Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The doctrine of election, Part 9. As the author of the divine plan, God the Father is the author of all worship, praise, honor and adoration.

Friday, July 16, 2004

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

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

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.

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.

“Has blessed us” –
aor-act-part – eulogesas – eu*loghvsa” = “having already blessed.”

In a sentence, whenever you have more than one verb, the action of the aorist participles in that sentence precede or come before the action of the main verb.

The tense of the verb indicates not only the time frame in which an action takes place, but primarily describes the kind of action performed –
the present tense, aorist tense, perfect tense.

The voice describes the relationship of the subject to the action.
Active voice, middle voice, passive voice:

The mood is a unique characteristic that describes the relationship of the verb action to reality.
Indicative mood, subjunctive mood, optative mood, imperative mood.

“Has blessed us” –
aor-act-part – eulogesas – eu*loghvsa” = “having already blessed.”
“Chose us” – aor-mid-ind – exelexato – e*xelevxato = to elect to privilege.

God decided to provide His highest and best for “anyone” who would believe upon TLJC and would come under the principle of election.

The term “spiritual” blessings is used because God is the source, not because they are necessarily “spiritual” in nature, for they also include temporal blessings.

God the Father is the one who blessed us and elected us and is the provider of these fantastic blessings that we have been elected to receive.

God the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ is the one to whom these blessings were deposited in.

We, Church-age believers, are the beneficiaries of these blessings as stated by the word “us” = every believer in union with Christ as Royal Family of God.

God is blessed by giving to us.

The fantastic blessings and the invisible assets which God the Father has provided for each member of the Royal Family of God before creation are a part of election.

“Election does not mean that God violates your free will, rather, election means that God wants to bless you.”

In eternity past, the blessings deposited in escrow were made contingent on the future performance of the obligee.

Spiritual maturity is the attainment of the believer who has P.V.T.D.

When the obligee, through residence in the PPOG, under the enabling power of the H.S. and momentum from metabolized doctrine, attains spiritual maturity, he receives the first installment of blessings from the depositary, TLJC.
The second installment is conveyed to him at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

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