Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The secret of the mystery. Part 156. The portfolio of invisible assets: the ten principles that make the most of your primary assets.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Point 6. Introduction to the four categories of invisible assets.

a. Primary assets.
b. Secondary assets.
c. Personnel assets: spiritual gifts.
d. Unique assets: the indwelling of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

The primary assets are election and predestination.
Through utilization of the invisible assets, the believer understands his election and fulfills the pre-designed plan of God.

There are four secondary assets related to the believer’s persistence inside the PPOG with positive volition toward doctrine: volitional assets, production assets, undeserved suffering assets, and invisible impact assets.

The secondary assets are based on the function of human volition.
All secondary assets result from perception and utilization of our primary assets, that is, the assets of both equal privilege and equal opportunity in election and predestination.

The believer’s use of his election and predestination through positive volition toward doctrine result in the increase of his portfolio.

From the primary assets, provided for you by the sovereignty of God the Father in eternity past, come the secondary assets.

1. If we are going to take advantage of our primary assets, election and predestination, and multiply them into secondary assets, it all begins by admitting that we are powerless and need divine power, without which our lives become unmanageable.

We don’t like admitting complete defeat and that we are nothing without God.

JOH 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
JOH 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”

GAL 6:3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Admission of our powerlessness is the first step in true liberation.

1. It all begins by admitting that we are powerless and need divine power without which our lives become unmanageable.

2. We have to come to believe that there is a power greater than ourselves that can restore us to spiritual reality.

3. We must make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.

Willingness is the key.

Dependence is the means to independence.

All of us face the dangers of self-sufficiency.

LUK 22:42 “Yet not My will, but Thine be done.”

4. We must make a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves.

1CO 11:31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we should not be judged.
2CO 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you - unless indeed you fail the test?

JER 3:13 “Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you have transgressed against the Lord your God And have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree, And you have not obeyed My voice,” declares the Lord.

Point four is an effort to discover our liabilities and our basic problems of extremes and instinctive desires.

5. We must also admit to God, and to ourselves, the exact nature of our wrongs.

This is the beginning of true rapport with humanity and God.

6. We must be entirely ready to have God remove the defects in our lives that are hindering our relationship with Him.

7. We also must humbly ask God to remove our shortcomings.

Humility is a necessary aid to survival.
Failure and misery are transformed by humility.

2CO 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

2CO 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Pain, suffering, and humbling experiences are the admission price to this new life.

Here is where a tremendous change in attitude permits us to move out of ourselves toward God.

8. We must make direct amends with some people wherever possible.

9. You function in grace and do not retaliate while the Supreme Court of Heaven handles your case.

This refers to a desperate need that an individual has and the believer who operates in the Royal Family honor code fulfills that need when possible.

“You will pile coals on his head” - can either refer to an ancient custom of giving coals to keep a fire going, or the mental pain and shame that takes place from being treated with integrity by another.

10. We must seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God.
Meditation and prayer are main channels to taking advantage of our primary assets, election and predestination, and multiplying them into secondary assets.

There are four secondary assets related to the believer’s persistence inside the PPOG with positive volition toward doctrine: volitional assets, production assets, undeserved suffering assets, and invisible impact assets.

All secondary assets result from perception and utilization of our primary assets - equal privilege and equal opportunity in election and predestination. The believer’s use of his election and predestination through positive volition toward doctrine result in the increase of his portfolio.

Primary assets, election and predestination, originate from the sovereignty of God, and they express God’s will for our lives. Secondary assets originate from the volition of the believer, and they express our attitude toward doctrine and the grace of God.

There are certain blessings that God has ordained to take place in your life because His omniscience saw the positive volitional decisions you would make in time.

The issue in the execution of God’s will and plan for your life is advancing to spiritual maturity.
This requires daily residence inside your very own plan designed by God for you in eternity past.

Glorifying God comes from many good decisions from a position of strength.

The accumulated good decisions result in the believer becoming a winner and being the recipient of many blessings for time and the eternal state.

The believer’s volition is the basis for establishing priorities in life and consolidating the divine viewpoint scale of values. In each stage of spiritual adulthood, your positive volition and your scale of values is tested.

You have already used positive volition to reach the first stage of growth, spiritual self-esteem; therefore, at spiritual self esteem you are tested or evaluated concerning your positive volition.

Persistent positive volition toward doctrine inside the PPOG results in the attainment of spiritual self-esteem.

In spiritual self-esteem, your persistence in positive volition toward doctrine is tested by that category of suffering for blessing called providential preventative suffering.

He quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift.

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