Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The secret of the mystery. Part 157. The portfolio of invisible assets: the characteristics of Spiritual Self-Esteem.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

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.

Between the primary assets you receive at salvation and the escrow assets you receive at maturity are these four secondary assets.

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.

The issue in the execution of God’s will and plan for your life is advancing to spiritual adulthood.

Spiritual self-esteem, which is cognitive self-confidence, the beginning of effective function of the ten problem-solving devices of the PPOG for the Church.

There is spiritual autonomy, which is cognitive independence and the continuation of effective function of the ten problem-solving devices of the PPOG.

There is spiritual maturity, which is cognitive invincibility and maximum effective function of the problem-solving devices for the PPOG.

As a member of the Royal Family of God, your perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine determines your ability to deal with every stress, every problem, every adversity, every area of prosperity in life.

Self-esteem might be defined as respect for self, satisfaction with one’s self, or a good opinion of one’s self.

Spiritual self-esteem is that virtue of the PPOG whereby the believer’s confidence is based on Bible doctrine; and the believer’s respect for self is linked to grace-orientation.

Spiritual self-esteem is the believer’s dependence on God’s grace provision for stabilizing self and integrating self into the PPOG.

The application goes toward God, toward self, and toward others.

Being alive as a Christian does not imply that you understand the PPOG or even how to live the Christian way of life; this comes with spiritual self-esteem.

Spiritual self-esteem is the solution to the problems related to self, the I to me relationship, the ego to self relationship.

1) Elpis = confidence with regard to the future, never the present.
2) Parresia = courage and confidence.
Pepoithesis = self-confidence or spiritual self-esteem.

EPH 3:12 in whom we have boldness and confident access [Pepoithesis, SSE] through faith in Him.

1. Self-confidence.
2. Self-realization. Self-realization is the process of learning, thinking, and solving.

3. Self-direction.
4. Self-identity = grace-orientation combined with doctrinal orientation to produce a personal sense of destiny.

5. Self-motivation = combines personal love for God the Father and occupation with Christ, plus cognition and inculcation of the unique characteristics of the Church-age.

6. Self-vindication = tantamount to execution of the PPOG.
a. Self-vindication means becoming an invisible hero.
b. Self-vindication means becoming a member of the pivot of the client nation.
c. Self-vindication means distribution of escrow blessings for time.
d. Self-vindication means glorifying God in the angelic conflict.

Virtue-love is personal love based upon impersonal love.
Virtue-love is necessary for the function of the husband’s authority in marriage.

You must have a sense of responsibility regarding those over whom you have authority, just as Christ takes responsibility over the Church.

1. Tranquility of soul.
2. Stability of mental attitude including never feeling threatened by others and avoiding inordinate ambition and competition.

3. Composure marked by self-assurance, which is the correct and accurate application of doctrine to life.
4. Grace-orientation to life.

5. Doctrinal-orientation to reality, which is based upon genuine humility, objectivity, teachability, spiritual common sense, and the avoidance of inordinate ambition and competition or inordinate self-esteem.

6. Good decisions from a position of strength, which includes motivation from personal love for God the Father plus divine viewpoint thinking.

7. Personal control of your life through doctrinal conceptualism, which is understanding the spiritual life even as a part of rationalism and empiricism.

8. A personal sense of destiny, which includes solving the problems related to God, self, others, and things.

9. Self-confidence from wisdom, which means the function of doctrinal conceptualism or the application of metabolized doctrine to experience.

10. Poise. This is the believer under spiritual self-command.

He is a winner who overcomes self.

Aristotle - “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”

Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to labor until some good is accomplished.

Compassion enough to see some good in your neighbor.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

Be grateful for all your problems because after each one is overcome, you become stronger and more able to meet those that are still to come.

Some people see mistakes as failure in life while others see it as gaining experience for handling what they will have to overcome tomorrow.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, but by the obstacles which they have overcome while trying to succeed.

2CO 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
GAL 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
1CO 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
The greater the obstacle, the more the glory in overcoming it.

Never bow down to obstacles; conquer them and enjoy the fruit of your courage and your SSE!

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