Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 148. The grace principle of the portfolio of invisible assets.
Thursday, September 7, 2006
Our very own portfolio of invisible assets, prepared for us by God the Father in eternity past.
“Portfolio” is used for the work of God on behalf of the believer in eternity past referring to the securities and the invisible assets which God the Father has provided for each member of the Royal Family of God before creation.
God the Father found a 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.
Point 2. The grace principle of the portfolio of invisible assets.
On the cross, our Lord Jesus Christ “finished” His work of salvation when He said “tetelestai” = salvation was finished in the past with the result that it stands finished forever, JOH 19:30.
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 who also has a portfolio of invisible assets.
Our Lord used this passage to indicate a stronger tie between God and man than between friend and friend.
They teach that God is like the man upstairs with his children sleeping.
They confuse the throne of grace and make God’s throne a place where we must “persuade” Him.
The most outstanding enemy in prayer is the lack of knowledge of what we are in Christ, and of what He is in us, and understanding our portfolio of invisible assets.
I ask bread for myself and then I seek blessings for others.
LUK 11:5-8 = because he was seeking for someone else and did not stop seeking for someone else, the man who was resting came down to give him bread.
Knocking = a specific door we want God to open up.
COL 4:3 “Praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word.”
LUK 11:9 = if I ask, I’ll get an answer from heaven.
If I seek, I’ll get exactly what is best for those I’m seeking for.
If I knock, the door will take me into the place where I should be.
JAM 4:2 “You do not have because you do not ask.”
It is the very essence of prayer to ask, and answers are the rewards of those who do
HEB 11:6 “He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
Those “good things” are in two categories:
1. Necessities such as bread
2. Luxuries such as fish
Your portfolio is so important, for it is completely encompassed in a policy called grace and in all the grace works of God.
While not recorded in the Scripture, and probably not said as such except logically, God the Father in eternity past made His declaration of tetelestai.
When does the Holy Spirit say tetelestai?
At the end of time when His work is finished.
Regarding the Church, His work is finished at the Rapture of the Church.
The fact that the work of the Christian way of life was accomplished by God in eternity past is not only a matter of grace, but it is the basis for the fact that each one of us as a believer has his very own portfolio of invisible assets.
Each member of the godhead has certain responsibilities related to the function and policy of grace.
Each member of the godhead performs certain works which are grace: we do not earn or deserve or work for them.
No human works from mankind can be added to the saving work of Christ on the cross.
No human works from mankind can be added to the Christian way of life after salvation as well.
God the Father not only provided fantastic blessings for every believer, but He also has provided the means to receive these blessings as well.
PHI 2:13 “For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”
PSA 138:8 The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Thy lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Thy hands.
PHI 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is the utilization of your invisible assets which is the basis for you receiving your escrow blessings for time and eternity.