Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11
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Seeds of the Kingdom

Rich With Spiritual Blessings in Christ

by Sue Dare

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
Ephesians 1:3-5, NKJV

I`ve just finished reading the first three chapters of Ephesians and my spirit is yelling from deep within me – ‘I’m rich! I’m rich! I’m rich! The revelation of the spiritual blessings available to me in Christ is just beginning to dawn on me and I am wide-eyed with amazement. ‘All this is mine?’ I muse to myself’, and the Holy Spirit within me testifies with my spirit, a resounding yes! Overwhelmed with how wealthy I am in Christ, I sit back in my chair and pause for a few seconds. It’s too much to take in all at once so I`ll have to consume it in bite-sized chunks.

`What exactly are the spiritual blessings we`ve been given by God, through Christ?` you may ask. The list is huge and would take a whole month of devotion slots to unpack, but allow me to summarise just a few. In the first chapter of Ephesians we`re reminded that we`re chosen, made holy, adopted, redeemed, forgiven and sealed with the Holy Spirit, as a guarantee of our heavenly inheritance. In chapter two, we read that we`re saved by grace, through faith, made alive in Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places. In chapter three, we discover that we can be filled with `all the fullness of God` and that He`s able to do exceedingly more than what we could ever ask or imagine. That ‘blows’ my mind and causes me to go `cross-eyed.` It`s too big a thought for my limited mind to fathom and digest, yet it`s true, nevertheless. Again, I sit back in my chair in amazement. I don`t fully understand what I`ve just read and neither do any of us. All we can say is `wow`.

Then I change my focus from what I am now because of Christ, to what I am no longer, and waves of revelation hit me afresh. No longer am I a child of wrath and alienated from God. No longer am I am spiritual orphan. No longer am I rejected by God and an alien and stranger to His covenant. No longer am I hopeless, without God and without purpose. Everything`s changed since I met Christ! My life has gone from night to day and I never have to walk that way again. The same applies for you dear reader. Do you dare believe it today?

Prayer: Father God, all I can say is `wow.` Thank You for all the spiritual blessing You`ve made available to me through Christ Jesus. I don`t fully understand, but I want to. Help me I pray. In Jesus` name. Amen.

Sue Dare works with the the CEED team based at Ellel Hungary, having previously been part of the Ellel Grange team. Her desire is to see people healed, restored & discipled, so they can go on to fulfil their God given potential.


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