Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 147. The portfolio of invisible assets.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
A. The baptism of the Spirit and its results.
B. The unique pre-designed plan of God taking its precedence from the dispensation of the Hypostatic union.
C. The unique equality factor of the Church age manifested by the calling of God, election, and predestination.
D. Our very own portfolio of invisible assets, prepared for us by God the Father in eternity past.
The Doctrine Of The Portfolio Of Invisible Assets.
Point 1. Definition.
“Portfolio” - originated in English from the flat portable case/briefcase used for carrying documents by ministers of state, etc; now used for the securities held by an investor or commercial paper held by a bank or mortgage company.
“Portfolio investment” has come to denote investment by the purchase of securities in contrast to direct investment.
We will use the word “portfolio” for the work of God on behalf of the believer in eternity past: the securities and the invisible assets which God the Father has provided for each member of the Royal Family of God before creation.
Before these assets are usable, they must be understood.
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 life, dying, eternity, growing in grace, and the execution and fulfillment of the PPOG.
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 = the achievement and work of God, something that God has created.
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.
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.
Point 2. The grace principle of the portfolio of invisible assets.
On the cross, our Lord Jesus Christ “finished” His work of salvation (tetelestai).
Perfect tense - teleo = salvation was finished in the past with the result that it stands finished forever, JOH 19:30.
EPH 2:8-9 “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.”
COL 2:6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
All you can do is to multiply the assets in your portfolio of invisible assets by making right decisions which are non-meritorious.
No human works from mankind can be added to the saving work of Christ on the cross just like no human works from mankind can be added to the Christian way of life.
TIT 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
Grace is both the policy of God and the work of God on our behalf totally apart from any human ability or merit.
Once you start thinking of yourself as a person who has eternal life, then you will start thinking of yourself as a person in terms of your portfolio of invisible assets.
Your portfolio is so important, for it is completely encompassed in a policy called grace and in all the grace works of God.