Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all the blessings of the Spirit in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.Ephesians 1:3.
We really have know idea of how blessed we really are. Just think about it, all the blessings of the Spirit of God have been made available to us by the redeeming blood of Jesus. Just some of His blessings or even just one would be amazing, but all of them? Really? How big is this promise. If God the Holy Spirit is infinite, that means there is no end to these blessings. They are truly limitless. They incorporate everything from illumination, the opening up of our spiritual senses to heavenly things, to access into the very presence of God. It includes Sonship, intercession, victorious living, power for ministry, and best of all intimacy and fellowship with our heavenly friend. It is by walking in the Spirit that we begin to implement these unspeakable blessings into our daily lives. We have more available to us than we can ever know. Here are some thoughts from A.B. Simpson on today’s verse.
“Ephesians is an unfolding of “all the blessings of the Spirit.” This is the true translation of the passage, ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all the blessings of the Spirit in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.'” Ephesians 1:3. There is a great difference between the blessings of the Spirit and spiritual blessings. The person of the Holy Ghost is worth more than all His gifts. The blessings unfolded in this epistle are said to be “in the heavenlies”; that is, in the higher realm and element where we dwell in Christ, above the natural life, and in fellowship with the heavenly world. The apostle’s theme, in this sublime epistle, is the higher blessings of the Holy Ghost, which He makes known to those who enter into the fullness of Christ. May the Holy Spirit Himself enable us to see and enter into all the blessings of the Spirit!”
Learning how to walk in the Spirit becomes our lifelong quest. It all starts by recognizing your need of the Spirit in your daily life. From there, you learn how to drink, or take in, the Holy Spirit into your life. Once drinking becomes part of your life you are well on your way, you are tapping in to all the blessings of the Spirit purchased for you.