As per last week, we are in the heavenly realms now. Although we still reside here on earth, all the blessings and victory of heaven are at our disposal right now in Christ Jesus. But what are the blessings that are talked about here? Notice Paul says in the Book of Ephesians, this great work has already been done.
Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
This is NOT a promise, it is actually a statement of FACT! GOD HAS already blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms through Christ. Also, it is not just ‘A’ blessing but EVERY spiritual blessing! We need to understand what supply this statement indicates; its limitless treasure to us in Christ. ALL spiritual blessings; ALL the good things you have ever longed for and prayed for; ALL the blessing the human heart could desire; ALL the riches of glory and ALL the stores of earth; are ALL ours in the heavenly realms. All we need to do is have faith that we have received them already and walk in that fact. These spiritual blessings as Ephesians 1 states, comprise: A blameless and holy life (vs 4); Destiny as the sons of God (vs 5-6); Redemption and forgiveness (vs 7-8); Knowledge of the plan of God (vs 9-10); Freedom to live for God’s glory (vs 11-12); The promise of the Holy Spirit (vs 13); A guaranteed inheritance (vs 14).
Then Paul sums it all up in verses 18-20 where he talks about three words that embrace every spiritual blessing God has given to us in the heavenly realms. These words are Hope – For our future secure in Christ; we have a destiny, a kingdom, rewards in heaven; Riches – Of pardon, grace, healing, life, supply of every need; Power – Immeasurable great power, over the kingdom of darkness, over the principalities and powers of evil, over sin, over the world’s opposition, over death and over the gates of hell.
These spiritual blessings are ours now, all we have to do is accept our position in the heavenly realms now and claim these spiritual blessings today. They are ours; God has given them to us as a free gift in Christ; Accept them and walk in victory and blessing today!