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Blessed with Every Spiritual Blessing

What God says, He means. Not only does He mean it, but He is actually doing it and making it available to us. Paul writes to the faithful saints at Ephesus, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:1–2).1 This impartation of grace and peace is literally the flow of God’s Spirit and of His presence to us. God is grace. He is filled with grace, and He blesses us with grace. To behold God is to behold grace because He is graceful in what He does and how He moves. If we would just appropriate the grace He imparts to us, we could carry ourselves in grace and impart grace to those in the world around us. It would be a tremendous thing. Grace and peace are available to us because our Father is imparting them to us. Yeshua (Jesus) is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). People should want to be around us because we exude this peace, and they feel a sense of peace in their own beings.

 

The Father has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). When you realize that you are being blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, it changes the way you face everything surrounding you. It gives you a new way of thinking, a new way of relating, and a new way of walking with the Lord. Yeshua is seated at the right hand of the Father, and God has given everything to Him. All that Christ won through the cross and resurrection is being beamed toward you (Ephesians 1:18–20). Yeshua said, “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you” (John 16:15). You have to receive it daily.

 

Simply, the gifts of the Spirit and fruit of the Spirit are the Father. If you need a healing, immerse yourself into Him because He is health. He is life. Do not talk about healing, melt yourself into Him in love and be healed. You may pray, “Lord, I need strength for today because I’m facing an exhausting day.” Fine. If that is all you want, He will probably give it to you. But that is not what the Father is beaming toward you. He is blessing you with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. You get resurrection life by immersing yourself into Him. He is the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). You are changed from glory to glory into His same image by beholding Him, by standing in love face to face with Him (2 Corinthians 3:18).

 

When the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they did not lack anything. Their clothes and shoes never wore out and none of the diseases of Egypt were put on them; futility was literally suspended. God said, “I, the Lord, am your healer” (Exodus 15:26). And people like Joshua and Caleb never lost their vitality (Joshua 14:9–11). Their strength never went away. All these things happened because they had the presence of God with them. Meditate on these Scriptures; voice them back to yourself. Throughout the day bring yourself back to this place. Our God and Father “has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Open your heart in love to Him until you receive every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

 

1 All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995).