Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Recognizing no man after the flesh. The new that has come. Part 2.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
something new that has never existed before.
Refers to all of your tremendous assets as a member of the Royal Family of God.
a. The new or the new things which have come refer to the baptism of the Spirit which results in the creation of a new spiritual species and the royal family of God.
1CO 12:13, For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start which we call regeneration, TIT 3:5.
b. The new or the new things that have come means that as a member of the royal family of God, you have the PPOG which is unique for the royal family of God only.
PHI 3:17, Brethren [members of the royal family], be co-imitators of me, and be having respect for the same ones, who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
GAL 6:5, For each one shall bear his own load.
c. The new or the new things that have come means you have a phenomenal portfolio of invisible assets which belongs to each one of us as royal family of God.
The word portfolio refers to the work of God the Father on behalf of the believer in eternity past, the securities and the invisible assets which He has provided for each member of the Royal family of God before creation.
The portfolio of invisible assets connotes the grace work of God the Father on your behalf in eternity past.
God the Father found the way for His justice to provide perfect fantastic blessing to His righteousness in us without any compromise of His essence.
In your portfolio of invisible assets God provided everything necessary for the function in living, dying, eternity, growing in grace, and the execution and fulfillment of the PPOG.
2PE 1:2, Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
2PE 1:3, seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2PE 1:4, For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
EPH 2:10, For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
God has not only prepared beforehand “good works” for us to walk in but He also has provided us with the assets and ability to perform these good works.
Workmanship noun poiema
refers to the achievement and work of God, or something that God has created.
MAR 10:28-30, Peter began to say to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You." Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he shall receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.”
If you do not have a fantastic life, it’s your own fault, never God’s.
The very existence of escrow blessings implies the conditions for the transfer of those greater blessings from their present place of deposit in Christ to us, from the escrow officer to the grantee.
Our portfolio of invisible assets only becomes apparent when living in the PPOG under the ministry of the Spirit, and by hearing correct and accurate Bible teaching so that we become inculcated with the PPOG as recorded inEPH 1:3-14.
He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, including letting us in on the plans He took such delight in making.
There is a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.
Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had his eye on us, His had designs on us for glorious living.
It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free - signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit.
This sign from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.