Bro. Tom's Weekly Bible Study
  Week #2
Posted: June 3, 2004

IN CHRIST
A Study of Positional Truths

Webster’s defines the word, “in” as being enclosed within, to become a part of, and similar in appearance.

The book of Ephesians could be called Paul’s great doctrinal statement on being ‘In Christ’.  It is my desire for the next few weeks to look at some of these ‘In Christ’ statements.

The first is found in Ephesians, chapter one and verse three. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”  The two words, blessed, catch our attention in this verse. The first blessed means to eulogize or to speak well of as in this example, ‘Bless the Lord O my Soul’. The second word blessed, is a word of deeds, to show benefits or to shower one with good things. The word spiritual is that which is contained or possessed by the Holy Spirit.  These blessed benefits are contained in the heavenlies and controlled by the Holy Spirit.  Let us be clear, these are spiritual and not temporal blessings. One who is spiritually blessed seeks not for the earthly blessings of this world.

 How can one tap into these spiritual blessings?  The process is very similar to our Lord’s evaporating the water into the clouds and sending it back as rain. When we eulogize Him, speak well of Him, praise Him, the blessings go up and He returns them back in the form of His spiritual benefits. This is all ours by the natural birthright of being In ChristLet us not be silent until the rocks have to do our praising.

 

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