God’s Blessings in Heaven and Here

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)

His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness… (2 Peter 1:3)


We, believers, saints in Jesus Christ, have EVERY spiritual blessing. We have EVERYTHING pertaining to life and godliness.

We ALREADY have everything.

This truth is both enormously encouraging AND enormously sobering.

Our job through this life is to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, to learn to walk according to the Holy Spirit, and to appropriate, possess, what Almighty God, through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, has ALREADY given us.

Of course, we’ll never arrive, but our responsibility is to press on towards Christ’s likeness.

While this sounds like “mission impossible,” and while we will not achieve Christ-likeness until heaven, it IS possible to learn how to use what He has already given us and to live, more and more, in a way that is worthy of Him.

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12–14)

Press on!


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