escrow blessings for time go on to pass evidence testing.
Eph 1:11-12; teaches this concept. v11 "In whom also we have received an allotment (escrow blessings for time and eternity), having been predestined for the purpose of predetermined plan from Him who works all things in conformity with the purpose of His will;
v12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ would be for the praise of His glory."
The portfolio of invisible spiritual assets is described in an exegetical structure by the five verbs in Eph 1:3-8; All of these verbs are in the culminative aorist tense that describes the action of the verbs in their entirety, but regards the production that was performed from the perspective of present result.
This means that the culminative aorist tense looks back on the work that God performed in eternity past in the context of the production that God's work in eternity past produces in time.
These verbs in the culminative aorist tense not only indicate God how God's grace works for us but at the same time they describe God the Father's grace intention and grace policy for the accomplishment of His will in the execution of His predetermined plan for Church Age believers.
Verses 3-5 completely describe the portfolio of invisible assets from the perspective of the result that God being glorified.
These verbs describe everything that we are or hope to become as the product of God' s grace policy. Every one of the verbs are in either the active or the middle voice God the Father is the subject or action agent of every verb.
Two of the verbs are in the indicative mood that establishes a dogmatic statement fact from God's Word of truth that also identifies the main verb. This is important because there is a relationship between the main verb and the other verbs that form a participle.
In one case the action of the aorist participle precedes the action of the main verb explaining that God's blessings were deposited in escrow prior to the believer being elected and predestined.
The other aorist participle that is co-terminus with the main verb tells us that election and predestination are connected together in the same way that the two sides of the same coin are connected together.
That means you can't have one without the other. You can't be elected without being predestined. Election is your position, predestination is the assets of your election.
In verse 3, the first of the five verbs is the aorist active participle of " eulogeo" that is translated "who has blessed us."
This culminative aorist views the escrow blessings in their entirety, but regards them from their existing result it time. God's grace provision of the primary assets of election and predestination are the means of acquiring the escrow assets that are on deposit.
In verse 4, the second verb that is the aorist middle indicative of "eklego" translated "chose" in the NASB that means to elect. This is the main verb. The action of the aorist participle of "eulegeo" precedes the action of this main verb "eklego."
This is how we know our escrow assets were placed into our portfolio before our primary assets of election and predestination.
In verse 5, the aorist active participle of "proorzio" is translated predestined. This participle is coterminous with the main verb. So God the Father placed election and predestination into the believer's portfolio at exactly the same time. These are like two sides of the same coin.
In verse 6, the third verb is the aorist active indicative of "charitoo" that is translated "grace" tells us that God the Father has graced us out in union with Jesus, the Beloved.
God completely graces us out because we are placed into union with our Lord Jesus Christ who is greatest person of all of time and eternity. Phil 2:10-11;
Being graced out refers to the portfolio of invisible assets that was prepared in eternity past before any believer was born. In eternity past it had your name on it; and in time, when you believed in Jesus Christ, God initiated the conveyance sequence.
Some assets were conveyed immediately, other assets are accumulated during our spiritual advance to maturity and even greater assets are attained at spiritual maturity when we have completely fulfilled the objectives of God's protocol plan under His grace policy.
Eph 1:7-8; The aorist active indicative of "perisseuo" in verse 8 that is translated "lavished" in the NASB, NIV and NET and "abounded" in the KJV tells us that God has made us super rich.
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