Text: Ephesians 1:15-23
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,” Ephesians 1:3
Several years ago, after being airborne for hours, we then had over six hours stopover in another city. While waiting at the airport, we didn’t know that the airline had made provision for all transiting passengers at its lounge, so we spent our money buying food. The meal was part of our benefits for flying with that airline. Not knowing didn’t change the fact that we had that benefit but only that we didn’t draw it.
It’s a tragedy to go through life with great inheritance yet without knowing. So many believers walk through this life without knowing the authority they have by the reason of their new status in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 says that God “…has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,”
The word, blessings in Greek, is also translated as benefits. Being born again qualifies you for all spiritual benefits in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. The proceeding verses mention some of the benefits. For example, in Eph 1:19, apostle Paul prayed that we “..will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him…”. NLT.
Friends, don’t go through this life struggling with the devil whom you can’t stand in your own ability, but draw your spiritual benefits and stand on the authority which you have in Christ Jesus.
1. Father, I thank You for all the benefits You have given me in Christ Jesus.
2. Pray and personalize Ephesians 1:17-21 severally today and twice daily for the rest of the month.
1. I cannot exercise the authority that I do not know I have.
2. Satan’s goal is to keep me from knowing my inheritance but I choose to know and to walk in it from now.