DIG for Wednesday the 12th of April…..we have ALL we need ALREADY through Jesus Christ…..Ephesians 1 v 3

I am currently preaching my way through Ephesians in our Sunday services in church and I am thoroughly enjoying myself!

The truths held in this epistle are truly marvellous and indeed life changing.

My favourite verse, which actually sums up this letter, is Ephesians 1 v 3.

This verse talks about the blessings that we receive through Christ an when we receive them.

The great thing about this verse is that it talks of an event in the past, in that we have already received the blessings.

I also love the inclusivity of this verse in that we have received all the blessings we need.

So, we have received ALL we need and we have received this ALREADY.

The verse talks of spiritual blessings in heavenly places, this just means what we received into our born again spirits at the point of our salvation.

When we were born again we received all the healing and prosperity that we will ever need; it was placed in our spirit.

What we need to do is make theses blessings manifest through our knowledge of Jesus and our understanding of what He has done (2 Peter 1 v 3).

We should not be asking God for healing or for provision; we should be rightly dividing His Word (to increase our knowledge) to help manifest what we have already been given.

God is not holding anything back from us, waiting for us to ask Him or beg and plead.

He has already provided all we need!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have already received all the spiritual blessings that I will ever need as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus”.

Ephesians 1 v 3…..Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ

DIG for Tuesday the 11th of April…..there is an open door from the cage of the law into the freedom of grace…..Galatians 5 v 1

I am currently sitting in a stately home working on this DIG, looking at some wonderful original and old Chinese wallpaper.

The design has a few birdcages with birds in, but I’ve just noticed a surprising omission; none of the cages have any doors.

The doors are gone yet the birds are still sitting inside, when they could be free and flying in the sky.

This reminded me of many Christians that I know today who do not have an understanding about grace.

Many in the church are still trying to live through the law i.e. striving in their own strength to do works to be blessed by God.

This is a form of bondage and it is like being in a cage.

Yet we live under grace and not under law (Romans 6 v 14) so we are no longer under that bondage.

Some people however lack the knowledge and awareness about grace.

For them it is like being in a cage and locked up, however the door has been removed thus making an easy way into freedom.

But people who do not understand this truth and do not rightly divide the Word cannot or will not escape from the cage of law because they cannot or will not see the open door to freedom!

Grace is there for everyone, Jesus has provided all we will ever need for an abundant life of freedom.

We are not meant to live under law we are meant to fly high and fly free in grace.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that because of the finished work of Jesus Christ we can live under grace and not under law”.

Galatians 5 v 1…..Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage