We are continuing a series of messages on God Our Father, studying the ways in which our Heavenly Father has made us blessed, blameless and beloved through the person and work of Jesus, the Son. For the more we know about the love, light and life of the Father, the more we can possess the promises He has provided for us.
This week, we are focusing more fully on what it means for the Father to make us blessed. We are looking at what it means to be blessed by the words of God our Father, the works of God our Father and the wealth of God our Father. We have a Father who has blessed us out of the infinite abundance He possesses. And as we see the blessings and seize the blessings, we will secure the blessed life that God our Father desires for us His children (Eph. 1:1-14).
Blessed By The Words Of God Our Father A blessing is a statement of good will and happiness that is said about another, as well as the condition and context that fulfill those good words. Because of who we are in Christ, the Father speaks words of favor and fullness over us. He speaks words of grace and goodness over us because we responded to His gospel by repentance and faith. He is our Father and we are His beloved children—as such, His view of us and His voice over us is one of acceptance and approval. We must hear God our Father saying to each of us, “this is My beloved child, in whom I am well pleased.”
Blessed By The Works Of God Our Father God performed and provided every good work needed to make us His own. Through the person and work of Christ Jesus, everything the Father desired to bless us with and bestow upon us has been granted. We have been adopted, accepted, anointed, appointed and lavishly adorned by God our Father through the work of His Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Through the loving, sacrificial work of our Father, we have been given every spiritual blessing available. Nothing was left undone—nothing was left undelivered—everything that God our Father has is ours for the receiving.
Blessed By The Wealth Of God Our Father Therefore, the wealth of heaven can be our precious possession. For every need we have—spirit, soul and body, there is provision, not poverty. God our Father owns everything and opens everything to His beloved children who look to Him in expectant faith. In Ephesians 1:1-14, the Apostle Paul rhapsodizes on and on, as He considers the wealth of God’s grace given to His children as their inheritance as His sons and daughters. Through Christ Jesus, the Father has made us worthy, welcomed and wealthy—recipients of the riches of heaven’s limitless supply.
Remember: As God Our Father’s children, we have been blessed with the words, works and wealth of heaven itself—we are abundantly and infinitely loved and treasured as beloved members of God’s family—both in heaven and here on earth.