Daily Bread 6/25/2022


Daily Bread – June 25, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Who has blessed us in Christ with all spiritual blessings in Heaven. Spiritual Blessings In Heaven God dwells in a realm called Heaven, or as the Greek word ‘epouranios’ expresses here, the “Heavenly”. The word ‘heaven’ also refers to those experiences that are “heavenly” and “spiritual”, as well as the place where the sun, moon, and stars dwell. Of course, there is a distinction between these different ways in which the same word is applied. One of the great revelations given to Jacob was that he dwelt in the House of God (Genesis 28:17-19). We also understand that the things we think of as being in Heaven also fill the whole earth; and that revelation was made clear to the servant of Elisha when his eyes were opened to see the great host of Heaven which was present to help them fight against the Syrian army (2 Kings 6:17). One day in the future the heavens will be rolled back like a scroll and the throne of God will be made visible to those who are on the Earth (Revelation 6:14-16). The spiritual blessings in heaven refer to all of the blessings, grace, and gifting that exist in the Kingdom of God. These blessings were purchased for us by Christ Jesus and poured out upon all who will receive as a free gift. Our place is with Christ Jesus, where we are also seated in authority above all things – including all the principalities and powers of wickedness (Ephesians 1:20, 2:6). Although we would refer to the Heavenly realm as exclusively belonging to God, His angels, and saints, there is also a similar unseen realm belonging to the powers of darkness (Revelation 12:3-8; Ephesians 3:10, 6:12). Note: The Authorized Version (KJV) included the word ‘places’ which does not exist in any Greek Text:. Therefore, it was deemed non essential to the translation above. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen