Spiritual blessings

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

We have a universally accepted funny saying here in the South. It goes like this: “You can say anything you want, good or bad, about anyone and it will be alright as long as you follow it up by saying, “Bless his/her heart.”

Any time we see “bless” or “blessing” in the bible it refers to saying or doing something nice for someone. In Ephesians 1:3 the words “‘blessed be the God and Father” encourage us to say something nice or good about God our Father. Isn’t that what we should be doing as we praise Him and adore Him and pray to Him? When we praise Him and worship Him and sing to Him we are blessing Him and He is honored and glorified by our blessing Him.

And in turn, God blesses us with every spiritual blessing He has to offer in heaven all made available to us through Christ Jesus. Not when we get to heaven but right now today. Every blessing. NOW! Peace, wisdom, life, forgiveness, love, protection, mercy all the time, access to His throne, hope, eternity–We could go on and on and never get to the end of the list.

Stop what you’re doing right now and give Almighty God praise and gratitude for blessing us all with every spiritual blessing we have in Christ.

#blessings, #christ, #heaven

THE way

Jesus proclaimed in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes t0 the Father except through me.”

He didn’t say, “I am a way.” He didn’t say, “I am the best way.” He didn’t say, Why don’t you try my way and see if you like it”

Heo said, “I am THE way. Period. Do not pass go and collect $two hundred dollars. He is the ONLY way.

I know folks, I have family members and friends who say there’s several ways to get to heaven. They can’t explain what they are, but they are sure there are some.

I have a close relative who asks me,”What about Buddhists and Muslims and harry krishnans” This is a popular secular defense against hearing or believing the Gospel or admitting that Jesus is the only way. When I hear this defense I respond with a question, “What about them?” They change the subject. They don’t offer any defense for their supposition.

The bottom line is: Jesus said it and He is truth. So I’m going to go with Jesus. Some day soon it will all be over. And we’ll find out whether the world was right and there are lots of ways to get to heaven; or Jesus is right and, like He says He is the one and only way to spend eternity with him and the Father in heaven.

I’ll choose Jesus every time. How about you?

#christ, #heaven, #love