The following Scriptures are from Ephesians 1. Let us remember them during this season of Advent, as we approach Christmas and the New Year...
God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
God blesses you with blessings. You are blessed with the things that last forever. They come to you from heaven and are placed within your heart. They are yours because you are in Christ. No blessing is withheld—No measure of mercy is missing, no depth of delight is lacking, no portion of peace is withheld. Through these spiritual blessings Jesus is saying to you, “I am giving you my heart…its holiness, its righteousness, its goodness, its faithfulness, its loveliness…live in Me as I live in you.”
God chose us in Him before the foundation of the world (that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love).
Long before you were born, God made a choice and said “yes” to you. It was a decision based upon His grace. When you said “yes” to Him, His “yes” was already there. It was His will, His purpose, and His plan to place you into the life of His Son. God’s boundless love said “yes” to you standing before Him blameless, clean, and holy, washed in the blood of the Lamb.
God has predestined us to adoption as sons (and daughters) by Jesus Christ to Himself, (according to the good pleasure of His will to the praise of the glory of His grace).
God wanted you to be a part of His family—A child who would grow into spiritual maturity under the nurturing presence of His grace. As your Father, He promised that His watch-care over you would never cease. He has never taken His eyes off of you, or turned His face away. His will is that your life will be a daily celebration of His grace.
God has made us accepted in the Beloved.
Because of God’s grace you are in Christ, the Beloved…You are highly favored, not put to shame; you are accepted, not rejected; you are welcomed, not ignored; you are family, not a stranger; you are God’s child, not an orphan; you have been brought near, not kept at a distance; you have been given a place of special honor, not disgrace; you have a seat at His table, not a place of isolation; you are royalty, not a pauper.
©2018 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
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