Class Notes: 11/4/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 108;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 in eternity past as a winner. 1Cor 3:13-14;
When we stopped last time we were noting the personnel assets that God the Holy Spirit in His sovereign wisdom has provides for the various functions required for the building up of the body of Christ, just as different functions are assigned to different parts of the human body. 1Cor 12:11-12;
We noted that the effectiveness of the believer's spiritual gift depends upon the filling ministry of the Holy Spirit in accord with the filling of God the Holy Spirit that is the absolute concept of experiential Christianity Eph 5:18; and the degree of the believer's spiritual growth from the metabolization of God's Word of truth under the relative concept of experiential Christianity. Rom 10:17; Rom 1:17;
Spiritual gifts function exclusively inside God's spiritual power system under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit totally apart from any function of emotion or ritual.
The filling ministry of God the Spirit and the function of spiritual gifts are not indicated by the believer's emotional status or their performance of ritual works. John 4:23-24;
God's Word describes the spiritual gifts as being the Father's witness to the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross and to our Lord's strategic victory in the angelic conflict.
A fourth category of assets in the portfolio of invisible assets are the unique assets for every Church Age believer. There are at least eleven assets in this category.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit results in union with Christ or positional sanctification. This creates the royal family of God as a new spiritual species. God created the protocol plan that is unique to the Church Age for His royal family.
Within the royal family, positional sanctification establishes equality under election and predestination that includes the equal privilege and equal opportunity that God gives every believer at salvation.
Equal privilege under election is our royal priesthood whereby we represent others and ourselves to God.
Equal opportunity for every member of God's royal family is established with efficacious grace under election and maintained by the logistical grace support that God the Father provides for every believer.
Equal privilege under predestination is created by the baptism of the Holy Spirit that establishes our irrevocable union with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Equal opportunity under predestination is provided when the believer enters into and deploys the power that is available within God's operational spiritual power system for the church.
The provision of the ten problem solving devices, that believers can use to prevent the outside pressure of adversity from being converted into the inside pressure of stress in the soul that is the basis for the mental attitude sins that enables of old sin nature to establish control over the believer's soul.
Believers represent themselves before God in their commission as royal priests, they represent God to those in a lost and dying world through their commission as royal ambassadors and they stand their ground with Bible Doctrine in the adversity of the devil's world in their commission as soldiers for Christ. These three commissions are the basis for the believer's full time Christian service.
The mystery doctrine of the Church Age reveals the assets that are available for each commission and how they are to be deployed under God's grace policy.
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