In Ephesians 1:3-11 NLT there is a section titled, “Spiritual blessings”. It is about the spiritual blessings we have in Christ.
In verse 3 Paul says, “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”.
As believers and disciples we have all the benefits of knowing God. We are blessed with every spiritual blessing as it tells us in today’s reading.
We see that we are chosen for salvation, adopted as His children, completely forgiven and set free from sin, we have spiritual insight in His will, we have the gifts of the Spirit, fruit of the Spirit, power to do God’s will, the hope of eternal life.
If we look at the above text we see some of these things mentioned…
v3 – we are blessed in Christ
v4 – chosen by Him
v5 – adopted by Him
v6 – given grace in Christ
v7 – redeemed and forgiven
v8 – wisdom and understanding
v9 – knowledge of His will
v11 – chosen and predestined
v12 – hope in Christ
v13 – marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit
v14 – guaranteed our inheritance in Christ
These are things we have in Christ. All the blessings of knowing Him personally. These are things that all religions want and strive for, but as believers we are freely given them in Christ.
Knowing and walking with Jesus is the most amazing experience. It allows us to live our best life and the life God intended for us all before the creation of the world.