“In Him”

March 6, 2016

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In Ephesians 1:3-4 Paul writes, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.” The following verses declare what many of those foreordained blessings in Him are: Chosen for redemption through His shed blood; chosen for adoption as sons and daughters; granted an eternal inheritance as joint heirs with Christ; and sealed with the guarantee (down payment) of the Holy Spirit. In Him we have been lavishly blessed–beyond comprehension and measure–and only by the unearned and undeserved love of God could such a thing be. And yet, in Christ, all this and much more are ours in Him. So let all His people give thanks and let them shout and sing, “Hallelujah and glory to His name!”

Bible References

  • Ephesians 1:3 - 14
  • Romans 5:6
  • Colossians 1:19 - 20
  • Ephesians 1:15 - 23