Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 151. The portfolio of invisible assets contained in the Word of God.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Point 5. The portfolio of invisible assets from the viewpoint of the believerâ€™s experience.
Our greatest blessings are completely and totally invisible, and therefore can only be understood by revelation.
Once he reaches spiritual adulthood, life takes a fantastic and unusual turn.
“What God has prepared for all of us” is the portfolio of invisible assets.
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.
"The evidence of things not seen" is the portfolio of invisible assets.
JOH 15:8 “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples [indoctrinated ones].”
The 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.
ROM 14:8 For if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
They have been influenced by the same evil form of thinking that Satan had in eternity past - the “I will” syndrome.
1. “I will ascend to heaven” = his dissatisfaction with the authority and position which God had given him.
2. “I will raise my throne above the stars of God” = sitting on the throne of God and ruling all the angels.
Lucifer had been appointed the guardian of the throne of God; however he aspired to the possession of a throne of his own where he could rule all of creation.
3. “I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north” = the seat of divine government on planet earth.
4. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds” = the glory which belongs to God alone.
5. “I will make myself like the Most High.”
The first form of rebellion ever committed in the universe was committed in the form of negative volition toward the plan of God on the part of a creature.
GAL 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
PSA 23:6 “Only prosperity and grace shall pursue me [prosperity looks for the mature believer] all the days of my life.”
Category one love is the believer’s capacity to love God and to respond to God’s love based on Bible doctrine in his soul.
MAR 12:30 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
If Bible doctrine or the words of Christ are not abiding in you, you do not have love for God, JOH 5:38-42.
“Hears” - pres-act-ind - akouei = to hear in an audience, to listen, to concentrate, to understand, to learn, to give a hearing.
Not only will you hear doctrine but “if you love the Lord” you will keep His doctrines, JOH 14:15.
“Keep” - aor-act-imp - teresate = to guard something that belongs to you; to watch over carefully, to keep, to hold, to preserve and to pay attention to = to retain.
If you guard or keep God’s Word in you, God’s love will be in you, JOH 15:10.
Having God’s mind or Bible doctrine is that which produces God’s love in the local assembly, PHI 2:2.
PHI 2:2 make my happiness complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Keeping doctrine is the only way to love with God’s love, 1JO 2:5.
“Perfected” - perf-pass-ind - teleioo = to complete or to reach maturity; to come to the place where it can be released.
Loving God is also revealed with impersonal love toward one another, 1JO 4:7.
“Knows God” - pres-act-imp - ginosko = the more we love reveals the more we are progressively getting to know Him.
Since God is invisible and the object of category one love, we must see and love Him through doctrine in the soul.
1PE 1:8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe Him [His doctrine],
JER 3:15 “I will give you pastors after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.”
JER 23:4 “I shall also raise up pastors over them and they will feed them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.
PSA 119:132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Thy manner with those who love Thy name.
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.”
PSA 37:4-5 Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.