Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV) 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,

We praise God because He has blessed us in His Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, when we say we are blessed, we are declaring that the Lord Jesus Christ is blessed. While the Father pronounces His Son blessed. And Christ makes us blessed. God the Father is rejoicing today, because Christ, His Son, fulfilled His plan of salvation. The Father rejoices in His gift of salvation, John 3:16 is the way God saves us. And it is also the way God blesses us. There is nothing more wonderful than having peace with God through Christ. The moment that we accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, God blesses us with all spiritual blessings through His Son Jesus Christ. When you are abiding in Christ and Christ is abiding in you, guess where your thoughts are? Where is Christ today? Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. Therefore, when you are abiding in Christ and Christ is abiding in you, my friends your thoughts are in heaven; and spiritually you are there in Christ. Everyone who is in Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father in Christ. This is the position that God has given us in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the reason why we praise God. Because God has blessed us in His Son Jesus Christ. All you have to do is lay hold of God’s blessings. It is already yours because you are in Christ. It is yours today; justification, reconciliation, sanctification and peace with God are yours today because you are in Christ. My friends, right now, we have every spiritual blessing in Christ. When you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have everything in Him. No spiritual blessing is withheld. We are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ when we come to Him in repentance and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. My friends, we are at the start of a New Year, may I encourage you to live your life to the fullest extent as a child of God, and enjoy all the blessings God has already given you in Christ. If you have truly accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then don’t exchange the riches of God’s spiritual blessings for cheap worldly entertainments and worldly pleasures that are temporary and does not truly satisfy. You are wealthy beyond what the world has to offer you. You are blessed with all spiritual blessings, enjoy it to the fullest by living a life that is dedicated to God. My friends, you are a child of God through the shed blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Therefore, believe that all spiritual blessings are yours in Christ, and act upon it. For Christ not only saves us, but He also blesses us. I encourage you my friend to lay hold of Christ today and start living as a child of God.

God Bless, and have a great day in God’s Word.