Ephesians 1:3 (KJV) Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:
Our text today is one of my favourite scriptures as a new believer in Christ. Sincerely, I did not understand what the term spiritual blessings meant. However, I was double sure, I have my portion of it as a child of God because the bible says so.
I confessed it daily, that I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. This is the truth, I am not trying to be blessed; I am truly blessed in Christ Jesus. My blessedness is not a function of my bank account, but a function of my connection with Christ Jesus.
On a particular occasion, I read the same verse in a contemporary bible version, called the New Testament for Everyone. It renders the word spiritual blessings, as Spirit-inspired blessings. Wow! If you see the joy that filled my heart that day; so all the blessings we have in Christ Jesus are Spirit-inspired.
When I did not know, I thought I have to convert spiritual blessings from heavenly places, into manifestation in my life. But when I discovered that the blessings are Spirit-inspired, it changed my paradigm. So, spiritual blessings are products of God’s inspiration.
Once you see what Jesus did in the bible by the Spirit of God, you will understand what spiritual blessings are. For example, healings, deliverances, salvation, the multiplication of bread, and the provision of money from the mouth of a fish, to mention but a few, were all inspired by God’s Spirit. All spiritual blessings, therefore, include every good and perfect gift, either spiritual, material, or financial.
The good news is, the same Spirit that inspired these blessings, is dwelling on the inside of you. He hasn’t lost any touch with all the blessings. You can begin to walk in the reality of the Spirit-inspired blessings, by following the prompting of the Holy Spirit on the inside of you.
How real is this scripture in your daily life?
Father, I receive grace to be more sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name.