What is spiritual blessing?
Ephesians 1:1 - 23
ESV - 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Has blessed me (past tense) with EVERY spiritual blessing. This is referring to the finished works of Jesus Christ. God knows the beginning and the end so with the end in mind He looked down the eons of time and knew exactly what His children (me) would require at every moment and made it available through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. By grace, a free gift through faith I can access these spiritual blessings He put in place before the foundation of the world. Spiritual blessings when received (taken) by faith cause physical blessings in the natural realm to be manifested and seen. I am united with the Annointing=Christ. The anointing is the burden removing and yoke destroying power of Almighty God. In the Old Testament they anointed with oil. In the New Testament we, the born again believers are anointed by God with the Holy Spirit. Spiritual blessings by definition are special spiritual gifts including God's favor (God is spiritual) and His benefits extend from the spiritual realm (parent realm) to the physical realm. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!-Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. -1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (NLT). The Heavenly realm is blessed with no sickness but health, no poverty but prosperity, no depression but joy, no anxiety but peace. These are the spiritual blessings available to me in Heavenly places. Faith is required as the conduit to bring or manifest the spiritual blessings into the physical world. The spiritual blessings are the blessings that the physical blessings are connected to. All things are first spiritual. The spiritual realm is more real than the physical realm. God planted the garden of Eden. The seed came from Heaven. The earth was to be replica or copy of Heaven. Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. (Genesis 2:8 NLT). The seed He used to plant the garden came from Heaven. We call the spiritual blessings from Heaven to manifest the physical blessings by using the name of Jesus. By faith I call the spiritual blessings that God has already provided to impact and change the physical realm I live in. The church has not called all that God has made available in the spiritual realm. I have not yet called all that God has made available for me! Blessed means divinely and supremely favored by God. Fortunate, blissfully happy and contented. Sanctified or set apart by God. Satisfied not wanting or needing anything.
Great question, Hilary Peinke! (What does it mean to be blessed with all spiritual blessing? What is spiritual blessing?) In chapter 1 of Ephesians we see blessings that can never be depleted (Eph. 1:3). He [God] promises to supply all our needs “according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19), but He does not promise to shield us from either poverty or pain. The Father has given us every blessing of the Spirit, everything we need for a successful, satisfying Christian life. The spiritual is far more important than the material. WWW https://bethelchurchmuncie.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/wiersbe-commentary-new-testament.pdf Every spiritual blessing refers to the range of blessings in Eph. 1:3-14 made available in Christ. E.g. Eph. 1:4 –Loved by God and chosen in Christ to be holy and blameless in His sight. -- Chosen—before the foundation of the world. That’s the best blessing, is it not? Also, the kindness that God poured out on us because we belong to His dearly loved Son (Eph 1:6) is a third blessing. Another spiritual blessing is our purchased, permanent redemption (Eph. 1:7). This blessing, redemption, brings forgiveness of sins! Hallelujah! PROF. JAMES ORR gave me this last idea. Ephesians 1:13 says a spiritual blessing for the Christian is salvation. “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.” And finally, I noticed that the Holy Spirit Himself is the down-payment of what is to come for the Christian (Ephesians 1:14). You and I, Christian, upon our salvation, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, 14 "who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory." (NET Bible). Amen?
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