Class Notes: 10/23/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 104;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 the secondary assets that are developed when the primary assets of election and predestination are deployed during the advance to spiritual maturity.
We noted that there are at least seven categories of Christian service but that some activities that Christians get involved in do not constitute Christian service because they are the human good activities including civil disobedience and Christian activism. These activities reflect the moral degeneracy of believers who do not understand how God's power system 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.
Evangelistic production comes from the function of the believer's royal ambassadorship in personal evangelism or witnessing and the function of the spiritual gift of evangelism, which is mass evangelism to those who are lost and dying in the devil's cosmic systems.
The next category of secondary assets that the believer uses in their spiritual advance is the believer's undeserved suffering assets. The undeserved suffering assets are providential preventative suffering, momentum testing, and evidence testing. This category of secondary assets is related to momentum that is developed from suffering blessing during the advance to spiritual adulthood.
The stages of spiritual adulthood, spiritual self- esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity, has its own corresponding category of suffering for blessing: providential preventative suffering, momentum testing, and evidence testing.
The momentum pattern is spiritual self- esteem plus providential preventative suffering equals spiritual autonomy. Spiritual autonomy plus momentum testing equals spiritual maturity and spiritual maturity plus evidence testing results in God being glorified to the maximum.
Under the principle of God turning the curse into a blessing, (Gen 50:20;) the suffering for blessing that God permits in each stage of spiritual adulthood becomes an asset.
God's sovereignty does not permit the assets of providential preventative suffering, momentum testing, and evidence testing until the believer has advanced in His plan to the point where they have developed capacity to handle them from the power available in His spiritual power system. 1Cor 10:13;
Once capacity is developed then God permits the various categories of undeserved suffering that function as suffering for blessing to test the believer's capacity with the result that the momentum generated from positive volition to the adversity under grace orientation in the testing becomes one of the greatest secondary assets in your portfolio. Phil 1:21;
What is so amazing about suffering for blessing is that in eternity past God provided the categories of suffering for blessing that you would encounter as part of your portfolio of invisible spiritual assets.
Whether you ever use them or not depends on whether you have any momentum from positive volition. Like escrow blessings, God deposited in escrow undeserved suffering for the purpose of blessing you.
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