KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 1:3 KJV” Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”:
We continue with our discussion on the unsearchable riches of Christ. In Eph 1:3 the Spirit writing through Paul said, we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. He went on to list the various aspect of the blessing. He started from the fourth verse, which reads, “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”:
We have been chosen in Him before the foundation of the world. This is an act of divine mercy. It has nothing to do with our goodness or badness. Now, how does one know that He has been chosen? You know by responding to the call unto salvation. Do not blame God for preferring certain people. You have been chosen so respond today. (1st Timothy 2:4)
The other half of the verse says “that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love”. The call unto holiness is not a work of the flesh. God is Holy, His presence in any man sanctifies the man and makes him holy. Holiness is an act of grace, for no man can be holy all by himself (Rom 1:7). Holiness is a participation in the riches of Christ. It simply means living outside the influence of Satan and his devils. Any man who lives in opposition to the path of Christ has been infested with demons (1st Corinth 12:3).It is an amazing blessing to be holy.
LIVING a life of holiness is the highest level of liberty that a man could experience. Every spiritual virtue thrives on the basis of a holy life. Heb 12:14 KJV “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” HOLINESS has been imparted to you by the presence of the Spirit of God in you. Guard it with all diligence.
Thank you, heavenly Father for the Spirit of Holiness who reigns in me. I submit to His rule and therefore Satan nor his devils can touch me. My authority as a Christian is greatly enhanced by upholding the life of holiness.
Isaiah 35:8 KJV ” And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
Obadiah 1:17 KJV” But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions”.