essay: Escrow Blessings/Assets

July 11, 2014

Escrow Blessings

1. Escrow defined.
a. Eph 1:3, “Worthy of praise and glorification is the God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ.”

(1) Before God the Son created the universe, God the Father actually created a portfolio of invisible assets for you. He knew you would believe in Christ and become royal family of God, so He provided all these fantastic, wonderful things for you.
(2) No believer has more or less in his portfolio of invisible assets. All of us have these assets. Some use these assets and parlay them into spiritual self-esteem; others parlay them into spiritual autonomy; great believers parlay these into spiritual maturity. There’s no easy road; no shortcut. You have to know your assets before you can use them.
(3) Why are these blessings and assets called “spiritual” blessings? Some are very temporal in nature, such as wealth, promotion, success, phenomenal categories of happiness. They are called spiritual because the Source is spiritual; God is spirit.
(4) The first thing God ever did for you was to bless you. These blessings are above and beyond logistical grace blessings.

b. To teach the concept of God blessing you in eternity past, an analogy to “escrow” is used.

(1) An escrow is a deed or a bond or other written agreement delivered to a third person by the party of the first part, to be delivered to the grantee.
(2) All three parties are mentioned in Eph 1:3. God the Father is party of the first part, the Grantor. Every Church Age believer is the grantee. The third party is our Lord Jesus Christ, the depositary and our escrow officer.
(3) The deposit, or escrow blessings, are placed beyond the control of the Grantor, in that He cannot cancel them. God the Father cannot cancel what He has deposited with Christ, i.e., your portfolio, and your special escrow blessings.
c. The first thing God ever did for us is the means of glorifying Him. Technically, no believer glorifies God until Jesus Christ conveys to him category one escrow blessings, i.e, greater blessings for time. These are conveyed to the grantee when he executes the protocol plan of God, which is moving from gate number four to gate number eight in the divine dynasphere. The day we reach gate eight is the day when the Lord conveys to us our greater blessings for time. At the Rapture He conveys to us our greater blessings for eternity.
d. There are two ways in which the believer glorifies God.
(1) The conveyance of escrow blessings to the mature believer at gate eight.
(2) By passing evidence testing. Evidence testing is the highest honor God can give to a believer. Passing evidence testing is the mature believer’s ultimate glorification of God.
e. The conditions for the transfer of your escrow blessings is the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God through your advance to spiritual maturity by residence, function, and momentum inside your very own divine dynasphere. When the escrow conditions are fulfilled, the believer receives blessings which are far beyond anything he could ever imagine.
f. The escrow blessings which were deposited to your account in eternity past cannot be distributed to you until you have fulfilled the protocol plan of God by your advance to spiritual maturity.
g. Escrow demands that other assets be provided as the means of fulfilling the conditions to receive your escrow assets. This is why God had to give us the equal privilege and equal opportunity of our computer assets. Everything it takes to fulfill the protocol plan of God and receive your escrow assets is contained in your computer assets, so that you do not have to depend upon your personality, morality, Christian service, sacrificial giving, or any other act of strain in life. You do not have to be smart; I.Q. is no issue in learning spiritual phenomena. Whatever human handicaps you brought into the Christian life are no deterrent in receiving your escrow blessings. You have no excuse for not receiving them.
h. So that each one of us might fulfill the conditions for the conveyance of our escrow assets, God the Father has provided for us additional primary assets so that we can execute the protocol plan of God; we do not have the power to do so in the energy of the flesh.
i. Therefore, we receive at salvation the computer assets of election and predestination. Under election, our equal privilege is our royal priesthood; our equal opportunity is logistical grace support. Under predestination, our equal privilege is union with Christ; our equal opportunity is the divine dynasphere.
j. Our computer assets are distributed at salvation. Our escrow assets are not conveyed until we reach spiritual maturity.
k. Escrow and computer assets are the primary assets. Although your escrow assets were created first by God and so are the means of glorifying God, they come last at spiritual maturity. Your computer assets are the means; your escrow assets are the results. Your computer assets provide fantastic blessings for you from salvation on. Your escrow assets provide fantastic blessings above and beyond anything you could ever even imagine much less think.
l. The fact that God the Father deposited the two categories of greater blessings on deposit for each believer (no exceptions) means it His will for us to receive these blessings. That means it is God’s will that we each fulfill His protocol plan. Even if we fail to execute His plan, these blessings will remain on deposit forever as a memorial to our lost equal opportunity.
m. Real estate law provides an illustration of this called relation-back doctrine.
(1) Normally, escrow agreements are considered to be irrevocable. Therefore, since escrow function is dictated by certain obligations which must be fulfilled prior to distribution, real estate law has a legal doctrine which applies to escrow function. This is called relation back doctrine, because it relates irrevocably back to the date of deposit.
