We usually highly value the material blessings we receive. But if we have received Christ in our hearts, you are a blessed of God. Because this is not only a material matter, but also of blessings that come from God, which have been purchased with the Blood of Christ on the cross of ordeal.
Blessings most people never think about, or many, have never heard of, but they are blessings we can ask for and are the result of our relationship with Jesus Christ.
1. God chose us from before the foundation of the world.
Ephesians 1: 3-8 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we might be holy and unspotted before him , in love having predestined us to be adopted his children through Jesus Christ, according to the pure affection of his will, for praise of the glory of his grace, with which he made us accept us in the Beloved, in whom we have redemption for his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace, which made him abound for us in all wisdom and intelligence,
According to this Word, God has already blessed us with ALL blessing in the heavenly places, that we might be holy and unspotted. God chose us and created us, loved us, predestined us to carry out our purpose in life, made us accept us in the BELOVED in whom we have redemption of sins, that is, we are forgiven.
Gentlemen, as children of God, let us see how rich we are. We're rich in things that money can't buy and that no one can take from us.
This solves life before, during and after time. And only the Almighty God, the Author of the universe, can make this kind of promise.
Therefore, every child of God must appropriate these verses.
2. God has sealed us like his children.
Ephesians 1:13 "In him you too, having heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and having believed in it, were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
What God has promised is fulfilled. No one can break that seal given by the Holy Spirit of God, the Almighty and Sovereign God of the universe.
These are blessings that have already been bought. Purchased with the Blood of Jesus and wrapped in the Grace of Jesus Christ for those who are willing to believe Him.
3. God has given us gifts.
Ephesians 12:7-11 "But each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for profit. For this is given by the Spirit word of wisdom; another, word of science according to the same Spirit; to another, faith for the same Spirit; and to another, gifts of healing by the same Spirit. To another, to perform miracles; another, prophecy; to another, discernment of spirits; at another, various genres of languages; and another, interpretation of languages. But all these things are done by one and the same Spirit, giving each one in particular as he wants.
The Holy Spirit has given us different gifts: word of wisdom, of science, of faith, of healings, of miracles, professing, discernment of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of languages. God made this promise and has given us gifts so that we can achieve whatever He has in mind for his life.
And it all comes down to one word: Gifts of Service, to serve God's people, but do not think that you have to serve someone, because whom we truly serve is God and whatever we do we are serving Him.
4. God loves us.
Jeremias 31:3 "The Lord manifested himself to me long ago, saying, With eternal love I have loved thee; therefore, I prolonged my mercy to you.
Think about this: God loves me. There are many people who do not feel loved, but let me tell you that God loves us without exeption.
Who else can say: "I have loved you with eternal love"
You know how long the eternal lasts, this means that it never ceases, that it is never interrupted, that God loves us 24 hours a day.
Someone can say, "And why does this or that happen to me." I can't answer that, but he can tell you that nothing happens to God's children without their knowledge, without their presence, and without their power. That is, He is in control of everything, every aspect of our lives. And if God permitted it, it is because He will take every circumstance of life and change it for good if we trust in Him.
If we recognize that God loves us and cares about us, He tells us, "Do not be troubled our hearts, nor be afraid, because moment by moment, you have the presence of Almighty God."
And when we believe this Word, then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding descends upon us.
God wants us to have peace, to be united with Him so that we may have His joy, his love, and his satisfaction in difficult times. We are definitely blessed in ways we never think.
5. God will meet all our needs.
Philippians 4:19 "My God will therefore fill all that you lack according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
God doesn't tell us he'll beg for anything we want. By trusting in Christ Jesus as our Savior, we are under the shadow of a sovereign God, who will not only fill us with all that is missing from us, but will do so in the time we need him and at the best time.
God will take care of us no matter what.
But the most valuable poses are: the presence of God, the power of God, and the knowledge of God. We are truly blessed of God, blessed with eternal life that never ceases, with the presence of the Almighty God, who answers our prayers and says, "I will never leave you, I will never unsettle you, I will supplant your needs."
6. We have the privilege of prayer.
Look around you, God created all that, the sovereign God created it. And we have the privilege of speaking to Him. The reason you don't know him is because you don't read his Book.
It is not a distant person, but a personal, close, warm God, who sent His Son Jesus Christ so that we could recognize that He feels what we feel, understands when we suffer, understands when we do not understand. That's the God we serve.
7. We have the divine promise of our resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15: 51-52 "Behold, I say unto you a mystery: We shall not all sleep; but we will all be transformed, in a moment, into the blink of an eye, to the trumpet final; for the trumpet will be played, and the dead will be resurrected incorruptible, and we will be transformed.
God's promise is that one day, we will be resurrected and transformed for eternity. That is, there is a resurrection for every child of God, a new body that exists forever with Almighty God.
The Blood of Christ has cleansed us, purified us before his eyes. God is our God and is not a fictional idea, He is God, the Sovereign God of the universe.
8. God has given us His Word.
Of all that exists on earth, the Word of God is 1. Here it is how it started and how it will end. Here's what's going to happen from start to finish. The Word of God.
1 Peter 1: 24-25 " For all flesh is like grass, And all the glory of man as a flower of grass. The grass dries, and the flower falls off; But the word of the Lord remains forever. And this is the word that the gospel has proclaimed to you.
The Word of God is living, effective, and eternal. Stay forever.
Let us pray: Thank you Lord for having chosen us from before the foundation of the world to be holy and unspotted, adopted to be your children, forgiven of our sins, justified and entitled to enter the throne of grace, in addition to having sealed us with your Holy Spirit, your possession, to enjoy us in your presence, filled with your everlasting love, equipped with spiritual gifts to serve you and your people, who meet all our needs. Thank you because we are a people acquired to proclaim the goodness of Jesus. Amen.
Source: Thank you Pastor Charles Stanley for your teachings.