“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3) God promised through Abraham that Jesus would bless all the families of the earth. (Genesis 12:3; 17:17-18; Matthew 1:2-23; cf. Galatians 3:13-14) In Christ, we have all the benefits of knowing God. When Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the Temple was torn from top to bottom, giving us access into the throne room of Almighty God. (Cf. Matthew 27:50-54) These blessings are eternal, not worldly.
These are verses that affirm what God will give to every true believer. (Ephesians 2:10; 2 Thess. 2:13-14; Ephesians 5:25-27; 5:2; Romans 8:14-18
God is so loving, merciful, and gracious that He was willing to give up His only Son to be made sin for us! (Colossians 1:19-29; 2:2-3, 6, 9, 12-15; 3:1-4, 10-17; 4:2, 5-6) Through Jesus, we are blessed with a living hope of life evermore through His resurrection from the dead, with an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled, never fading, reserved in heaven for you, kept by the power of God. (1 Peter 1:3-5; Romans 1:16) He comforts us in our tribulations so we will pass on His merciful comfort to others. (2 Corinthians 1:3-7) Christ is the power, righteousness, sanctification, redemption, and wisdom of God for us! (1 Corinthians 1:18, 30; 2:1-16) God blesses those who delights in, reverences His Word, and endures temptation. (Psalm 1:1-3; 128:4; Joshua 1:8-9; James 1:21-24) God brought us forth by the word of truth. (James 1:18)
In Matthew 5: 3-11,we are blessed when we make God the center of all life. (Psalm 33:12-15, 18) When we consider the poor, God will deliver and preserve us. (Psalm 41:1-2) Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen (Me) yet believe!” (John 20:29b)
List the spiritual blessings that we have in Ephesians 1:3-14.
What other Scriptures back up these truths of Ephesians 1:3-14?
Ephesians 2:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; Ephesians 5:25-27; 5:2; Romans 8:14ff