A sister in the Lord reminded me the other night about the start of Ephesians, saying it is the “hath passage”.
Hath, old King James for has, is used often at the start of Ephesians, showing us that what Paul is telling us is in the past tense.
We are not waiting for these good things from God, waiting to see if we are good enough through religious performance to be blessed, adopted and accepted.
We have been blessed with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1 v 3).
God has already chosen us, even before time began (Ephesians 1 v 4).
We have been adopted and accepted into the beloved, into His family (Ephesians 1 v 5 and 6).
We have been redeemed and forgiven through the shedding of the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 7).
We are not waiting for God to move, or rather we should not be waiting for God to move.
We do not need to ask for acceptance, for blessings, for forgiveness, as these have already been bestowed upon us.
This passage is very clear in that these good things that many are asking God for were given to us in the past, some when Jesus performed His finished work on the cross and some when we became born again.
But one truth is evident; they have all been given to us already.
Meditate upon the start of Ephesians and see what you already have, and if you are then stop asking God for them.
Accept them and enjoy them!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have already blessed, accepted and adopted me, and thank you that I have already been redeemed and forgiven”.
Ephesians 1 v 6…..To the praise of his glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved