All Inclusive

By | May 2, 2016

All-InclusiveOur God is a promise keeper God. When He says in His Word that something is going to happen, it does. I love it when God uses inclusive terms like: everyone, all, every, and whosoever. When He uses inclusive language in His Word, He means it. All means all. Everyone means everyone. When God uses this inclusive language, He means it.

I was reading Ephesians 1:3 this morning, “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,” Paul writes that we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

It all starts with the words “in Christ.” If you have an intimate personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus, then you are in Christ. Being “in Christ” means that you received (at the time of salvation) the inheritance that God has for you through the death of His Son. And it’s a LARGE inheritance!

Paul writes that if we are “in Christ,” we have every spiritual blessing! There’s God’s all inclusive language in action: every. We have every spiritual blessing. As believers in Christ, we have it all.

Having every spiritual blessing means that we have everything we need to live the Christian life here on earth. We don’t have to limp around in this life on our own. The Bible calls living our of our own power living out of the flesh. We don’t have to live that way any more because we have every spiritual blessing!

What are you facing today? Death of a loved one? Cancer? A wayward child? Job loss? Bad doctor report? Financial stress? Whatever is facing you, in Christ, you have every spiritual blessing – already – right now. You can face whatever is being thrown at you because of the power of Christ in you. And He doesn’t just give you a little. He give you everything you need. You can make it in His power and strength!

Do you need to trust that you have every spiritual blessing today? When God says “every” He means every. When God uses all inclusive language in His Word He means it. We just have to believe Him and have faith in His word. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Brenda

    And this I know, He will not drop the Caldwell’s. Prayers continue

  • Cindy

    Pastor Jim,

    I can’t believe that. That makes me so sad. I believe God has a big plan. He would not have taken your family away from us. It would be nice to see something happen soon though.

  • Danny

    Jim, allow me to encourage you. I have been battling some mind games this year. Am I doing what God wants me to do? Am I making a difference in the kingdom of God? Many things like that I believe that most Pastors/Staff probably go through at one time or another. I had a church member who was dying in the hospital. Miss Ann was persistent to be nice about it. She was downright demanding. She had no family. She never had married. Her sister was her only family I knew of and she passed away last year. I go in to visit Ann in the hospital and her Dr asks me if I know of anyone he could talk to about her health. I told him I did not know of anyone. He said if you find someone, let me know or the state will begin to determine her care. I knew Ann did not want this. As I walked out of her room that day, God would not let me allow her to lay in that bed helpless. I spent the next 2 complete days trying to find someone related to her. I finally found someone in Jackson and got in touch with them. They took the responsibility to make decisions for her care. Ann passed away about 90 days after that. I did her funeral. During the weekend of her funeral, I had car trouble and got stranded not once but twice but God got the car running. Had 2 other unexpected bills come in for a total of about $550. After Ann’s funeral, I got a card from her family that included $200. I got another card in the mail that contained $300. It was like God said, “I have you right where I want you. continue to be faithful.” I encourage you to continue to be faithful to God. He will provide because he will never leave you nor forsake you. Remember the Israelites wandered 40 years and their clothes and shoes never wore out. God is right there with you!