The Meaning of Blessing - We Have No Idea How Much We Have in Christ

The Meaning of Blessing - We Have No Idea How Much We Have in Christ

By Vytas | There Is Encouragement | 4 Jul 2021


Billions of dollars fade in comparison to the wealth every Christian possesses. It is better than worldly riches. Our mind struggles to accept the reality that the Gospel has brought.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. (Ephesians 1:3, NLT)

We are blessed with every spiritual blessing. What does it actually mean?

Spiritual

Imagine you had unlimited resources. You could do anything you would like. You could buy anything you need or even end the poverty in the world by using your unlimited resources.

Then you would wake up and realize it was just a dream.

All that existed in the dream turns to be worthless when you wake up. It was like a mist that disappeared when the sun rose higher. All gone as if it never existed.

Compared to eternity, the life we now live is just like a dream. You cannot take to eternity anything you made on this earth. But even if you did, billions of dollars would be like a pile of worthless trash.

Spiritual is the opposite of the carnal. Carnal blessings are visible and therefore subject to change and destruction. In other words, worldly possessions have an expiration date.

God blessed us with spiritual blessings because the physical one day will be gone. We have got something that will never rot away, cannot be stolen, and will not run out.

Every

You can look at the word “every” and see it as the fulfillment of greed. Or you can realize that “every” means complete and lacking in nothing.

Who is lacking in nothing? Only God. In Christ (Who is God) we are complete. God gives us all that He has because we belong to Him. In other words, through Christ, we became as rich as God Himself.

Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? (Romans 8:32, NLT)

Words like “every” and “all” point to complete inclusion. Basically, God is saying to us, “everything I have is yours” (Luke 15:31, NLT).

Blessing

We have every unperishable possession God has. But what does the word “blessing” mean? Does it refer to a currency, commodity or gift?

Neither of them. It is actually much deeper.

The word blessing in greek is eulogia. In English, it hints at the word eulogy that is spoken during a funeral. During the eulogy speech, the dead person is praised with all kinds of good words. It is a time when all the good works and benefits of the person are brought up.

However, do but be restricted to the funeral setting only. We also bless God. During the worship, we bless God and bring forth every good thing He has done.

Who would be worthy to receive a eulogy from God? Only Christ. Jesus is the only person who has got everything right and did not commit sin. Every human, on the other hand, sinned.

Transgression brings a curse. A curse is the opposite of the eulogy. It is a speech where all the bad is being brought up.

That is the place where unity with Christ plays a vital role. Every spiritual blessing is in Christ. Without Christ, we would have an abundance of curses.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3, KJV, emphasis mine)

Our good works or even faith cannot make us suited for the blessings of God. We qualify for the eulogy of God then we are in Christ (we enter Christ through faith in the Gospel). He redeems us from the curse.

Final thoughts

In short, God says every possible good word about us in Christ. Everything he would say to Jesus, He says to us because we are united with Him.

I’m sure, I haven’t even scratched the surface of the reality we have in Christ. Paul in the letter to Ephesians is praying that every believer would understand the depth of the inheritance we have in Christ (Ephesians 1:18). If we truly understood what we have in Christ, we could change the world.


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