Posted: June 3, 2004
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
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
The two words, blessed, catch our attention in this verse. The first
means to eulogize or to speak well
of as in this example, ‘Bless the Lord O my Soul’. The second word
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 Christ. Let
us not be silent until the rocks have to do our praising.