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”.
God’s blessings are spiritual and heavenly, not so much material blessings. Throughout history God has used two methods of blessings to deal with man. Before Christ, God dealt with man by blessing him with material blessings. God promised Abraham and Israel Land and wealth and fame. But Israel misused and horded the material blessings. Instead of sharing its blessing with other nations, Israel isolated itself and claimed superiority and God-given rights over other nations of the earth. However, since Christ, God deals with man spiritually, blessing him with spiritual blessings.
Spiritual Blessings are of the Spirit of God. It is the Spirit that controls man and the circumstances that surround him. A man may feel bad; he may be down, depressed and oppressed; but if his spirit is strong, he arises and conquers his feelings. He controls and overcomes the oppressing circumstances, and he lives a victorious day. But if his spirit is weak, whether at work or at play, he often wallows around in self-pity, grumbling and griping and living a defeated day. And too often, the day’s stretch into weeks and months until a person’s life is down more than it is up…all because the spirit is too weak to conquer. Thus, the major blessings of God are bound to be blessings that are spiritual… that enable a person to control his life.
Spiritual blessings are the very opposite of temporal blessings. Thy are blessings f he inner man, the blessings of the immortal. But of all blessings, they are the most glorious and satisfying. They are the blessings that erase the loneliness, alienation, and purposelessness of man. They are the blessings that give man an over-abundance of life.
Remember, You were chosen to be blessed! You Matter to me.
To be continued…
Because He Is – I Am