“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ”
– Ephesians 1:3 NKJV
A saying in the ancient Yoruba kingdom says, “The king is above all things”. This simply means that there is nothing outside of the purview and reach of the king. He has an exclusive right and privilege to everything in his kingdom. To a very good extent, this exclusive treatment is also given to the king’s children.
Jesus Christ was considered the only begotten child of God while He lived as a man on earth (John 1:14, 18; John 3:16). He was the sole beneficiary of this exclusivity. However, Jesus raised sons to glory after His death. He rose from the grave to become the firstborn and a prototype for everyone who would accept the gospel (Colossians 1:18, Romans 8:29). As joint heirs with Christ, we now enjoy all of His rights and advantages.
By implication, all that Jesus has and represents is all that we have and represent. For example, just like Jesus, we are the righteousness of God (1 Corinthians 1:30, 2 Corinthians 5:22). We have authority over sin and can live righteously unto God.
More so, we have authority over the works of the enemy. Upon the resurrection of Jesus, all authority was given to Him (Matthew 28:18-19). As the head of the church, Jesus has given this same authority to the church. Now, we are above all principalities and powers and can do all that Jesus would have us do on the earth in His name.
In 2 Peter 1:3, Peter explains that we have received “all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue”. The believer, therefore, lacks nothing in Christ. We are complete in Him (Colossians 2:10). All that we will ever need for life has been made available in Him.
As you go about your daily routine, be conscious of the fact that you have all that you need. Christ is your sufficiency and in Him, you lack no good thing.
Bible Reading Plan:
John 11:38-44, 1 John 3:19-24, Job 15:1-16, Ezekiel 40-41