Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
The latest events bear witness to the ethnic conflict as still alive today. I can’t think of a better book, Ephesians, to address the unity the church ought to have. Paul addresses these issues not from a cultural but from a biblical point. As believers, we are in the culture but not of it.
To live in the light of what Christ previously achieved, by purchasing our freedom with His blood from the slave market of iniquity, we now should study and apply what has already been accomplished by Christ.
Paul, along these lines, writes to admonish believers to seek spiritual blessings above all else. In the starting of this chapter, he outlines #1. The Author of our blessings. #2. The nature of the blessings. #3. The Medium/means/mediator by which they come about.
The Author of the blessings as is first mentioned is “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jesus called God His God and His Father. Paul calls Him blessed which means He is all-sufficient. He is complete within Himself, lacking nothing. Other than lacking nothing, He is God of more than enough, God of abundance. These phrases are significant because of the message that everything we need is in Christ alone and not the world, culture, politics, government. Your worldview shapes every aspect of your life. Afford me several weeks to share from this book.