Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in
the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
Why do we praise Him? Because He alone is worthy of our Worship. He alone is Holy. He alone is to be exalted above all others, above all things.
Why do we bless Him? We bless Him because He has so richly blessed us. When we bless Him we praise Him for who He is and for what He has done.
How has He blessed us? He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Notice the completeness of that blessing. Every blessing - nothing is lacking.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless
in his sight. Ephesians 1:4
We have been given the benefit of knowing God.
- We were chosen by Him for salvation.
- We were adopted as His children. He has forgiven our past. He has secured our future. He has fulfilled our present.
- We have been given the Holy Spirit as a comforter and guide. The Holy Spirit bears fruit in our lives with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
- We have truly been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.