All Spiritual Blessings

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with
all spiritual blessings in heavenly places
in Christ:"
Ephesians 1:3

When God saves us He gives us all spiritual blessings in Christ. These blessings have nothing to do with being religious or joining a particular church. They are not something we can work for and earn. Instead they are freely given to us as gifts of God's amazing grace.

God gives the same spiritual blessings equally to everyone He saves without being more partial to some than to others. No Christian gets more spiritual blessings than you and no Christian gets less.

It's interesting to remember that it's impossible to have more spiritual blessings than "all." God gives us these blessings by His grace for our good and His glory. They are yours because you are saved, not because you earned them or sought them or tarried and fasted and prayed to receive them. It is also important to remember that NONE of these spiritual blessings come through the church. In plainer words, NONE of these spiritual blessings are dispensed by anyone's church.

We cannot get more spiritual blessings by fasting or by doing good works or by praying for more or by denying ourselves something, like giving up chocolate for Lent. When God says He gives us "all" spiritual blessings, He means all.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with
all spiritual blessings in heavenly places
in Christ:"
Ephesians 1:3

We should also remember that the spiritual blessings listed in Ephesians are not the same as spiritual gifts, 1 Corinthians 12:1ff., and spiritual fruit, Galatians 5:22-23. Spiritual fruit is something that God develops in us through the process of sanctification, as we obey the leading of the Holy Spirit and the written word of God.

  1. Spiritual blessings - Ephesians 1:3
  2. Spiritual gifts - 1 Cor 12:1ff.
  3. Spiritual fruit - Galatians 5:22-23

Spiritual blessings are given equally to every Christian but spiritual gifts are not given equally to every Christian. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts based on His knowledge of what a particular believer will need to serve Jesus effectively in the body of Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:4, 8-11.

What spiritual blessings
has God given us?

  1. We are chosen, Eph 1:4
  2. We are predestined, Eph 1:5
  3. We are adopted, Eph 1:5
  4. We are accepted, Eph 1:6
  5. We are redeemed, Eph 1:7
  6. We are forgiven, Eph 1:7
  7. We are enlightened, Eph 1:8,9
  8. We have an inheritance, Eph 1:11
  9. We are sealed, Eph 1:14
  10. We have assurance, Eph 1:14

These are not all of the spiritual blessings God freely gives us when we get saved but this is a good start if you want to study spiritual blessings. Here is a list of hundreds of spiritual blessings every Christian has in Jesus Christ your Savior.

God has already provided everything we need in Christ, to enable us to live a clean holy life. Next time you're feeling discouraged, down and depressed, remember that God has already given you all spiritual blessings in Christ. Please memorize Ephesians 1 and meditate on the written words of the living God. He gave you these blessings because God loves you!

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