Thursday, November 24, 2011
“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:9,10 KJV).
Today’s Scripture says all the power of the Godhead—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—dwells in Christ Jesus (God the Son). Consequently, we are “complete [lacking nothing] in Christ.” The moment we trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation, God instantly gave us everything He can ever give us.
We read in Philippians 4:19: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” In Christ, we have all our “need” (singular) met. What is our “need?” “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). The spiritual blessings we have in Christ as a present and permanent possession are our “need.”
What are these spiritual blessings? Throughout Paul’s epistles, we read of over 120 spiritual blessings we have in Christ Jesus. Our spiritual blessings in Christ include:
- Sealed by and with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 4:30)
- Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)
- New identity in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
- Holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in God’s sight (Colossians 1:22)
- Crucified with Christ (Romans 6:6)
- Alive with Christ (Romans 6:8)
- Liberty (Galatians 5:1)
- Accepted in the beloved, God’s Son Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:6)
- The temple of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 3:16)
- Heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17)
- Access by one Spirit unto the Father (Ephesians 2:18)
- Preserved unto the Lord’s heavenly kingdom (2 Timothy 4:18)
- Eternal life (Titus 1:2)
- Grace to endure suffering (2 Corinthians 12:9)
- Deliverance from this present evil world (Galatians 1:4)
We cannot see these spiritual blessings with our physical eyes, but we see them with our spiritual eyes of faith (Hebrews 11:1). Let us always thank God for these blessings, not just during the Thanksgiving Season, but for all eternity.
*This is excerpted from a larger Bible study titled “A Cornucopia of Spiritual Blessings.” The Bible study can be read here.