“Ephesians Chapter 1”

 

Studing the book of Ephesians Charper 1

 

 

             The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ, having chosen us in Him. Chapter 1 unfolds Ephesians 1:4-7Ephesians 1:4-7
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

4 según nos escogió en él antes de la fundación del mundo, para que fuéramos santos y sin manchah delante de él. 5 Por su amor, nos predestinó para ser adoptadosi hijos suyosj por medio de Jesucristo,k según el puro afecto de su voluntad,l 6 para alabanza de la gloria de su gracia,m con la cual nos hizo aceptos en el Amado.n 7 En él tenemos redención por su sangre,ñ el perdón de pecadoso según las riquezas de su gracia,

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these blessings, and the means of sharing them; Ephesians 1:8-10Ephesians 1:8-10
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

8 que hizo sobreabundar para con nosotrosp en toda sabiduría e inteligencia. 9 Él nos dio a conocer el misterioq de su voluntad, según su beneplácito, el cual se había propuesto en sí mismo, 10 de reunir todas las cosas en Cristo, en el cumplimiento de los tiempos establecidos,r así las que están en los cielos como las que están en la tierra.s

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, the settled purpose of the Father for the glory of Christ, in whom we possess them. Next, verses 11-14 set before us the inheritance, and the Holy Ghost given as a seal to our persons, and as the earnest of our inheritance. Then follows a prayer, in which the apostle asks that his dear children in the faith-let us say that we-may know our privileges and the power that has brought us into them, the same as that by which Christ was raised from the dead and set at the right hand of God to possess them, as the Head of the assembly, which is His body, which, with Him, shall be established over all things that were created by its Head as God and that He inherits as man, filling all things with His divine and redeeming glory. In a word, we have first the calling of God, what the saints are before Him in Christ; then, having stated the full purpose of God as to Christ, God’s inheritance in the saints; then the prayer that we may know these two things, and the power by which we are brought into them, and the enjoyment of them.

 

 

              But we must examine these things more closely. We have seen the establishment of the two relationships between man and God-relationships in which Christ Himself stands. He ascended to His Father and our Father. We share all the blessings that flow from this relationship. He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings; not one is lacking. And they are of the highest order; they are not temporal. It is in the most exalted capacity of the renewed man that we enjoy these blessings: and they are adapted to that capacity, they are spiritual. They are also in the highest sphere. These blessings are granted us in the heavenly places; they are granted us in the most excellent way-one which leaves room for no comparison-it is in Christ. The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. But this flows from the heart of God Himself, from a thought outside the circumstances in which He finds us in time. Before the world was, this was our place in His heart. He purposed to give us a place in Christ. He chose us in Him.