Weight of Glory
There is a weight of glory and blessing attached to the little words ‘every’ and ‘all’. It is not one or few blessings; many or even most blessings but ALL blessings. God has bestowed on His children all and every single possible spiritual blessing. God has secured all and every single possible spiritual blessing in the heavenlies. God has secured all and every single possible spiritual blessing – in CHRIST.
Yes and Amen
All that we need or could need, both now and forever, are ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Christ. His ‘every’ blessing touches all that is needed for the spirit soul and body. His spiritual benefits encompass all that is past, present, and future. His many blessings provide all that’s needed for salvation, sanctification, and service. Our blessings in Christ touch everything in time and stretch through eternity.
Everything that touches our lives on earth – or our home in heaven.. every blessing has been provided by the Father for His children in the heavenlies, for every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of light. James 1:17 God has blessed all and every saint with every spiritual blessing – in Christ.
Secured in Christ
These blessings from God circumnavigate all we could think, imagine, or hope. The Father’s blessings demonstrate the length, breadth, depth, and height of His love. His favours encompass every single heavenly blessing in God’s lavish economy.
Identified With Christ
God’s gracious heart of love gave His only begotten and dearly beloved Son for us. God’s bountiful gift of grace provides a way for us to be clothed in His righteousness. He clothed Himself in the likeness of human flesh, so we could be reckoned righteous. Christ identified Himself with our fallen race, so we could be identified with Him.
God’s holy character and generous grace have secured for us His perfect pardon. God’s loving-kindness and unchangeable holiness – embraced at Calvary’s cross. God’s tender mercies and holy judgements, kissed at the cross for us all. Such blessings are far beyond the bounds of human understanding and reason – and all are secured in the heavenlies, for all are fixed in Christ.
Completed in Christ
From Genesis to Revelation there are promises of blessings that have past. From start to finish there are countless blessings that are still yet to come. Every blessing we have is so secure that God wrote it in the past tense – and all are completed in Christ and all are secured by His sacrifice.
His future blessings are already ours for they rest on Christ’s completed work. His blessings are so sure that they are described as finished and complete – and yet, in the eternal ages, every blessing will continue to be our portion. Blessings completed in the past… yet blessings without limitation in the future. Blessings for today and bright blessings for tomorrow are ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Christ.
Cup of Blessing
Our storehouse of every blessing overflows and over-spills our thoughts. Is any blessing too difficult for the Lord – yet too often we live as paupers. Our cup of every blessing is brimming, running over, and flooding our laps.. for nothing is impossible to the Lord – yet we often live in spiritual bankruptcy.
In Ephesians, we read blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: for He has blessed us with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenlies. He has blessed us with ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places. He has blessed us with ALL and EVERY spiritual blessing IN CHRIST.
God’s blessings have nothing to do with feelings but everything to do with faith – faith in the Son of God Who loved us and gave Himself for us. From the moment we trusted Jesus as Saviour, all spiritual blessings became ours. If we are God’s children, then we are blessed. If we are Christians, then every blessing is ours.
Let us accept His many blessings by faith. Let us trust God at His word. The more we accept His blessings by faith the more He pours over our head. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing – in Christ.
103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.