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The doctrine of election, Part 8. Election and the believer’s escrow account.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Grace Bible Church
Pastor/Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday,
July 15, 2004

Point 6. Election and the Believer’s Escrow Account.

a. An escrow is a written agreement entered into by three parties: the obligor, the obligee, and the depositary, for the transfer of certain privileges or benefits.

The obligor is the one who places himself or binds himself under legal obligation.

a. An escrow is a written agreement entered into by three parties: the obligor, the obligee, and the depositary, for the transfer of certain benefits.

The second party is the obligee. The obligee is every believer.
The obligee is the one to whom the obligor is obligated.

God the Father is obligated to bless every believer who uses His invisible grace assets to advance to spiritual maturity.

You have the same privilege and the same opportunity under the doctrine of election of receiving your escrow blessings for time and eternity at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

The third party is the depositary – the person to whom all the deposits are entrusted. The depositary is our Lord Jesus Christ in whom the blessings were deposited, in eternity past.

a. An escrow is a written agreement entered into by three parties: the obligor, the obligee, and the depositary, for the transfer of certain benefits.

b. A sealed agreement of the obligor (generally accompanied by the deed, bond, or possessions to be conveyed) which is made contingent on some future happening or performance of some action by the obligee, and is delivered to the depositary and held by him pending the occurrence of that event or the performance of the required act by the obligee.

There is a sealed agreement from the parents, contingent on some future happening, (graduation from college), by the obligee (the child), and is delivered to the depositary, (the lawyer), and held by him pending the occurrence of that event or the performance of the required act by the obligee (child).

c. When the event has taken place or the obligee has performed the specified act or fulfilled the conditions attached to the escrow, the depositary delivers to him the agreement and the wealth which was promised.

d. The depositary or custodian is allowed no discretion, but must follow strictly the terms of the agreement as it concerns the other two parties.

In the spiritual realm or the escrow account for the believer, the obligor is God the Father, who has placed Himself under legal obligation in eternity past to provide two categories of special and unusual blessings, temporal and eternal, for the obligee, the believer who fulfills the PPOG.

The depositary or custodian is God the Son.
In eternity past, both categories of blessings were deposited with our Lord Jesus Christ in escrow, pending the obligee’s future advance to spiritual maturity inside the PPOG.

The obligee is the Church-age believer. Under the PPOG and the sovereign will of God, expressed in the doctrine of election, the Church-age believer is obligated to fulfill the contingency prior to the transfer of blessings from escrow.

The escrow of blessing was transferred in eternity past by the obligor, God the Father, and delivered to the depositary, Jesus Christ, pending the performance of the obligee, the Church-age believer in the PPOG.

Temporal blessings on deposit are transferred to the believer when he fulfills the PPOG in time, not to be confused with logistical grace blessings given to all believers, MAR 10:29-31,
LUK 18:28-30.

Eternal blessings are transferred to the mature believer after the Rapture at the Judgment Seat of Christ, where the winner is awarded special rewards, 2CO 5:10.

God created the blessings, even before He expressed His sovereign will in election and before He designed the PPOG in predestination, EPH 1:3.

Justification is the mechanics for the transfer of temporal blessings; glorification is the mechanics for the transfer of eternal blessings,
ROM 8:30.

Blessed – eulogetos – Eu*loghtoV” – “worthy of praise and glorification” = appreciating God the Father for His fantastic plan that staggers the imagination.

Under the principle of election, God the Father is the author of the divine plan which reveals the fantastic things that He has prepared for those who love Him.

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