Class Notes: 11/5/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 109;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 unique assets of the Church Age that are provided for every believer in Jesus Christ as member of God's royal family.
We noted that 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.
We have the indwelling of each person of the Trinity. God's Word reveals the indwelling of the Father in John 14:23; Eph 4:6; and 2 John 9.
God's Word reveals the indwelling of the Son in John 14:20, John 17:22-23; Rom 8:10; 2Cor 13:5; Gal 2:20; Col 1:27; and 1John 3:24.
God's Word reveals the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in Rom 8:11; 1Cor 3:16; 1Cor 6:19-20; and 2Cor 6:16.
God the Father has capitalized every believer with unique assets that are based on the precedence that was established by God's provision for Jesus Christ in hypostatic union Heb 12:2;
The fact that each member of the Trinity while being infinite, eternal, and omnipresent also simultaneously indwells the body of every believer is a phenomenon that we share exclusively with Jesus Christ.
The indwelling of God the Father is provided for the glorification of His protocol plan for the Church Age that has replaced the rescinded ritual plan that God provided for the dispensation of Israel. Rom 10:4; Rom 8:3-4;
The indwelling of God the Father also provides Church Age believers with assurance of His work in eternity past on their behalf. Rom 8:28-31;
This assurance includes the fact that He is the author of our portfolio of invisible assets, the grantor of our escrow blessings, the mastermind of the protocol plan of God, and the designer of God's operational spiritual power system that provides us with everything that is necessary for us to execute His plan, purpose, and will for our lives under His grace policy.
The indwelling of Jesus Christ is the sign or badge of the royal family of God that guarantees our portfolio of invisible assets and guarantees Jesus' promise of life after death in the presence of God forever and ever. Col 1: 25-27;
At physical death, the Lord exits our physical body and personally escorts our soul and spirit into the third heaven where He is seated at God's right hand. Since Jesus Christ is also the depositary and escrow officer of our escrow His indwelling also a guarantee of our escrow.
The indwelling of Jesus Christ also provides the strongest motivation possible for continued momentum in spiritual adulthood under three categories of undeserved suffering that challenge the doctrinal viewpoint that is acquired during the believer's advance through three stages of spiritual adulthood.
The indwelling of Jesus Christ is the basis for assigning highest priority to one's relationship with God over one's relationship with people. Our relationship with God comes before any relationship with people. This relationship is tested by the believer's attitude toward God's Word of truth. 1John 2:3-4;
God the Holy Spirit indwells the believer to construct a temple for the indwelling of Jesus Christ in our bodies. This is necessary because there is no place for the indwelling of the Trinity because our body is inhabited by the old sin nature that is at war with God. There is no room for God in us apart from the beachhead that God the Holy Spirit creates in us when we believe in Jesus Christ.
God the Holy Spirit provides a temple for the residence of Jesus Christ as the Shekinah Glory. Just as the Shekinah Glory dwelt in the Jewish Tabernacle or Temple as a sign of blessing to the Jews, so our Lord dwells in our bodies, in a temple constructed by God the Holy Spirit as a beachhead that becomes the base of operations in our bodies for the execution of the protocol plan of God and the glorification of Christ.
God's Word teaches us to recognize the difference between the indwelling of Christ in our bodies and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our bodies and the difference between the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our bodies and the filling of the Spirit.
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is an irrevocable status quo after salvation and is non-experiential. The filling of the Spirit is experiential because it is the capacity to function inside God's spiritual power system where God the Holy Spirit directs our thinking.
The indwelling of Christ is also an irrevocable non-experiential status quo after salvation but the glorification of Christ in our bodies is the ultimate spiritual experience related to spiritual maturity that comes from the grace capacity that is created by the metabolization of God's Word of truth.
Each stage of the advance to spiritual adulthood is characterized by an advance in our relationship and our experience with Jesus Christ.
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