Class Notes: 10/29/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 106;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.
When we stopped last time we were noting the last of the four categories of secondary assets are the invisible impact assets. The portfolio of invisible assets enable God's royal family to have a positive spiritual impact on human history. This impact is spiritual so it is invisible but it accomplishes much more than any system of visible human good accomplishes.
God's Word describes the Church Age as the dispensation of the fullness of time Eph 1:10; and the dispensation of the grace of God Eph 3:2. One of the roles of the believer in this dispensation is to produce invisible spiritual impact in the three categories of personal impact, historical impact, and international impact.
Personal impact is blessing by association with mature believers in God's Royal family. The two kinds of blessing by association are direct blessing from God to the third party and indirect or contact blessing from the mature believer.
Under direct blessing by association from God, any person associated with the mature believer becomes the third party. Any person associated with a mature believer is in a position to receive direct blessing from God without regard to whether the third party is good or evil, believer or unbeliever.
This divine blessing is a matter of grace, since all too often those who are blessed by association have negative volition to God's Word with the result that they are motivated to use their God given blessings to function in the human good and evil production of satan's cosmic systems.
This one of the reasons why the wicked prosper in the devil's world. Psa 73:3; Scripture only teaches the concept it does not specify the how much blessing there will be. Gen 12:2-3; Gal 3:8;
There are six categories of blessing by association.
Spiritual periphery blessing is blessing to those who are associated with mature believers in the local church, in prayer meetings, Sunday school, on a deacon board, or mission board, or any Christian service organization.
Family periphery blessing is blessing to one's spouse, children, and relatives. God even blesses unbelievers and negative believers who are associated with a mature believer. Gen 21:17-18;
Social periphery blessing is blessing to friends and associates.
Association with mature believers who live in a neighborhood, city, country, state, or nation blesses those in their periphery.
This is the basis for the prosperity of the client nation that at the present time of arrogant misunderstanding and rejection of God's grace policy in client nation USA is being maligned by unbelievers and negative believers as the "social injustice" of "white privilege."
Professional periphery is where businesses, schools, hospitals, medical clinics, law firms, engineering firms, branches of military service, law enforcement agencies, banks, athletic teams, symphony orchestras are blessed by association.
Blessing by association also occurs from parent to children after the death of a mature believer. Occasionally this can extend to the second and third generation, and in rare cases to the fourth generation.
Indirect or contact blessing is a second kind of personal impact where by the attainment of spiritual maturity believers become generous, thoughtful, considerate, humble, and grace oriented so they are pleasant people to be around with the result that they are a blessing to others in sharing both their spiritual and material prosperity.
This occurs through fellowship or social contact where the mature believer shares the accumulated wisdom acquired during their advance to spiritual maturity as well as material things.
Historical Impact is described by the salt or pivot principle. Ezek 22:30; Matt 5:13; Mark 9:50. Under the pivot principle Jesus Christ controls history through the invisible grace impact of mature believers who are recipients of super grace and ultra super grace blessings from God.
The pivot is defined as the quantity of mature believers in a client nation at any given point of time in its history. The believer enters the pivot at the point of spiritual maturity and the trends of the nation function under the principle of as goes the believer, so goes the client nation to God.
A large pivot of mature believers means the three-fold function of a client nation: maximum evangelism, effective Bible teaching, and dynamic missionary activity. This results in up trends in history from God's blessings of prosperity and the preservation of freedom in the client nation.
A small pivot means the administration of the various cycles of discipline to the client nation. The perpetuation of a small pivot means the decline, loss of freedom and eventual destruction of the client nation under the increasing intensity of the cycles of divine discipline.
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