“(He) has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
The worldly blessings were valued greatly by all the saints of the Old Testament. Their blessings were mainly on the increase of the livestock, vine and farming land. But for you, who are the children of God of the New Testament, the Spiritual blessings are the most important ones.
When Jesus left this world, He raised His hands and blessed His disciples. I believe that He might have been standing and blessing for a long duration. Even when the cloud surrounded and took Him up, He would have moved above in the same posture of blessing others.
He who climbed to the heaven in a blessing posture poured immeasurably the blessed rain of grace of the Holy Spirit on His children. All those who were waiting for that blessing promised by Father which was the strength of the Most High, were filled by the Holy Spirit.
Did that blessing of the Most High stop with this? No. Following the anointment, all the gifts of the Spirit began to function within them. All the gifts like the gifts of different kinds of tongues, gifts of the interpretation of tongues, gifts of prophecy, gifts of discerning of spirits, gifts of wisdom, gifts of knowledge, gifts of healing, gifts of working of miracles and the gifts of faith, began to function within them.
Were the gifts alone found in them? The fruits of the Spirit were also formed in them. All the fruits of the Spirit like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control came into them. Oh, how great those blessings of the Most High are!
Another great blessing is the Kingdom of God being installed within you by the Holy Spirit. The Scripture says, “…for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17).
Dear children of God, if God has to pour these blessings, what you require is a cleansed heart. Further, you should have thirst from the bottom of your heart. Then God will fill you with all the blessings of the Most High.
Eternal life is another great blessing which God gives you. Since God has given you that eternal life when the sound of the trumpet is heard, we shall be caught in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. How blessed it would be to meet the saints of both the Old and New Testaments face to face! Is it not a very great blessing for you to rejoice with the Lord forever and ever?
To meditate: “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me on my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne” (Revelation 3:21).