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Knowing how to glorify God or how believers resist the will of God not understanding the glorification of God. Part 8.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

PHI 3:1b....On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.

1. Knowing the angelic conflict.
2. Knowing the glorification of God.
3. Knowing no man after the flesh.
4. Others
5. Bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

The Doctrine of Glorifying God.
Point 1. How the Believer Glorifies God.
Point 2. What Does Not Glorify God.
Point 3. The Pattern for Glorifying God in the Church-age.
Point 4. The Glorification of God is Related to the Distribution of Your Escrow Blessings for Time and Eternity.

EPH 1:3, “Blessed be” but the Greek word eulogetos means “Worthy of praise and glorification.”

The first thing God ever did for us is the means of glorifying Him, which is to receive the blessings He provided for us in eternity past.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit which places every
Church Age believer into union with Christ.

The PPOG sets forth the royal “way of life” that God expects of the Christian because of his exalted position in Christ.

Mystery doctrine unveils the Church Age with all of its divine assets and mandates which define the Christian’s way of life.

These three tremendous benefits, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the PPOG, and the mystery doctrine of the Church-age are all a part of our heavenly citizenship and a larger picture.

PHI 3:20, For our citizenship [politeuma, or heavenly privilege] exists in heaven, from which place we eagerly anticipate the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

These three doctrinal principles belong to a portfolio of invisible assets that God the Father designed in eternity past for every Church Age believer.

“Portfolio” is a term for the holdings of an investor, a synonym for his riches.

EPH 1:5, In love, He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself,

The kind intention of His will means that God has lavished upon us the riches of His grace. Charitoo means to lavish upon us the riches of His grace.

God saw to it that he was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with his natural abilities.

Here he is, preaching and writing about things that are way over even his head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ.

PHI 4:19, And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
COL 1:27, God willed to make known what is the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the confidence of the glory.

Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory.

Every Church-age believer is fabulously wealthy and this has a direct relationship with knowing how to glorify God.

The relationships between God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Church-age believer in this passage suggest the functions of a grantor, a depositary, and a grantee in an escrow contract.

An escrow contract is a binding agreement in which one party gives another party something valuable.

Instead of giving it directly, the grantor places the item in the custody of a third party, called the depositary or the escrow officer.

The escrow officer keeps the item secure and distributes it to the grantee only after certain conditions are met, which have been set forth in the escrow agreement.

The very definition of escrow means there are conditions to be fulfilled by the grantee before the item will be conveyed to him.

In eternity past, God the Father prepared special blessings for each Church Age believer.

He deposited those blessings with Christ “before the foundation of the world,” (EPH 1:4).

In MAL 3:6, “For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”

HEB 13:5, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
MAT 28:20, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
ROM 8:31, If God is for us, who is against us?
ROM 3:3, What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?

PSA 34:22, “The Lord redeems the soul of His servants; And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.”
PSA 44:26, “Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Thy lovingkindness.”

PSA 55:18, “He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle {which is} against me, For they are many {who strive} with me.”
PSA 103:2-4; “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;”

In spite of what others say, Just as an escrow contract is irrevocable from the date of the contract, so also the believer’s blessings belong to him irrevocably from eternity past.

God has given every Church-age believer a private account in heaven, which even God cannot cancel or close.

This account is filled with exceptional blessings-some for time, some for eternity.

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