Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Recognizing no man after the flesh. The new that has come. Part 3.
Friday, November 20, 2009
a. The new things which have come refer to such doctrinal principles as the baptism of the Spirit which results in the creation of a new spiritual species and the royal family of God.
b. As a member of the royal family of God, you have the PPOG and a personal sense of destiny which is unique for the royal family of God only.
c. You have a phenomenal portfolio of invisible assets which belongs to each one of us as royal family of God.
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.
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 1:3, 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.
2Pe3:15-16, Peter said Regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
1PE 1:4, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
You have a future in heaven--and the future starts NOW with your understanding and application of your portfolio of invisible assets.
1PE 1:4-6, this inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, is reserved in heaven for you, who are protected or garrisoned by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
1PE 1:7-8, that the proof of your faith [your doctrinal beliefs], being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe Him [no preposition for in], you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
Believe Him is a reference to believing what He thinks and says, it is not a reference to salvation.
1PE 1:9, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation or the deliverance of your souls.
A. The assets are invisible which means that we can only come to know that these assets exist by the metabolization of doctrine.
B. These assets are usable in any category of life.
1CO 2:9, “However, as it stands written [ISA 64:4], ‘Things [such as the portfolio of invisible assets] no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.’”
EPH 3:20, Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.
ROM 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
ROM 11:34, For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor?
ROM 11:36, For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Our greatest blessings are completely and totally invisible, and therefore can only be understood by divine revelation.
By knowledge of Bible doctrine, we are able to become aware of our fantastic assets and use them both in time and in eternity.
1CO 2:9, but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Once he reaches spiritual adulthood, life takes a fantastic and unusual turn.
He or she is no longer a victim of circumstances.
what God has prepared for all of us
is the portfolio of invisible assets, prepared in eternity past, and it becomes real when we come to the point of loving Him.
HEB 12:1, now doctrine is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hope means you understand the eschatology of the Rapture, and the tremendous escrow blessings for eternity, the rewards and decorations that belong to the believer forever and ever.
doctrine is a substance; doctrine is thought;
HEB 12:1, Now doctrine is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
There must be an experience in the believer’s life if the invisible assets are used to glorify God and inherit what God has provided.
JOH 15:8, “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.”
If we are to receive what He has provided for us and what gives Him glory, we must use our invisible assets and live for Him.
1CO 3:18-19, Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “he is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”
wise in their craftiness speaks of those who live for every other reason than the one they have been created for.....they think they have a better plan for their life.
When he tempted the woman to sin and then give the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he was also promoting the same sin he had committed, the sin of independence.