Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 149. Moses' use of his portfolio of invisible assets.
Friday, September 8, 2006
Point 3. Moses’ use of his portfolio of invisible assets.
In verse 2, Moses is said to be faithful to the Lord Who had appointed him. In verse 4, Moses was faithful in all his house even as a servant.
HEB 11:27 By means of doctrine [pistis], he [Prince Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king[Thutmose III], he persevered; he saw the invisible [assets].
Moses made a decision for God by which he gave up the greatest wealth, prosperity, human influence, and romance, all at one time.
He departed from the Egyptian court, spent forty years in the desert, after which he returned to bring out the Jews from slavery and to do one of the greatest jobs of leadership in all of human history.
In living, Moses was not afraid of anyone or anything.
In dying, Moses was not afraid; living and dying go together.
Moses was one of the three greatest geniuses in history (the other two being Paul and Gaius Julius Caesar).
His areas of genius included engineering, music, military, administration.
He had prepared the 18th dynasty to become the greatest of all the empires of Egypt.
But the time came when he discovered his Jewish heritage and personally accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior (who was about to become the God of Israel).
In undeserved suffering: forty years in the desert where he completed both momentum testing and evidence testing.
Moses didn’t “see Him who was invisible;” he “saw the invisible.”
Ton [the] gar [for] araton [invisible] hos [as] horon [seeing] = as seeing the invisible (noun is in the neuter, not in the masculine).
Point 4. Three attributes of God are the ultimate source of our portfolio of invisible assets: sovereignty, love, and omniscience.
The sovereignty of God is His eternal, infinite, and perfect divine volition.
The sovereignty of God is His eternal and infinite will expressed in the divine decrees, manifest in the comprehensive divine interpretation of history called dispensations, and the unique plan regarding the Church-age.
EPH 1:11 “In Whom also we have received an allotment [escrow blessings], having been predestined for a predetermined plan from Him.”
The sovereignty of God made a decision to create a counterpart to His sovereignty, a free will in every person for function during human history as a part of the angelic conflict.
Along with the sovereignty of God, His divine love is related to our invisible assets and predestination.
God is sovereign; therefore, His love is self-motivating and totally compatible with His divine essence. God is infinite and eternal; His love is infinite and eternal. God is holy; therefore, His love possess perfect integrity and perfect virtue, for its source is His justice and righteousness.
When it is directed toward His own perfect virtue and perfect righteousness, it becomes the pattern for our spiritual self-esteem.
When it is directed toward the perfect virtue of God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, it is perfect personal love.
It is concluded that divine love is not sustained by rapport or merit or attractiveness.
Human worthiness is not the basis for divine love, just as human merit is not the basis for eternal salvation.
A) Personal. The object of God’s personal love is perfect righteousness, both toward the other members of the godhead, and toward all believers to whom He imputes His perfect righteousness.
B) Spiritual self-esteem is His love directed toward His own perfect righteousness.
C) Impersonal. Impersonal love is reserved for creatures after they fail.
DEU 10:17 “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe.”
JOB 34:19 God shows no partiality to princes, Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?
Omniscience means that God knows perfectly, eternally, and simultaneously all that is knowable whether it is actual or possible.
Since God is sovereign, His knowledge about creatures is superior and in control at all times.
God is infinite and has infinite knowledge. God is eternal and has eternal knowledge. God is truth and His knowledge is totally and perfectly accurate.
The omniscience of God knows all the facts about every person in human history; this includes each one of us.
In knowing all about us, God still provided for each one of us a portfolio of invisible assets, resulting in our equal privilege and equal opportunity in this unique dispensation.
Three attributes of God are the source of our portfolio of invisible assets: sovereignty, love, and omniscience