Many Christians are pursuingblessings they already have. We donot have to beg God to bless usbecause He has already given usevery spiritual blessing in heavenlyplaces.We are seated in a position ofspiritual authority far above lack,sickness, harm, and any otherproblems found on this earth.Through His Word, we haveeverything we need to be triumphantChristians
“Blessed be the God and Father of ourLord Jesus Christ, who has blessed uswith every spiritual blessing in theheavenly places” Eph. 1:3 1. Many times we chase after blessings we already have; we pursue victory that has already been won. • In other words, everything we need for this life is in the Word of God. • It’s important for us to know where to find these blessings so that we can partake of them.
Jesus came to deliver us frombondage and position us toreceive from the Father .Eph.1:16-231. In Jesus’ earthly ministry, He had authority and dominion.• Now, because of Him, we have that same authority and dominion. • We don’t have to chase what we already have; we have wisdom, health, and deliverance within our born-again spirits.
2. Satan wants us to believe that we lack these blessings. • For example, God had given Adam the wisdom and intelligence to name all the animals. • However, Satan tempted Adam and Eve, convincing them that the forbidden tree would make them wise. • They allowed Satan to convince them that they didn’t have something they already possessed.
God loved us so much that Hesent His Son to die for us, evenwhile we were sinners, dead insin (Eph. 2:4-6, AMP ).1. God made us right in His eyes—not because we deserved it—but because of His love for us. • We are no longer bound to sin (or enslaved by sin). Jesus has given us the victory over sin. • We were born sinners, shaped in iniquity; however, when we made Jesus the Lord of our lives, we were made righteous. • “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us thevictory through our Lord Jesus Christ.Therefore, my beloved brethren, be yesteadfast, unmovable, always abounding inthe work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye knowthat your labour is not in vain in the Lord” 1 Cor. 15:57, 58 1. Our triumph in the Christian life is always in Christ (2 Cor. 2:14). • Therefore, we should take our seat in heavenly places with Him.
2. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” James 4:7 • Resist means to actively fight against. • Our fight is in maintaining what we have. • Victory and success have already been given to us through Christ Jesus.