The Four Cardinal Points Of The Spiritual Blessings (Part 1)


    

1. An empowerment to make riches. 

2. The declaration of righteousness or righteous nature of God on someone hence, righteousness is an empowerment. 

3. It also means the declaration of someone sinless and therefore ‘sinlessness’ is an empowerment. 

4. Anyone who has been declared sinless is righteous and has been saved from the wrath to come or judgment, which means he or she has been saved, salvation is given to him or her. Therefore, salvation is an empowerment to make riches. 

However, the receiving and believing in the message of the gospel gives someone the platform to receive the righteousness of God and what that means is that the restoration of his or her spiritual positions begins. Let’s take a look at this verse in Apostle Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph 1:3). The verse above indicates that we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings and though somehow we have misinterpreted this verse to be another thing entirely. Because we fail to understand what the spiritual blessings are and begin to misplace them with material things or gains. It is obvious that the spiritual blessings are listed in the verses underneath it and we are going to take them one after the other and examine their contents. These spiritual blessings are the spiritual positions a believer has been restored unto after he or she must have received the message of faith in Christ. 

Number one position in the restoration is that “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love” (Eph 1:4). This verse is saying that once one received the message of faith and accepts it, one of the blessings contained in the gift of righteousness is the restoration of holiness and blamelessness. This implies that he or she has become a set aside individual for God and he or she has become whole or oneness with God. And also, he or she is blameless in the sight of God; there is no guilt in that individual no matter what! It is interesting to know that this restoration is not based on any human judgment but is all about the determination of God and nobody queries God’s decision. You may say why? Well because He is God! The issue is that humanly speaking and views there may be many indications that judging from someone’s past that he or she supposed not to be blameless or holy, but it doesn’t change God view or perception of that person and that is just because he or she has accepted the message of faith. 

Another spiritual position that is being restored in the life of that individual is found in this verse “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” (Eph 1:5). This verse is indicating that before the foundation of earth God has created and adopted us as His children but as the result of the fall, this adoption couldn’t become a reality. But upon hearing the message of the gospel and accepting it by faith, it changes everything and repositions anyone that has received it in the spirit. So because he or she has received the message of faith, the reality of God’s sonship is awakened and established in him or her. He or she is restored in the family of God as a son; this implies that he or she is entitled to partake in the common wealth of the family of God. As a child of God, he shares in everything that has to do with God, while standing, he doesn’t stand as a slave anymore, but as a freeborn because he is no longer under any yoke but walks in glory and grace of God. Becoming a child of God means that the DNA of God should be found in him or her; I mean in his or her bloodstream what flows should be the blood of God! 

Also it means that, coming into this realm of God and becoming a child, has automatically made that individual a power or an authority possessor. He possesses an authority that makes him different from other people who are not members of God’s family. He or she has the power to make decrees and they come into effect. This takes place because he or she has been declared righteous and now having the right standing before God he or she is blameless and holy in the sight of God. Therefore, he has the power that is above the powers of darkness and can always subdue them. Unfortunately, many have been made righteous, but because of lack of knowledge of who they have become, they are unable to demonstrate this authority or power!

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