Class Notes: 10/20/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 103;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 evil adversity of the devil's world. 2Pet 3:9;
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 production assets that are a category of secondary assets that are developed when the primary assets of election and predestination are deployed in the advance to spiritual maturity.
We noted that 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 function 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.
There are at least seven things that can be classified as Christian production that functions as the result of the believer's spiritual advance.
Your own personal evangelism when you witness for Christ is a category of Christian production. God will provide the opportunity for you provide Gospel to those who have not yet heard it or who have previously rejected it.
Helping in the local church is a category of Christian production.
Another category of Christian production is participation in the work of Christian service organizations.
Another area of Christina production is missionary activity. Quality in a missionary begins with the development of one's spiritual gift of communication through daily perception of Bible doctrine.
The missionary must stay out of politics and crusades sponsored by the do- gooders in the country where he is a missionary. Getting involved with human good has sidetracked many missionaries.
The missionary's only objective is to evangelize, to communicate doctrine to believers, and to train those men with the spiritual gifts of communication so that they, in turn, evangelize and teach their own people.
Emotional appeals have often caused unprepared believers to pursue missionary work but in missions, what matters is capacity and motivation from metabolized doctrine not emotionalism.
Another facet of Christian service is helping those who have needs in the local community. There are many services one can perform to help the needy, and this can become the means of witnessing and communicating God's Word of truth.
There are also specialized ministries that would include working with young people, the elderly, or with those who have other physical limitations that restrict their ability to function in society with the result that their opportunities are limited so that they rarely have the chance to be exposed to good evangelism and Bible teaching.
Another avenue for Christian service is the function of your spiritual gift. As you grow in grace, your spiritual gift begins to function providing you with capacity to help others in that venue.
Some activities that do not constitute Christian service are the human good activities of civil disobedience and Christian activism. These activities reflect the moral degeneracy of believers who do not understand how God's power works.
Those who are involved in civil disobedience or Christian activism are trying to use public opinion to exert political influence and coerce people into complying with their human good ideas.
God's spiritual power system does not operate on the basis of the power or coercion from political influence or public opinion. God's system operates on the basis of grace that comes from the truth of God's Word combined with the convicting and teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit. 2Tim 2:7;
Religion and civil government must be kept separate if there is to be freedom to use one's God given free volition in the nation.
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