Class Notes: 10/11/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 101;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 as witnesses for the prosecution of satan. 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 the action of the five aorist tense verbs in Eph 1; that was completed in eternity past before anything else was created but viewed from the existing results or the present time.
The Greek word "Aorist" comes from "Aoristos," that means "unlimited." The aorist tense emphasizes completed action that occurs without reference to its progression.
Each of these five verbs refers to action in eternity past that occurred before anything else was created that is regarded from the viewpoint of results that exist right now.
They refer the grace provision that God set aside for Church Age believers in eternity past under His grace policy in so that believers could fulfill His perfect protocol plan right now in the Church Age.
These verbs not only indicate the grace that God the Father has deployed for us but they also describe God's grace policy for the execution of His plan that when deployed completely fulfills His directive will for Church Age believers.
This means that these culminative aorist tense verbs represent the relationship between God's protocol plan for believers' in time and the portfolio of invisible assets that He provided for believers in eternity past.
These verbs are very close the dramatic aorist tense that regards the present reality of our portfolio with the certainty of a past event. That event was what God the Father did for us under His grace policy in eternity past.
God has blessed us, elected us, predestined us, lavished us with His grace, and He made us super rich in our union with our Lord Jesus Christ. These were all accomplished in eternity past but they become a reality to us in time when we view our lives on the basis of God's Word of truth.
Thee summary of the whole thing is the status of being super rich in Christ. You are super rich right now. You have invisible assets that wealthy and powerful unbelievers in the devil's world do not have because they have rejected Jesus Christ as Savior.
Eph 1:3-8; "Worthy of praise and glorification is God even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ,
v4 since He Himself has elected us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him;
v5 by means of virtue-love He has predestined us to Himself for the purpose of adoption through Jesus Christ according to the grace purpose of His will,
v6 so that we might praise the glory of His grace, by which He has graced us out in the Beloved,
v7 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace,
v8 from which He has made us super-rich by means of all wisdom and spiritual insight,..."
This means that the only way that believers can glorify God is to take advantage of and use the invisible assets that God has provided for them under His grace policy while they are living on the earth in sin infused mortal bodies in the devil's world. 2Cor 4:7-11;
Secondary assets are developed from the use of the primary assets in the portfolio, that God the Father sovereignly provided for you in eternity past, These assets are developed from positive volition toward Bible doctrine and result in momentum in the protocol plan of God.
The four secondary assets related to the believer's positive volition toward doctrine that results in consistent residence in God's power system are volitional assets, production assets, undeserved suffering assets, and invisible impact assets.
These four secondary assets that are the function of human volition are developed between the conveyance of primary assets that you received at salvation and the conveyance of the escrow assets you receive at spiritual maturity.
All secondary assets accrue from perception and utilization of the primary assets of equal privilege and equal opportunity in election and predestination. This means that the believer's positive volition toward God's Word of truth and their utilization of the primary assets results in an increase in the portfolio.
We have noted that in human history, the sovereignty of God and the free will of man coexist by divine decree. When the believer's thinking is renovated with God's Word of truth the believer becomes aware of the primary assets and under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit the begins to relate the primary assets to their volition and their priorities in life.
Since positive volition toward Bible doctrine is the means of parlaying the primary assets into capacity to receive the escrow assets the source of primary and secondary assets must be understood.
Primary assets originate from God's sovereignty and express God's will for the believer's life.
Secondary assets originate from the volition of the believer and they express the believer's reciprocal love for God.
God's love for us is expressed by His grace policy and His protocol plan. 1John 4:9-10; The believer's love for God is expressed by their attitude toward God's grace policy and His protocol plan. 1John 4:11; John 13:34; 1John 4:19;
The condition for the distribution of escrow blessings is the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God. It can only be fulfilled by learning what the protocol plan of God is and how it functions, what is the spiritual power system is and how it functions, and then choosing to use these assets to deal with the pressures and adversities of life in the devil's world in weak sin infused body of death.
The objective of the Christian is to glorify God. God is glorified when the believer attains spiritual maturity. At that point God's protocol plan for the believer's life has been fulfilled.
The believer's attainment of spiritual maturity glorifies God initially by the conveyance of the escrow blessings for time and then subsequently by is the passing of evidence testing.
Volitional assets are the first of the four secondary assets because volition is the issue in the execution of God's will and plan for your life for the advance to spiritual maturity and becoming a witness for the prosecution of stating.
This is a matter of mankind consistent and persistent good decisions from the position of strength that God provides. This requires persistent residence inside God's spiritual power system under the enabling power of the Spirit where momentum from metabolized doctrine is developed.
The accumulated good decisions result in the believer developing capacity to become a winner as the recipient of the escrow blessings for time. Positive volition is therefore the first category of the secondary assets that is developed in your portfolio.
The believer's volition is the basis for establishing priorities in life and consolidating a divine viewpoint scale of values in the thinking. The believer learns and understands the that the objectives of the Christian life are defined in terms of glorifying God
In each stage of spiritual adulthood, your positive volition and your scale of values is tested. Consistent positive volition to learn, properly understand and apply Bible doctrine is the major issue in the Christian life.
Given the negative trends in Christianity it is important to note the fact that it is not positive volition toward Christian service or some experience, association, activity or ritual. It is positive volition toward accurately understanding God's Word of truth.
Persistent positive volition toward doctrine inside God's spiritual power system results in the attainment of spiritual self-esteem. It takes a lot of good decisions to have the doctrinal capacity for spiritual self-esteem.
Spiritual self-esteem is the beginning of spiritual adulthood where the motivational virtue of personal love for God is deployed. In spiritual self-esteem, providential preventative suffering tests your persistence in positive volition for the application of doctrine to the circumstances of life.
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