Class Notes: 10/15/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 102;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.
We are presently in a study of the doctrine of winner believers Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; who are the unknown, unsung heroes of history as God's witnesses in the prosecution of satan and the fallen angels. 2Cor 6:9; and who are the targets of God's grace imputations and one of the reason why God continues to support the human race in the adversity of 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 were noting the secondary assets that are developed during the believer's spiritual advance. We noted that persistent positive volition toward doctrine inside God's spiritual power system results in the attainment of spiritual self-esteem. 1John 3:2-3; 1Pet 1:3;
Spiritual self-esteem is the beginning of spiritual adulthood where the motivational virtue of personal love for God is deployed. 1John 4:19;
In spiritual self-esteem, providential preventative suffering tests the believer's persistence in positive volition in their application of doctrine to the adversities created by the circumstances of life in the devil's world.
Spiritual self- esteem plus passing the test of providential preventative suffering results in spiritual autonomy, the second stage of spiritual adulthood.
Spiritual autonomy is developed when the believer has capacity from the inculcation of God's Word to be able to deploy impersonal love toward all mankind.
In spiritual autonomy your persistence in positive volition is tested by that category of suffering for blessing called momentum testing.
Believers in spiritual autonomy can pass people, system, thought, and disaster testing. By passing all four parts of momentum testing sufficient momentum is developed from God's spiritual power system to attain spiritual maturity resulting in the believer entering the final stage of spiritual adulthood as a winner.
In spiritual maturity, the highest honor God can bestow on a believer during their life in an unglorified body is evidence testing that tests the believer's perseverance in positive volition toward God and His Word.
This means that spiritual maturity plus evidence testing results in maximum glorification of God during mankind's existence on the earth in the historic extension of the fallen angel's prehistoric rebellion against God.
The dynamics of the believer's capacity to make consistently good decisions from a position of strength inside God's spiritual power system becomes evident by their passing of the testing of undeserved suffering for blessing.
Your daily decisions are related to your mental attitude. Your mental attitude is related to the accumulation of Bible doctrine in your thinking. If you have a human viewpoint mental attitude, you will be perpetually miserable. If you have a divine viewpoint mental attitude you will be perpetually happy. Rom 8:5-6;
We see from this that the first and most important of the secondary assets that is deployed is the asset of having consistent persistent positive volition toward God's Word of truth.
The cognitive independence of spiritual autonomy is characterized by the acquisition and application of virtue-love. Virtue-love is the most powerful problem- solving device available in God's spiritual power system.
1Cor 13:13; ranks the Christian's problem-solving devices, "And now faith (faith-rest drill), hope (confidence in God), and love (virtue-love); remain but the greatest of these is (virtue) love."
The deployment of volitional assets results in the development of production assets. Spiritual advance adjusts our mental attitude and causes us to want to do something for the Lord before we have capacity for it.
This why believers often make the mistake of getting ahead of God's timing. We have noted Abraham, Moses and David as examples for this.
Motivation to serve God in some capacity will reach its peak when we reach spiritual self-esteem from maximum metabolized doctrine. Each incremental stage of spiritual development adds to the capacity and desire to for production in Christian service.
Christian service however is never the means of developing spirituality it is only one of the results of developing spirituality.
Spirituality only comes from positive volition to God's Word of truth. Christian service is a result of motivation from the mental attitude that can only come from metabolized Bible doctrine.
The Christian service that is the extension of your motivation from metabolized doctrine produces divine good. This is where the believer's volitional assets are parlayed into production assets that are the second category of secondary assets.
Production assets result from momentum inside God's spiritual power system. Production assets are the sum total of your Christian service and the function of your spiritual gift. 1Cor 12:7;
Effective production under God's grace policy only occurs as the result of motivation from positive volition to doctrine under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit when the believer is resident and functioning inside God's spiritual power system.
We have seen In 1Cor 3:12; that effective production is described as gold, silver, and precious stones that Jesus conveys to believers as rewards at the believer's evaluation after the exit resurrection of the church.
Negative production occurs when the believer performs Christian service under OSN control of the soul inside satan's cosmic system, or when the believer functions in satan's cosmic system by violating God's grace policy by falsely assuming that production is the means of developing spirituality or spiritual growth rather than the result of spirituality.
Negative production is called wood, hay and straw that Jesus burns at the believer's evaluation after the exit resurrection of the church.
We see from this that there are two categories of Christian service. Positive production is effective service performed within God's spiritual power system that is rewarded at the believer's evaluation.
Negative production that is ineffective service that is performed while residing under OSN control of the soul in satan's cosmic system that Jesus destroys at the believer's evaluation.
Jesus judges and destroys all human good works. Only divine good survives.
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