Ephesians 1:3. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath Blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”.
Spiritual blessings are found only in Christ. Jesus has been raised from the dead and exalted to the right hand of God the Father. He is in Heaven, surrounded by all the heavenly atmosphere and blessings. All heavenly blessings are His; He is Lord and Possessor of all blessings. Therefore, if a person is to experience the spiritual blessings, he must be in Christ and truly believe, God takes his faith and counts it as righteousness. God counts the person to be the same as Christ, righteous and acceptable.
In God’s mind, faith in Christ makes a person just like Christ: holy and righteous and acceptable for heaven. Therefore, when a person believes in Christ, God’s mind sees the person in Christ; God see the person identified with Christ, seated in heaven. And being seated in heaven, the person can experience all the blessings of heaven. Simply stated, to be in Christ means to believe in God’s Son so much that God becomes elated, elated so much that He counts the person to be just like Christ: acceptable and worthy to be blessed with all the blessings of heaven.
God dealt with man in material blessings first because man had to learn several things:
* An earthly inheritance does not last. It is subject to being lost or stolen. We either watch our material possessions deteriorate or else we leave our material possessions behind for others.
* An earthly nation and material inheritance cannot bring peace and security. Peace and security are of the spirit.
* Man has within his inner being a basic selfishness and greed. Man finds a tendency, an unregulated urge, that desires and seeks the material and hoards the corruptible to the neglect of the spiritual.
* Man must undergo a basic change of character to be free of this urge, this tendency that causes so much bondage, disruption, and division within one’s self and between men. Man must be born again, made into a new creation. This must be performed by someone much greater than himself.
You are blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus – Our Lord.
Because He Is – I Am