(2) This means the amount given to the grantee from escrow, including any interest accumulated, is solely determined from the date when it was first deposited. Once the grantor makes this deposit, he cannot revoke it; the escrow remains in effect. Should the grantor lose his sanity or die, the grantee still receives the deposit upon his fulfillment of the conditions of the escrow. So relation back doctrine refers to the time of deposit or performance of the escrow: in our case eternity past.
(3) Relation back doctrine supports irrevocability by vesting delivery from the grantor at the time that he made the deposit. Time elapse between the deposit and its conveyance means increased value of the escrow. This increased value goes to the grantee.
(4) Relation back doctrine protects the grantee in case something happens to the grantor, such as incapacitation or death. (This has no analogy for us, since our Grantor is eternal and infinite God.)
(5) The date of deposit of our escrow blessings is eternity past, before God created the universe or any creatures (including angels). God the Father deposited into escrow greater blessings for each member of the royal family of God as Church Age believers.
n. By definition, an escrow is a deed or a bond or other written agreement delivered to a third person (the depositary, Jesus Christ) by the grantor (God the Father) to be delivered to the grantee (Church Age believer) on performance or fulfillment of the protocol plan of God.
o. The two categories of escrow blessing are a permanent part of your portfolio of invisible assets, and are irrevocable under relation back doctrine.
p. Should the Church Age believer, as grantee, fail to perform the special obligations required by God the Father (i.e., fail to execute the protocol plan of God and therefore fail to glorify God), his blessings remain on deposit forever. They are not in any way revoked or cancelled.
q. This believer’s blessings remain on deposit forever as a memorial to the fact that he is a loser, i.e., a loser in the sense of losing out on these greater blessings. He does not lose his salvation; he does not lose his lesser blessings of logistical grace in time and his eternal life in a resurrection body in heaven forever.
r. Equal privilege and equal opportunity means that every believer has the same chance to be a winner. Losers are those believers who could never sort out their priorities, or could never be consistent in the perception of doctrine.
s. The winner is the one who has persevered. One of the most important things in the Christian life is consistency. “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in a few things; I will make you ruler over many things.” This believer uses his volition daily to do two things.
(1) To create a proper scale of values, giving number one priority to Bible doctrine.
(2) To take all metabolized doctrine and apply it properly to his life.
t. In order to maintain your proper scale of values with metabolized doctrine being number one, there must be constant application. What is application? Application is walking. Note you use only your own two feet to walk; you don’t use someone else’s. So first you must apply doctrine for yourself to yourself, and to your life only. “Walk by means of the Spirit” means you must be filled with the Spirit in order to apply doctrine. “Walk by means of doctrine” (2 Jn 8) means you learn your own doctrine and by it you counsel yourself.
u. Here is where your volitional assets start: you make doctrine number one priority. You don’t let anything interfere with learning doctrine, and you don’t let anything interfere with your application of the doctrine you know in your soul. You do your own walking. So your volitional assets uses your computer assets to attain your escrow assets. That’s what a portfolio is supposed to do: use assets to create assets.
2. The Attainment of Escrow Blessings. Escrow blessings are attained through three avenues which all work together.
a. Escrow blessings are attained through the invisible assets of your portfolio. Without your portfolio you could not attain spiritual maturity and receive your escrow blessings. 1 Cor 2:9, “However, as it stands written, [Isa 64:4], ‘things [portfolio of invisible assets] the eye has not seen [invisible], things the ear has not heard [unknown through empiricism], no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.’”
(1) “For those who love Him” refers to the believer who has reached gate number five of the divine dynasphere and has attained spiritual self-esteem.
(2) By utilizing his computer assets, the mature believer fulfills the protocol plan of God and receives his escrow blessings for time.
b. Escrow blessings are attained through the perception of doctrine or epistemological rehabilitation. (See the Doctrine of the Lifestyle of Wisdom.) Prov 8:18, “With Me [doctrine] are riches and honor [escrow blessings for time], enduring wealth and prosperity [escrow blessings for eternity].”
c. Escrow blessings are attained through life inside the divine dynasphere. Eph 3:20, “Now to Him [God the Father] who is able to do infinitely more than all we could ask or imagine on the basis of the power [Holy Spirit] which is at work for us [computer assets, specifically the divine dynasphere].”
(1) Even in fantasizing, you cannot imagine the blessings God has for the believer who glorifies Him, i.e., the believer who executes the protocol plan of God and reaches gate number eight of the divine dynasphere.
(2) That power at work in us refers to the Holy Spirit, but it is only operational for those believers who live inside their palace. The filling of the Spirit and walking by means of the Spirit occur only inside the divine dynasphere.
(3) So this refers to your computer assets, specifically the divine dynasphere, which is your equal opportunity under predestination. For there is no believer who does not have the same chance of reaching spiritual maturity as anyone else.